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I bought a subscription for this magazine when I fell pregnant, i bought it with my Tesco points so I didnt have to pay out for it, which im quite happy about.
The style of the magazine is great, there is a section for pregnancy, birth, new babies, older babies, and products you may need. I did find it usefull but I also found each month could be quite repetative, for example there is a section to 'watch your baby grow' it was week by week facts on a double page spread, which was great but it was exactly the same in each issue.
There is a real life pregnancy section which I found great with midwife tips at each stage of pregnancy.
There was usually a focus each month in the shopping section for example highchairs, this section was usually very helpfull for me, they had a variety of options with pros, cons, prices and specifications.
I always found this magazine a joy to read I just found as soon as I was used to the layout I would skip alot of it out, only reading what I needed to.
My overall opinion of the magazine is its a great read but I wouldnt renew my subscription I would just buy the odd issue when I see in the shop what they have this month.
I first bought this magazine shortly after finding out I was pregnant. I bought pretty much every magazine available, but this soon turned out to be a firm favourite.
I have since cashed in some of my Tesco clubcard points for a subscription to this magazine, since it's not only for mums-to-be, but mums of babies & toddlers too.
The magazine is bright, simply laid out & easy to read. There's a very down to earth feel about the magazine which I like - you don't feel as though you should be some sort of 'yummy mummy' celebrity mum to read it!
The magazine features sections on pregnancy & birth, your baby & your toddler. The 'team' includes a panel of experts from GP, to psychologist, midwife & nutritionist, so you can be sure the advice you are getting is sound.
Mums themselves also feature, in regular features such as birth stories & makeovers. Other useful regular features include pregnancy week by week (which I loved!). New baby gadgets are frequently under review, & can often be won in the competitions.
Celebs occasionally feature, talking about their own experiences as mums & dads. (By celebs I mean such as soap stars!).
The magazine is monthly & cover stories relate to the season. For example this month includes an article on enjoying a safe summer pregnancy & toddler fun. The monthly price is currently £2.70, with subsriptions available at reduced prices.
A great read!
(Also published on ciao under the same username).
I went on maternity early in my second pregnancy and found myself a little bored after a while. The house could only be so clean, my older child was in school, and all my friends were at work. After reading some pregnancy & baby magazines I began surfing the net to keep myself busy and see the recommended sites. I came across a really good bunch of competitions on Babyexpert.com and thought why not give it a go. To enter them I had to become a member of the site. Thankfully it wasn't a long logging in process. It seemed as if there were new competitions every week or two so I kept popping in to have a look. Just to add - you don't need to be a member to access this well of information, (only for the competitions).
Slowly I started looking around the rest of the site. It's really easy to navigate with all tabs well labelled. There is a huge forum area which was a lovely find as there were at any time of day other people to message. I found myself asking pregnancy advice and answering queries from others. I began to know a lot of the other users and found that I could ask just about anything from pregnancy to ideas of what to have for dinner. There have been quite a number of times when I or others have gone into the forums just to have a rant about something that has happened, the support network is superb.
More recently Babyexpert has opened a number of extra forums to include specific ones dedicated to what month and year you are expecting or had your baby in. I know most of the ladies in my particular forum but I tend to go more in the baby (in general) forum as there are more people in that one. It took me a little time to get my own picture uploaded to the site, but that was most likely down to me being a bit slow rather then the site not working. My homepage was set up to show how long until my baby was due and in my account I was able to type out my birth plan into a template to have it there until I wanted to make changes or print it off. I have organized it so that the e-mail alerts only show topics or forum responses that I am interested in.
So far I have only had two issues with this site and they are nothing that I can't ignore. Now and again the site freezes a bit and thus I try to click back to try again and this sometimes enters a forum response more than once. There is an advert banner down the right-hand side of the screen that on occasion will cover part of a post and makes reading it a bit tricky.
