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A baby’s first words are usually heard between 12 and 18 months. You can encourage speech development with baby talk and by recognising child language development stages.
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Baby-led weaning gives your little one the chance to pick up and choose what they eat. It can be great fun for your little one to explore new flavours and textures. You can look forward to seeing some priceless expressions from your baby as they try…
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You might have heard of it but not quite know how to do it. We look at the pros and cons of baby-led weaning, and how to get your baby started with their first foods.
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.
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Here we help you navigate present buying, family visits and traditions old and new.
Many women experience back pain in pregnancy. Read about the causes of upper and lower backache when you are pregnant and learn self-help techniques here.
We discuss when to give your baby a bath, ways you can wash your little one and tips to help keep them safe at bath time..
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.
Having a baby can affect your relationship. Here we look at how to resolve problems with advice for new dads on staying supportive after childbirth.
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.

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