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Becoming a parent for the first time can be a daunting experience. No longer are you responsible for just yourself – you now have a little person completely dependent on you and also subject to your moods, emotions and actions. It can be scary, stressful and exhilarating all at the same time for any new parent.
Parenting skills come naturally to some new parents, but most of us can always learn a bit more. If you need answers to your parenting questions, guidance on a wide variety of parenting issues, look no further. The parenting section of Huggies has loads of valuable parenting resources. Huggies is here to make your job as a parent easier, with fewer issues and more fun.
One of the main gripes new mum’s seem to have is shedding the baby weight put on during their 9 months of pregnancy, especially when all their time seems devoted to caring for baby. A realistic post-pregnancy fitness regime will not only help you lose weight but also help give you the energy to care for your baby and also boost your mental wellbeing. Pregnancy can also cause a number of other issues, such as a weak bladder. Getting fit again could help solve that problem. Plan a fitness program that is both achievable and enjoyable so you don’t get discouraged and are back to your ideal weight and pre-baby energy levels within a timeframe that suits you.
When a child arrives into the world, they are vulnerable to a wide variety of things we would take for granted, but which have the potential to harm baby. It is up to you as a parent to ensure child safety is a top priority when caring for your child. Most child safety needs are common sense, such as not leaving medication or household cleaners where your child can get to them. Other child safety needs are a little more intricate and complicated. Child-proofing your home, for example, can seem pretty simple but it is actually a big task that requires time, planning, thought and a few tools. If, like most parents, child safety is now a priority in your home, find out more about on how to ensure child safety around the house, in the car, and when out and about.
The 9 months of pregnancy and hours of labour are over. At this stage, most new parents suddenly grasp the size and importance of the parenting journey ahead. Don’t worry – you are not alone and Huggies is committed to helping new parents on this journey every step of the way.
The first few weeks after the birth of your baby can be frantic, so consider getting some help. If she’s around, your mother is always a good option (she obviously did a pretty good job with you) and it might even be a great opportunity to bond. Huggies can help with online tips and advice on the things you should know as a new parent and how to make the most of this special time with your family.
Balancing your work commitments with the demands of a family and still having some alone time is a pretty big ask for any new mum. After all, there are only 24 hours in a day. Looking after a new baby can be a particularly stressful time for you if you are a working mum, especially if you’re like most mothers and put everyone else’s needs before yours. Some women feel enormously guilty about working while their baby is at home. This can be really tough and consuming. Read more on how to try and organise your responsibilities so you can maximise time with baby while also getting some time for yourself and even your partner (remember him?). Time out for you and for romance is something every working mum is entitled to.
No parent is superhuman – it’s not normal to have well behaved kids, the dishes washed, the laundry done, the nursery orderly and the shower sparkling clean all at once and still manage to get a nutritious dinner on the table on time every night. The truth is we all need a bit of help when it comes to the many aspects of parenting. . Get good parenting advice! Huggies offers help on a broad range of parenting advice topics, from how to get financial assistance from the government, to how to comfort an incessantly crying baby and even how to evaluate potential pre-schools for your child.
It’s Saturday morning, the sun is shining, and it’s a beautiful day outside. You want to take your kids outdoors so that they can have some fun. Only problem is you don’t know of any child-safe places or activities you can do.
Huggies has a huge list of child-safe activities for you and your child. We also tell you what baby items you need to take to make it a fun, stress-free day for all. Mental and physical stimulation is a key part of your child’s development process so it’s important that you take your child out to new places.
Can you remember the last time you sat down for an afternoon and lost yourself in a really good book? If you’re like most parents, it’s likely that you read a little before bed or while the kids are having nap in the daytime. In which case it’s always good to have a book on hand for when you may get a 15 minute break in your day.
Browse through our book reviews to help you find that ‘just perfect book for you’. We add new ones here every month. There are sample chapters for each book so you can see if you really like it before you go out and buy it. You can also chat to other mums about it in the Huggies Forum at anytime. Get back into reading today!
Welcome to the Mums & Bubs episode guide. There are currently 13 episodes in our Mums & Bubs program which you can watch here whenever it suits you. All the episodes are listed within this page so work your way through the series at your own pace.
Hosted by Rachel Friend, each episode is presented as a full episode or you can choose to watch each segment any time you like.
- Episode 1 Being a mum (Video)
- Episode 2 Children discipline (Video)
- Episode 3 Being a dad (Video)
- Episode 4 Changing relationships (Video)
- Episode 5 Baby care (Video)
- Episode 6 Food and nutrition (Video)
- Episode 7 Socialising baby (Video)
- Episode 8 Health (Video)
- Episode 9 Relationships (Video)
- Episode 10 Entertaining kids (Video)
Family budgeting is about learning to live within your means. You don’t need fancy calculators, magic or science to create a family budget (though the online calculators can make it all a lot more fun). In truth, you need time and commonsense – and while parents might be short on the first, we more than make up for it with the second. Follow our tips and you’ll be on top of your money plan before you know it.
Huggies has developed a special range of eBooks for you to download free, print and keep on hand when you need them.
One of the biggest challenges many parents face is how to manage their time effectively. The reality is that parents can find themselves dealing with the demands of a baby or toddler, the daily chores, the family budget, their fitness or other work related demands. It can all seem overwhelming sometimes. It can be hard to prioritise what needs to be done first, or even to decide what is the best way to tackle it.
Huggies have compiled a wealth of practical strategies that will make your life easier. They are designed specifically to help you cope with the stresses of daily life, as well as helping you with meeting your own needs and those of your family.
Here are a series of articles, e-books and free downloadable templates that you can have to hand at all times. They’re here to help you with tackling everything from saving time in the morning and managing the family budget, through to practical house cleaning tips and meal planning strategies.