Least popular baby names

Looking for a baby name that's nowhere near the top 10 - or even the top 1000?


Breast isn't always best

Reader's story

Doing what's right for your child is best, and if that's bottle feeding there should be no shame in it.


Fitbit for babies

A new wearable monitor for babies is trying to give parents some peace of mind.

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On lactaboobiephobia...

Lactaboobiephobia, or the fear of the lactating breastfeeding boob, was coined by Meg Nagle.


Defeating baby blues

Women who plan to breastfeed and then do are the least likely to become depressed.


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Development Baby's 10th month

First milestones

Track your baby’s developmental progress during its first year with our milestone checklist guide.


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Caring for baby MOTHER AND BABY

When bonding takes time

Not all women feel a rush of love when they first see their baby, for some the mother-baby bond takes time to develop.

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Mistakes with newborns

Seven mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

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I'm over it!

The recent trend of celebrity breastfeeding selfies bothers me.


Key to losing baby weight?

The lie about breastfeeding and weightloss: it sets new mums up to feel like failures.


Babies with a cold

Six tips to help ease cold symptoms so you and your baby can rest easier.

Premature baby

Sing for baby

The sound of a mother's singing has been shown to do wonders for premature babies.

Education & play AWATEA

My kids and drawers

For weeks Miss A has been standing at the kitchen drawer, rifling through its contents like a detective looking for clues.


The benefits of baby talk

If you've found yourself cooing in 'baby talk' to your baby, you're off to a good start.

Products BABY GLUE

Baby head glue is a thing

For frustrated parents of bald she-babies, a company is selling glue to stick pretty bows on their heads. That's right, glue. To stick bows on your baby.

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Bead maker disregards criticism

A company's claims about beads helping teething babies have been slammed as misleading.

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