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8 stages of early parenthood

To become a well-functioning parent there are eight stages you'll pass through as you adjust to your new life.


'Nutella' not a baby name

A French court has blocked parents from naming their daughter after the hazelnut spread Nutella.

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What's in a name?

Matilda? Houston? Lynix? Tallon? Blue? Finding the perfect baby name is serious business.


Pram ad goes viral

'This buggy signifies everything that ended my happy carefree low cost child free life.'

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Baby names for the new year

Having a baby early in the new year? Or looking for a name that  reflects a new start, or rebirth? Here are 21 names that fit the bill perfectly.


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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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Sign up for monthly newsletters detailing your baby's milestones, and tips on everything from sleep to teething.

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A helping hand

Greer Berry talks about 'the village' she has supporting her as a new mum.

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Is my baby normal?

Be prepared for people to chime in with opinions about whether your little one is developing at a rate that's deemed 'normal' compared to others.

Breastfeeding Breastfeeding

Mothers told to breastfeed in toilet

A British cafe has come under fire for telling mothers to breastfeed in the 'spacious disabled toilet' rather than at their table.


Why I breastfed my 3-year-old

At first, the idea of using my breasts to feed someone else seemed so far removed from my experience that it was like science fiction.

Health KADEN

Kaden's fight for life

Before even giving birth, Katie Myers' maternal instincts warned her something was wrong with her baby.


Coldsore kills newborn

Baby Eloise was born healthy, but passed away just 25 days later, a victim of the coldsore virus.

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 sproutling

Fitbit for babies

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


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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