On previous baby websites I had been on there had been a lot of "trolls". These are people who join the site only to give bad advice and/or say nasty things to other people. This had obviously been a big turn-off and I had left those sites. Since I joined Babyexpert there has only been one incident of a "troll" entering the forums and it was reported and dealt with rather quickly.
Quite amazing how useful one little site can be really. The site is hosted by Prima Baby & Pregnancy magazine. I got lots of information regarding pregnancy, birth and how to best involve to older child. There are a number of web chats held by the site the last of which covering how people physically and mentally might feel after childbirth and ways of coping.
Various other topics include:
Getting pregnant - Covers a rage of topics from trouble conceiving to getting pregnant after a miscarriage. Helpful as it gives information about healthy diets, older mums, and infertility testing.
Pregnancy - Has a baby-namer with hundreds of names and meanings. Information on antenatal checks, your working rights, multiple births and more.
Birth - Tells how to write a good birth plan, information on pain relief options, how to pack a hospital bag and the birth stories of other members.
Baby - Now that you've brought the baby home what do you do with it??? This section covers sleeping, crying, eating, health, injections and all the stuff you could possibly need to know about your little bundle. Although I would suggest knowing a little bit before baby shows up.
Toddler - Food, nutrition, development, behaviour and the dreaded potty training.
Your Life - Relationship advice, choosing childcare, and going back to work.
Ask Babyexpert - Is just that ... a place to ask questions. You will get a tailored response from people in the know. Anything from fertility to starting school.
The Baby Show (ticket information, discounts ...)
Introducing older siblings
Budget baby gear
Fashion & Beauty
New topics show up every week and if you later want to see something you missed the search engine picks up anything that's ever been on the site. I have picked up advice on getting children to give up the dummy, tricks and tips to get toddlers to eat, post baby contraception, breastfeeding and how much sleep does a baby actually need. That last one was important as I constantly run after an older child and my second child was going to have to sleep around all that. Sounds silly but I feel closer to some of the ladies I've met through the forums then some people I have known for years.
(c) oioiyou 2009
Finding out that I was expecting again was a big shock for me. I am already the mother to 3 girls and in a few weeks I will be the 40. Anyone would think that I would know exactly what to do and how to do it but I don't think you ever get used to it and every pregnancy is different. My latest bundle of joy is due in October and will be born but caesarean. Like all expectant mothers I rushed out and bought baby magazines. I was surprised by the lack of choice but did find a monthly magazine that is very helpful and full of tips.
The magazine is called Prima Baby and Pregnancy; it is just over 140 pages long. The first few pages have the index and what special features there are inside. They then introduce you to the experts that give advice throughout the issue. I found this to be very helpful as at least I know that they are professionals and most of them are parents too. The experts range from midwives, doctors, child psychologists and even a breast feeding counsellor.
In every issue there is a free gift. The current June issue contained a book called the Complete Sleep Guide for Contented Babies by Gina Ford and a copy of the John Lewis Baby catalogue. I have had various other gifts from them as well like baby spoons and car sun shades. The magazines always contain money off vouchers that can come in very handy. The June issue has a voucher for free MAM soothers worth £3.99 a voucher for Bed time songs CD and 20% off Keycamp holidays for all readers. If you buy Fairy Non Bio you can also claim a free Kipper the dog book.
The magazine really does live up to its name of both baby and pregnancy. The articles are for both and cover a wide range of subjects, for example there is in the latest issue articles on Beating morning sickness, Getting the birth you want, enjoying a safe summer pregnancy, then you have Baby love: summer loving for small kids, New mums know how and Encourage your toddler to make friends. These are just a few of the special article that you can find.
One of the articles that I found very useful was how to get all your babies buys for under £500. I think that in most cases people find affording a baby a little difficult and a write up on something like this is very informative.
There is a very good week by week guide to your unborn baby and is very reassuring that things like forgetfulness is normal (I thought I was going mad so this reassured me a lot).
