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Having a baby, especially your first one, can be a difficult time with lots to learn - not just the practical side but also all about your baby's personality. The best way to learn is from other people's experience so our blog posters are posting up some of their favourite moments and some of their most trying moments for you to look through.





When to tell people you are pregnant - by TinBoxTraveller

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Announcing you are pregnant is a big deal and should be done at the right time for you. Here's how we broke the news to different people at different times....
Written by TinBoxTraveller

The Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden - by Andy

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We managed to wangle a table at the soft opening of the brand new Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden. Great restaurant, great location.... this place is at the top of my list of London restaurants now....
Written by Andy

Some tips for roadtripping the USA with two under two - by Andy

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Is a roadtrip with two under two an utterly stupid idea? Many people like to keep things as simple as possible but here are some tips for enjoying a holiday across the USA....
Written by Andy

York Boat - by Mother of Dragons

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For a fresh perspective on our beautiful city, we took a trip on the York Boat. Because a cruise on the Ouse is hard to refuse....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Finally... a chance to invest in pushchairs! - by Andy

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One thing that all parents know is just how expensive and unwieldy buggies can be. One lady realised that this was a chance for her to start her own business and now she is giving you a sneak preview of a brand new buggy...
Written by Andy

If you go down to the farm today, you’re sure to see lots of tractors - by Mrsbrazzer

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From tractors to an indoor sand area, Hesketh Farm Park at Bolton Abbey offers a wide range of activities for children of all ages. Hesketh Farm Park is located just one mile from the picturesque village of Bolton Abbey,...
Written by Mrsbrazzer

Can you help out on some mother and baby research? - by Andy

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A rare request from us... but we were tweeted by someone with a really interesting PhD project regarding mothers with depression and hoped that some of our readers could help out!...
Written by Andy

Princess Diana Memorial Playground and Fountain - by Mum1stdoctor2nd

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This great spot in Kensington is a wonderful place to take kids in the sunshine with lovely open grounds and a fountain for the kids to play around....
Written by Mum1stdoctor2nd

Looking for some cool thankyou cards? Here you go! - by Mum1stdoctor2nd

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I never did baby announcement cards or personalised photo cards when Doof was born but I am semi-addicted to photobox so when I saw they also owned a new site called "Paper Shaker" I thought I'd try them out....
Written by Mum1stdoctor2nd

Fridge magnet footprints - by Andy

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Cheap and easy to do, this afternoon's project was making fridge magnet footprints for the grandparents. Cheap and surprisingly easy to do....
Written by Andy

Would you take your baby to a spa? - by Andy

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We took James to the Baby Spa in Kensington from when he was a few weeks old and have started the same thing with Isabella who had her first trip at only two weeks old and loved it! Can babies really relax?!...
Written by Andy

Newby Hall - by Mother of Dragons

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About half an hour's drive from Harrogate is Newby Hall, an eighteenth-century mansion designed by Christopher Wren. With 25 acres of gardens, a boating lake, an adventure playground and a miniature railway it is a parad...
Written by Mother of Dragons

What's in my Bounty Pack? - by Andy

One website in particular has it in for Bounty, but personally I love them because they give us free stuff. Here's what was in Isabella's Bounty pack...
Written by Andy

Surviving a fly-drive holiday to the USA - by Andy

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Here's some great ideas for getting through a fly-drive holiday...
Written by Andy

City Screen Picturehouse - by Mother of Dragons

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When I was pregnant people seemed to delight in telling me that once the baby arrived I wouldn't have time to go to the Cinema anymore (amongst many other things). Clearly they hadn't heard of City Screen....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Dalby Forest and the Great Gruffalo Forest Tour - by Mother of Dragons

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2014 is the 15th anniversary of the publication of Julia Donaldson's "Gruffalo", and the Forestry Commission Has organised a series of events to mark the occasion. We went to the beautiful Dalby Forest to meet him....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Keeping your child safe in the sun - by Andy

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Are you making sure that your child is staying safe in the sun? Here's some top tips for you to prevent sunburn or dehydration....
Written by Andy

The Balloon Tree - by Mother of Dragons

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The Balloon Tree Farm Shop and Cafe is situated on the A166 just outside Gate Helmsley. With an outdoor play area and animal viewing area (both free of charge to customers), this is one of our favourite places for lunch ...
Written by Mother of Dragons

Our Red Letter Days trip up The Shard plus Lunch - by Andy

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(Not sponsored!) We took Doofy for a trip up The Shard followed by lunch at Strada at More London. Great views, good food. A fun afternoon despite the fog....
Written by Andy

