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Parents Face-off with the Ultimate Baby Changing Challenge

Question: How do parents raise triplets — without going postal? Answer: A generous dose of daily humour. (Plus a healthy bit of mum vs dad competition…) Couple Ryan and Desi are no strangers to hard work; after struggling with infertility for three years, the parents hit the bambino jackpot – finding out they were expecting triplets. As incredible as their story is,…

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Most Popular Baby Names of 2016 Revealed

The official Nameberry list for 2016 is out! Check out this year’s top picks for inspiration, or to see whether your baby name choice made the cut. Chart-toppers include a few of the usual favourites, plus (thankfully) plenty of fresh – and gorgeous – new entries, with links to literature, film and fairytale.

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Teach Your Kids Empathy by Reading

Of all the qualities I’d like to instil within my child, empathy – the ability to view the world through the lens of another – undoubtedly tops the list. It’s the glue that binds relationships, and the one sure way to keep kindness and generosity a part of our social fabric. According to Amnesty’s poll for International…

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How to Clean Rubber Bath Toys – the Easy Way!

Bathtime with your babs just wouldn’t be the same without the prerequisite rubber duckie – or, as is the case in our household – menagerie of kitschy, plasticised playthings. Sadly, alongside the splashy fun comes the inevitable gross stuff metastasising inside those beloved toys — MOULD. As a mum, it will be your lot in life to…

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Mum Delivers Baby in Five Minutes Flat – For Real!

Hold on to your birthing balls, mamas, the fastest labour in history – or thereabouts – has just made headlines; with a bouncing babs being delivered in only five minutes — there’s hope for the rest of us yet! Earlier this month, 20-year-old Daisy Stewart was induced at 4 weeks prem due to pre-eclamspsia, in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland. As the…

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5 Simple Ways to Help Introduce New Siblings

Bringing a new baby home to the family is an exciting experience – especially for the newly inducted ‘big’ brothers and sisters. But young ones thrive on routine and feel safe when things are predictable; when the novelty wears off and older siblings realise that things are going to be irrevocably different from here on (and that…

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Why Couples Should Avoid Caffeine Before Pregnancy

Women are widely advised to avoid caffeine when pregnant — but did you know that the number of cuppas you and your partner knock back prior to conception can affect your baby’s health, too? According to research from the National Institutes of Health and the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre, a miscarriage is more likely if both the woman…

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