Guidance & advice

Becoming a new parent is one of the happiest and most exciting experiences people can have. But it can also be one of the busiest, most stressful and scariest too – particularly when it is your first child. Though you might not feel it, all of these emotions are perfectly normal.

Mum and dad with newborn babyBrowse these pages for ideas and information about the emotional aspects of life with a new baby: how to form strong bonds which will help your baby to thrive, as well as tips for looking after yourself and coping with stress.

There are lots of websites which can help with health and medical concerns and with practical issues like choosing clothing, car seats and all the other equipment that comes with babies! We’d recommend starting with: