We all know a new baby means sleepless nights, but the reality of sleep deprivation can be tough on the best of us. Whether you're struggling to cope with the lack of shut-eye, or are concerned your baby's getting too much, we've got the answer to all your baby sleep questions. 

Breastfeeding and sleepNewborns and sleep
You might be surprised to discover how much sleep your new arrival needs.

Sleep 6-16 weeksSleep at 6 to 16 weeks
Just when you thought you knew it all, their sleep patterns change.

Sleep 4 - 12 monthsSleep at 4 to 6 months 
Separation anxiety? Teething? We help you figure out what's what, with your baby's sleep.

Read more on your baby and sleep in our dedicated section



There's nothing harder that watching your baby cry. Whatever the reason. And when you're not sure why they're crying or what to do to help, it can be extra tough. To help dry those tears we've rounded up the best advice from experts - and mums who've been there. 

Why are they crying?
The Netmums guide to understanding your baby's different cries.

How to soothe a crying baby
All the practical tips and advice you need for calming 
your crying baby.

Could it be colic?
Screaming? For hours? In the evening? How to spot colic and what to do to help.

Read more on how to soothe your crying baby here


Feeding your baby

Making sure your baby is well fed is a key concern for any new mum. Whether you're breast- or bottle-feeding, you're bound to have lots of questions: how to get started, where to get help, what's normal and what kit to buy. We've got all the answers, right here.

Giving up breastfeedingBreastfeeding advice
How to get started, troubleshooting tips plus where to get help if you need it.

Netmums weaning guideStopping breastfeeding
Time to move on from the breast? Read our expert guidance before you do.

BreastfeedingWeaning tips and advice
It can be lots of fun moving your baby onto solids - check out our brilliant ideas.

Get lots more information about feeding your baby 


Your baby's development?

Smiling, rolling, grabbing, chattering... it can feel like every time you blink, your baby has grown and changed in some way. Take a look at some of the new things your baby will be doing in the weeks and months ahead. 

Baby playtimeYour newborn baby
What to expect from your baby's first month plus tips on treasuring the best bits.

Your newborn babyPlaytime with your baby
How to have fun and bond with your baby, at every age and stage of their development.

Key developmental milestonesKey developmental milestones
From that first gurgle to those first steps - take a look at what to expect and when.

Read more about your baby and their development


Your baby's health

When you bring home a new baby, it's natural to worry about every cough, sneeze and splutter - we did! But what if they have a temperature or rash? Whatever your health worry, take a deep breath and read our advice on what to do when you're worried about your baby's health.

What to do in a medical emergencyWhat to do in an emergency
The signs and symptoms you should never ignore, plus where to get help.

TeethingCoping with teething
Teething comes with all sorts of symptoms - find out what they are and what you can do.

MeningitisCould it be meningitis?
Spot the signs early enough and it can make all the difference.

Read more about your baby's health


New parents and relationships

Once there were two of you... now baby makes three! Every aspect of your life changes when you have a baby, and your relationship with your partner is no exception. Here's how to keep the romance alive and maintain a healthy relationship once your little bundle is here.

What's changed?
Why it's important to recognise that things have changed and how to cope with the changes.

Taking time out
Family life can be brilliant but it's important to make time for each other, too.

Dealing with arguments
The exhaustion a baby brings means tensions are inevitable. Here's how to resolve them.

Read more about relationships 


It's a new mum's life‚Äč

Becoming a mum is one of the biggest milestones in any woman's life. The challenges and changes you go through will be many and varied. To help you enjoy your rollercoaster of a ride, we've charted the course for you...

Things only big boobed girls know when breastfeedingWhat big-boobed mums know
7 things about breastfeeding only big-boobed mums will know and understand. 

Cringeworthy moments only new mums knowThose new-mum indignities
Can't believe that just 
happened? Don't worry, we've all had those moments.

Things you do differently second time aroundWhat not to say to a new mum
They mean well, but... Those sure-fire ways to make a new mum mad.