Everything Parents Of Babies With Eczema Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Parents

Eczema affects about 1 in 5 children in the UK and many of these develop the condition before their first birthday, according to the NHS. National Ec...

Trying For A Baby Can Be Very Trying Indeed

Darryl Smith | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Parents
Darryl Smith

If you have a partner who wants a baby prepare to enter a hedonistic hell of lacy negligee, scented candles and ovulation strips lined up on the bathroom windowsill. The former have the effect of getting you in the mood in the early days of trying as your wife or partner enters ovulation (this will largely be guess work to begin with).

Surviving the Loss of a Child

Jennifer Reid | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Parents
Jennifer Reid

thriving families.jpg The pain of losing Eddie will always be with us. I don't believe grief every goes away, it just changes shape over time. We will always work tirelessly on Teddy's Wish to keep our promise to Eddie. He may not be here but he is here in spirit and I will always be a parent to both of my boys..

How Nursery Rhymes Took Over My Life

Oli Reed | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Parents
Oli Reed

One day, hopefully many decades from now, I can picture myself rocking manically in an old folks' home (or mental asylum), still haunted by the sinking realisation that the the Wheels On The Bus may never stop going round and round. Or that the Grand Old Duke of York will never stop marching his troops to the top of the hill. Or that I will be Row, Row, Rowing My Boat gently down the stream until i'm clinically insane.

37 Seconds Inside a Parent's Head

Lucy Tobin | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Tobin

THE SCENE: playing in tiny man's bedroom; books and miscellaneous items he has picked up in the last ten-minutes (reel of sellotape, single work shoe of husband that husband will shout at wife for losing, car key that I will later hunt down for 15 minutes, kitchen wooden spoon).

This Dad Proves Parents Really Do Have Super Powers

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Parents

One parent on Imgur has proved how truly refined his “dad reflexes” are after an emergency baby-grab. Although he seems to be sleeping, as soon as...

You Are Doing a Great Job

Yvette Lamb | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

Having our two children is all we've wanted, we are so in love and complete. I don't want to miss this, to forget the important parts of raising our boys by getting lost in impossible and ultimately unimportant standards which are completely self-imposed.Because I am already doing a great job, and so are you.

Will My Dog Accept the Baby?

Oli Reed | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Parents
Oli Reed

One of our biggest concerns before our little boy Sonny was born was how our jack russell Mario would take to him. The dog has had our undivided attention for the past 9 years and has effectively been our child, but with a few simple adjustments to his lifestyle he seems to have accepted the newcomer to his home.

Sunny Days Out With Baby - Our Survival Guide

Lisa Roberts | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Roberts

Sometimes life is so busy with a small baby we forget to take the time to just stop and marvel at how amazingly beautiful they really are. Sunny days out are where special memories are made, they give us the chance to relax and relish this little person as they and we enjoy the sunshine - just don't forget the nappies and suncream!

How to Prepare Your Toddler for a New Baby

Deborah Pryn | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents
Deborah Pryn

So my daughter has been mad about dollies since she turned one (she's now two-and-a-half). She likes to look after them, to change their nappies, to feed them (mainly a diet of cake and chocolate - but it's plastic/wooden food so, hey, that's ok!), to put them to bed (in cardboard boxes covered by a blanket!)...

Breastfeeding, Brilliant But Not Easy

Esther Hayden | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Parents
Esther Hayden

The take home message of any breastfeeding promo shouldn't seek to make mothers feel there is only one route. Simply put by Geraldine Miskin, author of Breastfeeding Made Easy, you have to bare in mind "it isn't always easy but all mums can do is their best, so they shouldn't be hard on themselves".

TV's Bad Baby Habits as Seen on Screen

Sarah Redshaw | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Redshaw

Women are bombarded with countless representations of pregnancy and parenthood in the media, particularly with the recent popularity of TV series such as Ask the Midwife and In the Club. As a result we see mums and mums-to-be discussing what they have seen on screen in our BabyCentre communities and coming to the site for advice on the reality of labour, post baby bodies and perfect looking newborns.

