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Reusable nappies and wipes – why I encourage all new parents to make the switch

For literally hundreds of years (since the late 1500s at least), reusable nappies – or cloth versions thereof – were the mainstay of parents everywhere. That is, until 1947, when George M Schroder invented the first disposable nappy and changed the lives of millions of busy parents around the world. No longer did stay-at-home mums have to boil and handwash…

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Born In Lockdown – Having A Baby During COVID

* Written in partnership with Mamas and Papas, providing all the latest guidance and support out there for new parents preparing to have a lockdown baby * I really feel for all the soon-to-be mums and dads out there expecting a lockdown baby during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This should be a time for planning, nesting, and getting increasingly excited…

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New Mum Diary: surviving our first few weeks as a family of four

Honest guest post from my amazing wife, Rosie. I’m such a worrier. Before we had our second baby, Hugh, I spent nine months worrying. Worrying about whether our big house renovation project would be ready in time. Worrying that the baby might come early. Worrying whether or not the home birth we had planned would all work out. Worrying about…

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The realities of parenting…20 hilarious illustrations that show what parent life is really like!

Judging by the picture perfect parents we’re bombarded with by baby brands and advertising executives on an almost daily basis, you’d be excused for thinking that parenting was the easiest job in the world. But as the initiated amongst us know, the realities of parenting are somewhat less perfect, less sugar-coated and decidedly less airbrushed. For instance, I’ve yet to…

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Sex after having a baby: 7 things that mums want dads to know

Since my dear old mum is an avid reader of this blog, sex is a topic that I have (so far) refrained from writing about on YOU THE DADDY (for the record, in case she’s reading this, I’ve only done it once, and even then it was purely for procreative reasons). However, in every lovely relationship, sex is hugely important…

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