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Yes to treasure hunts, no to colouring: Parents share their hits and misses while stuck at home
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# Parents Panel

Yes to treasure hunts, no to colouring: Parents share their hits and misses while stuck at home

Mar 24th 2020, 5:09 PM 10,056 Views 2 Comments

We asked mums and dads around Ireland for the activities keeping their kids entertained.

From baby pyjamas to Blu-Tack: Parents share the strange objects their kids are obsessed with
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From baby pyjamas to Blu-Tack: Parents share the strange objects their kids are obsessed with

Mar 16th 2020, 5:03 PM 1,343 Views 1 Comment

Sometimes we all look for comfort – and we find it in many, many different places…

9 new mums share their best maternity wear buys - from belly bands to H&M leggings
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# Newborn And Baby

9 new mums share their best maternity wear buys - from belly bands to H&M leggings

Mar 10th 2020, 5:24 PM 18,900 Views 1 Comment

Here’s what got our Parents Panel through pregnancy, nursing and beyond.

'Mum adored our Sunday walks': 8 parents on the childhood traditions they're sharing with their own kids
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'Mum adored our Sunday walks': 8 parents on the childhood traditions they're sharing with their own kids

Mar 3rd 2020, 4:28 PM 1,947 Views 0 Comments

‘I have no doubt my boys will grow to hate the walks as much as I did.’

11 new parents on the 'must-have' items that weren't worth the money - from nappy bins to parasols
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# Newborn And Baby

11 new parents on the 'must-have' items that weren't worth the money - from nappy bins to parasols

Feb 25th 2020, 5:04 PM 18,999 Views 4 Comments

‘Our co-sleeper now functions as a really useful snack holder.’

'It's my bible': 7 genuinely useful parenting books and apps, as recommended by mums and dads
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'It's my bible': 7 genuinely useful parenting books and apps, as recommended by mums and dads

Feb 18th 2020, 5:39 PM 7,358 Views 2 Comments

‘My mum gave me her old copy of Your Baby And Child. We both found it invaluable.’

'I'll keep these cloth nappies forever': Parents share the baby keepsakes they just can't let go
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# Parents Panel

'I'll keep these cloth nappies forever': Parents share the baby keepsakes they just can't let go

Feb 11th 2020, 4:59 PM 1,987 Views 0 Comments

From memory books to a harness for hip dysplasia – sometimes the mementoes that mean the most aren’t the ones we expect.

'It's the only way I can cut her nails': 9 parents share the occasions that call for toddler bribery
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'It's the only way I can cut her nails': 9 parents share the occasions that call for toddler bribery

Feb 4th 2020, 5:42 PM 6,568 Views 4 Comments

From toilet training to peace on a long drive, sometimes only a bribe will do.

'Be noisy around the baby': 10 new parents share the advice that actually helped them
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# Parents Panel

'Be noisy around the baby': 10 new parents share the advice that actually helped them

Jan 28th 2020, 5:22 PM 12,648 Views 2 Comments

Take it one day at a time, trust your instincts, and don’t forget to take care of yourself.

'Please don't pee in the shoe': 12 mums and dads share the weirdest things they've said as parents
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# Don't Make Me Say It

'Please don't pee in the shoe': 12 mums and dads share the weirdest things they've said as parents

Jan 21st 2020, 5:32 PM 8,402 Views 4 Comments

‘Take your foot out of your porridge.’

9 really practical gifts to give someone who's pregnant, according to new mums
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# Pregnancy Gift

9 really practical gifts to give someone who's pregnant, according to new mums

Jan 14th 2020, 4:55 PM 23,357 Views 3 Comments

Not sure what to buy? Try an insulated water bottle or some properly fancy shower gel.

8 parents on their tricks for keeping winter illness away - from tummy bug tonics to fresh air
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# Parents Panel

8 parents on their tricks for keeping winter illness away - from tummy bug tonics to fresh air

Jan 7th 2020, 4:51 PM 2,421 Views 1 Comment

Mums and dads with young kids share how they keep germs and bacteria at bay.

‘I’m more patient than I thought': New parents share their biggest learnings from the first year
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# Parents Panel

‘I’m more patient than I thought': New parents share their biggest learnings from the first year

Dec 18th 2019, 3:29 PM 2,082 Views 0 Comments

A lot can happen in 365 days. Here’s what our panel took from the first 12 months of parenting.

One for the mantelpiece? 6 priceless photos of kids meeting Santa
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# So That Went Well

One for the mantelpiece? 6 priceless photos of kids meeting Santa

Dec 16th 2019, 2:41 PM 11,274 Views 0 Comments

‘General distrust quickly turned into blind terror…’

'The ukulele is still in its box': 11 parents on the most impractical gifts they bought for new babies
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# Baby's First Christmas

'The ukulele is still in its box': 11 parents on the most impractical gifts they bought for new babies

Dec 10th 2019, 2:37 PM 9,642 Views 5 Comments

‘I insisted that the 10-week old wrote a Santa letter.’

'Set up a Kris Kindle': How to avoid an avalanche of pressies this year, according to parents
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'Set up a Kris Kindle': How to avoid an avalanche of pressies this year, according to parents

Dec 9th 2019, 10:32 AM 1,286 Views 0 Comments

The endless stream of gifts can make for a hectic Christmas when young kids are involved.

