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12-18 months

Returning to work after maternity leave

Returning to work after maternity leave can be a big adjustment. Read about how to go back to work plus information on choosing childcare and your flexible working rights.

Being a new dad: sex after pregnancy

Sex after pregnancy: Resuming your sex life after birth may take time. This article discusses when you can have sex after birth and the impact of breastfeeding on sex.

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Cold weather tips for the winter

In the winter months when the temperature drops your baby needs to be kept warm, especially when outdoors. Here are some tips for keeping them warm in the cold weather.

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Your emotions after giving birth

Giving birth and having a child are profound emotional experiences. This article outlines some of the emotions you may encounter after having a baby.

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Co-sleeping safety

This article looks at ways to ensure that you co-sleep as safely as possible if you bed share with your baby. Read more about safety tips and guidelines here.

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Baby sling safety

This article describes how to wear a baby sling, safety considerations and more. Find out the answers to common questions on babywearing including ‘are baby slings safe?’.

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Choosing a baby sling – babywearing information

This article provides information on babywearing, different kinds of baby slings and carriers including wraps, with advice on breastfeeding using a sling.

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What does your baby need to drink?

How do you introduce your child to drinking from a cup and do they need to drink anything apart from milk? This article looks at how to choose the right cup for your child as well as information on what to drink and how to avoid tooth decay.

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Baby slings and carriers: the different types

Here we look at the different types of baby slings and carriers that are available in the UK. Find the best option for you and your child from wraps, pouches, SSCs and Mei Tais.

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Flexible working: Your right to a request

What is flexible working and how do you request it? Find out more about flexible working hours, your rights, making an application in the UK and the potential benefits here.

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What is flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly or brachycephaly)?

This article looks at ‘flat head syndrome’ outlining symptoms, possible causes and treatment.

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10 myths about parenthood and mental health

We debunk myths about perinatal mental health and encourage parents to talk about how they're feeling.