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If you are expecting your very first baby any minute now, you’re probably wondering whether or not you have every little thing you’ll need to welcome your new arrival. Don’t worry. Millions of new parents have done it right, and chances are good that you will, too. Here are a few tricks and tips you’ll want to know about, just in case. ...

I remember experiencing some mixed feelings which came with some deep introspection when it hit me that I was bang in the middle of that age when all my friends, colleagues and closest cousins were all going through some significant changes in their lives. These changes came with some mega responsibilities, the biggest of which was perhaps suddenly being entirely responsible for another life. Becoming a parent does indeed instil in one a whole new way of looking at life and while the world suddenly seems to be a more dangerous place to...

It seems that as soon as we become pregnant, life happens to us. Before that time, it might have felt like you had far more control over your life, and you could easily decline those little things you didn’t want to do. Once you start a family, your little ones seem to be in charge of so much of your life. They dictate when you sleep for a start! Our kids are the most important things in our lives. It’s easy to let our own lives pass us by. Whether you are still in a relationship with the father of your children or not, you may still...

When you have a baby, there are plenty of times when you might get in a bit of a panic. It’s often because you don’t have that all-important accessory you really need. It’s easy to do when you’re in a rush too. There is always something missing out of the changing bag or pram! But there are a few absolute essentials I just couldn’t cope without. They’re definitely the things I check for first! A packet of baby wipes is the first thing I make sure I have. I’ll have some stashed in the change bag, some in my handbag, and...

When you stare down at your newborn as they sleep, the whole world falls still and quiet. Those little moments where you can’t blink or look away record the sights and feelings you have for little one forever in your mind. They are impossible to describe and difficult to recall without welling up. Those are the moments you wish you could capture forever to share with the whole world, but your camera never seems to be handy! Some people like to take photos of their babies every day so they can see how they grow and change over the course...

If you’ve decided that you’d like to get your child christened, you’re no doubt faced with a load of organisational problems to sort out before the big day. Where exactly are you supposed to start? What if you forget something? The following steps are things you’ll need to do before the big day to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible: Image Author Choosing the Godparents The very first thing that you should get out the way is asking your chosen friends and family whether they’d like to be the godparents for your...

If you are an expectant mother, then you will know that having a baby can be both an exciting and scary time for you. As time goes on, you would have to worry about anything that might go wrong during your pregnancy, and, of course, you would be required to have various pregnancy-related appointments with midwives, nurses, doctors and all manner of different medical personnel. Image via Flickr During the third trimester, your thoughts will turn to preparing yourself for the imminent birth of your baby (or babies, if you have been blessed...

Having a baby is a blessing in every culture, in every country in the world. That special time waiting for the new life to arrive is often a tense time, and the challenge for parents-to-be is how to stay positive and a great team while everything changes. Romance is easily forgotten to make way for practical changes in a relationship, however it’s more important than ever to make time to spend together before baby’s arrival. Romantic evening meals will become a small military operation once arranging babysitters gets involved, so...

One of the most critical choices a parent has to make is choosing the linen for a baby bed. Most infants spend the major part of their first six months in their cribs. Therefore, it is essential to choose comfortable and secure linens. If your baby is safe and comfortable, you will get more rest since you will have one less thing to worry about. A parent may feel babylag after having his or her sleep disrupted by a new infant. When you are sleep deprived, you will find moments when you are unable to concentrate, and you may have difficulty...

Fertility in regard to women is the capability of a female to produce an offspring. Unfortunately, some women are incapable of becoming pregnant. If a woman has unsuccessfully tried to conceive a child for a period exceeding one year, then she is considered infertile or barren.  Infertility problems can be dealt with using various treatments and adjusting various things in ones lifestyle. This guide by Create Health Clinics provides some useful tips to boost fertility in women. Understand your monthly periods and the ovulation cycle Between...

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