What to acquire when you're expecting

newborn baby

Baby buying guide: Infant in the offing? What should you be spending your money on? Take a look at the products Mumsnetters say were worth the money - and the ones that really, really weren't... 

Want more genuinely useful advice on birth, babies and beyond? Join us at Bumpfest this weekend. 

"Women have more options than perfect marriage or total ruin"

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Webchat: Elizabeth Gilbert joined us to discuss her latest book, The Signature of All Things, and chatted about 19th-century heroines, the merits of writing fiction and non-fiction and her research into botany.

Nicky Morgan: 'why we're teaching coding in schools'

Guest post: Children will now be taught coding and programming from the age of five. Here, education secretary Nicky Morgan argues that these changes are essential in equipping our kids for the modern world - and ensuring they stay safe online.


Mumsnet Reviews: juicers

Juicer with fruit and vegetables

Thinking of dipping your toe into the green waters of vegetable juicing? Get the best tool for the job with Mumsnetters' reviews - and don't forget to share your own recommendations too.

Flying while pregnant: your questions answered

Pregnant women travel by air every day, and there's no evidence that doing so is harmful to you or your baby. We've rounded up the rules, regulations and risks - plus tips on how to make the experience a comfortable one.



Bumpfest next weekend - don't miss out!

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Last chance to book: Bumpfest - our amazing one-day event dedicated to all things birth and baby - is happening next Saturday! Grab your ticket now for only £45 - just use the code MUMSNETTER. 

Blogfest is back!

blogfest

This year's programme is packed with fabulous speakers, gripping panel sessions, and expert advice - plus lots of goodies and extras and a swanky evening reception. 


Potty training

Toddler on potty

Everything you need to know: Tips on how to tell when your toddler's ready for potty-training, and how to go about the whole messy business - plus, getting your child to stay dry through the night.

Lib Dem support for Miscarriage Care Campaign

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Update: Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat Health Minister, has said he will personally argue for the inclusion of our Miscarriage Care Campaign in the party's manifesto - so please keep the pressure up on Jeremy Hunt.


10 ways to reduce your sugar intake

Chocolate chip cookie

As scientists call for our sugar intake to be slashed, Mumsnetters share their tips on the small changes you can make to what you and your family eat, to help you all cut down. 

24 hours in Buckinghamshire

Local: Walk through the park where Harry Potter was filmed, treat yourself to some Michelin star dining or spend an afternoon at an inspiring museum. Explore Buckinghamshire with our Local editor's top pick of the county's attractions.


Free Julia Donaldson books!

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

Book giveaway:  Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox is the brand new children’s picture book by the dream team of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks and we’ve got 50 copies to give away

Baby names: your one-stop shop

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Baby name finder: Still racking your brains for the perfect moniker? Consult our baby name finder for information, inspiration, and a before-it's-too-late objective view.



Guest Campaign: Run on Sun

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Run on Sun - from Friends of the Earth - aims to make it easier for schools to save thousands through clean energy. Now you can nominate your child's school to win free solar panels.

Pregnancy symptoms

morning sickness

Wondering whether to test? Take a look at the most common signs and symptoms of pregnancy - from sore breasts to weeping over TV adverts - and if you're still not sure, mull it over on our Pregnancy Talk board.


Trying to conceive?

Ovulation

Thinking about having children? Chart your fertile dates with our ovulation calendar, try the tips on our advice pages, and talk to others in the same boat on our conception boards.

Family competitions: enter now

September's prizes include a family break to Holland, a £100 John Lewis voucher, three months of fruit and veg boxes and loads more.