Swaddling

Everything you need to know about swaddling your baby

Midwife and founder of the New Baby Company, Vicki Scott advises on the art of swaddling, an ancient practice that helps lull babies in to a peaceful slumber Having worked with hundreds of babies over...
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How to treat pregnancy and new mum back pain

Your spine goes through a lot during and after your pregnancy – from carrying your baby inside you and going through the delivery, to the hunched-over position you’ll likely adopt during breastfeeding and having...
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How hypnobirthing techniques can help during labour

Teresa Walsh, midwife at The Portland Hospital explains how hypnobirthing techniques can help you manage your labour more effectively... Childbirth is renowned for being a painful and often stressful experience. It’ll therefore come as no...

Birth plans: The unpredictability of giving birth

While most of us have a birth plan in place, Louisa van den Bergh of Lulubaby guides you through the unpredictability of giving birth... Even though are a huge topic, and undoubtedly the big moment...
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How long does the average toddler take to fall asleep?

How long does it take your toddler to drop off? A new survey has revealed the answer, and it's probably a lot longer than you thought... A survey carried out by Better Bathrooms asked 2,000...
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How to make your baby sleep in their own bed

Does your baby end up sleeping in your bed? Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes offers her advice to help your little one love their own space... Q.) My 10 month old refuses to sleep in his...
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Baby names: How to choose your baby’s name

With more baby names on offer than ever before, how do you pick the right name for your baby? Traditional or modern? Popular or individual? There are so many factors to take into consideration when...

Do you have a clingy baby?

Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes, answers one reader’s question about her clingy baby... Q) I have a nine month old who is super clingy – he gets so angry and upset if I leave him for only...

Baby names’ biggest influencers of 2018 so far

Baby name books, the yearly top 100 baby names, friends and family’s opinions and even apps help soon-to-be parents decide upon names for their children, but what about the more subliminal influences? Are you a...
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The benefits of swimming with your baby

Paul Thompson, founder of Water Babies, explains the benefits of swimming with your baby... Did you know that babies have the natural ability to swim? This is due to two intelligent baby swimming reflexes: the...