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Childhood Eczema - 10 Top Tips How To Beat It

Charlotte Wise | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Parents
Charlotte Wise

I was extremely lucky to find a healthcare professional at one of my local baby clinics who recommended a cream and was able to prescribe a rolling prescription for me there and then. After listening to her advice and using the cream regularly, my son's eczema is now non existent.

When I Breastfed You - A Letter To My Baby

Lyndsey Richardson | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Parents
Lyndsey Richardson

And now, with both my freedom and your first tiny bit of independence from me almost in reach, I find that I'm crying. This is the first time I have really seen my baby grow a little older and it's the first of many bittersweet moments to come as you grow into your own person.

Is 'Me Time' Selfish As A Parent?

Samantha Glass | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Parents
 Samantha Glass

It's easier said than done. As simple as it sounds, not everybody finds it possible to relax. Chores that still need doing or the murmuring coming from your child's bedroom as they sleep, can be stressful. There are many ways you can learn to relax!

Relationship Reality: After A Baby

Samantha Glass | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Parents
 Samantha Glass

You may have heard the phrase, "having a baby won't fix your marriage/relationship" - and quite rightly so. In some cases, bringing new life into the world may make the bond between you and your partner stronger in the long run, but first you have to get through the challenges that come with a new baby!

When It Comes To Your Kid, We Don't Need To Talk About Kevin

Conor Drum | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Conor Drum

I think the real problem is that James is settled now and I am not. That is his life, and it's different to mine. I think my irritation at the baby talk is more soreness at my own life than resentment at his.

Should We Reconsider Assigning Gender At Birth?

Dr Helen Webberley | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Helen Webberley

As a non-binary transgender person, Doty explains that they never truly felt they fitted in with the image of those men/women they were surrounded by as a child, which led to feelings of isolation and alienation - something they were keen for their child to avoid.

You've Heard Of The Babymoon - Now There's The Baby Storm To Prepare For...

Conor Drum | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Parents
Conor Drum

Baby storms are a welcome new excuse to get together, and the trend is about to take the world by storm, baby storm. After a few successful test runs, the idea has now become the standard among my peers, and I can't recommend it enough. Below are my ten essential rules for the perfect storm.

What To Expect When You Become Unexpectedly Pregnant

Lizzie Griffiths | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Parents
Lizzie Griffiths

The overwhelming surge of love I felt for the tiny foetus inside me was overwhelming. I felt protective of this tiny being. The maternal instinct I wasn't sure I had suddenly kicked in. I had wanted to make a change in my life, who knew that in 2017 it would be having a baby.

Why I No Longer Worry About My Mummy Tummy In Formal Wear And Have Embraced My Working Mumbod

Amelia Mustapha | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Parents
Amelia Mustapha

mum bod My working mum body is pure function. I no longer feel tiredness or pain in the same way (I can hold a wee through a two hour meeting whilst barely registering the discomfort) and any worries I had about my mummy tummy in formal work wear were long ago overtaken by those of leaking breasts and sneezing with a weakened pelvic floor.

The Baby Shopping Minefield

Halima Khatun | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Parents
Halima Khatun

Speaking to my mum and other non-generation X mums is a huge reassurance. They had none of this brand spanking gadgetry, and I, along with my peers, turned out just fine. Speaking to my midwife. She's pretty good with a no-nonsense approach and will help me suss out the necessities from the marketing BS.

Relief It's Over? The First Day Back At Work After Baby

Deb Bunn | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

So, it's done. The long anticipated day has come and gone. I did it, I left my beautiful girl and went back to work. When I woke up this morning, I fe...

Mummy's Heart - The End Of Maternity Leave

Deb Bunn | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

Just 18 short months ago my heart was breaking because it was looking like I would never be a mummy. Having spent years of loving my nieces and nephews and waiting my turn, I was facing the reality that I might not ever have a child of my own. I was sad and getting sadder.

Building Lives: Bonding With Your Baby

Tessa Baradon | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Parents
Tessa Baradon

There is much discussion about environments these days: how to preserve our environment and exposure to the damage that thoughtless human activity is causing. 'Environment' refers to the surrounding in which we live. Babies' environments are the relationships they have with those who care for them.

