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9-12 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.

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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.

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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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10 myths about parenthood and mental health

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

Breastfeeding concerns, problems and solutions

New mums can feel unsure about breastfeeding and what it’s going to be like. Here we address common breastfeeding concerns and problems with information and helpful tips.

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Childminders

This article provides information about registered childminders including how to find one, how much childminders typically charge, questions to ask a childminder and more.

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How to decide when to stop breastfeeding

How long should you breastfeed? You can breastfeed for as long as you and your baby want to. Making the decision on when to stop breastfeeding is an important one.

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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?’.