Bliss offers emotional and practical support to empower families with babies in neo-natal care

Bliss raises awareness of ‘hidden neonatal journeys’

When Bliss was founded in 1979 by a group of parents, our objective as a charity was set out “to support the life of babies in distress at birth”, and since our foundation we have always sought to deliver this for all babies admitted to neonatal care, whether they were born prematurely or at full term.

Over the past 41 years our reach has grown and we now work with many neonatal...

Celebrity Joe Wicks at home

Joe Wicks says he has learned patience and tolerance while weaning his daughter

Weaning your child can feel like a daunting prospect. What will they like? What if they choke on something? What if they throw the lovingly-prepared food across the room?

Joe Wicks – aka The Body Coach and now everyone’s favourite online PE teacher – says he felt exactly the same before introducing his daughter Indie, who turns two in July, to solid food.

“I was in the same...


Read this if you are worried about what might happen during labour

I’m pregnant with my first baby, and as the birth gets closer I’m worried about things that might happen during labour – am I likely to scream or swear a lot, and will I poo as I push? What if I just can’t push enough? Are these common worries?

Midwife Marie Louise, a hypnobirthing teacher and author of the new book The Modern Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond (Vermilion...

 Pregnant woman talking with a friend at home

Why the support of other mums can really help new mums cope

Experienced mums supporting pregnant and new mums is a great way to help them, say Netmums and NCT

Having a baby can be the most joyful experience of your life. Quickly followed, in some cases, by the most lonely, scary and bewildering experience.

And while some mums or mums-to-be may never feel the negative side of parenting,...

What is the best way to help my baby learn to talk?

My baby is 12 months old and is just starting to speak. Is there anything I can do to help her learn to communicate better or more quickly?

Infant language expert Dr Robert Titzer, founder of Your Baby Can Learn and an expert speaker at The Baby Show , says: “I suggest parents apply the following principles that have been shown in studies to enhance...

Ten ways to help get your baby to sleep

Most exhausted parents are desperate to get their bundle of joy off to sleep at night, and will try anything from rocking and swaddling to singing lullabies.

Baby sleep expert Andrea Grace says: “It goes with the territory that when you have a new baby, you have sleepless nights, and while we see some unusual methods to get babies to sleep, like parents walking the streets at night...

As Ashley Graham speaks out – these are the things you might not expect to happen after giving birth

Some things you’re prepared for after giving birth; sleepless nights, a crying baby, a lot of overwhelming emotions.

However, there are a few other things you might not be so prepared for. Model Ashley Graham has recently given birth to her first child with husband Justin Ervin, and one thing she’s been particularly surprised by is having to change her own nappies, and her baby’s....