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  • Are you there for him? A poem to get us talking about …

    Are you there for him? A poem to get us talking about dads’ mental health
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    Sex after having a baby: 7 things that mums want dads to know
  • The importance of date night…10 top tips to plan your perfect kid-free …

    The importance of date night…10 top tips to plan your perfect kid-free night out!
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    New parent debate: The pitfalls of pram shopping
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    Is it normal to sleep in separate beds during pregnancy?

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 won’t you drink your milk? A poem for health-conscious parents…

When we think about our children’s nutrition, nothing but the best will do. We keep them away from calorific fizzy drinks, turkey twizzlers and sugary sweet treats. We mash, puree and chop vegetables into miniscule pieces before discreetly hiding them in their meals to make sure they’re getting their five a day. We’ll literally do anything we can possibly think…

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Dad in training – from baked beans to cordon bleu

I’ve gotta admit…I’m no cook. Left to my own devices in the kitchen, I’ll invariably make my signature dish – beans on toast – every damn time, without fail. Delicious, nutritious and (pretty much) fool proof. It’s not that I can’t cook, mind. I’m embarrassed to admit that as a teenager, I actually completed a two week course at world…

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ASK THE EXPERT: Vegetable-Led Weaning…the baby food revolution everyone’s talking about

Ever since we started our weaning journey two months ago, I’ve been inundated with questions from other first time parents who are confused about how to start introducing their littles to proper baby food. How early should we start? How much should we be giving them? Should we buy pouches or make homemade? Is it meant to replace a bottle/boob feed? Is my baby…

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The wonderful world of pregnancy cravings

As every good woman knows, the surest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And let me tell you, in week 7 of our journey towards parenthood, with pregnancy cravings now in full swing, my stomach (and I) couldn’t be happier. In the months before we started trying for a baby, my wife decided to enforce, with dictatorial…

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