There is even a very good health and nutrition section that gives you advice and some great recipes for your toddler and yourself.
They have some regular sections like Editors letter, mums on line, your stars and a problems page
Even dads are not forgotten. There is a lot about dads and even a dad's page which my partner had a good look at and found very interesting.
At first the thing that annoyed me most about the magazine was the amount of advertising in it. As time has gone on I do find that I am looking at it more and more and as everything is baby related I find it useful. At the back of the magazine they have a Baby plus section that is smaller classified adverts. There are a lot of unusual and helpful things in it like a Maternity Bear that you can put all your keep sakes in and even where to go for circumcision.
Prima baby and Pregnancy is a monthly magazine and is normally available the last week in every month. It costs £2.50 per issue which I found to be very reasonable. You can get it on subscription which is £21.50 for 12 issues and they give you a free gift of a Vertbaudet nappy holder that is worth £25. I got my copy from Asda but it can be found in any major supermarket or newsagent.
I would also recommend having a look at their very helpful website called Babyexpert.com which you can join and is full of very helpful information and interesting ideas.
My opinion of this magazine is that it is very good value and a very good read. I would not hesitate to recommend it to expectant and new mums.
Thank you for reading my review
I bought this magazine after I finished reading my copy of Mother and Baby, and I needed something else to read. This particular cover grabbed my attention as it was the first one I had seen which featured a Celeb mum on the cover. This particular cover star is Jordan aka Katie Price, who is heavily pregnant on the cover. So here goes my review.
Prima Baby & Pregnancy is bought to you by the same people who produce the women's monthly magazine Prima. However, this magazine covers everything about pregnancy, birth and babies/toddlers you could need to know. The magazine currently costs £2.40 per issue, and comes out monthly. The magazine has anice glassy cover which is always nice and bright and eye-catching with features, competitions and a mention of each section it covers with a description of a relevant article underneath. This ,month, it says Birth: Cut Your Risk of Early Labour; Baby: Your complete Guide to Life With A Newborn; Toddler: How to Have More Fun Today!
The magazine has a nice contents page which is split into the sections of Pregnancy and Birth, Your Baby, Your Toddler, Health & Nutrition, Real Lives, Consumer and Regulars. There is also a box showing where in the magazine the prizes and competitions are located. Following the index, the magazine has a page introducing the experts used throughout the issue i.e GP's. Midwives, Nutritionists and Therapists. This is nice to know a bit more about the people guiding us in the mag! Then follows the letters page which is letters from readers of the mag, a page I take an interest in.
Following this, there are 3-4 pages of what is called "June News" (obviously the title of the section varies month to month!), and this is things important to pregnant women and new mums which has been in the press or the news. Also in this part is a lovely heart-warming section called "The Moment I Told Him" which is a short story of how a woman tells her partner she is pregnant. This has been known to bring a small tear to my eye! After the news in the same style is "What's New In The Shops", detailing new products available to us.
After this comes the "Good Advice" pages. Pregnant women and mums write in to the magazine, and the experts shown previously answer their questions with advice which is often helpful! This is usually around 3 pages in which about 8 letters are answered.
Next comes the "You're Pregnant" section, a 25 page special section dedicated to pregnant women. The introductory page has a few headlines of articles featured in the section. In this section is everything from pregnancy must-haves nominated by real women to intimate pregnancy problems solved, a page where you might find an answer to a problem you're too embarassed to ask your doctor about! It also features 3 pregnancy diaries, with 3 women at 3 different stages of pregnancy, one at 0-12 weeks, 12-24 weeks and 24-40 weeks. Then comes the "Amaazing Guide To Your Baby" which is a week by week description of what is happening with an unborn baby in the womb, featuring some wonderful pictures. Also, there is usually a big article seen on the front cover, in this issue its "Cut Your Risk of Premature Labour". Finally, there is a birth in pitures page, which depicts graphic photos of natural births...my partner ALWAYS skips this page!!
