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# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

'She was the final piece of our puzzle': Siobhan shares the story behind this maternity ward photo
# What You Don't See Here
# What You Don't See Here

'She was the final piece of our puzzle': Siobhan shares the story behind this maternity ward photo

Nov 5th 2019, 5:22 PM 3,174 Views 0 Comments

‘When I look at this picture it makes me feel so blessed.’

Am I being a bad parent... by letting my two-year-old sleep in our room for another year?
# Am I Being A Bad Parent?
# Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by letting my two-year-old sleep in our room for another year?

Nov 5th 2019, 5:21 PM 1,959 Views 0 Comments

Will the move make things more complicated in the long run? Two experts have their say.

16 products that'll keep your baby cosy this winter, as recommended by parents
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

16 products that'll keep your baby cosy this winter, as recommended by parents

Nov 5th 2019, 5:21 PM 3,220 Views 0 Comments

From the warmest car seat blanket to the handiest sleep sack, our Parents Panel share their must-buys.

5 ‘reassuring’ phrases I didn't want to hear after my miscarriage - and 5 that actually helped
# How To Help
# How To Help

5 ‘reassuring’ phrases I didn't want to hear after my miscarriage - and 5 that actually helped

Nov 5th 2019, 5:20 PM 13,764 Views 2 Comments

Sheena McGinley offers some dos and don’ts.

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Offerwatch: Discount codes at Mothercare, plus 13 more kid and baby deals happening now
# Offerwatch
# Offerwatch

Offerwatch: Discount codes at Mothercare, plus 13 more kid and baby deals happening now

Oct 29th 2019, 4:52 PM 1,675 Views 0 Comments

Like 25% off kids’ books at Eason.

'He has become the strongest little man': Carla shares the challenging story behind this sweet photo
# What You Don't See Here
# What You Don't See Here

'He has become the strongest little man': Carla shares the challenging story behind this sweet photo

Oct 29th 2019, 4:47 PM 1,466 Views 0 Comments

‘For him to get to the age of one and have this day of celebrations meant the world to us.’

Am I being a bad parent... by leaving my tantrum-prone toddler for a weekend away?
# Am I Being A Bad Parent?
# Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by leaving my tantrum-prone toddler for a weekend away?

Oct 29th 2019, 4:45 PM 1,884 Views 0 Comments

Is a long-awaited trip worth the hassle? Two parenting experts offer advice.

They say it takes a village to raise a child. I say it takes a supportive WhatsApp group
# Whatsapp Doc
# Whatsapp Doc

They say it takes a village to raise a child. I say it takes a supportive WhatsApp group

Oct 29th 2019, 4:43 PM 2,064 Views 1 Comment

New mum Joanna Carley shares how her WhatsApp groups have become her lifeline.

'I finally took our newborn twins out by myself': 8 parents share their most victorious milestones
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

'I finally took our newborn twins out by myself': 8 parents share their most victorious milestones

Oct 29th 2019, 4:42 PM 7,194 Views 2 Comments

Sometimes milestones are victorious for the parents as well as the kids!

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

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# PARENTING NEWSLETTER

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Oct 22nd 2019, 4:53 PM 479 Views 0 Comments

It only takes a few seconds – and we’ll look after the rest.

'It takes 2.5 hours to get out the door': Mum of triplets Elizabeth shares the prep behind this car seat snap
# What You Don't See Here
# What You Don't See Here

'It takes 2.5 hours to get out the door': Mum of triplets Elizabeth shares the prep behind this car seat snap

Oct 22nd 2019, 4:52 PM 2,774 Views 0 Comments

‘People are amazed that you can actually fit three car seats across the one row.’

Offerwatch: Up to 30% off at Clarks, plus more 12 kid and baby deals happening right now
# Offerwatch
# Offerwatch

Offerwatch: Up to 30% off at Clarks, plus more 12 kid and baby deals happening right now

Oct 22nd 2019, 4:52 PM 943 Views 0 Comments

Including offers at Easons, Dunnes, and Bella Baby.

Am I being a bad parent... by allowing my four-year-old to use a soother?
# Am I Being A Bad Parent?
# Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by allowing my four-year-old to use a soother?

Oct 22nd 2019, 4:51 PM 1,559 Views 0 Comments

How old is too old for this classic comfort item? Three Irish parenting experts have their say.

Game changers: 7 small but useful baby product hacks I wish I'd discovered sooner
# Tiny Mysteries
# Tiny Mysteries

Game changers: 7 small but useful baby product hacks I wish I'd discovered sooner

Oct 22nd 2019, 4:51 PM 3,767 Views 0 Comments

Like the right way to put on baby tights, or the poo-proof way to remove a babygro.

