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3-6 months

Being a new dad: caring for a newborn

Here we give tips for new dads on caring for a newborn baby. There is always something to be done and this time is a great opportunity for dads to begin bonding with their baby.

Being a new dad: fathers and breastfeeding support

This article provides breastfeeding info for dads, including how to support your partner emotionally and practically with breastfeeding and your role with formula feeding.

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.

Being a new dad: juggling life as a new parent

Becoming a parent involves shifts in your lifestyle. This article offers information for new dads on fathers' rights at work, stress after childbirth and relationships.

Being a new dad: family finances

Family finances are an important consideration after your child is born. Read about costs related to having a baby including childcare, and about parental benefits and savings.

Postnatal fitness: when can you start exercise after birth?

Learn about postnatal exercise including when you can start exercise after pregnancy with examples of safe, low impact ways of maintaining fitness after giving birth.

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Sex after pregnancy: tips for new dads

Here we give our top tips to new dads on resuming their sex life after having a baby. 

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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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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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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.

How to prepare baby formula

How to prepare baby formula

Here we provide tips and information on how to make up a baby's bottle using formula milk including how to mix baby formula.

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Cot safety features: sleeping safely in a cot

There are features of certain cots that provide a safer sleeping environment for babies. Find out about what to look out for when choosing a cot and read our guidelines for cot safety.