Prepare for baby
Let them eat cake... while finding out if you're having a girl or a boy.
What do we say to people when they ask what we'd like as gifts for our new family member?
Before giving birth I read countless lists, ended up overpacking just a little and now know what I'll actually want to pack next time.
Former British Commando Neil Sinclair has written a parenting book telling dads how to raise their kids with military precision.
The baby industry is a minefield when it comes to the fine line between 'needs' and 'wants' for first-time mothers.
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When Jeannie Entin was pregnant, she insisted anyone who planned to visit her newborn baby had to get a whooping cough booster.
I want to try savour all the things they say you miss when a baby comes along - sleep-ins, time to yourself...
Can you afford the estimated $250,000 it takes to raise a child? Here are some tips on making ends meet.
Have you wasted money on pointless baby products? Check out these lists of what you do and don't need.
If you're worried that you haven't experienced the nesting instinct, don't panic. It can manifest in lots of different ways.
There are plenty of pregnancy books around but how many are relevant to NZ mums? Essential Mums readers give their verdicts.
I often hear friends mulling over the pros and cons of getting a dog and how it could be good ''practice'' for parenthood.
Yes, I know, pregnancy is only three trimesters, but in my opinion the postpartum period should count too.
There are rules about posting baby news on social media. Do you follow them?
Tired, heavy, bloated, anxious. The third trimester of pregnancy can drag. Here are a few tips on how to cope.
Here are 11 breastfeeding tips to think about BEFORE you have have the baby.
McFly singer Tom Fletcher made a very sweet timelapse video during his wife's pregnancy.
Barely five weeks pregnant, friends said to get in quick with nailing down the midwife we wanted.
"I'm expecting a baby. I've discovered he has Down syndrome. I'm scared: what kind of life will my child have?"
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...
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