Baby monitors are so important in the early stages of your little one’s life. You can watch them sleep, check if they’re OK at night and have that all-important peace of mind. Plus, it can be super cute to watch them on the little screen!
Pushing your baby in a pram is great – you can get them out and about, and often it’s a fantastic way to get them to sleep (we see you Saturday morning dads out with the pram!). But with a buggy or pushchair that has a forward-facing seat, they really get to see their surroundings and learn about the world.
Babies love to sleep. As a parent, you’ll learn to love those times that they finally go down for a nap too. You can sleep yourself, get on with some jobs or just catch up with an episode of Working Moms on Netflix! And when they finally sleep through the night… honestly there’s no better feeling.
Sleep. You never know how much you appreciate it until it’s taken away! And unfortunately pregnancy can be a time when sleep feels like an impossible goal. There’s those frequent trips to the loo, plus fluctuating hormone levels, heartburn, restless leg syndrome, stress and a growing baby changing the shape of your body.
Thinking about breastfeeding? You’re not the only one. Breastfeeding is one of the things that new mothers and mothers-to-be spend a lot of time thinking and worrying about. Also, everyone has their opinion on it too. We’re talking family members, medical professionals and even random people you’ve never met!
Babies and toddlers need lots of sleep every single day, and more than they can get overnight. Which means napping, and plenty of it! Your little one will need to nap during the day to stay happy and healthy, and to grow and develop. And it even gives you a little peace and quiet or an opportunity to get a few jobs done.
Some people are dead against them, others are all for it! Gender reveal parties are definitely a new and polarising phenomenon. But if you ask us, why not go for it? It’s your baby after all! But where do you start? Here we explain what a gender reveal party is, what they involve and when people have them. We’ll also give you plenty of inspiration to put on your own.
Weaning your baby from the breast is an important step in their development, but it’s not always an easy change to make. Try and make it as smooth as possible, it’s important to know when to wean, how best to do it and what to do if your baby refuses.