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Mother & Baby May 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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six ways to... ease colic

1 SNÜZPOD3 Lying flat can aggravate the symptoms of colic, making your baby uncomfortable and increasingly distressed. This clever bedside crib has an adjustable reflux leg, so she can safely sleep at a gentle angle. £199.95, SNUZ.CO.UK 2 BABOCUSH This vibrating cushion holds your baby in an ideal position for relieving wind, colic and reflux. You can use it on the floor until your tot is six months old, or attach it to a bouncer chair for use up to three months. £139, BABOCUSH. COM 3 BOBA X Being held upright can help bring relief to a colicky baby, and a sling or carrier means you can hold her for as long as she needs with your hands free! This one’s suitable from birth, and really easy to adjust. £125, UKBOBA.COM 4 JOHNSONS COTTON TOUCH 2-IN-1 BATH & WASH Many…

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a very modern princess

Forget saccharine-sweet pinks and delicate designs: the latest royal nursery trend is all about creating a luxurious style statement. Lilac, gold and fun florals are now the order of the day, along with a bold injection of dark colour. To create this grand, contemporary feel in your nursery, choose a distinctly non-babyish wallpaper for one wall, then pick out its deepest hue to paint another wall or the wardrobe. Fit for a princess? You betcha! ON THE WALL Graham & Brown Fresco Floral Wallpaper, £12 per roll, diy.com Arthouse Euphoria Floral Plum Wallpaper, £13 per roll, argos.co.uk Superfresco Easy Wallpaper X-Ray Floral, £15 per roll, wilko.com PURPLE REIGN Choose lilacs, lavenders and cool violets GO FOR GOLD Bring on the bling! FANCY FLORALS Flowery prints accentuate the wallpaper LET’S PLAY You don’t need to spend big to go stylish ONE MORE…

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before you go...

✔ If you’re pregnant, once you’ve reached 28 weeks most airlines will require a ‘Fit to fly’ letter, completed by your doctor or midwife. This is to confirm that you’re in good health, have a normal pregnancy, and should include your due date. Check both your airline and your insurance company’s policies – some airlines will stipulate a time period within which the letter needs to be dated. Most airlines won’t let you fly after the end of week 36 for uncomplicated pregnancies and week 32 if you’re pregnant with multiples. ✔ If your child is going abroad without one parent, you’re advised to take a letter of consent signed by the non-travelling parent and witnessed by a solicitor. You’ll find a sample letter at gov.uk ✔ If you’re going abroad and…

3 min
baby on board? no stress!

Holidaying with your baby can be heaps of fun, but the thought of flying with them often isn’t! ‘With forward planning and a realistic expectation, however,’ says Wendy Shand, founder of website Tots to Travel, ‘it doesn’t have to be stressful.’ GET THE BEST SEATS Where you sit can make or break your experience. You need plenty of space, and to be near the loo, so book your seats early. Check out airlinequality.com for seat maps and reviews. ‘On short-haul flights, book seats in rows two to four,’ advises Wendy. ‘You probably won’t be able to book row one, but being near the front means you get the trolley service quickly. And as the trolley moves past, you can walk around or get to the loo.’ On long-haul flights, bulkhead rows are…

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4 of the best… travel systems

The Cybex Balios S 3-in-1 Travel System is lightweight, and can be put in recline mode or folded with just one hand. All-terrain wheels offer a smooth ride. The compact Baby Jogger City Tour LUX folds with one hand and has an auto-lock when folded. It features a reversible from-birth seat unit and you can add a foldable carrycot. The Mothercare Journey comes with a group 0+ car seat and converts from pram to pushchair, to take you from birth right to toddlerhood. Designed for city living, the Maxi-Cosi Zelia has a big shopping basket and lockable swivel wheels. The stylish two-in-one seat unit transforms into a bassinet for use from birth.…

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rear-facing car seats

1 With a cosy baby-hugg inlay and lying position suitable from newborn, the Maxi-Cosy Rock offers maximum protection for your tot, with impact-absorbing materials and side-impact protection. £300.73, maxi-cosi.co.uk 2 Rotating 360˚ to make getting your baby settled in the car a doddle, the Nuna Rebl Plus has an integrated ergonomic footrest, plus seat ventilation panels and a seven-position headrest. £350 , nuna.eu/uk 3 The stylish Britax Romer Dualfix I-Size will grow with your baby until he is four years old, with extended leg space so he’ll always be comfy, and 12 recline positions, front and rear facing. £385, britax-roemer.co.uk…