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To help you navigate the sometimes challenging new world of the postnatal, get advice gleaned from the Mumsnet Talk boards about your baby's feeding, sleeping, crying and development.

Babies and crying

Cross baby

If your infant's wailing is getting you close to tears yourself, get Mumsnetters' tips on techniques to help soothe your crying baby.

Breastfeeding help

Newborn breastfeeding

Advice to help you get breastfeeding established, deal with common problems, breastfeed in public, express milk and more.

Babies and sleep

Sleeping baby

Too much, too little (and that's just the parents) - find out what other mums have found really helps when trying to settle babies to sleep.



If your baby is bottlefed, or if you're doing mixed feeding, then there's some essential stuff you need to know about preparing and storing formula milk, to ensure you protect your baby's health.

Newborn essentials list

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Trying to separate the must-haves from the mostly useless? We've created a starter for 10 of things Mumsnetters have on their essentials list for new babies.

Postnatal depression

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Find our about the symptoms, possible risk factors and treatment for postnatal depression (PND). It's more common than people realise and important it's diagnosed quickly.

Precious First-Born syndrome

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(Noun) An intensive state in which the afflicted parent becomes irrationally obsessed with the safety, nutrition and intellectual development of their offspring. Recovering victims outline their symptoms...

Weaning babies

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Introducing your baby to solid food is a messy but essential mission, so they get the nutrition they need. Get the full enchilada about when to start, first tastes, foods to avoid, baby-led weaning...

Babies' health

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Find out more about some common health issues that effect babies and what to look out for.

Meet other mums


Need a nearly new sale? Want to go to baby massage? Or just longing to meet other humans who obsess about centiles? Head to your Mumsnet Local site to see what's occurring in your area.

Development calendar

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Find out about the milestones ahead for your baby - and you.

Chat about your baby

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If you've got a niggly worry, or want to share your experiences, you can talk to other Mumsnetters 24/7.

Introducing a new baby

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Advice on what you can do to try to make introducing a new baby into the family better for your older child, or children.


Last updated: 02-Mar-2015 at 4:16 PM