The birth stories come next, which is 2-3 stories of real births by real women, some normal, and some not so normal! I do love reading these stories, they are always love to read! After this is the 6 page special "Your Honest Guide to Life With A Newborn", a fascinating feature about the first 6 weeks with your baby, NOT full of lies!
Usually the magazine features a Real-Life special. These are inspirational stories by real women who have beaten the odds to have children, or are taking care of a special child. This month, it is "We Changed Our Bodies To Have Babies", 2 women who needed to change to get pregnant. Another real life story in this issue is "My daughter and I had our babies hours apart".
Your Baby is an 18 page section dedicated to, yes you guessed it, babies! This covers magical milestones, real mums advice to problems, articles about real mums, and usually a few competitions/offers too. My issue has 20% off at the Early Learning Centre! Also, there is information about a subscription offer for the magazine, usually at a discounted price from the cover price.
Health and Wellbeing looks at new medical developments for children, first aid advice, and advice catering to the time of year i.e. winter it would be colds, and summer it is looking after baby skin in the sun. Then there are usually a few pages on food ideas, with recipes, tips for fussy babies and a review on food procuts. My issue features a review of 3 different Ice Lollies, tested by a real mum.
Smart Shopping comes next, with products on test. This month is it pushcairs, which I found useful as I am hunting for a new pushchair! 10 different buggies are on test, so it is a wide test. My issue features Fun in the Sun, toys for your tot to enjoy outdoors, but I expect in the winter it would be indoor activities and toys!
At ht back of the magazine, there are free offers and competitions. Usually the free offers are for free CD's or books (you do have to pay a small postage fee), and the competitions involve you filling in a form to send off or phoning up to answer a question, but the prizes are good. In my issue, there is a chance to win Fisher Price niursery gear worth £200. Up for Grabs is a page of prizes up for grabs, usually 6 prizes, you do have to call a number to be entered . Prizes include Baby baths, bottles, pushchairs, carrycots and nappy sets. After that are the advertising pages, and the Last Word, a page article by a dad.
I would say Prima Baby is a fun, informative, great value for money magazine for all newly pregnant women and mums too! There is always something in there to help you, or of interest to mums! I will definitely buy it again, £2.40 is definitely a bargain for a magazine crammed with freebies, competitions and articles! You do sometimes get a freebie on the cover too which makes it even better value!
When I first found out that I was pregnant, to say I was surprised was a bit of an understatement. I began to stock up on all sorts of baby books and magazines to try and prepare myself for the big arrival. I purchased three or four books and found that not only did they cost a lot but they didnt give me advice in a friendly way, and tended to read more like a text book. It was like being lectured at, and I found it disconcerting to say the least. Baby magazines however were available to buy at a much more reasonable price and are bright, have lots of gorgeous pictures, and are filled with up-to-date, friendly advice and tips.
Now that my daughter is almost two I feel that I have come to a point with all of my baby magazines. I paid for a subscription to Prima Baby last year for the bargain price of £9.99 for the eleven issues over the year. I got the subscription not only because it was an excellent offer but to try and limit myself to just one baby magazine a month.
Prima Baby is available to buy monthly for £2.20, and the monthly issue is available to buy from the first week day of every month. Each issue tends to be around 160 pages long, with about a third of them containing adverts. On the front cover are different features, highlighted to try and tempt you in. The front page tries to sell the magazine to all groups covering features from pregnancy, birth, newborn and toddler age a little something for everyone!
With every issue comes a free gift. Over the past year I have had a travel pack of wet wipes, a bath book, a reading book, hat and mittens and a T-Shirt to name a few. The free gifts due tend to be of high quality, which is quite refreshing given the number of magazines in print at any one time. The clothing, although it is always unisex only comes in one size and that is usually nine months, so sadly is no use to me. Each issue has special readers offers too, ranging from money off from a shop to a special cut price childrens CD or book.
