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18-24 months

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Cold weather tips for the winter

In the winter months when the temperature drops your baby needs to be kept warm, especially when outdoors. Here are some tips for keeping them warm in the cold weather.

Claiming Tax Credits

Read about what tax credits are, how to apply for them and what to do if you’re overpaid.

Universal Credit Explained

Learn how Universal Credit is different from existing benefits, how much you’ll be paid and how to apply for it

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Average childcare costs

Find out how much full-time or part-time childcare may cost below

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Which baby carrier or sling is best for me?

You’ve decided that using a sling or carrier is for you. But when it comes to design, where do you start? Here are the choices

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Breastfeeding and returning to work

Planning your return to work can be an emotional time and if you’re breastfeeding your baby, you may also be wondering about your workplace rights and the logistics of it all. Here we discuss breastfeeding and returning to work.

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Help with childcare costs

The cost of childcare is a significant issue for many parents. Discover your options with a childcare cost calculator and information on how to get help with childcare costs.

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Flexible working: Your right to a request

What is flexible working and how do you request it? Find out more about flexible working hours, your rights, making an application in the UK and the potential benefits here.

Helping your toddler to talk

How to help your toddler talk

Good news, you are about to enter an extremely fun phase of parenting. Here’s how to help your child when they’re ready to get chatty.

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What is flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly or brachycephaly)?

This article looks at ‘flat head syndrome’ outlining symptoms, possible causes and treatment.

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Reading to your child: What’s the fuss about?

Grab a cosy blanket, a strong tea and your favourite snack because you’re about to get an excuse for a long sit-down. Here’s why reading to your child could be the best thing you do this week.