Articles

Here you’ll find a range of articles about pregnancy, birth and parenting with tips from other NCT members and all the latest evidence-based information.

  1. How and when do babies develop social skills?

    It’s amazing to watch our babies learn social skills, smile and interact. Professor Angelica Ronald looks at the stages of social development and how parents can encourage their baby at each step.

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  2. Gender, positions and cravings in pregnancy: truth or myth

    There’s nothing like pregnancy for old wives’ tales. Here’s what to believe – and what to take with a pinch of salt (or gherkin, craving dependent)…

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  3. What are the benefits of baby massage?

    Baby massage can be a lovely way for you and your baby to get to know each other. Find out more.

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  4. Winter activities indoors for your baby and toddler

    Sometimes it’s good to embrace the indoors. We’ve rustled up some creative ways to entertain your little ones, without having to step outside.

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  5. Pregnant at Christmas: what to eat and drink

    Read on for our top tips on how to eat and drink your way through the festive season when you have a bump.

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  6. Food intolerances in babies

    It can be hard to tell if your child has a food intolerance or an allergy. We look at signs of a food intolerance, what you can do to help and how to cope.

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  7. How do I know I’m going into labour?

    What are the early signs of labour, and how can you tell when it's started? Find out what to look out for and what you might expect when the time comes.

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  8. Pregnant in winter survival guide

    As your bump grows and the weather gets colder, you might be wondering how best to stay well this winter. Follow our pointers on how to protect yourself and your growing baby.

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