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6-9 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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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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.

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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?’.