Prepare your toddler for the arrival of a second child

The arrival of a new baby can herald significant changes in family dynamics, particularly if it's the second child. This can be challenging enough for adults to cope with let alone a toddler, who has comfortably spent their first years of life as an only child. We asked Dr Maryhan …

Top tips for photographing babies

If you’ve just had your first baby, you’ll already be aware of how quickly they change. Every day brings a new ‘first’. Your baby's first year will pass by so quickly you will want to treasure all those precious memories and milestones. As it’s National Scrapbooking Day, we turned to …

Ten Lords a leaping: Birth partner tips for Christmas

Christmas is a busy time of year, and even more so when there’s a baby on the way (or just arrived!). So as a birth partner or new Dad, you have an important role to play. We've come up with some birth partner tips, that will help you make her …

How big is my baby during pregnancy?

Your baby is constantly growing. This chart should be used to give you a general idea of how big your baby is at different stages during your pregnancy. You will be given a more accurate measurement when you go for your 12 and 20 week scans. Your midwife will measure your …

Packing your birth bag

Regardless of whether you have chosen to give birth at home, in a birth centre or hospital you should still have a birth bag packed and ready. It just means you've got everything organised in one place. Reducing the likelihood of a last minute dash around the house trying to …