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  • The important role dads play in feeding our babies (even when it …

    The important role dads play in feeding our babies (even when it comes to breastfeeding)
  • Why dads aren’t taking up shared parental leave (but why we …

    Why dads aren’t taking up shared parental leave (but why we all should)
  • Sex after having a baby: 7 things that mums want dads to know

    Sex after having a baby: 7 things that mums want dads to know
  • Perceptions of fatherhood are outdated and have to change

    Perceptions of fatherhood are outdated and have to change
  • To babymoon or not to babymoon? That is the question…

    To babymoon or not to babymoon? That is the question…
  • Ask the Expert: Hypnobirthing…the birth technique everyone’s talking about

    Ask the Expert: Hypnobirthing…the birth technique everyone’s talking about

To babymoon or not to babymoon? That is the question…

Before we got pregnant, I was adamant that the concept of a babymoon was, frankly, ridiculous; a crazy fad that I would never succumb to myself. “A complete waste of money, at a time when you should be taking more responsibility for your family’s finances. The brainchild of some spotty marketing wanker, tasked with selling more cheap flights and package holidays,” I preached to…

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ASK THE EXPERT: Breastfeeding SOS…your questions answered

After sharing our breastfeeding story on the blog a few months ago, I was surprised and heartened to receive countless messages from other first time parents like us, both mums and dads, who were experiencing the exact same trials and tribulations as we were. From concerns around nipple pain, tongue ties and babies’ weight gain to questions about milk supply, pumping, breast milk vs.…

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10 essential baby items that got us through our first month of parenthood

As every new parent knows, during the latter stages of pregnancy, we are all bombarded with countless lists of essential baby items that we simply ‘must buy’ before our little one’s arrival. For the first timers among us, at around the 36 week mark, beset by a dangerous combination of confusion and fear, we dutifully set about buying anything and…

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Ask the Expert: Hypnobirthing…the birth technique everyone’s talking about

Exclusive interview with hypnobirthing guru Miriam Greaves When I first heard about hypnobirthing, I was sceptical, to say the least. With only a passing knowledge of the subject, at first glance it appeared to be a bit ‘wishy-washy’, somewhat ‘hippyish’ and, dare I say it, kind of unbelievable. After hearing countless horror stories from new parent friends and watching more…

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Dad in training – from modern man to handy man

I’m not ashamed to admit, I’m not what you’d call a manly man. Sure I drink real ale, I mow the lawn, I’m a proficient sportsman, I hate asking for directions and I’m about to become a father. But manly? Not so much. I guess, if we’re getting technical about it, you’d probably describe me instead as more of a…

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