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Mother & BabyMother & Baby

Mother & Baby

April 2019

Mother & Baby gives you practical, expert answers to all your parenting questions. In each issue, you’ll find everything you need to know as a mum – from essential pregnancy and newborn advice, to information on feeding, weaning and sleeping. And don’t miss the must-have shopping and product guides, produced with the help of our burgeoning army of real-mum testers. MOTHER & BABY gives you the confidence to be the best parent you can possibly be, by helping you make the right choices for you and your baby. With over 50 years of experience, mums & dads know they can trust our advice.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bauer Media Ltd
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welcome

Hello! Happy Mother’s Day! It’s so great that, across the length and breadth of Britain, everybody stops to celebrate mums – even if it is just for one day, once a year! Because we’re doing a fabulous job, 24/7. Yes, family life comes with some pretty tough challenges, and there are many moments when we question if we’re any good at this parenting business, but just look at what you’ve achieved so far… That little human you’re raising is absolutely gorgeous! And maybe if we mums started appreciating what a fab job we’re doing, even when we’re winging it, we’d all feel a whole lot happier. And we’re all about happy this month.Find out how to create some magical moments on Mother’s Day – and every day after –…

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expert advice

Enjoy ‘You can still feel great in your third trimester with these simple but smart energy-boosting steps,’ says Professor Greg Whyte on page 22. Smile ‘Want to make your baby even happier? These activities will bring him instant bursts of pleasure,’ promises Professor Michelle de Haan on page 61. Celebrate ‘Add these bursts of one-to-one time with your tot to your day, and have the best ever Mother’s Day,’ says parenting coach Lorraine Thomas on page 90. ■…

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upfront

Progress! Going on maternity leave and returning to work can be an emotional experience for many reasons, but now there could be one less thing to worry about. Under new government plans backed by Theresa May, pregnant women and new parents could be set to receive greater protection from redundancy. The consultation proposes to extend the legal protection against redundancy for up to six months after a return to work, and extend it to parents returning from adoption leave or shared parental leave. Time to redecorate! Got the spring itch to spruce up your home? Swedish brand Newbie has launched Bedtime Stories, a limited-edition collection of wallpaper, bedding and matching nightwear featuring prints from a dreamy rose garden or…

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mama baby bliss, classes nationwide

‘The classes are always very calm, and it’s a lovely place to meet other mums.’ Jess and Noah ‘We always enjoy showing my partner the techniques we learn.’ Ashleigh and Arlo ‘I’m learning massage techniques which I can use at home to help Oliver sleep.’ Alice and Oliver ‘Freya sleeps for two hours after the class, which is great!’ Emily and Freya ‘I feel as if Layla and I have bonded so much more doing the course.’ Victoria and Layla ‘It’s a lovely and warm environment that’s as much for you as a mummy, as it is for your little one!’ Serj with Ari and Remi …

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if you only do one thing…

Is the bottom of your changing bag home to a multitude of crumbs and goodness-knows-what? Time for a spring clean! If it’s not washable, then turn your bag inside out and use a lint roller followed by an antibacterial wipe to freshen it up. ■…

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giovanna fletcher

Togetherness is happiness! My definition of happiness has changed since becoming a mum. The central axis of my heart and soul seems to have gone through a massive shift, leaving nothing as it was before. You are changed (definitely). Altered (yep). Bettered (possibly… I’d like to think so). I’m flooded with new challenges, experiences and emotions – meaning the moments that fill me with the most amount of joy might seem small and trivial to others, but are everything to me.Many things bring a smile to my face and a warmness to my heart, and motherhood (and getting older) brings the knowledge (or possibly the acceptance) that it really is the little things that make me the happiest. Years ago, happiness probably would have been in going…

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