Pregnancy

The 2015 flu vaccine: what’s new, who should get it and why

Aeron Hurt For certain members of the community, catching flu can lead to severe illness or death. A vaccination can be lifesaving.

4D scans show how smoking affects babies still in the womb

A baby being affected by cigarette smoke (above) and a baby of a non-smoker (below).

Sarah Knapton The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy on unborn babies may be seen in tiny movements in their faces using 4D ultrasound scans, research has found.

6 pregnancy side effects I didn't expect

How midwives can help women who experience domestic violence

15 names on the verge of extinction

Super fit model Sarah Stage defends her pregnancy body

Birth

We need to stop using this word when we talk about childbirth

Kim Lock Is it shaming to point out that women are often being let down in birth?

Baby

6 creative ways to save childhood memories

Megan Blandford 11:13am For some parents, recording facts like their child’s first word, first tooth and first steps isn’t enough. They’re taking memory collections to the next level.

Toddler

If toddlers gave performance reviews

Samantha Rodman 7:50am Hello there, Mummy. I've been looking forward to this meeting for a while now. Overall, I'd like to say that you've been a great addition to the team so far. You've really been working your tail off. So, kudos to you.

Dealing with a nappy escape artist

It can sometimes be hard to keep a nappy on your toddler.

MATT CALMAN I hear about the tots that have a penchant for ripping their nappies off and the odd one that even smears the brown stuff on the walls and fine home furnishings, and I shudder.

Toddler gets 'drunk' after cranberry juice mix-up

How a toddler survived for 101 minutes without a pulse

The most dangerous toddler food trends

Tot meets his heroes, falls apart with excitement

Lifestyle

Tips for roadtripping with a baby

Sue White 12:45pm Techniques that served me well as a baby-free traveller have been rendered useles - but here’s how you can make this season’s road trips smoother than your newborn’s skin.

Wellbeing

The certificate helping parents deal with pregnancy loss

JO HARTLEY For some people, this certificate will offer a sense of validation that their child was acknowledged as being here and now gone, and will help them with life post-loss.

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