The capital is an expensive city, no one will argue with this. Still there are things to do and places to go to that are free. Here are 5 free places to go to with your kids and have tons of fun!
So it is pretty much drummed into us as new mums that "breast is best", but perhaps you weren't aware of some of the benefits. Apart from the obvious ones like its free, clean, sterile and easier to prepare, did you also know, that your baby is less likely to fall ill, as you are passing on valuable nutrients and antibodies through the milk.
When it comes to thinking about preschool childcare for your toddler or child it can be quite confusing. Playgroups, preschools, nurseries - it is hard to know what the difference is between them and which is best for your child.
Financial considerations are part and parcel of all major life events and starting a family is no exception.
The good thing about pregnancy is that you have at least a few months to find out what benefits you’re entitled to and plan accordingly. If you’re working, the chances are you can get some form of maternity pay depending on your circumstances.
Don’t expect anyone to come and tell you all what’s what though – find out what you can get.
It can be difficult to know what to expect when you have a newborn baby, and sleep patterns are something that most parents take a great interest in. This page describes the basics of sleep - what to expect and what you can do to help develop good habits with your baby's sleeping.
In the early weeks, sleep is closely involved with feeding which is often every 2-3 hours. Babies of this age often sleep for 15-18 hours in 24 hours.
Preparing to breastfeed is more about reading up and research than about physical preparation. Pregnancy hormones will do all the work of getting your breasts ready for breast feeding your baby and there's no need to rub in creams, scrub your nipples or massage your breasts in advance of the birth, despite the fact that you can buy special preparations that claim to help.
Birth for most women is a normal, natural event, so why is it that many women seem to fear their baby’s birthday rather than look forward to it? As a midwife I have seen many women actually enjoy their birth experience using hypnotherapy methods specially tailored for pregnant women and I was curious as to what made these women so different. How could I learn how to help other couples achieve the same?
As every parent knows all too well, there are many, many toys out there for sale. It's worth choosing toys carefully rather than buying large quantities and not just because of the financial cost. If children have too many toys they tend not to settle down with anything in particular, and as your child grows their play will change.