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9-12 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.

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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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What is flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly or brachycephaly)?

This article looks at ‘flat head syndrome’ outlining symptoms, possible causes and treatment.

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What does your baby need to drink?

How do you introduce your child to drinking from a cup and do they need to drink anything apart from milk? This article looks at how to choose the right cup for your child as well as information on what to drink and how to avoid tooth decay.

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Childcare costs

The cost of childcare is a significant issue for many parents. Discover your options with a childcare cost calculator and information on how to get help with childcare costs.

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Travelling with your baby

When you and your baby travel by car, train or plane, there are things you can do and take with you to make it as comfortable as possible. Here are some tips for travelling with your baby.

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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.