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Survive without sleep

The first couple of months of having a baby in the house are stressful enough, and it doesn't help if neither of you has slept properly in days. No one can survive on no sleep, not even Batman, but there are things you can do so that each of you gets as much kip as you can.

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Bathing a baby

Things you might need...

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How to deal with a crying baby

Babies can't talk (durrr!) so they cry to let you know what's up. We're programmed to respond to crying babies - it's natural and it's essential to their survival. But it's one of the more difficult things that new parents have to deal with. Here's the low-down on crying - what it means, how to deal with it and how to stay calm.

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Looking after mum

A new baby can put a huge strain on any relationship. There's the stress of doing lots of things for the first time, the lack of sleep, her hormone levels changing and her recovery from the physical exertions of labour to deal with.

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By week 2 Baby can already recognise your voice, but won’t have the faintest clue what you’re talking about...

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