Support and advice for new parents

Having a new baby can be such an exciting event, particularly if you’re going to be a first-time parent. But it can also mean a whole host of new pressures on your relationship. We offer support for new parents — if it's all getting too much, get in touch.

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Two become three - New parents in particular are often caught unawares by the changes that come when you go from being a twosome to a trio! If you're about to set off on the adventure that is having kids, here are our top tips to ease the transition.

From partners to parents - Becoming a parent can change your couple relationship it many ways you might not expect. Here we look at how you can adapt to your new life as a family.

On-line Quiz: Arguments check up - Have you ever worried you and your partner might be arguing too much, or too little? Do you think you are a ‘good’ arguer? Do you feel you always give in? Or do feel you are quick to lose your temper?

Coping with a new baby - Making the change from being a couple to being parents isn't always easy. It can be difficult to find time for yourselves, your sex life can change, you have to juggle the commitments of work and family and find a way of agreeing on how to bring up the children.

We've just had a baby and we're arguing all the time - Having a new baby can be such an exciting event, particularly if you’re going to be a first-time parent. But it can also mean a whole host of new pressures on your relationship. 

Top 4 reasons couples argue after having a baby - It’s very common for couples to argue more after the arrival of a new baby. Research shows that first-time parents argue on average 40% more after their child is born.

Quiz: Is there too much criticism in your relationship? - Some level of criticism in a relationship is inevitable. We’re never going to agree with everything our partner does, no matter how well suited we might be.

Ways to keep down the cost of having a baby - The Money Advice Service has calculated looking after an infant could cost as much as £7,200 in their first year, excluding childcare. With a little bit of planning ahead, you can avoid unecessary spending.

Parenting together: Articles about parenting.

Arguing and conflict: Information and support if you're worried about arguing