It's National Parents Week|
By Laura Lee Davies on 16/10/2006 in News
October 16 to 22, 2006, sees the seventh National Parents Week take place. You can visit the website to find out about special parenting events around the country.
To most parents, a special Week probably seems a little odd. Isn't being a parent a full time job?!However, the purpose of National Parenting Week, is to raise the issues and concerns that parents share, and to try to do start doing something about
Get into Parent Know How|
By Laura Lee Davies on 22/06/2006 in Life with baby
A new project to offer tips and advice to parents on the most important aspect of bringing up kids: spending time together.
The DfES (the government department for education and skills) has taken the initative to encourage parenting skills, and nurture a more thoughtful way to bring up children.The campaign is called Parent Know How and is aimed at making simple
Review: First Time Parent|
By Sarah Lawson on 13/04/2006 in Baby Reviews
A well-designed parenting book that guides you through those early months of your baby's life.
First-Time Parent by Lucy Atkins Well-designed, easy-to-follow guide about everyday parenting - not a celebrity cash-in!It tries to cover so many bases about health, development and lifestyle that it sometimes skims subjects a little bit Features
Review: The Science of Parenting |
By Louise Rogers on 25/08/2006 in Baby Reviews
Margot Sunderland's latest book looks at the long-term effects of many common parenting practices, such as sleep training and controlled crying.
The Science of Parenting by Margot Sunderland Authoritative, yet accessible. Will get you thinking.Would be good to have more practical advice Features: Evidence-based analysis of how we as parents can affect the way our babies’ brains work, simply
Cord blood collection warning to parents|
By Clio FitzHerbert on 09/03/2010 in Labour & birth
Parents warned against risky and illegal blood collections from baby’s umbilical cords
Cord blood collection carried out unlawfully or without proper guidelines could put mum and baby at risk and lead to contaminated samples, warn the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).More than 140 cases where untrained staff or parents have collected cord
Being a Natural Parent and Baby|
By Laura Lee Davies on 25/08/2008 in Newborn baby
It's not as hard as you think to be eco-friendly and have an easy parenting life with your new baby…
Many new parents feel it's important to look after their new baby in as environmentally-friendly a way as possible. After all, it's their child's future world at stake. Here are some highlights from our ThinkBaby Natural Week 2008, plus some other
BLISS's booklets for parents of premature babies|
By Laura Lee Davies on 07/09/2006 in Newborn health & safety
The charity supporting the care and wellbeing of premature and sick babies, BLISS, has published three new booklets to help parents understand their role in their child's new life.
The charity BLISS has produced a new series of publications to help parents of premature and sick babies.Although the medical side to caring for ‘premmies’ and sick babies is getting better all the time, often the encouragement of parental
Christmas Gift Guide for new parents|
By Matt Fricker on 28/10/2010 in Shopping
From special champagne messages to a waterproof camcorder for splashing times, we pick the best gift ideas for new parents - you just need to drop the hints
Congratulations! What better way for someone to celebrate becoming a new parent than to receive lots of lovely goodies at Christmas (it's not all about the baby, after all!)
Parents tips on announcing your pregnancy|
By Kimberley Smith on 07/02/2011 in Just pregnant - the essentials
Ready to announce that you're pregnant? Here are some quirky ideas other parents have used to let everyone know the good news
that said, "Big bro to be". We dressed him up in it when we saw our parents. He loved being the bearer of good news!" - Viv S."We announced it at Christmas. We bought home made crackers and put a copy of the scan and a little message inside each one. We had
Parents taught to reduce preemie babies’ pain|
By Kimberley Smith on 25/08/2011 in Newborn health & safety
Teaching parents of premature babies to understand and manage their infants’ pain helps them become more confident carers
Teaching parents to recognise and respond to signs of pain from their preemie babies makes them more confident after leaving hospital.New research in hospitals around London found that giving mums and dads specific training about pain management