10 Normal Thoughts After Giving Birth

Stacey Oakes | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Parents
Stacey Oakes

Having a baby is probably one of the most life-changing events of anyone's life and although not everyone will experience the same feelings, these are common ones that I have experienced personally as well as friends and family.

One Week Countdown

Deb Bunn | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

I got in quite a flap the other day, and to be honest I had to have a word with myself! You see, these feelings are primarily me feeling sad for myself. There is of course a significant feeling of worry about how baby M will take to me not being around after nine months of a 24/7 relationship, but I know really she'll be fine.

Does Anyone Really Sleep Through The Night? The Myth Of Solid Foods And Infant Sleep

Amy Brown | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Parents
Amy Brown

One of the most common questions asked around sleep is whether giving a baby solid foods will help them sleep through the night. The idea that introducing solids to a baby early, or giving a baby more food, especially before bed will help them sleep is certainly appealing, but sadly a myth

When Does A Baby Become A Toddler?

Oli Reed | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Parents
Oli Reed

I've looked up a few definitions of what a toddler is on Google today. Some people suggest it's when they turn one, another website suggested between 2-3 years old, a very common opinion is when they start walking unaided, and my favourite suggestion so far is that your kid only becomes a fully fledged toddler once they start stealing your car keys.

Mummy's Back At Work

Deb Bunn | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

In my line of work I deal with a fair amount of long term staff absence and pride myself on supporting colleagues back to work through phased returns and other appropriate flexible and supportive arrangements. I recall a colleague asking for a phased return from maternity a couple of years back.

The Buggy Stages

Hattie Harrison | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Parents
Hattie Harrison

The wheel that fell off first was directly under the handy side-basket. Designed, I believe, for your shopping, and not, as I use it, for your other children who are refusing to walk. Only a week ago my three year old was slung in there after a 10 minute walk turned into a 40 minute amble punctuated by whining about his legs hurting and the sun being too bright.

Stem Cells: The Miraculous Blood In Your Baby's Umbilical Cord

Kerstin Vintila | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Parents
Kerstin Vintila

My husband and I were at a Baby Show recently and walked past a stem cell storage bank display on our way to the popular pram and cot displays. At the time, we didn't really stop to think about it, however we did make a mental note to have a look into stem cells later on as we weren't too sure what storing stem cells actually entailed or the process involved.

Shared Parental Leave - Two Years On

Hannah Cottam | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Parents
Hannah Cottam

On the second anniversary of a revolutionary policy that gives parents the opportunity to split time caring for their new born baby, studies have revealed that as little as one percent of men have so far taken up the opportunity to do so.

Is It Normal To Feel Sad On My Baby's Birthday?

Wendy Zhang | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Parents
Wendy Zhang

My little man will be turning one next week and just like the cliché, I'm wondering where this past year has gone. His cake smash photo shoot is booked, the special day outfit has been pressed and a neat stack of presents are waiting in the cupboard. I am certain that the photos will capture our smiles and laughter, I just hope no one sees how devastated I feel inside.

Fertility And Age: Knowing Where You Stand

Dr Geetha Venkat | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Geetha Venkat

At the Harley Street Fertility Clinic, we use a number of methods to evaluate a woman's fertility health. It really is crucial to undergo fertility health-checks in order to know where you stand and if you need to take steps to preserve your fertility (such as egg freezing) for the future.

Don't Mention The 'S' Word - Sleep!

Lauren Godfrey | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Parents
Lauren Godfrey

You could have heard a pin drop before the torrent of remarks flew towards me. From being told that sleeping too much will stunt her development and that the sleeping habits wouldn't last to being terrified with potentially incorrect SIDS facts and how cruel the 'cry it out' method is - admitting that AB was sleeping well was a bad move.

Living With Postnatal Depression

Sarah Caldwell | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Caldwell

Nearly nine years ago I was induced and gave birth to my son. Then he turned three. That's all I remember. I missed three years. I remember parts, but I couldn't tell you what his first words were, when he first rolled over, what his favourite food was, or what we did together.