Parenting

A collection of posts sharing advice, guidance and thoughts on parenting on the Baby Budgeting blog.

How to help your toddler bond with the new baby

How to help your toddler bond with the new baby Even though newborn siblings are a wonderful gift for your kid, it can be a…

How to make shopping for a new baby MUCH easier

Did you enjoy shopping for your baby? I have to be honest for me it was a huge stress and I did spend rather too…

How to Encourage your Children to Eat More Fruit

Today – How to Encourage your Children to Eat More Fruit Getting your children to love fruit (and veg for that matter) is no mean…

A Guide to Free Baby Stuff and How to Get It

Today – A Guide to Free Baby Stuff  and how to get it One of the most exciting and joyous times for any parent-to-be is…

Parents Encouraged to Read Life Skill Stories to their Children

To assist children in planning for starting school, the philanthropy Booktrust has assembled a booklist for guardians and parents of pre-schoolers and kids covering ‘regular…

Cutting Costs on Newborn Essentials

We have all heard before that babies, and raising kids in general, is expensive. Anyone on the school summer break with their kids right now…

How to Treat Mummy After the Birth of a New Baby

The birth of a child is one of the most special times in your life and should be treated as such. It is also, however,…

Fostering with a disability

today – Fostering with a disability Every foster child has different needs, and that’s why fostering agencies look for people with varying life experiences to…

Divorce with dignity and choose child-inclusive mediation

It’s difficult to hear the word divorce and imagine anything positive about the process, however, there is a less stressful, cheaper and more dignified alternative…

Failed IVF: What to do next

Failed IVF: What to do next If IVF fails, it can be devastating for you and your partner. Your immediate reaction might be extreme, but…

How to get your baby photo ready

Today – How to get your baby photo ready Baby photo shoots can be so stressful can’t they. I have had disasters! My baby has…

3 HUGE Reasons why Life Insurance is so important for families with children

Reasons why Life Insurance is so important Do you have life insurance? It is so important to have life insurance I really cannot stress it…

New baby budgeting – 3 ways to cut costs

So you’ve got a new baby on the way – congratulations! There’s nothing more exciting than looking forward to those first moments with your child.…

3 big financial challenges when you have a baby

When you first find out you are pregnant feelings are often intense. If planned or a welcome surprise they can be incredibly happy feelings but…

Ways to show kids how to save

Today – Ways to show kids how to save I have just read a great article on 5 Ways to Show Kids How to Save…

Cutting Costs When You’re Expecting a Child

Cutting Costs When You’re Expecting a Child   There are few things in life that kick you into gear like expecting a child. As soon…

Fertility tourism – keeping a lid on costs

From Dr Caroline Phillips, founder of Fertility Clinics Abroad  Introduction Last year we teamed up with Fertility Network UK to look at the main drivers…

Living With Your Baby – Tips For New Parents

Tips For New Parents A new baby in the house can be a particularly challenging experience for any parent. This is even more true when…

Find The Balance Between Being Yourself And Being Mom

Becoming a mom, might be one of the most difficult things you’ll ever do. Your entire identity gets altered within a few moments. Suddenly everything…

Party On at Smyths Toys on 26 May

Party at Smyths Toys So what plans do you have for next weekend?     How about a bit of free fun – and a…