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6 Ways To Make Your Baby Smile

It’s not easy before your baby has learned to smile. We tend to use that upward curve to gauge our success as parents, because, really, verbal communication is a little on the thin side in the early...

Do Waters Break More Commonly At Night?

Most of what movies tell you is incorrect—at least when it comes to pregnancy and labour. Going into labour is very rarely as dramatically swift as celluloid, and waters almost never break in the mi...

Why Your Baby’s Head Smells So Good

Olfactory memory refers to the recollection of smells, the likes of which can send you hurtling down memory lane at rocket speed. I have a vivid memory of my daughter, just born, and the fragrance waf...

Why Does My Cat Want to Sleep Close to My Baby?

Cats are known for being complex creatures, and their moods and motivations are often indiscernible. This can be a little worrying when it comes to their strange preference for snuggling up close to y...

Get Ready—The Gruffalo Coin is Here!

Almost every kiddy-lit bookshelf this side of the pond will have The Gruffalo gracing its shelves. It’s a beloved bedtime story for little ones, and a memory-maker for mums and dads of when our chil...

Hospitals Refusing to Reveal Baby Gender

The 20 week scan is a big deal; it gives you an idea of anomaly risk factors—and of course, you get to find out what you’re having, boy or girl. But the latter could no longer be part of the proc...

Talking to Your Bump—What Are the Benefits?

About halfway through your pregnancy, your baby begins to pick up your voice. This obviously has the effect of familiarising her with the sound of Mum—but does the benefit go beyond, especially if y...

Baby Scan Manicures: Would You?

Nail art has been around forever—and what mum doesn’t love the brief pleasure of being treated to a manicure—but would you have your baby’s ultrasound pasted onto your fingers as part of the d...