Caring for baby

Caring for baby


Greer Berry

A helping hand

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

The importance of me time

It's fair to say that when I began spending some time away from my baby I started to feel a bit more human, a bit more like me.

'Nutella' not a baby name

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

What's in a name?

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

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.


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Stars help choking babies

This 40 second animation, voiced by some of Britain's most well-known actors, could help save your baby's life.

Trials and tribulations of triplets

Pip Donnelly is still playing spot the difference with her newborn identical triplets, Isabelle, Georgina and Frankie.

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Less judgement please

I've been judged many, many times over my six years of parenting. "You're spoiling her." "Don't you know how to settler her?"

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Baby-proof your house

Safety gates and rules are good first steps in stopping your children from getting hurt in household falls.

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Your baby's first Christmas

Be prepared to pass your baby around a room full of people, and to hear parenting advice from usually far-flung relatives.

Greer Berry

Attack of the mummy brain

That foggy, sleep-deprived 'mummy brain' state can impair your senses on a par with being drunk.


The worst nap ever?

One mother's futile attempt to sleep is caught on camera in a hilarious - and very cute - video.

Greer Berry

The dummy debate

I'm the first to admit that when I used to see wee babies with dummies in their mouths, I thought 'Hmm, lazy parenting'.

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Recording the milestones

Just the other day the kids were all asking me how old they were when they crawled and I honestly couldn't remember.

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Unexpected firsts of parenthood

Here are the 'firsts' that no one tells you about. The milestones that aren't listed in the books and take you completely by surprise.

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How your baby shows love

You don't get much feedback from a newborn, but even with their limited communication skills they can show their love.

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You don't have to enjoy every moment

The reality is that you won't enjoy every minute of being a parent. Being told to do so, over and over, can lead to feelings of inadequacy.

Greer Berry

My must-have baby items

During these past few weeks, I've come to rely on some certain key items to get through my day

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You're not alone

Hillary Frank's complicated, gruellng labour gave birth to two lovely beings: her daughter, Sasha, and her delightful podcast, The Longest Shortest Time.

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Not keeping a baby book

I haven't filled out either of the baby books I was given when my daughter was born, instead I've found digital ways to record her milestones.

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