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Home birth - the pros and cons

Author: Morgana 270 0 0 0
09:57, 27 March 2013
Home birth - the pros and cons

The number of home births in the UK is on the rise, and not without reason, but it's not for everyone

Healthy eating for conception and pregnancy

When planning for a baby, a healthy diet will provide you and your partner with the nutrients needed to prepare your body for conception. When you become pregnant, what you eat is also vital for the development and wellbeing of your unborn baby and may affect its future health. 

Food Restricting your children's chocolate could do more harm than good

As we await the epic annual cocoa-fest that a 21st Century family Easter involves, just what is the right approach for parents to take? Should we let our kids gorge on unlimited Galaxy, contain their Cadbury's consumption or even ban the delectable sweet stuff altogether?

Are you obsessed with your pregnancy?

Author: Allie 265 0 0 0
08:53, 27 March 2013
Are you obsessed with your pregnancy?

We all know a baby bore, a pregnant mum who can talk about nothing bump. But why do these mums become so bump obsessed, how can you deal with them and what should you do if you think you are one?

20 things men need to know about pregnancy

Author: Jenn 224 0 0 0
08:42, 27 March 2013
20 things men need to know about pregnancy

Although you may be the pregnant one, your is going through the same thing (well not exactly the same). Here is a list of things he should ponder

Choosing nappies: washable vs disposable

There’s a bewildering array of nappies out there for you to choose from. So, how do you decide which ones will be best for you, your baby and your lifestyle? 

Essential Products for your Newborn Baby

Author: Tiffany 266 0 0 0
12:08, 26 March 2013
Essential Products for your Newborn Baby

While bringing your little bundle of joy home from the hospital for the first time is a wonderful experience for parents, it can also be very overwhelming and daunting. That's why it's important to make sure that you're fully prepared and have everything you need ready to go. Not just for your baby, but also for your own piece of mind. In nature this is known as the nesting instinct, and it's a very important part of the ritual that goes along with bringing a baby into the world. We're going to cover a few of the essential items that you'll need before bringing baby home.

Family-friendly museums of London

Once upon a time, museums meant old, dark buildings full of grown-ups and 'Do not touch' signs - but not any more. Britain is home to thousands of family friendly museums and galleries just waiting to be explored by you and your family. Here's a list of some of the best kids-friendly museums in London. 

The Best Toys for Kids Age 10

Author: Joella 242 0 0 0
10:46, 26 March 2013
The Best Toys for Kids Age 10

Ten-years-old are in the middle of their best years of playtime, but they still needed educational reinforcement from their toys. It is important to find toys that are not only fun, but are also practical, useful and educational.

How to be a mum and still keep your friends

When you have a baby, your friendships change in unexpected ways. Here’s how to enjoy your new ‘mummy mates’ and still keep your old ‘pre-kid’ friends.

Cooking for babies and toddlers

Author: Bertha 233 0 0 0
09:52, 26 March 2013
Cooking for babies and toddlers

For busy parents, being able to provide healthy home-cooked meals in minutes for your little ones is essential. I have found freezing food into small portions an excellent way of doing this.

20 things you can get away with when pregnant

Being pregnant isn't all bad. Now you have an excuse to do the following

How you'll feel in the first 24 hours of being a mum

You could feel a whole range of emotions – from blank exhaustion to total elation. If this is your first baby, it may even feel a little strange to be home. You may have an overwhelming sensation that life has changed forever. What was exclusively an adult home before the birth is now your family home, complete with the extra little person you've brought into the world.

Teething

Author: Terri 330 0 0 0
09:01, 26 March 2013
Teething

Teething can be a long drawn-out process for your baby (and you). In fact, the move from that gummy grin to a mouthful of gleaming teeth can take your baby his first three years to complete.


Is it safe to let my baby sleep in his car seat?

Find out if it is safe for your baby to sleep in the car seat 

10 tips for coping with a second baby

Bringing a new baby into your home when your first baby has been your entire universe up until now can be very difficult all round

How will I know when I am in labour?

Author: Kiley 358 0 0 0
14:07, 25 March 2013
How will I know when I am in labour?

Every woman's labour is different. So pinpointing when yours begins isn't really possible. It's more of a process than a single event, when a number of changes in your body work together to help you to give birth. However, some specific changes take place in pre-labour, early labour and established (active) labour.

Dispelling The Myths Around Pregnancy

Author: HolyDolly 227 0 0 0
13:28, 25 March 2013
Dispelling The Myths Around Pregnancy

It is impossible to escape the advice and predictions, but are pregnant women being misled or do these Old Wives' Tales have any scientific worth?

Dr Sarah Jarvis examines some of the most pervasive and popular myths associated with pregnancy to celebrate National Science & Engineering Week. So what is the scientific truth behind the tales?


Choosing a nursery

Author: Deitra 649 0 0 0
13:08, 25 March 2013
Choosing a nursery

Cradling your newborn, it's hard to believe that your bundle of soft flesh will ever even vaguely resemble the hulking great school kids up the road. Sooner rather than later, however, you too will become an active participant in the Great British obsession of education, education, education.

London Natural History Museum

Author: Cortney 226 0 0 0
12:45, 25 March 2013
London Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is one of the big three museums in South Kensington, London. It is a wonderful Victorian building housing the weird and wonderful of the natural world. The Natural History Museum is world famous for its dinosaur skeletons. Your kids will love it!