your life with a baby (9)

  • your life with a baby

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  • make the most of state benefits

    With another little family member to care for, many of us feel the pinch during early parenthood. Less time spent working means a reduced income – just as you have another little mouth to feed. Here are our tips on managing your finances now you’re a family.

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  • the good grandparenting guide

    Congratulations on becoming a grandparent! Can you believe the child who once depended on you so much now has a baby of their own? Here are a few top tips for earning that grandparent of the year award.

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  • helpful advice for new fathers

    Becoming a father for the first time is a wonderful experience, but many men are nervous of how their life will change and how they will fit in with their new family. The most important thing is to get involved, to learn as you go along.

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  • maternity leave - returning to work

    Many women will find it refreshing to hear that life as you know it is not over when you have a baby. A very high percentage of women return to work after giving birth and have highly successful careers.

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  • single parenting

    Bringing up a child on your own is rewarding for both you and your child. It can sometimes be hard work not having a partner on hand to help out, but with a good support network of friends and family around you, and by making full use of the numerous support groups available, you can bring up a happy child.

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  • survival guide for dad's first day alone with baby

    Relax, first-time dad: we're here to help. The first few weeks after your baby is born can be a tricky time for dads. As mum and baby are bonding, you might feel a bit like a third wheel. But follow these tips for new dads, and it will quickly become apparent that you're on the greatest journey of your life.

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  • how a baby affects your relationship

    When you have a baby your relationship changes from 'couple' to 'parents'. Every decision you now make has to consider the baby, and everything you say and do from now on will, inevitably, have your baby's best interests at heart.

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  • christenings and naming ceremonies

    It’s your little one's first big family event: their very own christening or naming ceremony. This is when your baby is officially welcomed into the world by their nearest and dearest, and while they won’t remember it, they’ll love looking back at photos in the years to come. You can make their ceremony a memorable one for the whole family with the help of our six handy tips below.

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