We've been inspired by this week's guest editor, Anna Tyzack
, esteemed journalist and founder of Mumfidential
, the resource to inspire mothers through the highs, lows and baby brain moments of motherhood. In light of this (and of course Mother's Day this Sunday), we've rounded up some essential resources for those of you doing it all for the first time... New mothers we applaud you.
This is a comprehensive resource for new mothers, with everything from birthing advice, pregnancy To-Do lists, baby names, there's even detailed information on what's normal and what's not in the nappy department. A really valuable website for those starting out.
It may be stating the obvious but Mumsnet is an established not to mention trusted resource for those of you looking at babies but further ahead into the terrible twos and eventually teenagers. No one can give better advice than those who have trodden the path before you. Justine Roberts (the much lauded founder) gives us her favourite sites here
and discusses child benefit cuts and biscuits here
For those of you blessed with more than one child at a time, The Twins and Multiple Births Association (Tamba) is the panacea. The charity also caters to parents of triplets or higher multiples, offering reams of helpful advice from professionals and other parents.
If you're heading into parenthood, you're going to need a baby sitter. This is the largest UK database of registered childminders, not to mention a social networking site and later on you can even find a tutor should you need it. Read an interview with founder, Richard Conway, here
An online bespoke childcare and babysitting agency for London (zones 1-5) and expanding into Surrey), giving the capital's parents absolute peace of mind that their child is in the safest of (DBS checked) hands.
If you are wondering what on earth to do next, this brilliant online resource will tell you, well everything. With tips (and even an accompanying app) on everything from cutting baby's nails to umbilical cord care, this really is one invaluable site.
This US centric site is full of fascinating insights into dressing your baby (they can't regulate temperature until they are six months old), how to breastfeed and many other topical subjects. Certainly one to bookmark.
There is no need to forego glam when you're pregnant so we recommend you add Seraphine as a favourite. Chic, elegant and affordable, Seraphine is a top destination for maternity wear and a favourite of mums-to-be the world over, with clothes for every day, work wear and for special occasions. A favourite of The Duchess of Cambridge during her pregnancies and celebrities Sophie Ellis Bextor, Kim Murray, Gwen Stefani, the list is extensive.
4 March 2016