Preparing For A New Baby On A Budget

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You’re going to have a baby! Exciting! It is a magical time, and you don’t want to cloud it with money worries. You may have heard babies are expe...

Mythbusting 'Mid-Life Motherhood'

Sarah Redshaw | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Redshaw

Not all older mums are destined to have problematic pregnancies. At 38, I had a trouble free pregnancy and labour but it's always best to be aware of the risks so you can have the safest pregnancy possible, and try not to get too anxious!

Six Essential Baby Shower Dos and Don'ts

Lisa Roberts | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Roberts

Planning a baby shower can be a daunting prospect, whether you are the mum to be, best friend or work colleague, Even the basics of planning a shower can be unfamiliar territory, questions such as where, when, who to invite, what theme or activities to include can all cause confusion so hopefully our top tips will help smooth the way to a fantastic baby shower.

Why Children Misbehave When a New Baby Arrives - and How to Help

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

If you find yourself in this situation you need to prioritise your toddler or preschooler over your newborn, because they are hurting. Really, really hurting. Their whole world has turned upside down and inside out and they are experiencing grief like never before.

Separation Anxiety

Neil Ransome | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

I have always been someone who was career driven, with clear work ethic and never shied away from hard work. It's was instilled in me growing up. I remember my dad telling me of when I was a baby, he had 2 jobs so at 5pm he'd finish work come home, eat, get a bus into Central London and then work into the early hours.

The Four-month Fussy-Phase

Lucy Shrimpton | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Shrimpton

The world is changing for your baby, so try to 'go with the flow', at least for now. What worked yesterday may not work well today, so be prepared to try a few different options to get her to sleep.

Can Babies and Toddlers Manipulate Their Parents?

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

The idea of children manipulating their parents via their behaviour, be that crying at night, or tantruming during the day, implies that not only are the children capable of such schemes, but that they also possess a degree of machiavellianism. In reality neither is true.

Pregnancy - How to Survive the Final Stretch

Lisa Roberts | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Roberts

As your pregnancy progresses towards the halfway mark and you treat yourself to those maternity trousers with the big, stretchy waistband, there is no doubt to you and everyone else that you are expecting.

Ten Weird Things About Having a Newborn

Elaine Cogan | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK Parents
Elaine Cogan

Someone has just handed you one of your internal organs and helpfully informed you that it is now your sole responsibility to keep this organ alive and breathing. Yes, you. You who have just recovered from major surgery/had twenty nine stitches in a delicate part of your anatomy. Good luck with that!

Me and My Newborn - 10 Things I Did During the Newborn Days

SJ Snelson | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Parents
SJ Snelson

I had expected having a new born in my life to be relentlessly hard; I had expected to feel completely sleep deprived and exhausted. And that was where my expectations had ended.

Five Ways Parents Can Take a Break (And Should!)

Sarah Lawton | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Lawton

If you can - take a break. Even half an hour can really help. A trip to the shops on your own to get some milk can feel like a spa retreat if your kids have been driving you bonkers all day asking why is grass green and not blue (you can try and explain photosynthesis, but good luck with that)

Ten Signs You Have a Teething Baby

Ellen Clayton | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Parents
Ellen Clayton

Well, it has begun. I've heard it talked about so many times by other parents, usually prefixed by a swear word. Our baby is teething! We are now proud members of the club of exhausted parents who can't understand quite why evolution still hasn't made teething less painful for the poor little blighters. Surely there's got to be a better way?!

Eight Common Baby Myths You Might Believe (And Why You Shouldn't)

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

There are so many parenting myths in circulation in society. I'm sure you've come across many yourself. Many are obviously myths and therefore easy to ignore. Others however seem far more ingrained and sound far more plausible. The plausibility and popularity of some of the top parenting myths cause a great deal of misunderstanding, and often stress, for vulnerable new parents.