• Gifts for new mums that aren’t for the baby

    October 11, 2022Gift Inspiration, Real life

    So, a close friend or family member has recently become a new mum. Hurray! Having a baby is incredibly exciting, but new mums often find themselves overlooked in favour of their bundle of joy.

    While you should shower newborns with gifts, new mums deserve a treat after going through 40 weeks of pregnancy, labour and childbirth. That’s why it’s important to surprise new parents with a thoughtful present for their tot and a gift for mum. …

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  • Sara shares her NICU story for World Prematurity Day

    November 17, 2021Parenting, Real life

    World Prematurity Day (17 November 2021) is a global movement to raise awareness of premature birth and the sometimes devastating impact it can have on families.

    On this day Bliss comes together with partners from around the world to talk about premature birth in our countries and to raise awareness about the hurdles babies and parents face, and overcome, every single day.

    Sara is mummy to 8 children: 6 boys and 2 girls – including twins who were born premature …

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  • World Prematurity Day with Bliss and Adèle Petty

    November 16, 2021Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life

    World Prematurity Day (17 November 2021) is a global movement to raise awareness of premature birth and the sometimes devastating impact it can have on families.

    On this day Bliss comes together with partners from around the world to talk about premature birth in our countries and to raise awareness about the hurdles babies and parents face, and overcome, every single day.

    Adèle Petty, mum to two girls Isla Maeve & Cici James, shares her story for …

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  • How to keep your Baby warm on Cold Winter Nights

    October 22, 2021Advice, How to, Information, Parenting, Real life

    As the weather gets colder, it can feel difficult to know how to keep your baby warm on winter nights. After all, babies and sleep are two words that don’t go together as easily as any new parent would like. Whether they’re newborn or nearing their first birthday, read our guide to help you keep your baby warm and comfortable throughout the cold weather. 

    How to help babies get to sleep on cold nights

    No matter the …

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  • Unusual Names for Autumn Babies

    September 28, 2021Advice, Inspiration, Parents-to-be, Real life

    Autumn is the season of golden crunchy leaves, pumpkin spiced lattes, and long walks in warm clothes. The most popular time to have a baby is between the September to November months and birth rates tend to rise during this period every year. With so many baby names to choose from, seasonal themed names offer parents a variety of quirky yet meaningful ones to draw from. 

    Here’s our list of unusual Autumnal baby names …

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  • Everything you need to know about baby’s first smile

    July 2, 2021Advice, Information, Parenting, Real life

    After a long few weeks of crying, feeding and dirty nappies, all you want is to see your baby smile. More than a precious moment, this first smile is the first and most adorable sign your little one will show you that they are not just healthy, but happy. 

    Yes, you read that right. A surprising fact that most people don’t know is that unborn babies can already make a smile in utero. While these may …

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  • Good News in the World of Parenting #3

    June 27, 2021Celebrate with us, Parenting, Real life

    We hope you had a fantastic day on Father’s Day this year, whether you had a chill day at home or went all out to show dad how much you appreciate him! Now that it’s officially summer, and there’s only a few weeks of school left, things are looking up for you, parents. Every week we are bringing you a roundup of the top news stories from the world of parenting to bring a smile …

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  • All about the milestones that matter when your baby is in the NICU

    June 22, 2021Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Information, Real life

    If your baby is born early or unwell it can make all the difference to celebrate every milestone reached. Families often tell Bliss, our charity partner for babies born premature or sick, that marking these milestones through memory boxes, journals and baby cards had a positive impact at a worrying time. Here’s two parents’ experiences of this time, using Bliss’ milestone cards.

    Our baby boy Alisdair made a very early entrance into the world at 27 …

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