The contents page spans over two pages and is presented very well. On page one, they have the page numbers of all the features on the cover so you can quickly find anything you wanted to look at. On the next page, the contents are split into sections on pregnancy, birth, you and your child, mum and child health, regulars, prizes and offers.
The magazine opens with a regular letters page which is your chance to have your say about anything baby related. The letters tend to be about previous articles in the magazine and some interesting points do get raised. Each letter receives a generous £25 and the top letter also receives a free gift.
Mums In Touch is another monthly feature that gives mums the opportunity to share their birthing or parenting stories. You can contact any of the mums via Prima Baby, if you want to make a new friend.
There are lots of competitions each month usually with the choice of entering through the post or a premium rate number. There are never a huge amount of prizes in each competition but there are a lot of competitions. Anyone can enter the competitions and there are no special competitions or offers for subscription readers, unlike with other magazines. I would like to think that I had the chance to get exclusive offers or giveaways as a special bonus for having bought a subscription so I am a little disappointed by this.
This months giveaway includes eczema packs, toys, CDs and novelty plasters. You can also submit letters or personal stories with the chance of being rewarded with vouchers, toys and feeding sets for example. The magazine is very focused on the reader and offers you the chance to play a part in the magazine by, for example, telling your birth story, amusing stories about what kids say and advice to other mums.
Each month there are different products or services tested to give you the best value and personal advice on what products would suit you. This month they look at books, baby food and buggies. I find these sections useful to seeing what is on offer but I do not agree with the way that they test. If they are testing four different types of baby food, they have four different mums and babies who test one each. Now surely you need the same person to rate each one as everyone has different ideas as to what they want from the food, not to mention that their children would obviously have different tastes too. I would find it more useful to have each product tested by at least three different people, with a little background on each person perhaps to help you relate to them and so you can get a more relevant opinion.
Prima Baby has a pregnancy diary running from 6 weeks up to 40 weeks. Each week you get facts about how big your baby is and what they can now do as well as tips and advice for each stage of the pregnancy. This is a useful feature but as it is repeated every month I tend not to read it.
Fashion for pregnant ladies and babies is featured with a different slant each month. They show their opinion of the best buys in various pregnancy and baby clothes, and also tell you where you can purchase them. The clothes they pick though tend to be at the higher end of the market. Their feature on childrens T-Shirts for this month has the T-shirts averaging at about £10 have they not heard of Primark?! It is the same with the pregnancy clothing, with some garments topping the £50 mark. I see this section more as an advertising ploy than a true opinion of the best clothing and best value.
Each month they have articles on various pregnancies, birth, newborn and baby advice. These range from birthing stories, advice on pain relief, how to change a nappy, when to go back to work all highly relevant information.
This month, three of the best features for me were their advice on what to give to fussy eaters and how to make them less fussy, sleep plans for any age, and help for parents who have trouble getting their child to say goodbye at nursery.
Help Your Foody Fusspot features advice from a nutritionist about how to make food more attractive to your child and how to handle their behaviour when they refuse to eat it. It also has personal advice and feedback from two mums who followed her advice.
I found the nursery feature particularly interesting as I plan to start my own daughter in nursery in the next week or two. A Head Teacher from a nursery school gives her top ten tips for getting your child happily into nursery and for you to be able to leave. Again it also features feedback from a parent who had a clingy child and how the advice has helped them.
Lastly their feature on sleep plans was very interesting and offered lots of practical help for parents. They documented three different sleep plans and showed you what kind of child they would best help. They also gave the story of one family that followed each of the plans, describing how they had benefited from it. It also gives you a guide as to how much nap time and night sleep your child will need, based on its age. They are sensible enough to add that it is only a guide and each baby has individual needs. This is what I love about the magazine; it doesnt tell you what to do but advises you and gives you all the options.
They also had a feature this month on baby book worms and gave a selection of top ten books for different ages. The also gave advice and tips on how to get you child interested in books and what type of books are appropriate for each stage. I found this very useful for my child as she is already showing a very healthy fascination for books and all kinds of other reading material.
