Caring for baby
Greer Berry talks about 'the village' she has supporting her as a new mum.
Be prepared to pass your baby around a room full of people, and to hear parenting advice from usually far-flung relatives.
That foggy, sleep-deprived 'mummy brain' state can impair your senses on a par with being drunk.
One mother's futile attempt to sleep is caught on camera in a hilarious - and very cute - video.
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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Just the other day the kids were all asking me how old they were when they crawled and I honestly couldn't remember.
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.
You don't get much feedback from a newborn, but even with their limited communication skills they can show their love.
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.
During these past few weeks, I've come to rely on some certain key items to get through my day
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.
Being a first-time mum is tough for so many reasons - particularly because you really have no idea what you are doing.
It was a blissful kind of existence, those first two weeks with our first newborn. Then it was time to go it alone.
Mums talk more than dads to new babies, and baby girls get spoken to more than baby boys according to a new study.
There are so many things that I've learnt, discovered, failed at and laughed at in this past week as a mother.
Do you feel guilty when you leave your baby on the floor to attend to daily tasks? Don't.
Researchers have found a woman's relationship with her mother can have an impact on how she bonds with her own baby.
Bombarded by joyful images of instant bonding and instinctive breastfeeding many new parents are unprepared for the realities of caring for newborns.
Introducing solids to babies can play havoc on their tiny digestive systems.
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