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#parenting magazine

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

'She was the final piece of our puzzle': Siobhan shares the story behind this maternity ward photo

‘When I look at this picture it makes me feel so blessed.’

Am I being a bad parent... by letting my two-year-old sleep in our room for another year?

Will the move make things more complicated in the long run? Two experts have their say.

16 products that'll keep your baby cosy this winter, as recommended by parents

From the warmest car seat blanket to the handiest sleep sack, our Parents Panel share their must-buys.

5 ‘reassuring’ phrases I didn't want to hear after my miscarriage - and 5 that actually helped

Sheena McGinley offers some dos and don’ts.

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

'He has become the strongest little man': Carla shares the challenging story behind this sweet photo

‘For him to get to the age of one and have this day of celebrations meant the world to us.’

Am I being a bad parent... by leaving my tantrum-prone toddler for a weekend away?

Is a long-awaited trip worth the hassle? Two parenting experts offer advice.

They say it takes a village to raise a child. I say it takes a supportive WhatsApp group

New mum Joanna Carley shares how her WhatsApp groups have become her lifeline.

'I finally took our newborn twins out by myself': 8 parents share their most victorious milestones

Sometimes milestones are victorious for the parents as well as the kids!

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

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'It takes 2.5 hours to get out the door': Mum of triplets Elizabeth shares the prep behind this car seat snap

‘People are amazed that you can actually fit three car seats across the one row.’

Offerwatch: Up to 30% off at Clarks, plus more 12 kid and baby deals happening right now

Including offers at Easons, Dunnes, and Bella Baby.

Am I being a bad parent... by allowing my four-year-old to use a soother?

How old is too old for this classic comfort item? Three Irish parenting experts have their say.

Game changers: 7 small but useful baby product hacks I wish I'd discovered sooner

Like the right way to put on baby tights, or the poo-proof way to remove a babygro.

'How often should newborns blink?': 16 parents share their strangest late-night Google searches

How many breaths should my baby take in a minute? What is ‘the plug’?

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Offerwatch: Up to 20% off everything at Jojo Maman Bébé, plus more kid and baby deals this week

Including offers at Smyths, Mothercare and Debenhams.

'I want him to look back and know how proud we were': Sarah shares the story behind this smiley snap of her son

‘Noah has had three reconstruction surgeries since he was born.’

Am I being a bad parent... by being too strict with our daily routine?

This week, a parent of three is wondering if it’s time to be a little more flexible.

10 milestones I worried about with baby #1 - and threw out the window for baby #2

One look at the official list of developmental landmarks would put any new parent on edge, writes Sheena McGinley.

21 indoor activities to keep your cranky toddler entertained this winter, according to parents

Play Doh, jigsaws and, er… creating a race track out of packing tape on the floor.

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Offerwatch: 50% off clothing at Boots, plus 9 more kid and baby deals we have our eye on this week

You’ll find sales at Smyths, M&S and more right now.

'I really wanted to make the most of our day': Rebecca shares the working mum struggle behind this photo

The music school director snapped this pic of her son Will while on a break from work.

Am I being a bad parent... by introducing my 5-year-old son to my new girlfriend?

A dad considers whether it’s a good idea to introduce his son to his new girlfriend. Two parenting experts offer their take.

'Oh, we'll never give her a dummy': 11 pre-baby promises that every parent will recognise

… And that most parents will break once the baby comes along.

8 readers share the parenting hacks they've learned from their own mums and dads

‘When a baby is restless or crying, the sound of a running tap really soothes them.’

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Offerwatch: Up to 50% off at Polarn O Pyret - plus 11 more kid and baby deals happening now

Find deals at Mothercare, JoJo Maman Bébé and more.

'It's a picture that speaks a thousand words': Sharon shares the moving story behind this holiday snap

Sharon Myers’ son Noah has Escobar syndrome and has never walked unaided.

Am I being a bad parent... by losing my temper when my three-year-old acts out?

One mum is wondering if she should be trying harder to stay patient. We asked Irish experts to weigh in.

12 kids' TV shows and films that parents love too, from Hey Duggee to Fireman Sam

We asked Irish parents for the shows and movies they’ve secretly grown to enjoy.

9 things I've learned about breastfeeding - that I wish I'd known on day one

Er, how come no-one mentioned that newborns feed *constantly*?

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

'I wish that I could see her holding my little girl': One woman's journey to motherhood without her own mum

Joanna Carley shares the heartbreaking and heartwarming story of becoming a mum after losing her own.

Offerwatch: €10 off every €50 spent at Smyths - plus more kids and baby offers to know about this week

Plus, get a head start on Halloween costumes for your little ones.

'He wanted to jump off the chair': Jen shares the reality behind this pouty superhero snap

Mum-of-two Jen takes us behind the scenes with her mini Batman.

Am I being a bad parent... by allowing my five-year-old to play with a friend I'm not sure about?

Three experts weigh in on this tricky reader question.

12 parents share one baby item they had to splurge on - from a posh nappy bag to a designer bouncer

‘Well, I wanted it because it doesn’t look like a nappy bag.’

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Offerwatch: €50 off Britax car seats at Boots - plus 9 more kid and baby deals we've spotted this week

Including a kids-go-free promotion at Tayto Park.

What You Don't See Here: Karen shares her son's first cheeky smile after cleft palate surgery

‘This photo is my visual memory of us getting out the other side of the surgery recovery.’

Am I being a bad parent... if I don't throw my son a birthday party this year?

This week, three experts consider one reader’s dilemma ahead of her young son’s big day.

A little less (baby) conversation: Making mum friends is a minefield, but I think I've finally cracked it

Nathalie Marquez Courtney shares her experiences of putting herself out there, mum-friend style.

8 mums and dads share the parenting rules they thought they'd never break - until they had kids

‘I swore I wouldn’t be one of those parents who uses bribery to motivate their children…’