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Mother & Baby July 2015

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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Summer is here at last! After months of being largely stuck indoors with your little one because it was too cold/rainy/windy, we can finally start planning fun days out. We’ve scoured the UK to find the 30 best places to visit with your baby this summer (p59). Whether it’s a family festival or the baby sensory pod at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London, we guarantee a magical experience for your little one. I remember how difficult it was to get a good night’s sleep when I was expecting my daughter. With all the loo trips and the tossing and turning to get comfy, I was sleep-deprived long before my baby arrived! But decent shut-eye isn’t just a pipe dream when you’ve got a bump. Get expert tips on how…

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expert advice

ANNIE SIMPSON Sleep advisor ‘Breathable cotton clothing will help your baby stay cool in bed. You may need to add an extra layer early in the morning when the temperature dips.’ HANNAH LOVE Nurse and nanny ‘After a hot day, a tepid bath and a cool (rather than warm) bottle of milk before bed will help regulate your baby’s body temperature ready for a good night’s sleep.’ JAMES DUIGAN Personal trainer ‘Breathe yourself slimmer. Kneel on all fours, inhale, then exhale, drawing your belly to your spine and do a pelvic floor exercise. Hold for five seconds.’…

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snap happy

‘Blake, one, giving his little sister Abbie, three months, a big kiss! I love these moments.’ LORRAINE McCALLUM, AYRSHIRE ‘Gray, eight months, loves the sun. What a happy boy!’ SARAH ANDREWS, HERTFORDSHIRE ‘My husband left the room for a moment and came back to find Harvey like this!’ ANABELA YOURELL, LONDON ‘George, seven months, loves a mess!’ LAURA ROSSINGTON, LINCOLNSHIRE ‘Robinson likes standing on his own little feet with help from Tigger.’ LAIMA DAVIS, STAFFORDSHIRE ‘Samuel, five months, enjoying 40 winks. When he’s awake, he’s always smiling.’ LUCIA ASHTON, MONMOUTHSHIRE ‘Lily, two, has a lovely new set of ears. Pure jean-ius!’ FAYE BROMLEY, OXFORDSHIRE ‘This is Grace playing in her friend’s teepee tent for the first time. Peek-a-boo!’ GIENIA PARNHAM, HAMPSHIRE SEND US YOUR PHOTOS! Email share@motherandbaby.co.uk and put ‘Snap Happy’ in the subject box. Please include your name, location, your baby’s name and age, and tell…

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the funny factor

‘Cassie, five months, just couldn’t resist trying on this wig. Hair-raising or what!’ LILY MAYERS, SUTTON The sender of this month’s The Funny Factor photo receives a Canon hdbook, a personalised, professionally printed photo book. It brings photos to life and is an ideal gift for friends and family . • Does your youngster have The Funny Factor? Email your pics to share@motherand baby.co.uk with ‘The Funny Factor’ in the subject box for the chance to win a Canon hdbook. Include your name, location, your baby’s name and age , and tell us why your pic makes you chuckle.…

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letter of the month

COPING WITH ALLERGIES After reading your article on allergies (May issue), I want to tell you about my little boy. Ryan is 11 months old and was diagnosed with an allergy to the protein in cows’ milk at five weeks. He also has a soya allergy and can’t digest tomatoes. It’s horrible seeing your baby vomit violently and become floppy and unresponsive. Ryan is my third child and the only one with allergies. It’s been a scary 11 months. I worry about how he’ll cope at school when he gets older, but for now I’m lucky that he’s happy, healthy and active. He’s my everything! BECKY, VIA FACEBOOK Becky wins a personalised Mother’s Gold-Plated Eternity Trio Necklace, representing a mother’s love and protection of her family. It’s engraved by hand in the UK.…

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over to you...

HAPPY CHAP This is Brody, below, 11 weeks, who makes me smile because no matter how ill he is with colic and acid reflux, he manages to be happy. Thank you for all your advice in Mother&Baby, I love reading the experts’ pages, so I can make things easier for Brody. BILLIE-JO, VIA EMAIL DO-IT-YOURSELF INSPIRATION I loved your Play Special (May issue) about low-cost games to play with your kids. I always look to keep my baby Lily, 12 months, active. She now loves playing with ice-cube boats in the bath. She asks for them each bathtime! Thanks for showing me that homemade things for activities can be lots of fun for both of us! JESSICA, VIA EMAIL NEW ADDITION I am so looking forward to August when I can welcome my baby boy into the…