Parents & Co Blog

  • Baby Sleep

    Baby Sleep

    I would say one of the most challenging parts of bring your new baby home is sleep deprivation for parents. Newborns will sleep for approximately 15-17 hours per day, divided between day and night. Although they require a lot of sleep, the sleep time can be separated anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 to 4 hour segments.
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  • Feeding Baby

    Feeding Baby

    Whichever decision you make, breast or formula, won't be the wrong decision as it needs to be right for you and your baby. To help you make the right choice firstly speak to your doctor or a healthcare expert, but below are some facts to help you with your decision.
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  • Childcare

    Childcare

    Choosing the right childcare for your baby can be a difficult and time-consuming process. You are choosing and entrusting the person who will act as 'you' when you're not around! You need to think about your requirements, do you need help full-time, you may be going back to work and have a full schedule; or part-time help might be more suitable, where perhaps a Nanny share could be a consideration.
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  • Baby Bath Time

    Baby Bath Time

    All babies are covered in a white sticky substance called vernix when they are in the womb and this is naturally moisturising. Many babies are born with this sticky substance and it should be left ideally to absorb into your babies skin.
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  • Weaning

    Weaning

    There are two options to weaning, baby led or spoon fed weaning. The spoon fed is a more traditional method where parents feed babies puréed food. Alternatively the baby led method means only feeding your little ones real food, this means you can incorporate baby into family meals.
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  • Baby Development

    Baby Development

    Babies develop at a rapid rate, when you bring your newborn home they are already adjusting to their new environment. They will spend most of their time sleeping and feeding in the first few weeks. Although your baby appears not to be doing much they are taking lots in.
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  • Baby Essentials

    Baby Essentials

    It is really useful to have a guide to help parents to plan for the essential things you will need as you prepare for your baby's arrival. Remember babies grow very quickly!
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  • Premature assumptions

    Premature assumptions

    I always assumed that mums with sick children or with babies in the NICU were simply more capable. They were genetically filled with hope, gifted with a wealth of confidence and oozing with fortitude. They were proof that God never gave a person more than they could handle. They were born to weather trials, wired to somehow make it look easy.
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  • Weaning Babies!

    Weaning Babies!

    The news covered an article stating that baby foods sold in the UK fail to meet infant dietary weaning needs. A research team tested 479 shop bought products from leading manufacturers, including Heinz, Cow & Gate and Boots and found few were ideal for the job.
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