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6-9 months

Being a new dad: sex after pregnancy

Sex after pregnancy: Resuming your sex life after birth may take time. This article discusses when you can have sex after birth and the impact of breastfeeding on sex.

Being a new dad: juggling life as a new parent

Becoming a parent involves shifts in your lifestyle. This article offers information for new dads on fathers' rights at work, stress after childbirth and relationships.

Being a new dad: family finances

Family finances are an important consideration after your child is born. Read about costs related to having a baby including childcare, and about parental benefits and savings.

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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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Shared Parental Leave: a dad's view

Ben, 31, has an 11-month-old daughter Hannah with his partner Catherine. He works as a social media manager at the BBC and is about to return to work after taking shared parental leave for three months.

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My baby is not gaining weight

Baby weight gain concerns: here we look at what to do if you’re breastfeeding and your baby is not gaining weight or is only gaining weight slowly.

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Sun safety for children

We look at how to keep your child safe, comfortable and protected over the summer

Coping with colic symptoms in babies

Colic, or infant colic, is a common condition that affects one in five babies. Find out more about the symptoms and forms of treatment which can provide relief.