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# parents-panel - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

# parents-panel - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

'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.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

'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.’

# parents-panel - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

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.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

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.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

'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!

# parents-panel - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

'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’?

# parents-panel - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

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.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

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.’

# parents-panel - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

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.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

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.’

# parents-panel - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

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…’

# parents-panel - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

'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.

# parents-panel - 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.

# parents-panel - 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).

# parents-panel - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

'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.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

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.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

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.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

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.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

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.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

10 unexpectedly useful items to pack in your hospital bag, according to new parents

Aside from the ‘loose fitting nightdress’, here’s what else to bring.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

‘I didn’t know hair could grow there!’ 7 unexpected pregnancy side effects, as told by mums-to-be

We asked expectant mums to share the symptoms they definitely didn’t predict.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

9 smart tips to keep your toddler in their own bed at night, according to parents who've been there

Here’s how mums and dads of young kids deal with late-night escapes.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

9 childbirth secrets nobody tells you about beforehand, according to new parents

Mums and dads share the things they wish they’d known *before* that first contraction.

# parents-panel - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Do you have a young child - or one on the way? Join our weekly Parents Panel

Share your experiences as part of TheJournal.ie’s weekly Family Magazine.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Mums and dads share the best evening wind-down routines for restless kids

Our panel share their tips for helping little ones drift off more easily.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

9 of the best-value outdoor toys for young kids, according to real mums and dads

Here’s the stuff that’s worth the money (and the flat-pack assembly) this summer.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

8 of the best parks and playgrounds around Ireland, according to parents of young kids

Fairy woods, zip lines and the best slides around.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Mums and dads share their must-pack items for the first trip away with a baby

Toys for meltdown moments, a sling – and a spare babygro or two in your hand luggage.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Parents Panel: What's the one toy your little one won't be without?

Paw Patrol figurines, fluffy bunnies, and a beloved princess dress.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Just one spoonful: Parents share the baby foods their little ones eat without fail

Broccoli, beetroot… and chocolate fingers.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Family traditions, old friends and Jon Bon Jovi: Mums and dads share what inspired their babies' names

It’s one of the first ‘big’ choices you’ll make as a parent – and here’s how our panel approached it.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Parents share the most embarrassing things their little ones have said in public

“Ellie-Mae told her granny that she was ‘packing on the pounds’.”

# parents-panel - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Parents share their best tips for toddler-proofing the house - and the products that made the job easier

Our panel share how they made their home safer for mini explorers.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Parents Panel: What helps you to avoid shouting when you're at your limit?

When the going gets tough… how do you avoid losing it? Our parents panel share what (usually) works.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Parents Panel: Where's the most awkward place your child has thrown a tantrum?

Supermarkets, airplanes and even one on the back of a bicycle.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Parents Panel: What age was your little one when they took their first steps?

Our panel recall when their kids hit the big milestone.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Dada? Banana? Cheese? Irish mums and dads share their little ones' first ever words

Our Parents Panel tell us what got their kids chatting.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Toys that under-threes won't get tired of - as recommended by real mums and dads

‘She has loved it from day one.’ Our Parents Panel share their best ever purchases.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Parents Panel: Mums and dads share the advice they'd give themselves on day one

What would you tell yourself now, looking back?

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