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#parenting magazine

# parenting-magazine - Monday 16 December, 2019

'He only had his hood up for a split second': Fiona shares the story behind this outdoor snap

‘Everything was up in a heap at home… this walk in the woods came on a stressful day.’

Am I being a bad parent... by sharing photos of my little girl on social media?

Who has the final say in a scenario like this? Irish experts weigh in.

7 parents share their most memorable Christmas Day stories - from power cuts to proposals

7 parents share their most memorable Christmas Day stories - from power cuts to proposals

‘The kids opened their Santa gifts by the light of an iPhone torch.’

One for the mantelpiece? 6 priceless photos of kids meeting Santa

‘General distrust quickly turned into blind terror…’

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Offerwatch: Up to 50% off branded clothes at Debenhams, plus more kid and baby deals this week

Including offers at Polarn O Pyret, Marks & Spencer and Boots.

'Screaming babies and poo explosions': Lorraine shares the reality of this festive family snap

‘Everything was very chaotic behind the scenes.’

Am I being a bad parent... by avoiding all the in-laws this Christmas Day?

With a new baby around, everyone wants their share. We asked three experts to weigh in.

'Mum didn't deny the magic of Christmas, she was just so exhausted dealing with Dad'

Sheena McGinley on making Christmas magic – and making up for lost time.

'The ukulele is still in its box': 11 parents on the most impractical gifts they bought for new babies

‘I insisted that the 10-week old wrote a Santa letter.’

# parenting-magazine - Monday 9 December, 2019

Offerwatch: Up to 40% off winter clothes at River Island, plus more online deals happening now

Plus discounts at Polarn O Pyret, and Christmas toys at Aldi.

'I was so relieved to have my babies home': Ali shares the story behind this momentous family photo

“We got a phone call from the hospital asking if we would like to take Ted home.”

Am I being a bad parent... by ditching my toddler's bedtime routine over the Christmas break?

It’s easy for bedtimes to go out the window at Christmas – but is it worth the freedom?

'Set up a Kris Kindle': How to avoid an avalanche of pressies this year, according to parents

The endless stream of gifts can make for a hectic Christmas when young kids are involved.

Not another babygro: 11 genuinely useful gifts to give new parents this Christmas

From a digital thermometer to a stock of TV subscriptions, these are the gifts brand new parents will truly appreciate this year.

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Offerwatch: It's still Black Friday at Boots, plus more kid and baby deals to know about this week

Including offers on clothing at Debenhams and toys at Mothercare.

'I spent nine months in bed': Hannah shares the ups and downs behind this photo of her newborn son

‘Donncha was, and is, worth every moment.’

Am I being a bad parent... by telling the relatives not to buy my son any Christmas gifts?

How many presents is too many presents? Three experts have their say.

'We always decorate the tree watching Muppets Christmas Carol': 13 parents share their favourite festive traditions

From ham sandwiches to watching the lights being turned on.

Should the gifts be wrapped? 8 Santa-related predicaments I'm navigating this year

“How come Santa wrapped Sean’s gifts and not mine?”

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Offerwatch: 18 kid and baby deals to check out this Black Friday - from Lidl to Smyths

Toys, clothes, baby equipment and more. Here are our top picks.

'I carried Joshua and Cian along the way': Sharon shares the emotional story behind this family day out

‘It’s by far my fondest and strongest memory of the entire summer.’

Am I being a bad parent... by always making separate meals for my picky eating son?

Will it make things complicated in the long run? Three experts have their say.

'Sit in the back with the car seat if you can': 9 tips for winter travel with toddlers, according to parents

Winter generally involves at least one long car journey or flight. Here’s how to manage.

'At first, he woke every 3 hours': 8 parents on how they finally got their babies to sleep through

‘We forked out €180 for a sleep specialist and it was the best money I’ve ever spent.’

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

'I was just so happy to see him smiling': Stacey shares the story behind this cheeky snap

‘One of the worst feelings as a mother is when your child is unwell.’

Am I being a bad parent... by ignoring my toddler's refusal to share?

Sharing is caring, right? Two experts weigh in on a reader dilemma.

'We called my dad to bring us home': 18 parents on surviving their first outing with a newborn

‘I wanted to do something that made me feel like me again.’

8 expectations I had about giving birth - and how the reality measured up

Visiting hours don’t apply when you have a C-section, right? Wrong.

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Offerwatch: Pre-Christmas toy sale at Smyths, plus more kid and baby deals this week

Including 20% off clothes at Mothercare.

'She's our ray of sunshine through the saddest times': Mum Jamie shares the emotional story behind this snap

“The green helmet in the photo belonged to my Dad.”

Am I being a bad parent... by not giving my only child a sibling?

Two experts weigh in on this sensitive and personal topic.

What's one parenting issue you and your partner never agree on? 9 people share theirs

Screentime? Sweets? We asked our panel for the topics they’ve agreed to disagree on.

8 products that made weaning easier in my house - starting with a goo-repellent bib

Plus, a few items that came highly recommended by friends.

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

QUIZ: How safe is your home for your kids?

QUIZ: How safe is your home for your kids?

Plus how window blinds in your house or apartment can be a hidden danger.