'How often should newborns blink?': 16 parents share their strangest late-night Google searches
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

'How often should newborns blink?': 16 parents share their strangest late-night Google searches

Oct 22nd 2019, 4:51 PM 6,946 Views 1 Comment

How many breaths should my baby take in a minute? What is ‘the plug’?

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Offerwatch: Up to 20% off everything at Jojo Maman Bébé, plus more kid and baby deals this week
# Offerwatch
# Offerwatch

Offerwatch: Up to 20% off everything at Jojo Maman Bébé, plus more kid and baby deals this week

Oct 15th 2019, 5:32 PM 1,053 Views 0 Comments

Including offers at Smyths, Mothercare and Debenhams.

'I want him to look back and know how proud we were': Sarah shares the story behind this smiley snap of her son
# WYDSH
# WYDSH

'I want him to look back and know how proud we were': Sarah shares the story behind this smiley snap of her son

Oct 15th 2019, 5:31 PM 2,130 Views 2 Comments

‘Noah has had three reconstruction surgeries since he was born.’

Am I being a bad parent... by being too strict with our daily routine?
# Aibabp
# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by being too strict with our daily routine?

Oct 15th 2019, 5:31 PM 2,644 Views 2 Comments

This week, a parent of three is wondering if it’s time to be a little more flexible.

10 milestones I worried about with baby #1 - and threw out the window for baby #2
# Milestone Moments
# Milestone Moments

10 milestones I worried about with baby #1 - and threw out the window for baby #2

Oct 15th 2019, 5:30 PM 3,212 Views 0 Comments

One look at the official list of developmental landmarks would put any new parent on edge, writes Sheena McGinley.

21 indoor activities to keep your cranky toddler entertained this winter, according to parents
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

21 indoor activities to keep your cranky toddler entertained this winter, according to parents

Oct 15th 2019, 5:30 PM 15,089 Views 6 Comments

Play Doh, jigsaws and, er… creating a race track out of packing tape on the floor.

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Offerwatch: 50% off clothing at Boots, plus 9 more kid and baby deals we have our eye on this week
# Offerwatch
# Offerwatch

Offerwatch: 50% off clothing at Boots, plus 9 more kid and baby deals we have our eye on this week

Oct 8th 2019, 5:06 PM 1,284 Views 0 Comments

You’ll find sales at Smyths, M&S and more right now.

'I really wanted to make the most of our day': Rebecca shares the working mum struggle behind this photo
# What You Don't See Here
# What You Don't See Here

'I really wanted to make the most of our day': Rebecca shares the working mum struggle behind this photo

Oct 8th 2019, 5:05 PM 1,919 Views 0 Comments

The music school director snapped this pic of her son Will while on a break from work.

Am I being a bad parent... by introducing my 5-year-old son to my new girlfriend?
# Aibabp
# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by introducing my 5-year-old son to my new girlfriend?

Oct 8th 2019, 5:05 PM 2,059 Views 0 Comments

A dad considers whether it’s a good idea to introduce his son to his new girlfriend. Two parenting experts offer their take.

'Oh, we'll never give her a dummy': 11 pre-baby promises that every parent will recognise
# Parenting Magazine
# Parenting Magazine

'Oh, we'll never give her a dummy': 11 pre-baby promises that every parent will recognise

Oct 8th 2019, 5:04 PM 2,693 Views 0 Comments

… And that most parents will break once the baby comes along.

8 readers share the parenting hacks they've learned from their own mums and dads
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

8 readers share the parenting hacks they've learned from their own mums and dads

Oct 8th 2019, 5:04 PM 9,450 Views 7 Comments

‘When a baby is restless or crying, the sound of a running tap really soothes them.’

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Offerwatch: Up to 50% off at Polarn O Pyret - plus 11 more kid and baby deals happening now
# Offerwatch
# Offerwatch

Offerwatch: Up to 50% off at Polarn O Pyret - plus 11 more kid and baby deals happening now

Oct 1st 2019, 4:57 PM 1,176 Views 0 Comments

Find deals at Mothercare, JoJo Maman Bébé and more.

'It's a picture that speaks a thousand words': Sharon shares the moving story behind this holiday snap
# What You Don't See Here
# What You Don't See Here

'It's a picture that speaks a thousand words': Sharon shares the moving story behind this holiday snap

Oct 1st 2019, 4:57 PM 1,739 Views 0 Comments

Sharon Myers’ son Noah has Escobar syndrome and has never walked unaided.

