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0-3 months

Ben and Hannah

Shared Parental Leave: a dad's view

Ben, 31, has an 11-month-old daughter Hannah with his partner Catherine. He works as a social media manager at the BBC and is about to return to work after taking shared parental leave for three months.

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Coping with tiredness and newborn baby sleep patterns

Newborn sleep patterns can be a shock to the system for new parents. This article discusses how to get a baby to sleep, advice on dealing with tiredness and more.

baby being carried

What is baby reflux? Symptoms and support

Here we look at baby reflux symptoms with information about treatment, the difference between GOR and GORD, advice on baby vomiting and other aspects of infant reflux.

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Maternity care medical records: Getting access

Find out how you can get access to your medical records and maternity notes, covering the care you received during pregnancy, birth and postnatally and how much it will cost.

Bleeding after birth

Bleeding after birth: 10 things you need to know

It may be one of the few things you haven’t discussed with friends about what happens after the birth. Here’s an honest, clear account of what you can expect with bleeding after birth.

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Episiotomy or tear during childbirth

Having an episiotomy or suffering a tear during childbirth is common. Find out what the difference is between the two as well as the types of episiotomy and tears you might experience.

child drinking

Dehydration in children: What to watch for

Here’s how to make sure your child or baby stays protected from dehydration.

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Getting baby to sleep

Moses basket or cot? Co-sleep or not? If you're struggling to decide what’s best for your family when it comes to sleep, we provide some helpful information here.

Bathing your baby

We discuss when to give your baby a bath, ways you can wash your little one and tips to help keep them safe at bath time..

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How do I stop breastfeeding?

You can breastfeed your baby for as long as you wish but there may come a time when you want to stop. This article offers tips on how to stop breastfeeding a baby or toddler.

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Shared Parental Leave

New parents have the right to Shared Parental Leave. What is this right and how do you apply for it?