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Brand Watch

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Babies Under Months

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Ask Your Midwife

Think your questions are too embarrassing Too trivial Too weird You're not alone But don't worry - PP's midwife, Anne Richley, is here to help QI want my partner to be at the birth but I'm worried that he'll see me differently afterwards. Does it put some men off sex A If you're worried about your partner's reaction to being at the birth, the two of you need to discuss it. If you're stillconcerned, ask him to stay at the 'top end'. Your partner can offerjust as much support wherever he decides...

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Maclaren

'Designed for hands free carrying with comfortable ergonomic shoulder straps.' Well-made, good-looking spacious bag with loads of compartments, an insulated bottle bag, changing mat and mobile phone holder. Great for mums and dads. Points to note It's easy to lose things in this bag, as it's so large, but it's great for travelling. Stockists 01327 841320 maclarenbaby.com.

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The GR8X promise 'The only all-in-one nappy bag and change mat that folds into a backpack.' PP's verdict This cleverly designed bag folds out to make a changing mat. It works as backpack or shoulder bag and has a 'grubby stuff' bag, bottle holder and pockets. Extra marks for. the black & navy versions, which dads will love. Stockists ultimate in practicality and style when changing and travelling with baby.' PP's verdict It has all the usual features you'd expect from a good changing bag -...

Ecoslumber

MAMAS & PAPAS DREAMPODfrom 22 GREMBO SLEEP BAG from 34.99 sleeping bags are designed to provide warmth and comfort without the need for additional bedding.' PP's verdict This cotton bag is ideal for warmer weather, holidays and daytime naps. There's a natural feel to the fabric, which is good for kids with sensitive skin, eczema and allergies. Cute, unisex design. Sizes 0-6m and 6-18m available in 1.0 tog. Stockists 0870 830 7700 mamasandpapas.com.

Cool Comfort

The Zorbit promise Our sleeping bags are designed to ensure your baby sleeps comfortably all night long, which means you can, tool' PP's verdict A lovely cotton sleeping bag with shoulder poppers and a side zip for opening out flat. It also has extra poppers so you can adjust the size of the arm holes, and there's lots of room. Great value and quality. Comes In a selection of designs. Sizes 0-6m, 6-1 2m and 12-18m three different tog options. Stockis 0800 703234. The Grembo promise We make our...

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Practicalities

For more information about safe sleeping, contact The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (helpline 020 7233 2090 sids.org.uk fsid). You can get a free advice leaflet, The Good-Night Guide for Children, from the Sleep Council (0800 018 7923 sleepcouncil.com). It has lots of information on cots and beds for toddlers and children. PP A BABIES R US SAFE 'N' SOUND AIRFLOW MATTRESS The Safe 'n' Sound Trio Airflow System mattress, 89.99, from Babies R Us, is one of the safest on the market. The...

Bags Of Style

'Extremely practical bags that keep you and your baby looking great.' PP's verdict Made from canvas in a selection of trendy designs, this really doesn't look * like a nappy bag so is ideal for a fashion-conscious mum. Inside you'll find a matching changing mat, rubby stuff' bag and lots of pockets, as well as loops on the outside so you can attach it to a pram. Stockists 01795 590664 caboodle bags.co.uk.

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Babydan Notrip Wooden Gate

'A stylish wooden gate to keep kiddies contained.' PP's verdict This gate attaches to the wall with screws and has no crossbar, so no stubbing your toe It's quite a nice-looking design, and it folds back against the wall. Fits openings 72-78.5cm. Points to note Will only fit narrowish areas. Stockists 0870 606 0276 bumpto3.com.

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Does a 'perfect' age gap between your children actually exist or are you better off making your first your last We quizzed four mums to find out They're not babies for long, it's true, but how much time should you let pass before you start thinking about giving your firstborn a brother or sister Some women want to get their childbearing over and done with as quickly as possible, while others think a big age gap will help spread childcare costs and avoid sibling rivalry. And there are more and...

Epidural

An injection of anaesthetic into the base of your spine, which the anaesthetist gives through a thin tube. This numbs the area from the waist down and can be topped up by the midwife as it wears off, or is given continually through an infusion pump. Excellent form of pain relief, particularly with long labours. Can lower blood pressure if it's very high. Won't affect the baby unless blood pressure drops. Contractions can slow down - you might then need a drip to speed things up. Anaesthetist...

Softly Does It

The Kaloo promise 'We have nursery Items In beautiful colours' PP's verdict A soft, fleecy and cosy bag made from a cotton polyester mix. Opens out flat with ties at the armhole to adjust size. Tricky buttons on the shoulder, and It only comes In a 1.8 tog. Extra marks for., the bunny In the front pocket. Sizes 0-3m. Stockists 020 8563 2888 mumbojumbotoys.com. JOJO MAMAN BEBE REGULAR WEIGHT SLEEPING BAG 25 'Our sleeping bags are made with a soft cotton outer and lining.' PP's verdict This 2.5...

The right weight

As parents, weight gain is one of our biggest worries. So how do you know if your little one is developing normally The average birthweight of a baby born in Britain today is 3.3kg (7lb 5oz), but that's just maths. Weight can vary widely, between about 2.5kg (5lb 8oz) and 4.5kg (9lb 14oz), with girls tending to be around 300g (10oz) lighter than boys. Genetics also play a part in how much your child weighs. If you and your partner come from Charlotte Church Danny de Vito stock, it's unlikely...

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Great Expectations

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Tears

Stairs, put your slippers on your head. The sillier the better Once she's got the idea, let her lead you. using an old roll of lining wallpaper. Get your child to lie on it and trace her outline Then let her colour or paint it (if you're feeling brave ). then paint your toddler's hands. Get her to make handprints all over some paper. When they're dry you can make a special birthday card with them.

Dark Mist

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Your local hospital seems the obvious choice, but there ore alternatives. PP's midwife, Anne Richley, helps you decide It's a fact In an uncomplicated pregnancy, it's as safe to give birth at home as in a hospital It's a fact In an uncomplicated pregnancy, it's as safe to give birth at home as in a hospital any women assume that they'll give birth at their local hospital. But your midwife shoulc discuss all the available options with you, regardless of whether this is your first baby or what...

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Frutin Is A Natural Safe Health Supplement

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One dose of Frutin contains 400mg of fruit fibres, also called pectin. This is the substance you find in fruit jelly. When Frutin is chewed and dissolved in water, these fruit fibres swell up and form a layer in the upper part of the stomach. This layer protects the mucous membranes around the oesophagus, because the acid from the stomach can no longer come into contact with and irritate the delicate and often damaged mucous membranes. This is how you avoid heartburn and stinging pain A dose of...

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Because There Is No Bigger Adventure Than Having Kids

Style and performance are often the first casualties of family life. That's why the Note is designed with boomerang taillights and all the character of a princess's chariot. For those who need all the zip of a rocket ship the Note also comes with a powerful 1.6 litre 110 hp engine. For more information visit www.nissan-note.co.uk Model shown is the Nissan Note 1.6 SVE. 'Nissan' is a registered trademark of Nissan Motor Co, Ltd used under license. Official fuel consumption figures for the Nissan...