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Do you have a young child - or one on the way? Join our weekly Parents Panel
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Jun 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 11,311 Views 9 Comments

Share your experiences as part of TheJournal.ie’s weekly Family Magazine.

Mums and dads share the best evening wind-down routines for restless kids
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Mums and dads share the best evening wind-down routines for restless kids

Jun 18th 2019, 5:37 PM 1,776 Views 2 Comments

Our panel share their tips for helping little ones drift off more easily.

9 of the best-value outdoor toys for young kids, according to real mums and dads
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9 of the best-value outdoor toys for young kids, according to real mums and dads

Jun 11th 2019, 5:41 PM 8,910 Views 4 Comments

Here’s the stuff that’s worth the money (and the flat-pack assembly) this summer.

8 of the best parks and playgrounds around Ireland, according to parents of young kids
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8 of the best parks and playgrounds around Ireland, according to parents of young kids

Jun 4th 2019, 5:35 PM 18,161 Views 30 Comments

Fairy woods, zip lines and the best slides around.

Mums and dads share their must-pack items for the first trip away with a baby
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Mums and dads share their must-pack items for the first trip away with a baby

May 28th 2019, 5:27 PM 2,451 Views 1 Comment

Toys for meltdown moments, a sling – and a spare babygro or two in your hand luggage.

Parents Panel: What's the one toy your little one won't be without?
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Parents Panel: What's the one toy your little one won't be without?

May 21st 2019, 5:31 PM 1,062 Views 0 Comments

Paw Patrol figurines, fluffy bunnies, and a beloved princess dress.

Just one spoonful: Parents share the baby foods their little ones eat without fail
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Just one spoonful: Parents share the baby foods their little ones eat without fail

May 14th 2019, 5:33 PM 2,394 Views 0 Comments

Broccoli, beetroot… and chocolate fingers.

Family traditions, old friends and Jon Bon Jovi: Mums and dads share what inspired their babies' names
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Family traditions, old friends and Jon Bon Jovi: Mums and dads share what inspired their babies' names

May 7th 2019, 5:17 PM 1,286 Views 0 Comments

It’s one of the first ‘big’ choices you’ll make as a parent – and here’s how our panel approached it.

Parents share the most embarrassing things their little ones have said in public
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Parents share the most embarrassing things their little ones have said in public

Apr 30th 2019, 4:34 PM 1,290 Views 1 Comment

“Ellie-Mae told her granny that she was ‘packing on the pounds’.”

Parents share their best tips for toddler-proofing the house - and the products that made the job easier
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Parents share their best tips for toddler-proofing the house - and the products that made the job easier

Apr 23rd 2019, 5:17 PM 6,790 Views 1 Comment

Our panel share how they made their home safer for mini explorers.

Parents Panel: What helps you to avoid shouting when you're at your limit?
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Parents Panel: What helps you to avoid shouting when you're at your limit?

Apr 16th 2019, 4:48 PM 993 Views 0 Comments

When the going gets tough… how do you avoid losing it? Our parents panel share what (usually) works.

Parents Panel: Where's the most awkward place your child has thrown a tantrum?
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Parents Panel: Where's the most awkward place your child has thrown a tantrum?

Apr 9th 2019, 5:06 PM 2,433 Views 0 Comments

Supermarkets, airplanes and even one on the back of a bicycle.

Parents Panel: What age was your little one when they took their first steps?
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Parents Panel: What age was your little one when they took their first steps?

Apr 2nd 2019, 5:07 PM 2,415 Views 3 Comments

Our panel recall when their kids hit the big milestone.

Dada? Banana? Cheese? Irish mums and dads share their little ones' first ever words
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Dada? Banana? Cheese? Irish mums and dads share their little ones' first ever words

Mar 26th 2019, 5:09 PM 1,788 Views 2 Comments

Our Parents Panel tell us what got their kids chatting.

Toys that under-threes won't get tired of - as recommended by real mums and dads
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Toys that under-threes won't get tired of - as recommended by real mums and dads

Mar 19th 2019, 2:42 PM 8,344 Views 3 Comments

‘She has loved it from day one.’ Our Parents Panel share their best ever purchases.

Parents Panel: Mums and dads share the advice they'd give themselves on day one
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Parents Panel: Mums and dads share the advice they'd give themselves on day one

Mar 12th 2019, 3:21 PM 2,552 Views 0 Comments

What would you tell yourself now, looking back?

Parents Panel: What one thing helps when you feel overwhelmed as a parent?
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Parents Panel: What one thing helps when you feel overwhelmed as a parent?

Mar 5th 2019, 5:29 PM 1,017 Views 0 Comments

From venting in the WhatsApp group to taking ten while the kids watch TV.

Parents Panel: Do you have rules about drinking around your kids?
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Parents Panel: Do you have rules about drinking around your kids?

Feb 26th 2019, 5:10 PM 1,504 Views 0 Comments

A couple of glasses of wine, or nothing at all? Our panel weigh in.

Parents Panel: Readers share the parenting rules they always end up breaking
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Parents Panel: Readers share the parenting rules they always end up breaking

Feb 18th 2019, 5:04 PM 3,483 Views 0 Comments

A little TV-time-while-eating never did anyone any harm…

Parents Panel: What's one life skill every kid should have?
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Parents Panel: What's one life skill every kid should have?

Feb 12th 2019, 4:09 PM 3,505 Views 0 Comments

Budgeting, cooking and how to share your toys – our panel weigh in.

Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for helping young kids cope with worries
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Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for helping young kids cope with worries

Feb 5th 2019, 4:55 PM 1,002 Views 0 Comments

“I make sure my four year old knows I take his worries seriously. Even the silly ones.”

Parents Panel: Readers share their best tips for surviving morning sickness
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Parents Panel: Readers share their best tips for surviving morning sickness

Jan 29th 2019, 4:16 PM 1,900 Views 3 Comments

‘It was like constant car sickness.’ Here’s how our panel got through the nausea.

Parents Panel: What's the one dinner everyone in your house will eat?
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Parents Panel: What's the one dinner everyone in your house will eat?

Jan 22nd 2019, 5:22 PM 8,782 Views 5 Comments

Spag bol? Shepherd’s pie? Pizza? Our panel share the family dinners that have everyone clearing their plates.

Parents Panel: What's the naptime routine in your house?
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Parents Panel: What's the naptime routine in your house?

Jan 15th 2019, 3:40 PM 912 Views 0 Comments

A mid-morning sleep, two naps a day – or none at all? Our panel weigh in.

Parents Panel: What's one thing you've tried to get your kids to read more?
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Parents Panel: What's one thing you've tried to get your kids to read more?

Jan 8th 2019, 5:16 PM 828 Views 0 Comments

Kids’ book clubs and reading to them from day one – our panel share their advice for nurturing young bookworms.

Parents Panel: What age did you find most challenging with your kids?
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Parents Panel: What age did you find most challenging with your kids?

Dec 20th 2018, 5:50 PM 1,790 Views 0 Comments

Terrible twos, threenagers or moody teens? Our panel share the ages that tested them the most.

Parents Panel: Readers share tips for keeping kids entertained over the Christmas holidays
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Parents Panel: Readers share tips for keeping kids entertained over the Christmas holidays

Dec 19th 2018, 9:27 AM 932 Views 0 Comments

Playdates, “lazy days”, and getting everyone out for a family walk.

Parents Panel: Readers share their favourite Christmas morning traditions
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Parents Panel: Readers share their favourite Christmas morning traditions

Dec 14th 2018, 12:49 PM 3,515 Views 1 Comment

Selection boxes for breakfast and stockings by the bed – here’s how these families spend December 25.

Parents Panel: What's your family's favourite film at this time of year?
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Parents Panel: What's your family's favourite film at this time of year?

Dec 10th 2018, 5:45 PM 701 Views 0 Comments

Elf, Arthur Christmas or one of the classics? Our panel share their picks.

Parents Panel: When's the best time to start Christmas shopping?
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Parents Panel: When's the best time to start Christmas shopping?

Nov 30th 2018, 4:35 PM 1,343 Views 2 Comments

Is there ever a way to do it right? We asked our panel of mums and dads to weigh in.

Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for weaning kids off the dummy
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Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for weaning kids off the dummy

Nov 27th 2018, 4:01 PM 6,165 Views 12 Comments

We asked our panel of mums and dads how to ditch the dummy without the tantrums.

Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for protecting kids from winter bugs and colds
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Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for protecting kids from winter bugs and colds

Nov 20th 2018, 5:03 PM 1,278 Views 0 Comments

Extra vitamins or just a little extra fresh air? We asked our panel for their flu-fighting family tips.

Parents Panel: Do you share photos of your kids on social media?
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Parents Panel: Do you share photos of your kids on social media?

Nov 13th 2018, 5:06 PM 2,967 Views 0 Comments

It’s a topic that divides parents, so we asked our panel for their take.

Parents Panel: Readers share the differences between their first and second pregnancies
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Parents Panel: Readers share the differences between their first and second pregnancies

Nov 6th 2018, 5:07 PM 6,586 Views 0 Comments

More hormonal mood swings, less frantic Googling – and *far* better nappy-changing skills.

Parents Panel: Readers share what their kids are dressing up as for Halloween this year
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Parents Panel: Readers share what their kids are dressing up as for Halloween this year

Oct 30th 2018, 5:18 PM 1,290 Views 0 Comments

Butterflies, cowboys… and one ‘vampire-skeleton-zombie-witch’.

Parents Panel: What one item has made it easier for your little one to fall asleep?
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Parents Panel: What one item has made it easier for your little one to fall asleep?

Oct 23rd 2018, 5:14 PM 2,865 Views 5 Comments

Blackout blinds, bottles with slow teats and YouTube videos – our panel weighs in.

Parents Panel: Readers share the pet names they use for their kids
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Parents Panel: Readers share the pet names they use for their kids

Oct 16th 2018, 5:20 PM 3,119 Views 0 Comments

Chickpea, Charlie Bear and Lord Squidgypants… our panel share the nicknames they always return to.

Parents Panel: What's the right age for a smartphone?
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Parents Panel: What's the right age for a smartphone?

Oct 9th 2018, 5:14 PM 2,516 Views 4 Comments

How soon is too soon? Our panelists told us what they thought.

Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for planning birthday parties on a budget
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Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for planning birthday parties on a budget

Oct 2nd 2018, 3:53 PM 799 Views 1 Comment

Homemade Gruffalo cakes, pound shop supplies and pre-buying the sweets.

Parents Panel: How long did it take your child to make their first friend?
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Parents Panel: How long did it take your child to make their first friend?

Sep 25th 2018, 4:48 PM 1,037 Views 0 Comments

We asked our panel when their little ones went from playing beside other kids to playing *with* them.