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Everything you need to know about spring babies

With the news that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry - Duke and Duchess of Sussex - are expecting their first baby in spring 2018, here’s Rachel Tompkins, (mother of a spring baby herself), about what to expect when you give birth at that time of year… Maternity leave...

What NOT to do when naming your baby

With Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans and his wife, Natasha, causing recent controversy with the choice of names for their twins (Boo and Walt for anyone who hasn’t heard), our choice of baby name has never been more in the spotlight, or faced more scrutiny. Never has there...

Quitting the city for suburbia – are you ready?

With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle having allegedly just signed a lease on a home in the Cotswolds, the craze of quitting the city for suburbia is gathering momentum. And all us parents know that there’s nothing we want more than what’s best for our precious little...

The Mush mums’ taste test of toddler food

If you’ve got a weaning baby or a toddler you’ll be familiar with ‘baby Wotsits’. They’re those bits of edible orange polystyrene that you can give to babies to suck. You’ll have spent an hour or two last week chiselling dried bits of them off your coffee table. You...

How ditching the kit was way easier than expected

‘All the gear and no idea’ pretty-much sums up any first-time parents.  Most of us are willing to invest in anything that we think will make our baby sleep/feed/travel/live better. And before we know it we’ve amassed a whole mountain of paraphernalia that we think our...