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I hired a TENS machine to use in labour. When the big day arrived, I put it on and off we went to the hospital.

But before long I was sweating so much that the TENs machine was starting to irritate me. I asked my husband to take it off me, but he accidentally turned the power up instead.This gave him a huge electric shock that knocked him off the bed.Of all the times to have a laughing fit, I didn't expect it to be five hours into labour! Jane Revill, Nottinghamshire

Babies are so precious and enjoyable. I love watching my little one grow and look forward to each new step. Louisa Hackett, Lancashire

Body Shop Body Butters cured my son's Infantile eczema. He now has lovely soft skin and smells gorgeous! Sarah Bones, Oxfordshire

(Body Shop Body Butter in Mango, £10 for 200ml; call 01903 844554)

Lansinoh Lanolin is fab for cracked, painful nipples. Linda du Preez, Dorset

(Lansinoh lanolin for breastfeeding mums, £9.95 for 56g, from chemists)

Mums who complain.

... whether it's about not being able to breastfeed or choose a natural birth. My son was born with lots of problems.Count your blessings - the health of your baby is everything. Dee Gordon, Essex

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Toys for free!

No need to spend lots of money on baby toys. Just fill a box with safe ,. household objects: fabric, wooden spoons, plastic cups etc. M. Bruce, Edinburgh


This month's tip wins a fabulous PNP Sport - a safe, UV protective playpen for your baby, worth £99.99 (above). It transforms into a great playhouse for your toddler, too. For more on the PNP Sport, log on to graco.co.uk; for stockists, call 0870 909 0501. Send your tips to: Practical Parenting/Tips, Room 2720, King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street, London SE1 9LS.

Supermarkets with no toilets are hopeless when your 2 year old announces that she needs to go NOW! Tammy Roberts, Devon

Advice to wake a sleeping child! Babies and children sleep not because they're lazy but because they need to.To wake a sleeping child is ridiculous! Rachel Thornton, by email

Supermarkets with no toilets are hopeless when your 2 year old announces that she needs to go NOW! Tammy Roberts, Devon

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New Mothers Guide to Breast Feeding

New Mothers Guide to Breast Feeding

For many years, scientists have been playing out the ingredients that make breast milk the perfect food for babies. They've discovered to day over 200 close compounds to fight infection, help the immune system mature, aid in digestion, and support brain growth - nature made properties that science simply cannot copy. The important long term benefits of breast feeding include reduced risk of asthma, allergies, obesity, and some forms of childhood cancer. The more that scientists continue to learn, the better breast milk looks.

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