Waterbirths - a safe option? Doctors wade in... - by Andy

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A new report from the American Academy of Pediatricians casts doubt on the safety and benefits of waterbirths. Had a waterbirth or planning one? Have your say....
Written by Andy

What should my baby sleep in when it is hot? - by Andy

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As Summer starts early, it is time to start planning ahead to see what your baby should be wearing as temperatures start to rise....
Written by Andy

Accommodation for families - the growth of the Family Room - by Andy

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Staying away for a night can be a relaxing break even with the kids in tow... even if you don't want them in a separate room. It's affordable and achievable....
Written by Andy

We're all going to the zoo tomorrow! - by Andy

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Well, actually we went last week - after our excellent Maynards Discovery Patch tweet-up. How good is London Zoo for toddlers? Awesome....
Written by Andy

Nursery for babies... is it right? - by Andy

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Both mummy and daddy have full time jobs with long hours and so we had to make the decision over whether or not to put Doofy in nursery. Even if we have a day off he sometimes goes in. Does this make us bad parents?...
Written by Andy

Can you have an expert opinion on raising a child?- by Andy

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There's lots of people out there with opinions on how you should raise your baby. Some are professionals and some are family members or friends. Should you listen to one, mix and match or ignore them all? Difficult decis...
Written by Andy

5 Things I Wish I Had Known As A New Parent - by Andy

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Trial and error is how parenting works, but here are some things that I wish I had known before I had Doofy - it would have saved a lot of time!...
Written by Andy

Making pizza with toddlers - by Andy

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Cooking can be fun for kids of all ages. Pizza is quick and easy to make and is a great way to introduce kids to ingredients as well as helping them to improve dexterity....
Written by Andy

Tomy Be Baby Aqua Splash n Print - by Andy

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Having fun without creating a mess can be a bit of a challenge with a toddler. Wax crayons and paint can quickly become a real headache to clean up. Toddlers don't really need multi-coloured paints anyway when they first...
Written by Andy

What should dad-to-be pack in his hospital bag? - by Andy

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Everybody always tells the mum-to-be what to pack in her hospital bag, but no-one ever tells dad what he'll need. Here's a few helpful tips of things that you will and will not need....
Written by Andy

Visiting Pizza Express with a boddler - by Andy

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Friday afternoon with Doofy at home so we decided to head out for a quick bite to eat. Pizza Express is a bit of a favourite family restaurant for many people but definitely worth a quick review.... and why watery pasta ...
Written by Andy

Fingernail injury - to A&E or not to A&E

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Damage to a fingernail leads to a quandary......
Written by Andy

Bills, Chiswick - by Andy

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Bills is another restaurant chain that seems to be growing rapidly across our high streets. How do they measure up to the competition? How does eating at Bills work with a baby? Pretty well it transpires!...
Written by Andy

Villagio, Chiswick - by Andy

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Early dinner for a seven year old child and a one year old baby in Chiswick. Nice to finally find a restaurant where the tables aren't crammed in and the service is great....
Written by Andy

Ewan the dream sheep - by Andy

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Please sleep, please sleep. We've all had this train of thought at some point in time. The long hours where nothing seems to get baby to sleep. We settled on the legendary ewan the dream sheep to see if his ovine charms ...
Written by Andy

Bibisili Bibs - by Andy

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You know how everyone tells you that food times with babies are fun? Well they are.... right up until the point where you have to clean up. We bought a couple of Bibisili bibs to see if they improved things....
Written by Andy

Boston Children's Museum

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We'd seen that this was more for older children but thought that we would pop along any way in case there was any fun stuff for Doofy to do while we were in town...
Written by Andy

LoveKeepCreate Quilt - by Andy

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After a year of great memories with James, we were left with the heart-rending need to "rationalise" his clothes. At first we thought that this would lead to a big clear-out.... until we found LoveKeepCreate....
Written by Andy

Courtyard Marriott Providence with a baby

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Continuing our theme of "hotels with pools and separate bedroom and living areas"......
Written by Andy

Staying at the Cape Codder Resort with a baby

The second leg of our holiday took us to Cape Cod. Much of the area is closed in December but we were pleased to find that the Cape Codder Resort was open. Was it going to be as good as it looked?...
Written by Andy

Staying at the Seaport Boston Hotel with a baby

For our first three nights in New England we stayed at the Boston Seaport Hotel. A very successful choice!...
Written by Andy

Travelling to Boston with British Airways

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Our holiday to New England began with flights in BA Club World from London Heathrow to Boston Logan with our one year old. How did it go?...
Written by Andy

What to pack in your hospital bag

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Sometimes it pays to plan your hospital bag in advance. That way, when you are rushing out of the house you can be sure that you haven't forgotten anything. Here are my top tips on what to pack......
Written by Andy