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#parenting magazine

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

What You Don't See Here: Julie shares 'the good, the bad and the ugly' behind this sunny snap

‘It’s one of those photos I will treasure forever.’

Am I being a bad parent... by not fitting in enough quality time with my young kids?

This week, two experts weigh in on worries about a jampacked work schedule.

14 things that change when you go from one child to two, according to parents who've been there

Getting less sleep is a given, but what else is different in a two-child house? Mums and dads share their experiences.

'Mam came to the door with dinner': 13 parents share one lovely gesture that helped with a new baby

From eyelash extensions for mum to taking over night feeds.

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

10 parents share products that make toddler life easier - from a leash backpack to a folding potty

Bath paints, nightlights and library cards: These made all the difference to the mums and dads we polled.

'There was a lot of nodding and smiling': 6 unexpected learnings from my first year abroad with a baby

Nathalie Marquez Courtney shares the challenges – and some lovely perks – of raising her son Ari in a foreign country.

Am I being a bad parent by... not bringing my newborn to visit a grandparent who smokes?

‘I would put your own baby’s health first’: Three experts weigh in on the latest dilemma.

What You Don't See Here: Mum Melissah shares the story behind this cheeky selfie - antibiotics, tantrums and all

‘I just remember thinking to myself how lucky I was to have my little family.’

Offerwatch: Baby carriers for €19.99 at Lidl - plus more baby and kids deals we've spotted this week

From baby cereal to Joolz prams, here’s what you’ll find online now.

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

11 tips for getting better sleep during pregnancy, according to women who've been there

Parents share their advice for sleeping like a baby (while growing one).

Am I being a bad parent by... thinking baby-led weaning just isn't worth the stress?

…And the mess? Three experts weigh in on one mum’s dilemma.

What You Don't See Here: Mum-of-six Nicola shares the truth behind this family photo - illness, exhausted kids and all

‘Behind the scenes in this picture is my wonderful mammy, this was her last Christmas with us.’

Offerwatch: 2-for-1 on SkipHop products - and 10 more baby and kids deals we've spotted this week

Plus discounts on preschooler-friendly snacks at Lidl.

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Offerwatch: 3-for-2 on new styles at JoJo Maman Bébé, plus 13 more kids and baby deals this week

The offers and sales to know about right now.

What You Don't See Here: Derek shares the reality behind this candid snap - bedtime tears and all

‘My wife just happened to take this as I gave Thomas a cuddle.’

Am I being a bad parent... by keeping a childminder my kids don't like?

This week, one parent is struggling to help her children settle in with a new minder.

'He walks like his grandad': 7 parents share the family habits their kids have already picked up

Kids are like sponges, right? We asked mums and dads to share the traits their kids have learned from them.

6 of the most important parenting lessons I've learned during my first year as a mum

‘Yes, there’ll be days when you bop your baby’s head off the door, they have yoghurt for dinner and use a tea towel as a bib.’

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Here's why you'll never see my sons in matching outfits (no, not even at bedtime)

I want to teach my kids to think for themselves – and that starts with the clothes they wear, says Chrissie Russell.

Offerwatch: 2-for-1 on Pampers nappies at Boots, plus 12 more kids and baby deals happening right now

It looks like the summer sales aren’t over just yet…

What You Don't See Here: Christine shares the reality behind this sweet snap - cheeky guide dog and all

‘I think it just shows the love between Clover and Caoimhe so well.’

Am I being a bad parent... by pushing my three year old to toilet train before she's ready?

Three experts have their say on one parent’s toilet training dilemma, as the preschool start date looms.

6 products that make teething easier, according to parents of under-twos

The most effective toys and remedies, as shared by mums and dads of under-twos.

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by giving in to my son's separation anxiety?

One reader shares her experience with a clingy one-year-old – and three experts have their say.

'Nothing can actually prepare you': 8 mums share how they dealt with their fears about giving birth

From pre-natal yoga to positive thinking, there are lots of different approaches. Here, some veterans share what worked for them.

Parents Panel: What was the last tantrum your toddler threw - and where did it happen?

Stories of epic toddler meltdowns, as told by the survivors.

'I love it because we are all so happy': Gillian shares the story behind this family photo

‘Packing for a family of five isn’t for the faint-hearted.’

Offerwatch: Baby carriers at Lidl, plus 12 more kids and baby deals happening right now

The baby (and budget) friendly deals to know about this week.

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

70% off summer clothes at Arnotts... plus 12 more kids and baby offers this week

Take home a bargain as the seasonal sales come to an end.

What You Don't See Here: Danielle shares the reality behind this adorable bedtime snap - poo explosions and all

Kildare mum-of-two Danielle takes us behind the scenes.

Am I being a bad parent... by taking my toddler's bottle away at bedtimes?

Four experts have their say on one parent’s weaning dilemma.

Here's what it's like to breastfeed a three-year-old who can walk, talk - and tell you when he's done

“My son self weaned shortly after his third birthday,” writes Chrissie Russell. “I thought I’d share a few things I learned along the way.”

9 essential baby buys to make the first few months easier, according to new parents

Here are the essential items for life with a new arrival.

# parenting-magazine - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

60% off Polarn O Pyret online... and 13 more kids and baby offers this week

The summer sales are coming to an end – which means further reductions in lots of places.

What You Don't See Here: Mum Deirdre shares the reality behind this summer snap - toddler meltdowns included

‘Saoirse had a tantrum because I wouldn’t let her eat the cat food.’

'My straight hair turned curly': 8 mums reveal the unexpected ways their bodies changed post-baby

‘I grew a new mole with each pregnancy. So that’s three new moles…’

4 things you're forced to stop being squeamish about post-kids - and 3 that just never get easier

Parents of toddlers share the bodily functions they’ve (mostly) come to terms with.

Am I being a bad parent... by pushing my shy son to make friends?

Our four experts have their say.

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