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Twins and multiples – special tips for speci...

Any parents who have had twins, triplets or other multiples have to consider a few extra issues in the way they organize family life. In the early days and weeks parents are often especially prone to exhaustion since these little additions tend to be small and require frequent feeding. If one wakes and cries, then the siblings are bound to follow suit. At this stage it is advisable to enlist relatives and friends to help with...

How to Make Long Car Journeys Fun

© gosphotodesign – Fotolia.com Long car journeys with the kids in tow can be a nightmare. While you imagined a fun, family road trip full of excitement and anticipation, the reality is travel-sick children, boredom and incessant cries of ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ The good news is that with a little preparation your car trip can become easy and stress free. One of the easiest ways to break up the monotony...

Baby Talk – Communicating With Babies

You may think it is all completely pointless, but communicating with babies as early as possible is key to their future development. They may not be able to talk back to you, but speaking to them is not just part of developing social skills, but also bonding between parent and child. More Than Words Whilst talking is important, so is communicating through the written word – reading to your baby helps to develop their...

Pets and pregnancy

With modern media outlets frequently seizing on the shock value of animal attack stories, it’s understandable that many pet-owning couples have concerns about making the life-changing leap into parenthood. However, the benefits for a child growing up around a domesticated animal far outweigh the risks. In fact, with a little planning and caution, the risks can be eliminated entirely. For dog owners it’s essential...
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