Prepare for baby

Prepare for baby



Puppy as parent school

I often hear friends mulling over the pros and cons of getting a dog and how it could be good ''practice'' for parenthood.

The 'fourth trimester'

Yes, I know, pregnancy is only three trimesters, but in my opinion the postpartum period should count too.

Mum's the word

There are rules about posting baby news on social media. Do you follow them?

Third trimester essentials

Tired, heavy, bloated, anxious. The third trimester of pregnancy can drag. Here are a few tips on how to cope.

Thinking about breastfeeding?

Here are 11 breastfeeding tips to think about BEFORE you have have the baby.


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Buzz Michelangelo Fletcher

From bump to Buzz

McFly singer Tom Fletcher made a very sweet timelapse video during his wife's pregnancy.

Greer Berry

Calling the midwife

Barely five weeks pregnant, friends said to get in quick with nailing down the midwife we wanted.

Down Syndrome

A baby with Down syndrome

"I'm expecting a baby. I've discovered he has Down syndrome. I'm scared: what kind of life will my child have?"

baby shower

Baby shower shaming

So, you get an invitation to a baby shower but you barely know the woman so decide not to go. Next thing you get a 'poem' demanding a present...


First rule of baby naming

There's one rule you should remember when it comes to naming babies - and this mum learnt it the hard way.

Birth plan

How to name your baby

Letting older children choose, letting the baby choose, - here are some unconventional ways people pick baby names.

Newborn baby

The quest for a baby name

I spent the entire evening on my computer, reading lists of thousands of names. The next day, I read them all again.


Pregnancy journey

Ever wished you could fast forward your way through pregnancy? Check out this cute time-lapse video.

Pregnancy announcement

Horror announcement

This horror movie-style pregnancy announcement is one of the best yet.


Baby shower gift ideas

Here's a list of gift ideas that are both practical and thoughtful, that new mums will love.

Baby shop

Did I really need that?

When you're pregnant you buy all sorts of things you don't realise you'll never use. Here's my verdict on the things I bought.


Magic montage

Expecting a baby is a magical time, but when graphic designer Anthony Stuart found out his wife, Kristi, was pregnant, he took it to a whole new level.


'We're pregnant' videos

They seem to be the new thing - to be filed under 'super cute' or 'overt cheese factor'?

Cute Newborn

Symmetrical name games

Forget baby names like Apple or Zuma, apparently 'palindrome appellation' is all the rage when it comes to naming babies now.


Angry about expecting twins

After two years of fertility treatments a US couple became pregnant - with twins. They didn't want two babies and went online to talk about their fears.

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