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Advice for New Mums

Written with our team of professionals and experts, our pregnancy, baby, toddler and family advice articles will address just about every question, issue or conundrum family life will throw your way.

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Pregnancy, Birth & Postnatal Care Advice Articles

Whether it’s planning a holiday, a wedding, re-decorating the spare room or even just a free weekend, who doesn’t love a bit...

In a strange course of events, as you near the end of your pregnancy – a time when your focus should be on resting up (with y...

Babies require a remarkable amount of stuff don’t they! But, the reality is that you really don’t need everything you’re led...

A typical pregnancy lasts between 37 and 42 weeks from the first day of your last period up to the day your baby is born. Now...

We know that during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period SO much is changing for a woman that it is hardly surprising th...

Antenatal classes are booked according to your due date and designed to bring you up to speed on your rapidly growing bump an...

Finding out that you are pregnant is fantastic news but then come the practicalities of juggling two jobs – your career and g...

Becky and Alexis share some of their top self-care tips for new mums during the 4th trimester:

Beccy and Alexis share some of their favourite instant mood lifts for new mums:

Whether you’re planning to give birth in the hospital or at home, whatever the plan, it’s a good idea to pack a hospital bag...

Your body will go through many changes during pregnancy, some will be very common symptoms (or complaints!), some changes may...

There’s no doubt that you and your bump will benefit from some exercise. What you do will be determined in part by what you d...

Although most pregnancies will be complication free, it is always worth being in the know when it comes to certain pregnancy-...

As soon as you find out the wonderful news that you are pregnant, first thing’s first (after some of the excitement has sligh...

Breast & Bottle Feeding Advice Articles

Breastfeeding is often referred to as the 4th trimester. And rightly so, it should receive at least the same amount of inform...

When my second daughter was born, she crawled to my breast and didn’t leave it for approximately three months straight. My hu...

Let's face it newborn feeding patterns are madness. Records on how long a baby can feed are broken on a daily basis and a day...

Here is the most important information on storing pumped breastmilk correctly. Use sterilised equipment whilst pumping and to...

Let’s address the most common breastfeeding myths and set the record straight.  After all, there’s so much conflicting inform...

Whether the bottle you are giving your baby contains formula milk or breastmilk, bottle feeding is still a big opportunity to...

There are several ways in which you can sterilise your baby’s feeding equipment, such as: Using a cold-water sterilising...

We know that breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of life is the best way you can feed your baby, however not a...

Allergy Advice Articles

It can be difficult to spot food allergy symptoms and different parts of the body can be affected by a variety of allergens....

There are 14 major allergens which must be clearly mentioned on food labels or on information such as restaurant menus when t...

From the weekly food shop to those all-important kids’ parties, managing your child’s food allergy can be stressful for both...

Entering into the wonderful world of weaning can be daunting at the best of times, let alone when you’re also worried about y...

If your family has a history of allergies, it’s understandable to be concerned that you might have passed on these same aller...

Many different names are used to describe adverse reactions to foods, including food hypersensitivity, food intolerance, food...

Food Advice Articles

Some mums feel sad that weaning signals the end of the teeny tiny baby stage, but weaning offers a real opportunity to bond –...

As well as enthusiasm, some basic equipment can help you on your weaning way and the following items might make life easier:...

If you are about to embark on the weaning journey you probably heard about the different types of weaning techniques. You've...

Some mums feel sad that weaning signals the end of the teeny tiny baby stage, but weaning offers a real opportunity to bond –...

Getting the right portion size is a worry for a lot of parents. Simply Google the term and you will see forums filled with qu...

It’s a good idea to progress from purees after a short while, not just because life has more to offer than things that can be...

The best iron-rich food source is red meat, in fact, meat should be one of your babies first foods. Other good sources of iro...

Weaning can be a daunting experience, but it is a great opportunity to bond with your baby. In this article, Annabel shares h...