kids going back to school
9 ways to deal with separation anxiety

You’ve probably put a lot of thought and effort into helping your child adjust to school for the first time. And maybe you’ve been looking forward to your new freedom. But if…

baby, protecting baby in sun
At what age can babies understand speech?

Since babies don’t begin talking until they’re at least 12 months old, it’s safe to assume that they can’t understand speech until that time. Right? Wrong. This study has shown that babies…

breastfeeding/maternity&infant
10 weird facts about breastfeeding

Ten weird and wonderful facts you might not have known about breastfeeding, to encourage all you yummy mummies to keep up the good work. Calorie burner Who needs the gym? The amount of…

attachment parenting/maternityandinfant
The seven B’s of attachment parenting

Attachment parenting does exactly what the title suggests: promoting the bond between mother and baby through prolonged contact. This can be through co-sleeping, baby carriers, skin to skin contact and breastfeeding. It’s completely…

3 great apps for pregnancy, newborn and baby

It’s difficult for us here at m&i to remember our lives without apps and smartphones. More difficult to image our children’s future when the technology is with them from the very beginning…and…