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From TheJournal.ie Yes to treasure hunts, no to colouring: Parents share their hits and misses while stuck at home Parents Panel

Yes to treasure hunts, no to colouring: Parents share their hits and misses while stuck at home

We asked mums and dads around Ireland for the activities keeping their kids entertained.

From TheJournal.ie From baby pyjamas to Blu-Tack: Parents share the strange objects their kids are obsessed with Parents Panel

From baby pyjamas to Blu-Tack: Parents share the strange objects their kids are obsessed with

Sometimes we all look for comfort – and we find it in many, many different places…

From TheJournal.ie 9 new mums share their best maternity wear buys - from belly bands to H&M leggings Newborn And Baby

9 new mums share their best maternity wear buys - from belly bands to H&M leggings

Here’s what got our Parents Panel through pregnancy, nursing and beyond.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mum adored our Sunday walks': 8 parents on the childhood traditions they're sharing with their own kids Parents Panel

'Mum adored our Sunday walks': 8 parents on the childhood traditions they're sharing with their own kids

‘I have no doubt my boys will grow to hate the walks as much as I did.’

From TheJournal.ie 11 new parents on the 'must-have' items that weren't worth the money - from nappy bins to parasols Newborn And Baby

11 new parents on the 'must-have' items that weren't worth the money - from nappy bins to parasols

‘Our co-sleeper now functions as a really useful snack holder.’

From TheJournal.ie 'It's my bible': 7 genuinely useful parenting books and apps, as recommended by mums and dads Parents Panel

'It's my bible': 7 genuinely useful parenting books and apps, as recommended by mums and dads

‘My mum gave me her old copy of Your Baby And Child. We both found it invaluable.’

From TheJournal.ie 'I'll keep these cloth nappies forever': Parents share the baby keepsakes they just can't let go Parents Panel

'I'll keep these cloth nappies forever': Parents share the baby keepsakes they just can't let go

From memory books to a harness for hip dysplasia – sometimes the mementoes that mean the most aren’t the ones we expect.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's the only way I can cut her nails': 9 parents share the occasions that call for toddler bribery Parents Panel

'It's the only way I can cut her nails': 9 parents share the occasions that call for toddler bribery

From toilet training to peace on a long drive, sometimes only a bribe will do.

From TheJournal.ie 'Be noisy around the baby': 10 new parents share the advice that actually helped them Parents Panel

'Be noisy around the baby': 10 new parents share the advice that actually helped them

Take it one day at a time, trust your instincts, and don’t forget to take care of yourself.

From TheJournal.ie 'Please don't pee in the shoe': 12 mums and dads share the weirdest things they've said as parents Don't Make Me Say It
From TheJournal.ie 9 really practical gifts to give someone who's pregnant, according to new mums Pregnancy Gift

9 really practical gifts to give someone who's pregnant, according to new mums

Not sure what to buy? Try an insulated water bottle or some properly fancy shower gel.

From TheJournal.ie 8 parents on their tricks for keeping winter illness away - from tummy bug tonics to fresh air Parents Panel

8 parents on their tricks for keeping winter illness away - from tummy bug tonics to fresh air

Mums and dads with young kids share how they keep germs and bacteria at bay.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I’m more patient than I thought': New parents share their biggest learnings from the first year Parents Panel

‘I’m more patient than I thought': New parents share their biggest learnings from the first year

A lot can happen in 365 days. Here’s what our panel took from the first 12 months of parenting.

From TheJournal.ie One for the mantelpiece? 6 priceless photos of kids meeting Santa So That Went Well

One for the mantelpiece? 6 priceless photos of kids meeting Santa

‘General distrust quickly turned into blind terror…’

From TheJournal.ie 'The ukulele is still in its box': 11 parents on the most impractical gifts they bought for new babies Baby's First Christmas

'The ukulele is still in its box': 11 parents on the most impractical gifts they bought for new babies

‘I insisted that the 10-week old wrote a Santa letter.’

From TheJournal.ie 'Set up a Kris Kindle': How to avoid an avalanche of pressies this year, according to parents Parents Panel

'Set up a Kris Kindle': How to avoid an avalanche of pressies this year, according to parents

The endless stream of gifts can make for a hectic Christmas when young kids are involved.

From TheJournal.ie 'We always decorate the tree watching Muppets Christmas Carol': 13 parents share their favourite festive traditions Parents Panel

'We always decorate the tree watching Muppets Christmas Carol': 13 parents share their favourite festive traditions

From ham sandwiches to watching the lights being turned on.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sit in the back with the car seat if you can': 9 tips for winter travel with toddlers, according to parents Parents Panel

'Sit in the back with the car seat if you can': 9 tips for winter travel with toddlers, according to parents

Winter generally involves at least one long car journey or flight. Here’s how to manage.

From TheJournal.ie 'We called my dad to bring us home': 18 parents on surviving their first outing with a newborn Parents Panel

'We called my dad to bring us home': 18 parents on surviving their first outing with a newborn

‘I wanted to do something that made me feel like me again.’

From TheJournal.ie What's one parenting issue you and your partner never agree on? 9 people share theirs Parents Panel

What's one parenting issue you and your partner never agree on? 9 people share theirs

Screentime? Sweets? We asked our panel for the topics they’ve agreed to disagree on.

From TheJournal.ie 16 products that'll keep your baby cosy this winter, as recommended by parents Parents Panel

16 products that'll keep your baby cosy this winter, as recommended by parents

From the warmest car seat blanket to the handiest sleep sack, our Parents Panel share their must-buys.

From TheJournal.ie 'I finally took our newborn twins out by myself': 8 parents share their most victorious milestones Parents Panel

'I finally took our newborn twins out by myself': 8 parents share their most victorious milestones

Sometimes milestones are victorious for the parents as well as the kids!

From TheJournal.ie 'How often should newborns blink?': 16 parents share their strangest late-night Google searches Parents Panel

'How often should newborns blink?': 16 parents share their strangest late-night Google searches

How many breaths should my baby take in a minute? What is ‘the plug’?

From TheJournal.ie 21 indoor activities to keep your cranky toddler entertained this winter, according to parents Parents Panel

21 indoor activities to keep your cranky toddler entertained this winter, according to parents

Play Doh, jigsaws and, er… creating a race track out of packing tape on the floor.

From TheJournal.ie 8 readers share the parenting hacks they've learned from their own mums and dads Parents Panel

8 readers share the parenting hacks they've learned from their own mums and dads

‘When a baby is restless or crying, the sound of a running tap really soothes them.’

From TheJournal.ie 12 kids' TV shows and films that parents love too, from Hey Duggee to Fireman Sam Parents Panel

12 kids' TV shows and films that parents love too, from Hey Duggee to Fireman Sam

We asked Irish parents for the shows and movies they’ve secretly grown to enjoy.

From TheJournal.ie 12 parents share one baby item they had to splurge on - from a posh nappy bag to a designer bouncer Parents Panel

12 parents share one baby item they had to splurge on - from a posh nappy bag to a designer bouncer

‘Well, I wanted it because it doesn’t look like a nappy bag.’

From TheJournal.ie 8 mums and dads share the parenting rules they thought they'd never break - until they had kids Parents Panel

8 mums and dads share the parenting rules they thought they'd never break - until they had kids

‘I swore I wouldn’t be one of those parents who uses bribery to motivate their children…’

From TheJournal.ie 'Mam came to the door with dinner': 13 parents share one lovely gesture that helped with a new baby Parents Panel

'Mam came to the door with dinner': 13 parents share one lovely gesture that helped with a new baby

From eyelash extensions for mum to taking over night feeds.

From TheJournal.ie 10 parents share products that make toddler life easier - from a leash backpack to a folding potty Parents Panel

10 parents share products that make toddler life easier - from a leash backpack to a folding potty

Bath paints, nightlights and library cards: These made all the difference to the mums and dads we polled.

From TheJournal.ie 11 tips for getting better sleep during pregnancy, according to women who've been there Parents Panel

11 tips for getting better sleep during pregnancy, according to women who've been there

Parents share their advice for sleeping like a baby (while growing one).

From TheJournal.ie 'He walks like his grandad': 7 parents share the family habits their kids have already picked up Parents Panel

'He walks like his grandad': 7 parents share the family habits their kids have already picked up

Kids are like sponges, right? We asked mums and dads to share the traits their kids have learned from them.

From TheJournal.ie 6 products that make teething easier, according to parents of under-twos Parents Panel

6 products that make teething easier, according to parents of under-twos

The most effective toys and remedies, as shared by mums and dads of under-twos.

From TheJournal.ie Parents Panel: What was the last tantrum your toddler threw - and where did it happen? Parents Panel

Parents Panel: What was the last tantrum your toddler threw - and where did it happen?

Stories of epic toddler meltdowns, as told by the survivors.

From TheJournal.ie 9 essential baby buys to make the first few months easier, according to new parents Parents Panel

9 essential baby buys to make the first few months easier, according to new parents

Here are the essential items for life with a new arrival.

From TheJournal.ie 4 things you're forced to stop being squeamish about post-kids - and 3 that just never get easier Parents Panel

4 things you're forced to stop being squeamish about post-kids - and 3 that just never get easier

Parents of toddlers share the bodily functions they’ve (mostly) come to terms with.

From TheJournal.ie 10 unexpectedly useful items to pack in your hospital bag, according to new parents Newborn And Baby

10 unexpectedly useful items to pack in your hospital bag, according to new parents

Aside from the ‘loose fitting nightdress’, here’s what else to bring.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I didn’t know hair could grow there!’ 7 unexpected pregnancy side effects, as told by mums-to-be Parents Panel

‘I didn’t know hair could grow there!’ 7 unexpected pregnancy side effects, as told by mums-to-be

We asked expectant mums to share the symptoms they definitely didn’t predict.

From TheJournal.ie 9 smart tips to keep your toddler in their own bed at night, according to parents who've been there Back To Sleep

9 smart tips to keep your toddler in their own bed at night, according to parents who've been there

Here’s how mums and dads of young kids deal with late-night escapes.

From TheJournal.ie 9 childbirth secrets nobody tells you about beforehand, according to new parents Parents Panel

9 childbirth secrets nobody tells you about beforehand, according to new parents

Mums and dads share the things they wish they’d known *before* that first contraction.

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