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# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

'I'll keep these cloth nappies forever': Parents share the baby keepsakes they just can't let go

From memory books to a harness for hip dysplasia – sometimes the mementoes that mean the most aren’t the ones we expect.

7 extremely romantic things my husband does for me - from buying oversized pyjamas to cleaning up sick

When you become a parent, it’s a different set of gestures that set the heart aflame, writes Chrissie Russell.

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Offerwatch: Up to €50 off Stokke high chairs, plus 10 more deals for babies and kids

And a slew of supermarket nappy deals, too.

'I was so afraid to try for a second baby': Nicole shares the reality behind this photo of her daughters

‘The worry and stress of a premature baby really takes its toll on you.’

Am I being a bad parent... by wishing my maternity leave was over a little sooner?

Irish parenting experts hear from a new mum who is missing her old routines.

My partner and I share a lot of things - except for the mental load of parenting

‘There are so many tasks that fall to me, because I’m the one who thinks to do them,’ writes Joanna Carley.

'It's the only way I can cut her nails': 9 parents share the occasions that call for toddler bribery

From toilet training to peace on a long drive, sometimes only a bribe will do.

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Am I being a bad parent... by not bringing my shy child to drama classes?

Is another activity in the calendar worth the extra stress? Irish experts weigh in.

'The first time they don't notice you leaving': The emotional parenting milestones that catch you unawares

‘I defy anyone not to get a bit emotional about saying goodbye those tiny first clothes,’ writes Chrissie Russell.

'Be noisy around the baby': 10 new parents share the advice that actually helped them

Take it one day at a time, trust your instincts, and don’t forget to take care of yourself.

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Offerwatch: 60% off kids' shoes at Clarks, plus 16 more offers to shop this week

We’ve spotted discounts at Boots, M&S and more.

'Out of shot, I was still in my pyjamas': Amy shares the reality behind this snap of her twins

‘It was evening, and the girls had been particularly fussy that day.’

Am I being a bad parent... by using a smartphone to distract my cranky baby?

It’s a quick fix, but will it cause issues in the long term? Irish experts have their say.

'We swore we'd never be the couple who talked about baby poo all the time, and yet...'

Navigating the new ‘us’ with a baby in tow can be tricky. Here’s how Joanna Carley is making it work.

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Offerwatch: 60% off at JoJo Maman Bébé, plus 17 more kid and baby deals happening now

You’ll also find discounts at Mothercare, Marks & Spencer and Smyths.

'It's the closest I have to a photo of my four kids': Paula shares the emotional story behind this snap

‘We went through the devastation of losing a baby at 38 weeks.’

Am I being a bad parent... by spending more time with one child over the other?

It’s a routine that works, but does that mean it’s okay? Irish experts weigh in.

Meltdown in aisle 6? How to handle public tantrums, from a mum who's been there

First up, always pack snacks, writes Chrissie Russell.

9 really practical gifts to give someone who's pregnant, according to new mums

Not sure what to buy? Try an insulated water bottle or some properly fancy shower gel.

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Offerwatch: 70% off clothes at Arnotts, plus 15 more kid and baby deals to shop now

You’ll find sales at Cos, JoJo Maman Bébé, Smyths and more.

'We sang a lot of Baby Shark': Melissa shares the reality behind this polished photo

‘It was the first morning I ventured out on my own and I was so anxious about it.’

Am I being a bad parent... by dressing my four-year-old twins in identical clothes?

It’s cute, but does it stifle individuality? A parent of two wants to know.

8 parents on their tricks for keeping winter illness away - from tummy bug tonics to fresh air

Mums and dads with young kids share how they keep germs and bacteria at bay.

'There’s a different in-law here every week': 7 working parents share what they do for childcare

Sheena McGinley asks families around Ireland how they balance all those spinning plates.

# parenting-magazine - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

From snow pants to a balance bike: 10 items for toddlers I'll be looking for in the January sales

Emily Westbrooks shares the products she hopes to make a saving on.

'They destroyed the kitchen with flour': Ger shares the reality behind this cute photo

‘This was taken in the bath as I was about to hose the older two down!’

Am I being a bad parent... by not joining a mum and baby group?

How essential are “mum friends,” anyway? A selection of Irish experts weigh in.

‘I’m more patient than I thought': New parents share their biggest learnings from the first year

A lot can happen in 365 days. Here’s what our panel took from the first 12 months of parenting.

'We're at A&E. Can you get here?': 11 disastrous tales from the first night away with no kids

‘Needless to say, I didn’t leave any of my kids again for around seven years…’

# parenting-magazine - Monday 16 December, 2019

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9 pricey-but-brilliant baby items I'll be keeping an eye out for in the January sales

Mum Joanna Carley shares the products on her discount wish list right now.