• 7 surprising benefits of sleep deprivation

    It’s been about 10 years since you last had a real night’s sleep.  OK, in actual fact it’s probably been a lot less, but even a few weeks of sleep deprivation can feel like a life sentence.  Babies fall into two categories when it comes to sleep. The perfect little angels who sleep for six

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  • To the mum switching to formula

    We all have a breastfeeding story, however long or short.  Some mamas didn’t want to try it at all. Others struggled through pain, infections and sleepless nights to do it for years and some desperately tried, but couldn’t hit that so-called “gold standard” of breastfeeding.  You had it in your head that you would breastfeed

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  • Bottle-feeding must-haves

    Whether you are bottle-feeding your newborn or switching to bottles for an older baby, you’ll want to get the right kit in place. These are the must-haves for bottle-feeding. I’ve tried to write a fairly broad list of things you may need, as some of it can come down to personal preference.  If you’re just

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  • 10 breastfeeding resources for new mums

    If you’re struggling to get the hang of breastfeeding or just have a few questions, there are lots of places to get free help with getting your baby to feed effectively.  Don’t suffer in silence or stop breastfeeding if you don’t feel ready to, there is a lot of help and support out there –

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  • Are you ready to have kids?

    I was so ready to have kids, until I actually went ahead and had kids.  I had waited until I was old enough to have built a successful career, but not so old that I would struggle to conceive.  I had also planned ahead financially – making sure the maternity leave policy was favourable and

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  • What am I supposed to do with my baby all day?

    New parents often talk about days flying by at an alarming rate when looking after a newborn baby.  We all have days when we look at the clock and can’t believe it’s 4pm and we’re still in our PJs.  But what about the days that drag? Yes when you’re juggling visitors, cleaning, appointments and cooking

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  • 13 things new dads need to know

    Becoming a parent is an exciting change but it’s also extremely confusing.  You may have done the NCT course, read the baby books and been given lots of advice from your mum, but nothing can really prepare you for parenthood.  It’s a huge shake up of your life, and you may feel like your relationship

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