'We always decorate the tree watching Muppets Christmas Carol': 13 parents share their favourite festive traditions
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'We always decorate the tree watching Muppets Christmas Carol': 13 parents share their favourite festive traditions

Dec 3rd 2019, 4:59 PM 1,057 Views 0 Comments

From ham sandwiches to watching the lights being turned on.

'Sit in the back with the car seat if you can': 9 tips for winter travel with toddlers, according to parents
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'Sit in the back with the car seat if you can': 9 tips for winter travel with toddlers, according to parents

Nov 26th 2019, 5:04 PM 1,749 Views 0 Comments

Winter generally involves at least one long car journey or flight. Here’s how to manage.

'We called my dad to bring us home': 18 parents on surviving their first outing with a newborn
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'We called my dad to bring us home': 18 parents on surviving their first outing with a newborn

Nov 19th 2019, 5:21 PM 8,642 Views 0 Comments

‘I wanted to do something that made me feel like me again.’

What's one parenting issue you and your partner never agree on? 9 people share theirs
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# Parents Panel

What's one parenting issue you and your partner never agree on? 9 people share theirs

Nov 12th 2019, 5:23 PM 1,755 Views 0 Comments

Screentime? Sweets? We asked our panel for the topics they’ve agreed to disagree on.

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

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

Nov 5th 2019, 5:21 PM 3,281 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Oct 29th 2019, 4:42 PM 7,200 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Oct 22nd 2019, 4:51 PM 6,951 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 5:30 PM 15,104 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 8th 2019, 5:04 PM 9,554 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 1st 2019, 4:56 PM 2,772 Views 2 Comments

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

12 parents share one baby item they had to splurge on - from a posh nappy bag to a designer bouncer
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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 8,055 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Sep 17th 2019, 5:26 PM 19,134 Views 5 Comments

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

'Mam came to the door with dinner': 13 parents share one lovely gesture that helped with a new baby
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'Mam came to the door with dinner': 13 parents share one lovely gesture that helped with a new baby

Sep 10th 2019, 4:59 PM 7,829 Views 6 Comments

From eyelash extensions for mum to taking over night feeds.

10 parents share products that make toddler life easier - from a leash backpack to a folding potty
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10 parents share products that make toddler life easier - from a leash backpack to a folding potty

Sep 3rd 2019, 5:32 PM 7,781 Views 0 Comments

Bath paints, nightlights and library cards: These made all the difference to the mums and dads we polled.

11 tips for getting better sleep during pregnancy, according to women who've been there
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11 tips for getting better sleep during pregnancy, according to women who've been there

Aug 27th 2019, 5:26 PM 2,546 Views 0 Comments

Parents share their advice for sleeping like a baby (while growing one).

'He walks like his grandad': 7 parents share the family habits their kids have already picked up
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'He walks like his grandad': 7 parents share the family habits their kids have already picked up

Aug 20th 2019, 5:31 PM 1,616 Views 0 Comments

Kids are like sponges, right? We asked mums and dads to share the traits their kids have learned from them.

6 products that make teething easier, according to parents of under-twos
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6 products that make teething easier, according to parents of under-twos

Aug 13th 2019, 5:22 PM 6,476 Views 0 Comments

The most effective toys and remedies, as shared by mums and dads of under-twos.

Parents Panel: What was the last tantrum your toddler threw - and where did it happen?
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Parents Panel: What was the last tantrum your toddler threw - and where did it happen?

Aug 6th 2019, 4:05 PM 2,023 Views 0 Comments

Stories of epic toddler meltdowns, as told by the survivors.

9 essential baby buys to make the first few months easier, according to new parents
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9 essential baby buys to make the first few months easier, according to new parents

Jul 30th 2019, 5:25 PM 18,631 Views 22 Comments

Here are the essential items for life with a new arrival.

4 things you're forced to stop being squeamish about post-kids - and 3 that just never get easier
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4 things you're forced to stop being squeamish about post-kids - and 3 that just never get easier

Jul 23rd 2019, 5:30 PM 3,407 Views 1 Comment

Parents of toddlers share the bodily functions they’ve (mostly) come to terms with.

10 unexpectedly useful items to pack in your hospital bag, according to new parents
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# Newborn And Baby

10 unexpectedly useful items to pack in your hospital bag, according to new parents

Jul 16th 2019, 4:33 PM 7,051 Views 11 Comments

Aside from the ‘loose fitting nightdress’, here’s what else to bring.

‘I didn’t know hair could grow there!’ 7 unexpected pregnancy side effects, as told by mums-to-be
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‘I didn’t know hair could grow there!’ 7 unexpected pregnancy side effects, as told by mums-to-be

Jul 9th 2019, 5:38 PM 12,769 Views 7 Comments

We asked expectant mums to share the symptoms they definitely didn’t predict.

9 smart tips to keep your toddler in their own bed at night, according to parents who've been there
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9 smart tips to keep your toddler in their own bed at night, according to parents who've been there

Jul 2nd 2019, 5:30 PM 11,635 Views 2 Comments

Here’s how mums and dads of young kids deal with late-night escapes.

9 childbirth secrets nobody tells you about beforehand, according to new parents
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9 childbirth secrets nobody tells you about beforehand, according to new parents

Jun 25th 2019, 5:20 PM 15,782 Views 0 Comments

Mums and dads share the things they wish they’d known *before* that first contraction.

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