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The Day Breastfeeding Nearly Tore My Family Apart

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK
Vicki Cockerill

Anyone who is reading this, feeling like they cannot go on or feeling like they cannot cope and are feeling guilty about the alternatives, don't. As a parent, you have more than enough guilt to feel, do not add to it.

A Few Of My Worries Parenting A Disabled Child

Laura Rutherford | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Rutherford

everybody banner Being a parent - and being a parent to a child with disabilities more so - scares me at times. I've always been a worrier, but these days I worry so much more. Because I love both of my children so much. And when it comes to my son Brody, I feel a never ending loss of control over so many things.

This Mum's Instagram Will Make You Feel Better About Being An 'Imperfect Parent'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Parents

Parenting Instagram accounts can be a blessing or a curse. They can make you feel guilty about how messy your home is and confused as to how everyone ...

6 Weird Places That Women Have Given Birth

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Parents

For most pregnant women the location options for delivering your baby are fairly standard - hospital, midwifery unit, at home. And in fact, only 2.3% ...

14 Questions To Spark Conversations With Your Kids

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Parents

Despite spending more than eight hours a day with their children, most parents in the UK are only chatting to their kids for a grand total of 44 minut...

12 Thoughts Mums Have About Sex After Giving Birth

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Parents

After having a human come out of your body, the last thing that is on the agenda for many mums is having something put right back up there. And while ...

Chickenpox Jab Now Available On The High Street, But Should Parents Get It For Their Kids?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Parents

Superdrug has become the first retailer on the British high street to offer a chickenpox vaccination. Currently the jab is not part of the NHS routine...

14 Things All Pregnant Women Are Tired Of Hearing

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Parents

Finding out you’re pregnant should be a time for celebrating, but many expectant mums have to deal with an influx of comments that are at best, irri...

7 Ways To Keep A Sleep Routine During School Holidays

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Parents

For parents one of the best things about holidays is catching up on much-needed rest. But for children, going to bed late and then sleeping in for hou...

7 Fool-Proof Ways To Ensure Your Children Never Get Head Lice, According To 'Expert Advice'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Parents

If expert advice was anything to go by, you think that parents actively want their children to get head lice. With recommendations that essentially re...

Dad Confiscates His Daughter's Phone And Won't Let Her Forget About It

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Parents

There’s nothing like a good dad joke - toe curling, embarrassing and usually dad is the only one laughing. But now the internet has found a dad jok...

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.

Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Urge All New Parents To Learn This Life-Saving Skill

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Parents

Celebrity parents Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have urged all mums and dads to look into child and toddler CPR classes, after attending one this wee...

Parents Share Heartbreaking Story Of How Bullying Drove Son To Suicide

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Parents

A couple have opened up about their son who was driven to suicide due to bullies, in the hope to raise awareness of the impact of bullying. Mark and A...

Staying Sun Safe At School

Seena Seka | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents
Seena Seka

There has been lots of controversy in the media around whether teachers should implement the 'no touching rule' in schools and refrain from any physic...

There Are Now 40 New Barbie And Ken Dolls With Different Body Types, Hairstyles And Skin Tones

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents

Barbie and Ken have been remodelled to “redefine” what a doll looks like to the next generation of children. The 40 different doll options in Matt...

7 Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied Online

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents

For many parents the world of cyberbullying is unchartered territory - something they’ve never dealt with firsthand and may find difficult to addres...

These Robot Babies Are So Realistic, We're Struggling To Work Out What Is Real

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Tech

With advances across the robotics industry, the last year has seen innovative machines that can weed your garden, park your car, perform brain surgery...

14 Of The Best Father's Day Cards, So You Have No Excuses For Forgetting

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents

Whether he’s a new dad, or a seasoned parent, every dad deserves some acknowledgement for all their hard work, love and affection. Seriously, what w...

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.

Lessons For Life: How Toddlers Make Friends

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Parents

We all want our children to make and keep friends. But being eager for children to enjoy friendships and be liked is not a parental vanity project. Le...

12 Types Of Friend Your Children Will Bring Home From School

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Parents

It is every parent’s worst nightmare to think of their child lonely and friendless at school. So when they ask if they can bring someone home you’...

6 Questions Parents Have When Their Child Is Wetting The Bed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Parents

Bedwetting may be a common childhood problem, but that doesn’t mean it is something that can just be brushed off by parents as a passing phase. Unde...

Dad Defends Himself After Being Judged For Putting His 'Wild Child' Toddler On A Lead

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Parents

One dad has taken to the internet to defend himself against strangers who judged him for putting his “wild child” on a lead when out in public. Cl...

12 Annoying Things All First-Time Parents Are Tired of Hearing

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Parents

For new parents, those first few weeks are a steep learning curve, trying to work out how to care for this new human who is relying on you to keep the...