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 do you work from home with a baby or toddler?

    Juggling your day job while having your baby at home is a challenge for even the best multi-taskers among us. Read our tips on how to manage.

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  2. What to eat when pregnant: the truths and myths

    When you see that positive on the pregnancy test, you don’t suddenly need to go on a special diet. But it is important to go for a variety of different foods each day so that you and your baby get a balance. 

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  3. Judgement day: defying the doubters

    From family and friends, to strangers in the supermarket. Babies can bring out the inner critic in some people. So how do you deal with these new levels of judgement?

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  4. Birth partners and coronavirus

    Coronavirus can affect plans for birth including guidance for birth partners. Here we talk through what changes you might expect and what to think about ahead of the birth.

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  5. Empathy for beginners: when do babies tune in to others’ thoughts and feelings?

    Babies don’t always have the most refined tastes or opinions. But when do they realise others might not be on exactly the same page as them?

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  6. What’s it like having two children under two?

    NCT member Melissa Peters discusses the challenges of having two children under the age of two.

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  7. How to cope with a crying baby?

    Dealing with a crying baby can be one of the biggest challenges of parenthood. Here we share tips from parents and NCT practitioners on how to calm and soothe your baby

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  8. Understanding your child’s needs and how to respond to them

    Why is it so important to act on cues from your baby? We look at how to create a warm and responsive environment for your child to thrive.

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