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6-9 months

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.

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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.

Claiming Tax Credits

Read about what tax credits are, how to apply for them and what to do if you’re overpaid.

Universal Credit Explained

Learn how Universal Credit is different from existing benefits, how much you’ll be paid and how to apply for it

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Average childcare costs

Find out how much full-time or part-time childcare may cost below

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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.

Breastfeeding

How do I stop breastfeeding?

You can breastfeed your baby for as long as you wish but there may come a time when you want to stop. This article offers tips on how to stop breastfeeding a baby or toddler.

Feeding

Benefits of breastfeeding: 23 wins

While most of us know breastfeeding is good for our babies and want to do it, perhaps we didn’t know quite how good it is. Here are 23 reasons why it’s worth trying to breastfeed and seeking support if you think it might help.

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Everything you need to know about slings and carriers

Strap yourselves in. Here’s the lowdown on baby slings and carriers