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Caring for your 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.

Baby massage

Baby massage: tips and benefits

Baby massage is a lovely way to enjoy time with your baby and it can also help you bond with them. Find out more in this article.

Sun safety for children

We look at how to keep your child safe, comfortable and protected over the summer

Dehydration in children

Here we look at dehydration in babies and what you can do if you think your baby is dehydrated. There are signs and symptoms to look out for and ways to treat and prevent it.

Babycare tips: how to look after a newborn

A newborn baby is a big responsibility. Here are tips on babycare regarding safety, changing a nappy, holding a baby, feeding, bathing and umbilical cord care.

Baby colds, coughs and ear infections: childhood illness

Tips on how to care for a sick baby or toddler: information on common childhood illnesses including the symptoms, how long they last and what to do when your baby is sick.

Breastfeeding tips - how much, how often?

This article provides breastfeeding tips, with information on breast milk production, knowing when to feed your baby and how much milk a baby needs.

How do I swaddle my baby?

This article discusses swaddling - how to do it as well as the arguments for and against.

Parenting styles and approaches

Trying different parenting styles and approaches can help you to make long-term decisions about your baby’s care. Read about different parenting skills and models here.

Circumcision: your questions answered

If you are considering circumcision for your baby, you can read this Q&A. Find out what circumcision is, how common it is, whether it’s available on the NHS and more.

Best age gap between siblings?

What is the best age gap between siblings? We look at (perceived) positive and negative aspects of age differences between children. Find out about sibling spacing here.

Bathing your newborn baby

Read about bathing your newborn baby: advice on how often you should bathe a newborn, tips on how to do it safely and also alternative approaches.