Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting For Thinking Women and Men

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Ditching The Dummy (Pacifier) – Tips And Ideas For Stopping

Looking for ideas to get rid of your baby or toddler’s dummy (pacifier)? Here are some suggestions of gentle and creative ways to stop. Read More

Hair Loss After Baby – What’s With All This Loss of Hair?!

After you’ve had a baby, you may notice what seems to be a huge amount of hair loss. Find out why you lose so much hair after baby. Read More

Tea During Pregnancy – Teas To Drink And Teas To Avoid

What did you last crave? Was it chocolate? Waffles? Upside-down sponge cake? Or was it a craving for a sip of toasty warm, delightedly delicious, mouth-wateringly… Read More

Bleeding After Sex During Pregnancy – Is It Normal?

Bleeding after sex during pregnancy can be pretty frightening. Find out why you may have spotting or bleeding after sex while pregnant. Read More

Fast Birth? 6 Helpful Tips When There’s No Time For Hospital

Fast births are nothing to fear! Here are 6 helpful tips to keep in mind if you are worried about having a fast birth. Read More

Lunchbox Ideas for Kids – Healthy Lunchbox Ideas and Tips

Looking for some lunchbox ideas for the kids? Not just any lunchbox ideas, but some delicious, nutritious and healthy lunchbox ideas? Look no further – here are some tips to inspire healthy lunchboxes in every school – as well as our top 5 suggestions of foods your child will be excited to find in their lunchbox. Read More

Dad and Baby – Baby Bonding Tips For Dads

Bonding with baby doesn’t come easily or naturally for some men. At times men can feel in the dark about tending to their babies' incessant needs and alleviating any stress of their partners. How can they bond with their babies and not feel so helpless? Matthew Kick has some great suggestions for brand new dads or dads-to-be. Read More

Why Do Babies Wake Up So Much and So Often?

Why do babies wake up so much and so often? Here’s a simple explanation, from one of the world’s leading experts on baby sleep, Professor James McKenna. Read More

Why Does My Baby Wake Up When I Put Her Down?

It’s the million dollar question: Why does my baby wake up when I put her down? The second she’s in her bed – wide awake again! Why? Read on… Read More

Sleeping With Baby – Is Co-Sleeping Safe?

Sleeping with baby – is it safe? If you're interested in cosleeping or are worried about its safety, read this from the world's co-sleeping sleeping expert. Read More

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