Baby Makes ‘Metal Horns’ in Ultrasound Pic + 101 Rock n Roll Baby Names
This baby's ultrasound pic shows signs of a very rock n roll future! Inspired by her heavy metal ways, we've compiled some 'very suitable' rock 'n roll baby names the family might consider!  Makelle Throckmorton Ahlin hasn't even had her baby yet, but she already knows the little gal (or guy) is going to be a handful. How? Because thanks to an...
Here’s How a Crocheted Octopus Helps Keep a Premmie Baby Alive
What can a crocheted octopus do for a premmie? Apparently a lot! Well, who would have thought!? One UK hospital is using crochet octopus softies as a way to help premature newborns thrive. Yes, you read that right – a crocheted octopus. Not a new techy gadget or some modern medical marvel that some super-smarties developed in a lab. A...
Hilarious! How to Bring Your Newborn Home From Hospital in 20 Easy Steps
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Congratulations! You’ve survived giving birth and you’re the proud owner of your very own small human being. Now you get to bring your newborn home and begin a blissful life together. Easy, right? Right? Oh dear… 1. Walk out of the hospital exhausted but glowing with pride as you make your first public appearance with your newly-expanded family. Think “Look, world!...
Real Mum Confessions: Hilariously True Second Kid Shortcuts
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Sometime (when you’re pregnant, awaiting bundle of joy #2), somewhere (while you’re just minding your own business), someone (whether you ask for it or not!) will come up with this corker, ‘Ah you’ll be more relaxed this time round’… Now, let’s see, ‘relaxed’. It’s quite a considerate way of putting it, actually. Others might say you’ll be little distracted, others may...
40 Baby Names That Have Taken a Break: Will They Come Back in Fashion?
Gary said his first word today! Barbara is teething, send help! Geoffrey is finally sleeping through the night! Oh look, Nancy just rolled over... Chances are, you won’t hear these remarks made in mothers groups around the country today. The situations, yes. But the names? Not so much. While your parents’ generation is most likely rich with such monikers, these days nobody is calling...
8 Steps to Successfully Introduce Your Baby to Your Dog
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Bringing a new baby into the world changes yours completely. What a lot of dog owners forget is that it also completely changes the pack dynamic of your household. This can lead to tension and boundary issues if not great problems with your dog if it is not tackled up front.  Preparing Your Dog Ready For Your Baby’s Arrival Sad...
The Not So Shitty Truth About Cloth Nappies
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I have to say it took me by surprise. A close friend had chosen to use cloth nappies. Amongst all my breeding friends it had simply never entered our minds or conversations to debate cloth versus disposable. And we had discussed all the choices. Knowing the gender or not. Caesarean or natural. Drug free or drug me. Boob or bottle....
Get Off Me: How To Help Your Clingy Child Find Independence
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There’s nothing quite like having children to make you appreciate alone time. Before kids, I’d often seek out the company of other people rather than be alone. Now, my kids give me more company than I can handle some days, and after a particularly long day of one or the other of my kids attached to my leg, I’m desperate...
The New Mum Advice You Can Ignore
Having a baby means being flooded with unwanted advice. Mum Central’s Sacha Burkett is here to tell you what to abide, what to ignore and who to well and truly tell to ‘get lost!’ If you’ve a baby on the way or a brand new arrival at home you’ve likely been inundated with advice from everyone. From the accounts girls...
Researchers closer to understanding SIDS
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New mums of the future may sleep easier with a breakthrough in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) research this week! The Sydney Morning Herald has revealed Australian researchers are closer to unveiling the mystery of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The syndrome, which causes the death of otherwise healthy babies, sees their cause of death routinely ruled as of "undetermined". An Australian...