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Our birth story – third time’s a charm

Of all our pregnancies, we’d never felt so prepared. This was to be our third (and final) baby, three and a half years since our last, and we’d been ready and waiting for weeks. You see, Teddy (our first) had surprised us by arriving a month early, on the first day of my wife Rosie’s maternity leave. It was a…

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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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The important role dads play in feeding our babies (even when it comes to breastfeeding)

You won’t be surprised to read that I think dads are amazing and play such an important role in raising our kids. Modern dads are nothing like the incompetent louts we’re often portrayed as in the media. We’re hands on. We change nappies, wipe bums and blow noses. We’re not always the ‘fun’ parent. And, most definitely, we are NOT…

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Why I’m celebrating kindness milestones with my boys

As parents, it’s easy to get obsessed with how your child is developing compared to their peers. When you see other parents online, proudly posting photos of their perfect babies, smiling, sleeping through the night, talking, crawling, counting, taking those tentative first steps (while yours seems a million miles away from doing these things), it’s natural to worry that your…

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The Wonder of Babies

We all know that every birth and every baby is an absolute miracle. But after having our second baby Hugh back in November (and spending many a sleepless night reading up about his development and wondering how we created such a perfect human) I’m now starting to think that babies are even more amazing than I initially thought. First of…

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