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What do I do if my baby is breech?

Babies usually twist and turn during pregnancy, but most have moved into the head-down position by the time you go into labour. However, there is a small chance your baby will be breech, meaning that they are in a position to come out bottom-first.At 32 weeks, 15% of babies are breech with most ...

What are some common congenital problems in babies? (Part 1)

What are some common congenital problems in babies? (Part 1)Every new parent's wish is that their baby will be born healthy. In fact, having a healthy baby is such a concern for parents that the excitement of every scan appointment is usually accompanied by a subtle feeling of dread. What if ...

Why is my child afraid of water?

You've decided to teach your child to swim. Sure, you knew there'd be some difficulties, but they're so scared of the water that they don't even want to come to the poolside! You wonder - Are all children afraid of the water at first? Is there anything I can do to help my child when they're ...

What is a premature birth?

 A premature birth is a birth that happens before the 37th week of pregnancy. The percentage of babies born before 37 weeks in the UK is 7 per cent, and 9.8 per cent in the US. You may need to give birth to your baby early due to medical reasons, or you will have a spontaneous preterm labour. ...

What swimwear do babies need?

 It's finally time for your baby to start swimming! But did you know that there are lots of types of swimwear that babies can use? You may have a swim nappy ready, but what about swim vests, thermals, or swim wraps? Sometimes it can get a bit cluttered! So, let's go over the several types of ...

What are some common congenital problems in babies? (Part 2)

Every new parent's wish is that their baby will be born healthy. In fact, having a healthy baby is such a concern for parents that the excitement of every scan appointment is usually accompanied by a subtle feeling of dread - What if there's something wrong with my baby?In part one, we explored a...

What does my pregnancy look like at 34 weeks?

It can seem like an impossible task, trying to find out what happens to your body (and your baby) during pregnancy. From pouring over every single book that you can get your hands on, to clicking through pages of pregnancy group forums, it can be very overwhelming!  In our week-by-week series, ...

How to accept your baby as their own person

How to accept your baby as their own personWhen you give birth, you can experience an intense separation from your baby, who had, until then, been inside your body for nine months. Now, your little one is out into the world, ready to blossom into their own person. The task now as a new parent ...

When can my baby go in seas, rivers, and lakes?

You're at the seaside on a lovely sunny day with your little one. It's sweltering, and you're thinking it would be lovely to have a few minutes in the water to cool them down. But what are the rules about babies in outside water? Are they safe to go in rivers, lakes, and seas? Swimming outside ...

How to introduce my baby to their siblings

The birthdate of your second child is looming, and your toddler doesn't seem to be all too happy about it. They get jealous when you talk about the coming baby, saying that they don't want a brother or sister, and that they know they won't like them. They don't like it when daddy rubs your belly...