Welcome to Mothercare

parenting advice


pregnancy

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pregnancy week by week
A guide to you and your growing baby. Find out more in our week by week guide. Let us guide you through this wonderful event in your life.
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new baby essentials
Newborn babies need lots of bits and pieces. Here you'll find a selection of the essentials and must have necessities.

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twins & multiples
work & finance
fashion
common pregnancy problems
your health & relationships
labour & birth
baby names
Giving your baby a name is the first important step of that child's life, and it's one of the most exciting – and useful - things you can actually prepare for before it's born. It's not a task to be taken lightly. Follow these simple dos and don'ts then scan our lists to draw up your shortlist of suitable names.
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baby showers
The purpose of a baby shower is to 'shower' the mother-to-be with advice, support and gifts. This includes family and friends who might give emotional support and advice, share the excitement of having a new baby with the mother-to-be, and assist in the expense of having a baby by bringing gifts to help new parents out, avoiding any embarrassment.
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FAQs


professionals

baby slings
This page contains information to assist parents in using baby slings correctly and safely.

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bathing your baby
Bath time is one of the most enjoyable parts of the day, for all the family. Here are some tips to help make it safe, easy and fun.
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bottle feeding
This guide is full of useful advice on how to bottle feed your baby, what you'll need to get and how to keep everything perfectly clean and safe for your little one.
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breastfeeding
Breast milk is the perfect food for your baby. It's available on demand, at the right temperature, and has many health benefits for you and your baby.
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cot bed safety
This guide contains the latest information to ensure parents receive the best and latest advice
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home safety
Babies and children up to 4 years old are the age group at most risk of having an accident in the home. But most household accidents are avoidable.
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in car safety
Most parents understand how important car safety is, but many people have trouble fitting and using car seats. Recent surveys have revealed that more than half of baby and child car seats are fitted incorrectly.
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peek-a-boo
The fun games you play with your baby during their first year are vital to stimulating their social, mental and physical development. It's also great bonding, and fantastic fun for you both.
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second hand products
There are many reasons why it's best to buy a new mattress , car seat, etc. instead of second hand. Let us explain the reasons.
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helping your baby sleep safely
By following the advice in this page, you can significantly reduce the risks and help your baby sleep as safely as possible.
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stroller safety
We hope to ensure parents receive the best and latest advice about using strollers safely.
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sun safety
Taking babies and young children on holiday isn't always relaxing, but with a little preparation - and a few clever tricks up your sleeve – you'll have fun, spend lots of quality time together and return with memories you will cherish forever.
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swaddling
Swaddling is the practice of wrapping babies in swaddling cloths, large muslins, lightweight blankets or cotton sheets.
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toilet training
Dealing calmly with the transition from nappies to using the toilet independently is vital to building your child's confidence.
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walkers
During the transition from crawling to walking, babies enjoy anything which they can use to pull themselves up into a standing position.
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weaning
Weaning is a big step for your baby and you'll need to take care to offer a nutritious diet.
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