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Paternity leave

Who's entitled to paternity leave and when can it be taken? Here's our guide to the ins and outs of paternity leave. Who can take paternity leave? A man can take paternity leave if he...

Baby's third month

Your baby is three months old, he’s continually developing, and he likes listening to you and watching you. He starts to tell the difference between when it’s time to sleep and...

Baby's second month

Your baby is 2 months old and gradually opening up to and learning more about the big wide world. This month is a time for many key vaccinations during medical visits. Your baby...

Weaning baby

After breastfeeding comes the fateful stage of weaning. You need to get your baby used to taking formula, gradually. Sometimes this change can distress baby and cause you stress...

Baby's room

During pregnancy, the time comes when you start preparing for a new arrival in your home. Preparing baby’s room is essential. Here is what you need to think about to welcome baby...

Bathing baby

Bath time is an important measure of hygiene for little ones but it’s also a time for bonding and making baby feel happy and confident in the water. What safety measures should...

Potty training

Worried about potty training? Just remember that 8 out of 10 children take to it straight away. Here's our guide. When to start? The average age for a child to be toilet trained...

The seventh month of pregnancy

During the seventh month of pregnancy, the fetus’s senses are awakened. While you’re in more and more need of rest, baby continues to develop. This is a time for parents-to-be...

Explaining divorce to your children

With high divorce rates today, the official end of a marriage can be trivialised, but it can still be very painful, and especially for children. Here's how to help them overcome...

Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning disability which involves difficulty reading and interpreting written symbols. It affects around 8 to 10% of school-aged children, of which 90% are male...

The baby blues

You wanted your baby so much and bloomed throughout your pregnancy, but as soon as you leave the maternity ward you get depressed, you start feeling guilty about not jumping for...

Choosing nappies: reusable or disposable?

Should you go for disposable or re-usable nappies? Here's our guide to choosing which type of nappy to use. A baby's nappy needs changing on average 6 to 7 times a day until potting...

The sixth month of pregnancy

When you’re six months pregnant, your baby measures about 22cm from head to tailbone, weighs 700g, and is considered viable, meaning he/she could theoretically survive outside...

Car seats for babies and children

Babies and children require special protection in the car, but not just any old car seat. Here's our guide to the different types and advice on how to choose the right car seat...

The Third Month Of Pregnancy

After the nausea and the vomiting, you’re now faced with ongoing change. Fortunately, the unpleasant little troubles of the first three months disappear gradually. Number 1 priority...

Announcing your pregnancy

You’ve received the good news, you’ve told your friends and family, and now you have to inform your employer to make sure that your rights are protected. It’s entirely up to when...

Maternity leave

Expecting a baby? Then it’s important to know your maternity rights. They can be a little complicated so here are some basics to get you started. How long?52 weeks are available...

How To Calculate Your Ovulation Date

Knowing your ovulation date increases your chances of falling pregnant. Here’s our guide to calculating it. The menstrual cycleA woman’s menstrual cycle has three phases, with...

From Sperm Motility to Sperm Count: What Every Couple Needs to Know about His Load

Women change their entire lifestyles to get their bodies ready for growing babies. But since it takes two to tango, it's as important for our men to take a serious look at their...

Can't Exclusively Breastfeed? Here's The Lowdown On Combination Feeding (Without The Judgment)!

Who knew that a woman’s right to choose would extend to something other than the abortion debate? We see the worst kind of woman-on-woman crime when the topic of breast vs. bottle...

15 Not-so-cute Facts About Giving Birth

Anxiety can spike in the months before women, particularly first-timers, give birth. Labour is one of the most stressful processes the human body goes through. Luckily, Mother...

7 Month Old Baby Meets Her Daddy For The First Time. See Her Incredible First Words

Ok so we think baby Harper might have had a little help from her mummy with the sign she made when went to meet her dad for the first time, but either way, it's the best thing...

16 Breastfeeding Benefits: Why Nursing Rules!

The decision to breastfeed your child can be a very personal one, but there are definite benefits for both mum and baby. If you're trying to decide whether or not you want to...

The art of letting go: Tips for mums with separation anxiety

Every mother feels anxious about leaving their child for the first time. Be it dropping your kid off at nursery or school, or leaving them with a babysitter for the first time...

Eat those greens: How to give your kids healthy eating habits

Worried that you child isn’t getting the best nutrition? We know the feeling. Instilling the importance of healthy eating in your child can be difficult, especially if they're...

From Boob To Food: What To Expect When Weaning Your Baby

You've spent the last six months feeding baby on breastmilk or formula but there comes a time when your little one has to make the leap into the world of new foods and flavours...

Fitness for the family: fun exercises for kids and parents

When it comes to following through with your New Year fitness resolutions, there's no time like the present. You may have resolved to stay in shape but what about the rest of...

People Are Having A Hard Time Accepting That This Fitness Model Is Six Months Pregnant

It's not the first time this fitness model has come under fire for how she carries during pregnancy. Now six months pregnant with her second child and still very much displaying...

This Picture Of A Breastfeeding Bride Is The Best Thing You'll See All Day

On your wedding day, the photographer is there to capture those little moments that may seem insignificant to you, but really encapsulate the feeling of the day. No easy feat...

Mum Shows The Not-So-Blissful Reality Of Breastfeeding

Instagram is a bottomless pit of blissful breastfeeding photos. Breastfeeding while at yoga, breastfeeding with skin a-glowing like some kind of other-worldly goddess, breastfeeding...

20 Must-Try Hairstyles for Little Girls

Through primary school and most of secondary school, my mother always did my hair. Braids and pigtails were her strong suit, but sometimes she even helped me curl my locks by...

These Easter Egg Hunt Clues Will Keep Your Children On Their Toes

Spring has sprung and Easter is just around the corner. On April 16 children will be searching their gardens and knocking each other over just to find the eggs their parents have...

Smiley And SO CUTE! Check Out These Amazing Pictures Of Happy Babies

We're getting pretty broody over here... British photographer Sandi Ford knows what parents are talking about when they say they want their babies to look as cute as humanly possible...

Mood Swings Every Mum-to-Be Will Have During Pregnancy

One day, you're sitting at the office going about your work and everything is fine. The next you're sitting under a pile of tissues bawling over a video you just watched of a...

The Embarrassing Pregnancy Problems No One Talks About

Being pregnant ain't a walk in a park. In fact, it kind of sucks. Yes, there are some ladies who love their pregnancy. And then there are some who will NEVER let their kids forget...

Eastenders Actress Encourages People To Share Their Stillborn Baby Stories With #SayTheirName

Every so often a soap storyline breaks our hearts, and Eastender's recent storyline is one of them. After learning that her unborn baby is died, Tuesday's episode showed Shabnam...

These Kids Tried Lunches From Around The World And Were Clearly Not Impressed

Everyone knows that school lunches are awful. If your mum makes them, they’re boring. If your school makes them, you’re bound to find a hair sooner or later. So to illustrate...

11 Ways To Make Your Kids' Clothes Last Longer

Don't you wish they could just stay cute and small forever? It would solve so many wardrobe issues and a whole lot of dollar too. Luckily, there's a few life hacks out there to...

Misconceptions, Causes and Symptoms: Everything You Need To Know About Having A Miscarriage

Having a miscarriage is a devastating and confusing time for everyone involved. It leaves you wanting answers and reasons why. With the help of Dr Shazia Malik, Consultant Obstetr...

15 Stylish But Practical Afro Hairstyles For Your Little Girl

One of the best things about having afro hair is that you can switch it up whenever you want. Since you are always changing your do, it's only right your little girl follows suit...

Can Children See Ghosts? What Parents Need To Know

An imaginary friend or a visitor from beyond the grave? You decide. When I watch the flick as an adult ​it gets me thinking about what kids are actually capable of seeing. Mums...

20 Things You HAVE To Do Before You Have Kids

Believe me - you'll be happy you got all of these things out of the way before you start making babies! 1. Pursue your biggest career goal You want to write a book? Develop an app...

10 Halloween Craft Ideas You Can Do With Your Kids!

These are crafts you can do the day OF Halloween to bring in some last minute holiday cheer! Ghost Lollipop Bouquet A simple and fun DIY craft that won't break the bank. Find...

12 Ways Grandparents Undermine Your Parenting

The second you pop out a kid you become the recipient of unsolicited and unwanted advice from other parents. Sometimes you can politely smile while backing away, but when it comes...

Would You Trust An App To Look After Your Baby?

The Sproutling baby monitor is an interesting new device that guarantees to make parenting a lot easier. It doesn't just alert you to your baby's cries - it actually predicts...

First signs of teething: How to spot and soothe

It can be pretty distressing for you and your baby when they are teething. It's painful for them and as a parent you can feel like there's nothing you can do to help them out...

Everything You Need To Know About Your Waters Breaking

The idea of your waters breaking during pregnancy can be a bit of a weird concept to get your head around. Everything you need to know about your waters breaking Most people imagine...

Tiredness, dizziness and pains in pregnancy

Excessive tiredness is common during the 1st trimester of pregnancy because of the hormonal changes, and the nausea and sickness which reduce your food intake. Tiredness in pregna...

Sickness in pregnancy | Vomiting in pregnancy

Sickness and vomiting in pregnancy are two of the most frequent afflictions encountered during pregnancy. They occur in almost one in two pregnancies, and begin soon after you...

Sciatica in pregnancy

Sciatica in pregnancy manifests itself through pain that spreads towards the bum and leg area Check with your GP to make sure that your pregnancy is the only cause of your sciatica...

Baby development week 14 | New baby blog

Baby development week 14 - 100 days old. Baby Passport Naly’s passport arrived this week, I was very excited, this means we can go abroad for holidays! We recently booked a big...

Anger management for children

When you think about anger management for children, you probably visualise toddler tantrums, time outs and the naughty step. Unfortunately, anger issues aren’t restricted to the...

Supermum Kim Clijsters nets Grand Slam victory

After taking a two-and-a-half year baby break, Belgian tennis ace Kim Clijsters has capped an incredible comeback to competitive tennis by winning her second US Open title. The...

Reflux in babies

Reflux is when the contents of the stomach come back up towards the mouth after feeding. Read about the complications of reflux and treatments for babies. RefluxReflux in babies...

Essential clothing for baby

Clothing is generally the first thing that mums-to-be buy when they’re pregnant. Who can resist those cute miniature-sized items of clothing! Here’s a summary of the essential...

Daily Mail shocker: fat women have sex too…

I saw this story in the Daily Mail today (I was looking for work reasons, not for pleasure), and just had to comment…. When I saw it, it was one of the lead stories on...

Breastfeeding equipment

Have you chosen to breastfeed? If you have then it's good to know that specialised equipment exists to make the process of breastfeeding easier. ClothesComfort is essential for...

Analysing children's drawings

When children draw, they carefully choose their materials, crayons, colours, patterns, plus the size and position of what they want to draw. Children's drawings are unique and...

Family secrets

History and literature are full of them and celebrities spread them in the press. What do family secrets hide? Is it a good idea to reveal the whole truth? Good and bad secrets So...

The fourth month of pregnancy

You're into the fourth month of your pregnancy. At this time, a lot of mums-to-be find that they’re getting bigger and rounder and it’s not unusual to hear them crying out: “Baby's...