Our UK Road Trip With a Four Month Old

It’s a daunting prospect. Taking a 4 month old baby on a 6 day, 700 mile round trip across the UK with a ferry to Amsterdam in between. I guess that technically makes this a little more than just a UK road trip, but going with the title “UK Road Trip With a Ferry to Amsterdam in Between 2017” would be a weird title.

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Five Ways to Help With Postnatal Depression

It’s something that not many people give that much thought to, but postnatal depression affects somewhere between 13-19% of mothers, and around 10% of fathers (numbers vary depending on the studies). That’s quite a lot of people. So what I aim to do here is give a few ways that I feel, either from my own experiences or through research, may alleviate, or in some cases help prevent, postnatal depression. Due to the fact that I am a father, some of what I’ll say here is aimed more at other fathers as opposed to the mothers, but the majority of it applies to both. Here we go:

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Skydiving Experience for Charity With GoSkydive

Finally! On my 3rd attempt, I managed to have a bit of luck with the weather and throw myself out of a plane. Well, it was more like fall out of a plane whilst attached very tightly to another man, but still, I did it.

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Cord Prolapse Leading to a Traumatic Birth – Dad’s Side of the Birth

For the men out there that are bracing themselves for the day your partner goes into labour, then know this: It will be the worst thing you will ever watch your partner go through. Not just because it’s utterly ridiculous how painful it looks, and dare say actually is, but there is nothing you can really do about it. And for a lot of the time, you won’t even feel like you’re wanted or needed there.

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Colic: What Is It, Why Does It Happen, And How Can I Stop It?

It’s probably one of the biggest fears of soon-to-be parents. Colic is a condition described as excessive, persistent crying in seemingly healthy babies that lasts for more than 3 hours a day, 3 days a week, for 3 weeks. It can effect around 20% of babies and is one of the more stressful things a new parent can go through. Generally its effects are more prevalent between months 1 and 4, after which the length of crying trends less and less until eventually stopping.

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