An NHS Trust has advised parents to ditch the nicknames they adopt to describe private parts to children.
Mums have taken to parenting site Mumsnet to share some of the most ridiculous baby names they've come across.
To celebrate Real Nappy Week we've rounded up 5 totally reasonable reasons to rethink reusable nappies.
According to the parenting support site, 60% of parents have taken floral inspiration for their daughters’ names, while 40% opted for names themed around trees. The top three baby names for boys this spring are Owen, Maxwell and Neo, while Denver, Brooke and Skye also make the top 10. “Interestingly, the results from our poll show that for girls, the seasonal theme of spring has a far greater influence on the baby naming process, than for boys,” Faye Mingo, Marketing Director at Emma’s Diary told The Sun.
Baby-proofing your home is part and parcel of parenting, but by going overboard on keeping your baby bump-free are we stopping them learning their natural boundaries?
Socialite Tamara Ecclestone, 32, has divided her followers once again after posting another picture of herself breastfeeding her daughter, Sophia, 3.
A new survey by ChannelMum.com has revealed that a quarter of new mums admit to feeling 'disappointed' about the gender of their baby.
Parenting blogger, Sophie Cachia AKA The Young Mummy, has appeared on the cover of Mother & Baby magazine while breastfeeding her baby daughter.
Easter = chocolate right? Especially when it comes to over-excited small people. But, if you want to side-step the inevitable sugar-rush, stuffed little faces and sticky fingers, here’s our round up of the best non-chocolate Easter Gifts for kids.
Is it time to stop apologising for our children’s behaviour? When I end up in one of those awkward ‘you go, no you go’ stand-offs with a stranger, despite the fact it’s nobody’s fault, I’m the first to offer my humble apologies for getting in their way. Surely, motherhood could cure me of my loose-lipped apologies, but somehow having children (twins) has made me up my sorry game even more.
The image shows a white babygrow with the words “This shirt is daddy-proof” emblazoned across it as well as arrows pointing to where the baby’s arms and head should go. “See, this could be funny if it wasn’t singling out dads,” she wrote.
You can count on Pink to sprinkle a little body positivity when it’s needed. The 37-year-old mum-of-two just delivered a dollop of realness to all women, particularly other new mums who are learning to love their new post-baby bodies.
Fans of the ancient practice hail swaddling as an easy and effective way to soothe babies and help them get a good night’s sleep. Experts believe some infants enjoy being swaddled because the cosiness mimics the close comfort of their mother’s womb. What’s more, swaddling is also believed to reduce the effects of the Moro reflex, the sudden jerky movement of their arms and legs that babies have until they’re around four months. In fact, the traditional practice can be pretty divisive, even among parenting experts.
Are British parents to blame for their newborns crying so much? The sound of a newborn crying is often hard to ignore, but British parents better get used to the noise as babies in the UK cry more than almost anywhere in the world, new research has revealed. The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, reveals that the biggest baby bawlers were found to be in the UK, Italy, Canada and the Netherlands, while babies cried least in Denmark Germany and Japan.
“Don’t talk to strangers!” It’s the safety rule that our parents drummed into us and now we repeatedly tell our own children. In her blog, Time Well Spent, Jodie Norton explained that a certain safety rule about identifying “Tricky People” that she taught her children years ago may actually have saved their lives. Deciding she needed to go to hospital, she took her four kids with her but arranged for her two eldest children- aged 10 and eight – to be picked up by a neighbour outside the A&E.
New data from Childcare.co.uk has revealed the UK regions that have the highest average hourly rates for childcare services and its no surprise that childcare costs in London are higher than anywhere else in the UK. The south east is the next most expensive region in the UK for childcare, with an average hourly rate of £7.16. On the other end of the scale the east Midlands offers the cheapest childcare, at just £6.09, well below the national average.
Experts have long been informing new mums about the benefits of breastfeeding. New research published in the journal Pediatrics has revealed that babies who were breastfed have the same cognitive development at five years old as their bottle-fed peers. The behaviour, vocabulary level and cognitive ability of 7,478 children was measured at age three and five and analysed in relation to whether or not they had been breastfed.
The attacker ran over pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, attacked and killed a police officer with a knife, and was later shot and killed by security services. The video footage and images weren’t easy for grown-ups to digest, let alone children, and the temptation for many parents, like me, was to switch off the TV in a bid to protect little ones from learning the truth. “It is good to talk to your children about events like yesterday’s attack for two main reasons,” says Emma Kenny, psychologist at Make Your Switch. “Firstly, if you don’t talk to them about it someone else will and they won’t necessarily know how to deal with that information.
For many new mums breastfeeding can be fraught with hurdles and insecurities. It’s little wonder, therefore, that new research has revealed that though almost three-quarters (73%) of women in England start breastfeeding after giving birth, less that half (44%) are still doing so two months later. The survey of 500 mothers commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) found that fears about breastfeeding included that it could be painful (74%), prevent them taking medication (71%) and be embarrassing in front of strangers (63%).
Introducing baby Romeo and Juliet! Is this the cutest coincidence ever? In the cutest coincidence ever two babies called Romeo and Juliet were born in adjoining hospital rooms just hours apart. Morgan and Edwin Hernandez’s baby boy, Romeo, was born at Blufton Hospital in South Carolina on Saturday 18 March.
Speaking to Good Morning America he admitted that pre-kids he sympathised with parents who were desperately trying to keep little ones quiet on a flight. “I was always like ‘God that’s hard’,” he told Good Morning America.
In the journal, Acta Paediatrica, Dr McKenna, along with Dr. Lee Gettler, argued that there is no such thing as infant sleep and there is no such thing as breastfeeding — there is only breastsleeping. Dr McKenna believes that sharing a bed with a breastfed baby is natural, normal, and healthy.