Between 10 and 15 per cent of women suffer from postnatal depression in the first year after childbirth. It's an emotional state, where you feel sad and anxious and it affects all aspects of your life. But help is nearby; you just need to ask.
An instruction manual for Baby. Here is some advice regarding washing and dressing your baby, caring for their nails, belly button and hair.
Here are some ways you can help your child develop their vocabulary and communication skills.
When you are a single parent, a large and active network is the best support. Building such a network doesn't need to be hard. Start here.
At parent groups, there's room for celebration, laughing and sharing successes and frustrations over a cup of tea. In short, they can be sanity savers for new parents!
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At around three to four months of age, your baby will be able to tell the difference between night and day, and that gives some hope for a more settled sleep pattern from now on. Time for some bedtime rituals and a teddy bear!
Take advantage of your baby’s chilled-out nature and book a quiet relaxing trip. It’s a great bonding experience for the whole family.
For nutritional reasons, your baby will have to be fed at night until they're at least six months old.
We don't mean to scare you, but once your baby is on the move, they are exposed to new dangers. The most common include falls, burns and scalds, water hazards and poisons. Time to baby-proof your home.
Here is some down-to-earth wisdom from other Treasures (local adaption) parents:
No matter whether it was planned or not, living alone with children has its moments - both positive ones and more tiring ones. Our single parenting experts share their experiences here to help make your day-to-day life easier.
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