Parenting

7 things we bet you didn’t know about newborns

Breastfeeding takes practice Your baby will need to learn how to breastfeed, just like you do. Unfortunately the first few weeks can be difficult and painful whilst you both get used to it, but it does get easier. Be prepared, and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it – there’s plenty available. Sometimes
Parenting

Expecting a little one? Get your home baby ready

Sort out the basics Until your new little one is toddling, you don’t really need to worry too much about making your home baby safe just yet. As newborns tend to stay in one place, your time and energy is better spent on getting the essentials in place. Despite the fact it’s tempting to buy all
Pregnancy

Throwing the perfect baby shower

Even just a few years ago, baby showers were pretty much unheard of. Hugely popular in America, they used to be the reserve of the rich and famous – but not anymore! The good news is that baby showers can be as individual as you are. And they don’t need to cost the earth! When to
Pregnancy

Top tips for staying healthy whilst pregnant

First off, make a GP appointment Got a BFP (Big Fat Positive)? Congratulations! Now you know you’re pregnant, you’ll need to be registered for antenatal care so make sure you get an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. This gives you and your baby the best chance of a smooth pregnancy from the start
Pregnancy

How to prepare for a new born

Congratulations, you’re nearly there! Before you know it you’ll be settling into life as a new (or extended!) family and whether it’s your first time or you’re a pro, welcoming a new baby is an exciting prospect. Like most things in life, not everything always goes to plan. But with a bit of preparation and
Pregnancy

Naming baby – how to choose the perfect name

Ask any school age child what they want to call their kids when they grow up and you’ll likely find they already have a ready list of names they like, and hate, and why. You may well have thought about it yourself, long before having a baby was any kind of a possibility. But now
Pregnancy

What to pack in your hospital bag?

By the time you’re around 34 or 35 weeks pregnant, it’s a good idea to have a bag packed ready just in case you go into labour, which of course could be at very short notice! It’s important to have everything you’ll need in your bag ready to go, so that you can be comfortable