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Mother & Baby November 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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in this issue

1 min.
mother&baby welcome

I’m Sally, the new M& editor, and the proud mum to two gorgeous boys, aged six and four. I remember buying my first copy of M& the day I found out I was pregnant. Seven years on, and it’s seen me through so many milestones, ups and downs, and challenges I wouldn’t have believed that day. And I wouldn’t change one minute. Being a mum is the most important job in the world. And the best. I hope M& will help you make the most of every moment. One of the best ways to do that, I find, is to make sure you’re getting enough sleep. As the clocks go back, it’s a great time to get your little one sleeping through the night, so look out for our expert’s guide…

1 min.
expert advice

DR CLARE THOMPSON GP ‘To help your baby avoid winter bugs, apply saline nasal drops to keep his nasal passages moist and stop germs getting into his airway.’ ADRIENNE BURGESS Joint CEO at the Fatherhood Institute ‘Your child takes her cues from you on who to like, so be positive about your partner. Don’t say “Grumpy Daddy”. Praise him instead.’ ANNIE SIMPSON Sleep consultant ‘Instead of talking, taking a deep breath and making a gentle ‘shh’ noise when your baby is trying to sleep will reassure him and help you keep calm.’…

1 min.
eat well now to stop asthma later

What you eat while you are pregnant can protect your baby from illness as a child. Scientists at the University of Aberdeen discovered a link between the amount of vitamins D and E mothers eat during pregnancy, and the chances of their children developing asthma. Vitamin E is found in butter, margarine and nuts, and is thought to be a vital growth factor for airway cells. Vitamin D, gained from sunlight and dairy products, is essential for a healthy immune system. ‘Mothers often change their lifestyle, including diet, during pregnancy and this is known to improve mother and baby’s health during this period, but the benefit of a healthy diet lasts well beyond pregnancy for baby,’ says Dr Stephen Turner. • Newly pregnant and want to know what to eat to…

1 min.
win! hellohome toddler bed worth £199.99!

With a Thomas the Tank Engine or Disney Princess Carriage design, these toddler beds will transport your tot to fantasy land. Draped with pretty pink voile and embellished with fairy-tale details, the Disney Princess Carriage bed features a seat that doubles as a storage area. The Thomas the Tank Engine bed has a colourful canopy, drawers and a bedtime reading seat for Mum or Dad. The beds are the perfect size for little legs to hop up and hunker down, helping toddlers make a smooth transition from cot to first bed. The much-loved characters offer reassurance at bedtime, with protective side panels to stop sleepy tumbles. We have two Princess beds and two Thomas beds up for grabs, each worth £199.99, courtesy of HelloHome (worldsapart.com/hellohome). • Enter (it’s free) at winitmotherandbaby.co.uk by November…

1 min.
win! mountain buggy juno carrier worth £139!

This soft, luxurious carrier is fully adjustable, so can be used to carry your little one from newborn to toddler. There are four carrying positions: front facing in, front facing out, hip-carrying and back- WE HAVE 2 TO GIVE AWAY! carrying. It was developed with the help of medical professionals. mountainbuggy.com • Enter (it’s free) at winitmotherandbaby.co.uk by November 3 2015; see website for t&c’s. The mother-daughter bond and love thing is astonishing. It’s a very primal love Keira Knightley, mum to Edie, six months…

1 min.
how’s your work/life balance?

A whopping 88% of working mums feel guilty when they’re away from their children, according to a recent survey. It found 44% of mums would be happy to stay home and bring up their children, if they could afford to. Fewer than two thirds were successful in their requests for flexible working hours, while 95% said they would switch jobs if it gave them more flexibility. Half thought that working part-time was a good option, although 15% who worked a shorter week were unhappy with this arrangement, due to a full workload still being expected on the lower salary. How is your work/life balance? Email us at share@motherandbaby.co.uk with ‘working mums’ in the subject box.…