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Typically in our late teens and twenties we focus on contraception, but when the time comes to turn our thoughts to conception, there are a large number of myths about how to fall pregnant.
One of the many wonders new parents may encounter, with the birth of their child, is just how long their fingernails and toenails can be. For four out of the nine months of a full-term pregnancy, a baby’s nails grow; it’s possible your newborn will have longer nails than you!
Pregnancy is a time of significant change both in your life and physically. It can be associated with stress on your mental health and may even precipitate postnatal depression. Understanding what may lead to stress, how you can recognise deterioration in your mental health and what you can be done to help is an important aspect of your pregnancy care.
Reading with your baby is such an important and fun activity. The Little Big Book Club team are pleased to offer some helpful information and advice on how to make the most of story time with your baby.
We think a nappy name should reflect more than just the size and weight of your baby, that’s why our names represent who your baby is and the stage of development they’re in! Weight range is provided as a suggestion for what your little one wears, but ultimately, we want you to feel empowered to make the right size call. Trust those new parent instincts.
Prepare to be blown away by these 16 riveting facts about your little one’s first year of life. Not only are they cute, cuddly and full of curiosity, babies are also the subject of a plethora of astonishing facts that prove babies really are the most remarkable little things on the planet.
Without a doubt, the arrival of a new baby often heralds new financial concerns. In many families, income will decrease as mum takes maternity leave and, hopefully, dad takes paternity leave. The two-income family will frequently become a one income family for an extended period of time as one of the parents takes on the role of caregiver for the early formative years.
So you thought that first few months of motherhood was challenging. Now that you’ve returned to work and become a working mum, you’ve discovered a whole new meaning to the word ‘challenging’.
Research shows that the nutrition that a baby gets throughout their first thousand days of life – starting from a month before a woman even falls pregnant through until his or her second birthday – sets up their health for life.