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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...

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...

How to cope if your child is a fussy eater

Feeding can throw up all sorts of problems. Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes, answers one reader’s question about how to handle a fussy eater... Q) How do I get my two-year-old to try new foods? He...
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5 sleep tips for travelling with toddlers

Travelling with toddlers can turn bedtime into chaos, so what can you do to ensure they get a good night's rest? With different sleeping environments, being constantly on the move, and perhaps a hotter climate,...
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Top tips for going back to work while breastfeeding

Vicki Scott, the midwife and mum behind antenatal group New Baby Company, offers up her top tips on going back to work if you're still breastfeeding 1. Plan ahead Plan for your return to work well...

How to set a successful sleeping routine

Little Routine's baby consultant Gillian Stewart shares her tips on how to set a successful sleeping routine... Being a mum is not easy. Everyone assumes that because you have had a baby you know what...
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A GP’s guide to breastfeeding for new dads

As we mark World Breastfeeding Week (1–7 August), Dr Tom York – new dad and NHS-registered GP from the doctor on demand app GPDQ –  shares his breastfeeding guide and tells us how new...