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# 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’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?

# parents-panel - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Parents Panel: What one thing helps when you feel overwhelmed as a parent?

From venting in the WhatsApp group to taking ten while the kids watch TV.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Parents Panel: Do you have rules about drinking around your kids?

A couple of glasses of wine, or nothing at all? Our panel weigh in.

# parents-panel - Monday 18 February, 2019

Parents Panel: Readers share the parenting rules they always end up breaking

A little TV-time-while-eating never did anyone any harm…

# parents-panel - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Parents Panel: What's one life skill every kid should have?

Budgeting, cooking and how to share your toys – our panel weigh in.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for helping young kids cope with worries

“I make sure my four year old knows I take his worries seriously. Even the silly ones.”

# parents-panel - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Parents Panel: Readers share their best tips for surviving morning sickness

‘It was like constant car sickness.’ Here’s how our panel got through the nausea.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Parents Panel: What's the one dinner everyone in your house will eat?

Spag bol? Shepherd’s pie? Pizza? Our panel share the family dinners that have everyone clearing their plates.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Parents Panel: What's the naptime routine in your house?

A mid-morning sleep, two naps a day – or none at all? Our panel weigh in.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Parents Panel: What's one thing you've tried to get your kids to read more?

Kids’ book clubs and reading to them from day one – our panel share their advice for nurturing young bookworms.

# parents-panel - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Parents Panel: What age did you find most challenging with your kids?

Terrible twos, threenagers or moody teens? Our panel share the ages that tested them the most.

# parents-panel - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Parents Panel: Readers share tips for keeping kids entertained over the Christmas holidays

Playdates, “lazy days”, and getting everyone out for a family walk.

# parents-panel - Friday 14 December, 2018

Parents Panel: Readers share their favourite Christmas morning traditions

Selection boxes for breakfast and stockings by the bed – here’s how these families spend December 25.

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