There are a lot of adverts in Prima Baby. They tend to be all baby related so I actually find them interesting. You can often get money of vouchers and special promotions from the adverts.
I feel Prima Baby has really served me well and been a great source of reference for me over the last couple of years. I will not be renewing my subscription though as I feel that so many of its stories and features are regularly repeated. This is not really a criticism as I guess there are only so many different ways you can approach the topic of pregnancy, birth, newborn care and babies. You see, Prima Baby has so many different audiences to please pregnant women, and first and second time mums which is why a lot of its features are repeated, e.g. pregnancy diaries, birthing advice and sleep plans as these are very important to people.
In comparison with other baby magazines I have found Prima Baby to offer great value and personal advice second to none. I am pleased that the magazine is not quite as graphic as other publications in their documentation of birthing pictures as I really don't want to see graphic pictures. The range of acticles in Prima Baby is expansive and tends to put the magazine in a league of its own for me.
I am glad I have had this magazine as a resource but the time has come to say good bye. I thoroughly recommend this magazine to first time pregnant ladies and new mums as its advice is second to none. However, there are only so many times you can read the same thing!
Thanks for reading, Em XX
I started buying baby magazines towards the end of my pregnancy as I was getting increasingly worried about the birth and was too embarrassed to ask my midwife all the little birth worries I had, i.e. internal examinations and the worry that I might need to go to the toilet a cruicial moment. I spotted prima baby because the headline was something like ?All your birth worries laid to rest ? yes even that one!? I had to buy it. I waddled home and put my feet up to read the article but ending up reading the whole magazine and spending an hour filling in competion forms and cutting out coupons. The letters page is very helpful as even if the advice doesn?t apply to you at that point in time it is always nice to learn something new for if ever you do need it. The pregnancy diaries are always interesting as they show three women in different stages of pregnancy and their thoughts at the time and also what happened at the birth and how they feel now. I t gave me a good insight as to the sorts of feelings and emotions I might feel when my baby was born. There is always articles on baby items such as car seats/prams and cots and I have generally found the magazine to be unbiased and to give out impartial advice. There are always fashion pages that offer a good selection of ideas for your pre and post baby wardrobe. I would recommend this magazine as there always seems to be something that applies to me in some shape or form. It costs £1.99 and is out monthly.
After buying many parenting magazines when pregnant on my first baby I bought every mag going. Then I discovered Prima baby, this magazine covers so many different issues and I find that its not as repetitive as some of the other magazines. I look forward to each issue because its always packed with informative articles with everything from pregnancy to growing babies.The december/January issue contains informative issues such as 'festive drinking in pregnancy', Maternity party fashion,christmas present ideas for kids of all ages etc. This magazine also offers loads of websites suitable for online shopping of baby clothes, nursery products which is very useful. Leading baby and toddler cookery author answers questions on childrens nutrition and recipes. I especially like the opinions on buying products these are great tips for buying the best for your baby. This is by far the best parenting magazine on the market.
When I found out I was pregnant I suddenly got this obsession with buying baby/parenting magazines. I must have at least one of every magazine out! I was usually drawn to the ones with freebies!! This magazine is packed full of information on conception, pregnancy and birth, as well as babycare. There are pages on real life experiences, which are really good to read as well as advice pages, in which questions are answered by specialists. Other subjects covered in this mag include features for dads, which not many magazines seem to have! product reviews and a fashion section for preg women. There are auseful tips like how to get your child sleeping through the night which are a great help. This is a brill mag, which has helped me learn a lot of things I wasn't to sure about, as well as things I was too embarassed to ask anyone else about.
