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  1. 8 smart diet moves after pregnancy

    In the world of celebrity new mums, jelly bellies morph back into six-packs in super quick time! In the real world getting to grips with looking after your new baby will most likely be your priority. When the dust has settled and you’re starting to think about losing the baby weight you may want to

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  2. Preparing your daughter for her period

    Starting your periods is an important milestone in a girl’s life but it can be a bit scary and embarrassing if you’re not prepared. It’s important to talk to your daughter about what happens so that when the time comes she will know what to expect and what action to take. BootsWebMD spoke to Paul Ca

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  3. X-rays and scans for kids

    X-rays and CT scans can seem daunting and a bit scary for children. Parents too may worry about safety because of the use of radiation to produce images of inside the body. However, they can be an essential tool in working out what’s wrong with your child. X-rays are used to check for broken bones,

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  4. What to eat and avoid when breastfeeding

    As soon as you have your baby most of the pregnancy diet restrictions are lifted. Bring on the blue cheese, home-made mayonnaise and liver pate! In truth you can eat most things when breastfeeding. Even better news milk production burns around 500 extra calories a day, so you’re doing the equivalent

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  5. Breaking kids' bad food habits

    Is the back of your car littered with empty crisp packets with biscuit crumbs all over the seat? That's life for many parents as they ferry their busy kids back from school, clubs and activities. Kids are as busy as adults these days so it's easy to grab and eat on the go. It's not hard to fall into

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  6. Tips for long distance grandparenting

    A survey, conducted by the charity Care for the Family, found that nearly half of the respondents used to see their own grandparents daily or weekly when they were children. However, grandparents today are more likely to see their grandchildren only once every three-months. That is not because grand

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  7. Sibling rivalry

    Is constant bickering between your children getting you down? If you have more than one child sibling rivalry may be a fact of life; as you probably know by now kids can argue about absolutely anything: "He’s got more chocolate than me" "How come she can stay up later than me?" "You love him more th

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  8. The lowdown on children's teeth

    A happy smile shows off our teeth. As well as looking nice, teeth are important as they help us to eat our food and to speak clearly, so it pays to look after them. We get two sets of teeth, baby and permanent. When children are 14 they generally have their adult teeth in place. So where does it all

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  9. Baby-wearing, breastfeeding and co-sleeping

    What sort of parent you are is determined to a large extent by what you are like as a person. Some may adopt a disciplined, rule-based approach to parenting or others may choose a more touchy-feely, child-orientated style. There's no definitive manual for bringing up a baby but for most of us it's t

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  10. Are you a pushover parent?

    Are you scared of your own child? Does he make all the rules or is she a teenage drama queen you hate to disappoint? It sounds a bit over the top but sometimes it's easy to become a pushover parent. You may think you're a relaxed mum or dad who respects their child's point of view but the balance of

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