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There’s a poo in my bath – thoughts of a first time dad on baby’s first plop in the tub

After 16 months of fatherhood, I thought I’d avoided this most dreaded parenting milestone; baby’s first poo in the bath. “Oh, that’s never happened to us,” I’d say smugly. “I think we’re well past that now.” I was wrong. Dead wrong. So for any new parents still to experience this inevitable right of passage (and for any who have their…

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What our preemie son’s birth meant to me…

For millions of parents across the globe, today is special. Because Friday 17th November 2017 is officially World Prematurity Day; a time for parents of preemie babies to reflect on the journey we’ve all been through (or are still going through) while raising awareness of the key issues and misconceptions around prematurity for any and every parent who will experience…

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Parenting isn’t a race: a poem for parents who are bored of the Baby Olympics

As parents, it’s tempting to compare your baby’s progress and development against other babies you know around the same age. We’re all guilty of joining this rat race, but nine times out of ten, doing so just makes you worry. Because however well your little pride and joy is doing, there’s always going to be some other parent whose baby…

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Your willy is not a toy…a poem for parents of little boys

As every parent with sons will know, there comes a time in every little boy’s life when – out of nowhere – he suddenly discovers his willy … and dutifully become completely obsessed with it (a bond which, I should say, only grows stronger as the years go by). And while of course this process is completely natural, a means of…

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12 teething toys you can find (for free) around the house

As every new parent knows, trying to predict which toys your baby will love (and which they’ll throw behind the sofa, never to be seen again) is impossible to predict. Nine times out of ten, you’ll buy your little one a new toy – lauded as a multi-sensory sensation that’s loved by all babies that come into contact with it…

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