Am I being a bad parent... by losing my temper when my three-year-old acts out?
# Am I Being A Bad Parent?
# Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by losing my temper when my three-year-old acts out?

Oct 1st 2019, 4:57 PM 2,399 Views 0 Comments

One mum is wondering if she should be trying harder to stay patient. We asked Irish experts to weigh in.

12 kids' TV shows and films that parents love too, from Hey Duggee to Fireman Sam
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

12 kids' TV shows and films that parents love too, from Hey Duggee to Fireman Sam

Oct 1st 2019, 4:56 PM 2,722 Views 2 Comments

We asked Irish parents for the shows and movies they’ve secretly grown to enjoy.

9 things I've learned about breastfeeding - that I wish I'd known on day one
# Latch On
# Latch On

9 things I've learned about breastfeeding - that I wish I'd known on day one

Oct 1st 2019, 4:56 PM 18,765 Views 5 Comments

Er, how come no-one mentioned that newborns feed *constantly*?

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

'I wish that I could see her holding my little girl': One woman's journey to motherhood without her own mum
# Mothering Motherless
# Mothering Motherless

'I wish that I could see her holding my little girl': One woman's journey to motherhood without her own mum

Sep 24th 2019, 4:52 PM 2,496 Views 2 Comments

Joanna Carley shares the heartbreaking and heartwarming story of becoming a mum after losing her own.

Offerwatch: €10 off every €50 spent at Smyths - plus more kids and baby offers to know about this week
# Offerwatch
# Offerwatch

Offerwatch: €10 off every €50 spent at Smyths - plus more kids and baby offers to know about this week

Sep 24th 2019, 4:50 PM 1,204 Views 0 Comments

Plus, get a head start on Halloween costumes for your little ones.

'He wanted to jump off the chair': Jen shares the reality behind this pouty superhero snap
# WYDSH
# WYDSH

'He wanted to jump off the chair': Jen shares the reality behind this pouty superhero snap

Sep 24th 2019, 4:50 PM 967 Views 0 Comments

Mum-of-two Jen takes us behind the scenes with her mini Batman.

Am I being a bad parent... by allowing my five-year-old to play with a friend I'm not sure about?
# Aibabp
# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by allowing my five-year-old to play with a friend I'm not sure about?

Sep 24th 2019, 4:49 PM 1,826 Views 1 Comment

Three experts weigh in on this tricky reader question.

12 parents share one baby item they had to splurge on - from a posh nappy bag to a designer bouncer
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

12 parents share one baby item they had to splurge on - from a posh nappy bag to a designer bouncer

Sep 24th 2019, 4:49 PM 8,048 Views 7 Comments

‘Well, I wanted it because it doesn’t look like a nappy bag.’

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Offerwatch: €50 off Britax car seats at Boots - plus 9 more kid and baby deals we've spotted this week
# Offerwatch
# Offerwatch

Offerwatch: €50 off Britax car seats at Boots - plus 9 more kid and baby deals we've spotted this week

Sep 17th 2019, 5:27 PM 1,477 Views 0 Comments

Including a kids-go-free promotion at Tayto Park.

What You Don't See Here: Karen shares her son's first cheeky smile after cleft palate surgery
# What You Don't See Here
# What You Don't See Here

What You Don't See Here: Karen shares her son's first cheeky smile after cleft palate surgery

Sep 17th 2019, 5:27 PM 1,583 Views 0 Comments

‘This photo is my visual memory of us getting out the other side of the surgery recovery.’

Am I being a bad parent... if I don't throw my son a birthday party this year?
# Aibabp
# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... if I don't throw my son a birthday party this year?

Sep 17th 2019, 5:27 PM 2,545 Views 3 Comments

This week, three experts consider one reader’s dilemma ahead of her young son’s big day.

A little less (baby) conversation: Making mum friends is a minefield, but I think I've finally cracked it
# Getting To Know You
# Getting To Know You

A little less (baby) conversation: Making mum friends is a minefield, but I think I've finally cracked it

Sep 17th 2019, 5:26 PM 2,333 Views 0 Comments

Nathalie Marquez Courtney shares her experiences of putting herself out there, mum-friend style.

8 mums and dads share the parenting rules they thought they'd never break - until they had kids
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

8 mums and dads share the parenting rules they thought they'd never break - until they had kids

Sep 17th 2019, 5:26 PM 19,128 Views 5 Comments

‘I swore I wouldn’t be one of those parents who uses bribery to motivate their children…’