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Play-date app tackling loneliness in new parents

Mush app aims to tackle loneliness in new parents

14 March 2017

Mums are meeting neighbouring families with the help of an app designed to put new families in touch.

Tried and tested: The ERGObaby carrier

Ergobaby Four Position 360 Carrier has a supportive wide waistband and padded shoulder straps which evenly distribute baby's weight.

20 February 2017

It can be tricky if you're left holding the baby, especially if you have chores to do. My Kent Family tests a carrier which boasts lots of celeb fans.

Hope for the little boy who has never left hospital

Thomas Madden, Noah Madden and Lucy Helling

13 February 2017

The parents of a Kent boy who has never left hospital are hoping to finally be able to take him home, nine months after he was born

Baby talk with Sam Faiers

Sam Faiers and son Paul Tony

06 February 2017

She made her name as a model and a Towie star, but now ex-reality show babe Sam Faiers is carving a career out of motherhood.

Baby on strict diet for life

Baby Max was diagnosed with PKU when he was a few days old

27 January 2017

Inherited condition discovered at birth means baby Max will never be able to eat like his friends.

Top tips for tackling teething

03 January 2017

Seven of the best products on the market for easing the pain of teething

Mum's warning after baby son almost dies of sepsis

Kayleigh Jones has made a heartfelt plea for parents to be aware of the warning signs of sepsis

29 December 2016

A Kent mother is warning parents to be aware of the signs of sepsis after finding her newborn son unresponsive

Reducing the risks

Parents are being encouraged to understand more about putting their babies to bed safely.

14 December 2016

A new campaign is launched to cut the number of sudden infant deaths among Kent families.

Motivated mamas

Strong Mama founder Veronika Chromkova and mum Natalie Clark at Great Lines Heritage Park

14 December 2016

New walking group for mums aims to get parents active with their children in tow.

Ask the expert: Is olive oil good for a baby's skin?

The study found that oils used on the surface of the skin weakened the natural protective barrier properties of the skin from birth

13 December 2016

My baby has very dry skin and I want to massage it with oil. Is it best to use olive oil?

Blowing baby bubbles

03 November 2016

Bonding, physical strength and mental and social development can all be improved with baby swimming classes says one Kent instructor.

Beating the baby blues and beyond

Some 80% of women want to breastfeed

31 October 2016

New research says 48% of new mums feel lonely after giving birth; our experts discuss the post-natal period and how parents can get the most out of it

Ask the expert: My daughter is a real cry baby

'The best approach is to simply be there, and stay close, offer hugs and a few reassuring words'

31 October 2016

What's the best way to deal with her tears?

Ask the expert: Should my baby be drinking cow's milk?

It's important when bottle feeding to be sensitive to the amount of milk your baby really needs

24 October 2016

I've recently weaned my eight-month-old baby but should I be giving her formula or milk from the fridge?

Helping to ease parents’ fear in times of trauma

Kelly Wells, who started the project, with her daughter Summer

18 October 2016

A Kent charity is hoping to launch a counselling service to support grieving parents or those with premature babies

The babygrow that could save your child's life

The babygrow helps parents with CPR

10 October 2016

A new babygrow designed to help parents resuscitate their child if they stop breathing has been launched

Dads know best

Al and son Ted

05 October 2016

Kent theatre prepares to become testing facility for product awards road-tested and voted for by dads.

Help your littlest ones sleep tight

Sleep is crucial to a baby's development

26 September 2016

You soon learn if your baby is a good sleeper or not. Our expert reveals her tips on how to make sure everyone in the family gets more than 40 winks.

Amelia and Oliver remain most popular baby names

The most popular baby names have been released. Library image.

08 September 2016

Amelia and Oliver hold onto the top spots with new entries for Noah, Ella and Mia.

Dad delivers baby after being turned away from hospital

Lauren, Lila, baby Ayla and Michael

01 September 2016

A busy Kent hospital and an extended journey to the next left a dad delivering his baby at home after his wife's rapid labour.

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