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Mandatory Post Natal Depression Screening?

Most women will experience the Baby Blues a few days after giving birth. It may come as shock to some and for other mums they may be ready for a crash in hormones as their body adjusts and regains balance after giving birth. For the vast majority of new mums a bloody good cry when you need to [...]

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It’s Prudity that’s What It is!

Naked bathing with kids - aren’t we all ok with that? We’re not naked bathing with other people’s kids – they’re ours! It is perfectly natural right? No 18 year old ever felt the need to jump in the bath or shower with mum or dad. But, offer the choice to an 18 [...]

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Cameron calls for parenting classes

Last week David Cameron announced a plan to set up parenting classes for families nationwide. The classes are aimed to guide parents on how to behave around children and how to discipline them.The objective is to reduce the number of broken families as Cameron believes that children from broken homes are more likely to experience poverty than those from [...]

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To call the Doctor or Not to call the Doctor? That is the question

When you become a parent you quickly learn that your little one has a whole repertoire of cries, shrieks, sobs, and wails. That’s how babies express themselves. But when the crying just doesn’t stop, it’s difficult to determine the root of the problem and whether or not it necessitates a trip to the doctor, especially when panic has set in [...]

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Seven tips For Decorating A Child’s Room

Decorating and organising your little one’s bedroom is a delicate matter of combining functionality and style! And if your child wants wall to wall pink or army camouflage while you have a much more subtle theme with splashes of colour on mind…then each of you needs to use the C-word – compromise!1. Involve your child. There [...]

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Six Simple New Year's Resolutions for Mums

To start 2016 on the right foot, Abbey Michelle (a Yorkshire mum in Dubai) published "New Year's Mummy Resolutions to Myself" with six very simple resolutions to make a mum's life easier and healthier. Some steps may require a little effort (the exercise bit!), and others are just basic common sense. Whatever you choose to do, we couldn't agree [...]

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Urbanmummy's response to the Daily Mail's "20 signs that you are a mum"

Last week the Daily Mail published an article called "The 20 signs that you are a mum - from constantly dashing about to worrying about your bedraggled appearance". Although we agree that women do change after kids, we at Urbanmummy think that it's not ALL bad! So here's our response:Rushing around: No! we call it "fitting everything in". [...]

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It's the countdown to Christmas and here's a To Do List:

Wrap all presents Do a batch every night – don’t leave until Xmas Eve!Order food Collect last bits of food items on 23rd – you want the 24th to be relaxingGet extra bread and milk – no one wants to go the supermarket on boxing day or the day after!Over a glass of wine make a list of menus [...]

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100 Years of Toys by Mode.com

With only eight more days to go before kids start unwrapping their Christmas presents, Mode.com has come up with a great two-minute video looking back at the most popular toys over the past 100 years. It's a great one to watch with the kids, not just to reminisce about the toys we had as kids but also to show [...]

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