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# 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.

# parents-panel - Monday 10 December, 2018

Parents Panel: What's your family's favourite film at this time of year?

Elf, Arthur Christmas or one of the classics? Our panel share their picks.

# parents-panel - Friday 30 November, 2018

Parents Panel: When's the best time to start Christmas shopping?

Is there ever a way to do it right? We asked our panel of mums and dads to weigh in.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for weaning kids off the dummy

We asked our panel of mums and dads how to ditch the dummy without the tantrums.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for protecting kids from winter bugs and colds

Extra vitamins or just a little extra fresh air? We asked our panel for their flu-fighting family tips.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Parents Panel: Do you share photos of your kids on social media?

It’s a topic that divides parents, so we asked our panel for their take.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Parents Panel: Readers share the differences between their first and second pregnancies

More hormonal mood swings, less frantic Googling – and *far* better nappy-changing skills.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Parents Panel: Readers share what their kids are dressing up as for Halloween this year

Butterflies, cowboys… and one ‘vampire-skeleton-zombie-witch’.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Parents Panel: What one item has made it easier for your little one to fall asleep?

Blackout blinds, bottles with slow teats and YouTube videos – our panel weighs in.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Parents Panel: Readers share the pet names they use for their kids

Chickpea, Charlie Bear and Lord Squidgypants… our panel share the nicknames they always return to.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Parents Panel: What's the right age for a smartphone?

How soon is too soon? Our panelists told us what they thought.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for planning birthday parties on a budget

Homemade Gruffalo cakes, pound shop supplies and pre-buying the sweets.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Parents Panel: How long did it take your child to make their first friend?

We asked our panel when their little ones went from playing beside other kids to playing *with* them.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Parents Panel: When did your little one start sleeping through the night?

From 12 weeks to three years, our panel share their magic numbers.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Parents Panel: What's the after-school routine in your house?

Is it straight into homework or is there a packed timetable of extracurriculars? We asked our panel to weigh in.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Parents Panel: What has been your biggest 'baby brain' moment?

Our panel share their silliest sleep-deprived moments to date.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Parents Panel: What scared you most about parenthood before you had kids?

Breastfeeding, giving birth and well, just keeping him alive. Here’s what our panel worried about most.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Parents Panel: What's your one tip for keeping back-to-school costs low?

Start buying during the sales, ask for vouchers as gifts – and skip the brand new schoolbag.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Parents Panel: What's your one pregnancy wardrobe must-have?

Stretchy dresses, maternity PJs – and don’t forget the seamless knickers.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Parents Panel: What's the trickiest parenting dilemma you've ever faced?

From whether to go back to work or not to The Great Smartphone Debate.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Parents Panel: What's one thing your child just won't eat?

Meat? Banana? Anything depending on the day? How our panel are negotiating the world of food.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Parents Panel: What do you do for childcare while the kids are off school?

Summer camps, saving up overtime and extra hours for the childminder – here’s how our panel manage the holidays.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Parents Panel: When was your first night out after having a baby?

From a trip to the pub six days in to a night away after two years, our panel members share when they cut loose.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Parents Panel: What's your go-to spot for a cheap family day out?

Here’s where our panel members head to for family fun on a budget.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Parents Panel: What one pregnancy purchase was definitely worth the money?

From heat pads to a certain world-famous pregnancy book, our panel of parents share their essentials.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Parents Panel: What's one thing you've tried to get your kids to open up and talk?

From drives in the car to having ‘the chats’ after work.

# parents-panel - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Parents Panel: What time do your kids go to bed at?

No, but REALLY. Our panel gave us honest answers from the trenches.

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