Less sex, more rows?
A new survey has found that 63% of new parents say their sex life went down hill after having children. Another 61% admit they have rowed over parenting styles. More than a third reported arguing more since having children than ever before. How did becoming a parent affect your relationship?
Look out for early signs of whooping cough and make sure your children are fully vaccinated. That’s the message after 1,781 cases of the illness in the first five months of 2012 (compared with just 221 in the same period last year). Five babies have died of the illness. The main symptom is a hacking cough, which is often followed by a sharp intake of breath that sounds like a 'whoop'. Other symptoms include a runny nose, raised temperature, severe coughing fits and vomiting after coughing. Read more
The government’s Care to Learn scheme will continue for another year, as is. The Dept of Health has announced that there will be no changes to the programme which helps young parents to study. If you are the main carer for your child, live in England, and are under the age of 20 before the start of the course, you can receive money towards travel and childcare costs.
Finally, where should your baby sleep? Great new video for parents from the Department of Health.