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Baby number 2. Welcome to level two. Out of Depth Dads life has changed with the arrival of baby number 2
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Welcome to LEVEL TWO. Life with the arrival of baby number 2

Chris McGuire, The Out Of Depth Dad

They say that ‘pride’ comes before a fall. As a SAHD to my two-and-a-half-year-old son, we’d got things into a nice routine, and nothing (poo, puke or my pathological hatred of Peppa Pig) could rock our little boat.

postnatal depression in dads - what you didn't know about paternal postnatal depression
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6 myths of postnatal depression in dads debunked

Viren Swami

After the birth of my son, I was diagnosed with postnatal depression. As a dad but also a social psychologist, I began writing about my experiences to try and better understand what I was going through.

Postnatal anxiety - the postnatal condition no one talks about
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Postnatal anxiety, what we don’t talk about

Katie Scott

It first happened a few days after giving birth, when I was chopping carrots for an evening meal. It was like a sudden vision, a flash across my mind’s eye. As I drove the knife down into the carrot

Breastfeeding - no one tells new mothers that breastfeeding is hard
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Breastfeeding – what no one tells new mothers

Natasha Mahtani

Everyone warns you about the symptoms you’ll experience during your pregnancy, the braxton hicks, the labour pains. But not one person sat me down and said “breastfeeding is going to be hard.

increase breast milk - breastmilk production - breastfeeding problems
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8 superfoods to increase breast milk production

A good diet will ensure that you get plenty of nutrients to nourish your body and help you balance the demands of breastfeeding. There are also many foods that you can include in your diet to aid and increase breast milk production.

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How your baby sees you

In the first year your baby might not be able to verbally say the words “I love you” but they show you in so many ways.

Mum and baby having fun on a picnic mat
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9 fun activities for you and baby

Your first year with baby is a magical, and often a very tiring, time. Doing any activity can seem difficult. Know that actually there are a lot of fun baby activities that you can enjoy together.

Breastfeeding - mother and newborn breastfeeding holding hands intimacy
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When breastfeeding doesn’t go to plan

Breastfeeding – it’s one of the most natural things in the world – and so it must be really easy. Right? Not always. If you struggle with breastfeeding you are not alone.

Dad and baby - Dad and baby touching knuckles symbolising dad and baby bonding
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8 great ways to start dad and baby bonding

Dad and baby bonding matters. Studies have shown that babies who develop a strong bond with their dad do better at school, are more able to form secure friendships and relationships and feel more self confident and secure within themselves.

Tips for new mums - Mum doing yoga with baby. Practicing self-care. Tips for new mums
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5 self-care tips for new mums

Caring for your baby includes caring for yourself, after all it’s true what they say that a happy mum makes a happy baby! Here are a few self-care tips for new mums that will help you through those first weeks.