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I am trying for a baby and as i hope it will happen for me soon< i need to do some planning.
I am not the sort of person to stick to books like the bible, but this will be my first baby.
Its not rasing a baby that was worrying me, it was the giving birth. So i got 'Having a baby'. To me this was a god send. It gave me information on giving birth, what would happen, what are the different stages, its made me much more relaxed.
It also shows you what your baby will look like and progress it is making through out the pregancy. At what week it will have finger nails and toes ect. Enough to put anybody at ease about the birth. It also provides the different options you will have when giving birth, Pain relief, water birth ect
They also provide all sorts of info from breastfeeding to potty training.
When I was pregnant I had a fascination with buying baby mags. This was one of them! It is a very interesting, funny and well written magazine that has a lot of useful advice and tips from giving birth to potty training - like the subtitle suggests!! It gives advice on all sorts including weaning and how to get your child sleeping through the night. I loved the pages that told you how your baby is changing week by week, and how big he is. I used to look every week to see what new things were happening to me and to him. For parents with toddlers it includes a seven day potty plan. In one edition it gave an article on "boost your breast milk" this is among the selection of other very good and useful articles in here. Definately a magazine worth reading!!
This is the Loaded of the parenting magazines. Its funny, witty and extremely well written.I just wish I'd have found it before. I have a 5 weeks old baby and throughout my pregnancy I bought about every baby magazine on the market, except this one. It comes from the Good Housekeeping range of magazines so I was a bit put off first of all, thinking that it would be aimed at the older mother. I only bought this issue because of the free book that came with it. This magazine is aimed at anyone with a sense of humour.(as parents I think you have to have one!!!) The articles were informative, well written and witty. In the November issue this includes articles such as ways to get your body back after giving birth, how to keep your relationship happy after the baby comes along and trouble free weaning as well as a his and hers pregnancy diary. The subtitle of the magazine is "From pregnancy to potty training" and it certainly is. There is a free book with this issue called "How not to be a perfect mother" by Libby Purves who is one of the feature writers for the magazine. This is an extremely funny book about how to survive having a baby, and how its ok to be imperfect! this was an excellent read, it really made a nice change from Mirium Stoppard!!! This magazine will not be replacing my usual Mother & Baby magazine but it will certainly be joining it!
This is one of a fairly new kind of 'glossy' parenting magazine. It is primarily aimed at mums and mums to be in their 20s and 30s with young babies. There is a limit to what you can write about young children, but this magazine looks at issues in an interesting and sometimes unusal way. For instance, they recently had an article on crying which was reassuring and gave good, practical advice. They also feature celebrity parents and designer baby clothes to drool over. this is definitely one of my favourite magazines - modern, fashionable and refreshing. It also doesn't make you feel middle aged like some magazines I could mention!
Having a baby one of my favourite pregnancy and baby magazines. It is aimed at modern working mothers. This is where I find fault with it as I am not too in favour of working when you're a mother and I find too many magazines promote this instead of being unbiased like in the breast bottle debates. Why can they not say okay if you have to work then work but it is better to stay at home and look after your own baby, yourself. This is the only peeve I have with this mag as the rest of it is first rate. It comes out every two months so it is a bit easier on the pocket and it has many articles for modern women. Featuring articles on websites for parents is something the other magazines havent picked up on yet and they should since more and more women are fighting for time on the PC. Not just the usual standard articles with this one as each issue there are interesting articles and not the repetitive spiel you usually get with the others.