Brilliant! I love this magazine. Ever since I found out I was pregnant I bought all the baby mags and this was the one I liked best and ended up getting subscribed to. I was the first to have a baby out of my sisters and friends so a complete novis, I knew absloutly nothing about babies before mine came along and realied an awful lot on this magizine there is something for every stage from trying to concieve to the toddler days. This is week by week info on your pregnancy which is very interesting, and shows how your baby grows, and whats normal, and since I had my baby I have found so much helpful infomation i'd be lost without it. As for value of money its like an investment because you are always refering back to issues for various things. There is plenty of ideas for what to feed your baby, which I have found especially helpful, also games as you can somtimes run out of ideas for what to do next. There is much much more than this, I find its packed with everything you need to know.
I really think that this magazine is very good and easy reading. It always has something new and refreshing to read and you don't get that sense of deja vue like you get with a lot of others. It's great for pregnant women as it has a lot of straight (no beating around the bush) articles which after all is what you want to read, something straight to the point not something that leaves you wondering and worrying about things that otherwise wouldn't have entered your mind. At £2.50 i think it's a reasonable price and you don't need to take out a second mortgage on it, especially as it only comes out once every two months. Overall a great magazine and I hope they keep up the good work. ( especially now I've wrote this. ) By the way the mother and baby show in London was great!!!!
When I was pregnant I bought all the baby mags as I wanted to know everything there was to know about pregnancy & birth - buying baby mags was a bit of an obsession. (Many of them I only bought for the freebies on the front cover!) I bought the Prima Baby magazine - which is great another informative baby magazine, well written and packed with useful information. It's nothing like Prima magazine which is quite boring and full of things like sewing pattens! & even when I bought it at the recent Baby show - I hardly read any of it! Prima Baby however hasn't got the dowdy image of its sister mag - it's bright, cheerful and up-to-date. I noticed the Prima Baby show advertised in it and I got a special offer with a ticket for only £5. (As I live in London, it was really easy to get to!) The Prima baby show was excellent, with loads of competitions, freebies, good advice, special events, etc. this was a great event to attend for expectant and new mums. While I was there I subscribed to the magazine for £12.50 & received some Avent Mum-To-Be products worth £25! It was a really good day out - I'm now looking forward to next years show!
Having seen the ordinary Prima magazine several times and rejecting it for being a bit old-fashioned, I was surprised to find that Prima Baby Magazine is lively, up to date and had a really good lay out. There are 3-4 pages of letters on all different subjects and the magazine covers both pregnancy/birth and parenting. This magazine is definatley one of the best on the markets, it is a shame that it is only one every two months. Most edditions carries a free gift, anything from a wrist rattle to a bib or hat. A nice read for when you have a spare hour or two, put your feet up, have a cuppa and relax.
Prima baby is an excellent magazine. It is packed full with interesting articles on pregnancy and early baby care. It has detailed features on ante-natal care, the stages of pregnancy, things that you need to buy for your baby, fashion sections (both for mother and baby), and feeding advice from Nutrition expert Annabel Karmel to list but a few. It is a magazine that is difficult to put down with well written, interesting informative features. The magazine seems to be primarily aimed at those who are pregnant for the first time. The articles are mainly about preganancy and early baby care rather than continuing into childhood as some other parenting magazines do. Overall I give the magazine a whole hearted thumbs up and it is well worth the cover price!
The first thing that I did when I found out that I was pregant for the first time was (after crying hysterically..with happiness I must add) was to go out and buy a pile of baby magazines. Prima Baby was and still is definitly my favourite of the lot. It's bright and jam packed with tips and advice from early conception to toddlerhood. My favourite items have to be the many expert advice pages with brilliant advice from a midwife, doctor, relationship counsellor and even Annabel Karmel on nutrition. The product reviews are excellent and Prima Baby is full of real life tips and experiences from mums. Another plus point for me is that it also does features for dads. This was one baby magazine that my hubbie wasn't embarassed to be caught reading. I really cannot think of anything that I would improve about this magazine except that I really wish they would publish it monthly instead of two monthly as I really can't wait that long to read the next issue.