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Life with your newborn

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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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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.

New year, same old resolutions?

The new year is often a time for resolutions and positive plans for the year ahead. Here we provide some suggestions for things to think about over the coming months.

Postnatal care: checks for babies

After birth, your baby will have health checks to detect conditions and abnormalities. Here we look at the Apgar score, blood spot screening, the six week postnatal check and more.

Getting organised: what to expect after birth

Here we look at what to expect after birth, including what you can do to deal with tiredness as well as advice on getting support from your partner and others.

Constipation in babies

Here we answer questions about constipation in babies with information on baby constipation remedies and relief, how to help a newborn and what not to give them.

Coping with tiredness and newborn baby sleep patterns

Newborn sleep patterns can be a shock to the system for new parents. This article discusses how to get a baby to sleep, advice on dealing with tiredness and more.

Breastfeeding problems and concerns in the early days

Here we look at some of the problems and concerns that can make breastfeeding in the early days challenging.

Sore nipples when breastfeeding

Sore nipples when breastfeeding can be a problem in the early days and beyond. This article outlines causes of sore nipples and suggests methods to ease the pain.

Choosing child car seats

Buying child car seats can be confusing. Read about UK laws, rear and forward facing car seats, safety information and see our checklist for choosing a baby's car seat.

Fitting a baby's car seat

Baby car seat installation can be difficult. Here we give tips on fitting children’s car seats; with a guide to safety and information on the various types.