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‘The Best Start’ is a high quality, free local magazine for new and expectant parents in Calderdale and Huddersfield.

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Check out our Directory to find an event or activity near you.

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Weaning Worries

When to start introducing solid foods to your baby Introducing your baby to solid foods should start when your baby is around six months old. Research shows that babies need nothing but breastmilk, or infant formula, for the first six months of life, this gives them all the nutrition they need. More importantly it also gives […]

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency has become a hot topic. Last year there were disturbing revelations about the sharp increase in GPs reporting cases of rickets anecdotally in children across the UK, a condition once common in the past that affects bone development. The importance of vitamin D to our health is becoming more recognised, especially during […]

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What to pack in your hospital bag

The day you have been waiting for has arrived and you’re about to go to hospital to have your baby. This is not a time when you want to be worrying about packing bags for yourself, your new baby and your birthing partner! For You Maternity notes and Birth Plan Something comfy to wear in […]

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The Best Start Baby & Toddler Show

The Best Start Baby & Toddler Show are delighted with the success of their third baby & toddler show. Over 500 new and expectant parents passed through the doors of the Shay Stadium on Sunday morning (4th October) to attend the free show, keen to find out more about the local businesses and services available […]

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Winning raffle numbers

 Congratulations if you have a winning Ticket! Weleda Baby Body Care Gift Set 3 £30 Jo Jo Mama Be be gift voucher 81 Baby changing / Messenger Bag 5 Baby Bundle 5 in 1 pregnancy pillow 42 Cover Dry 3 in 1 wrap 133 Gift Voucher from Buggy 4 Fitness 112 Gift Voucher month of […]

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Parenting on the Edge

Parenting on the Edge No, I am not referring to some new fangled extreme sport involving dangling upside down from a great height while clinging on to a terrified infant. No, that would be too messy for the child and for me. Besides, it’s too messy already. What I am gibbering on about is as […]

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Thinking about becoming self-employed?

It is difficult for women to know how they will feel about returning to work after their maternity leave finishes. Some return to their original position, whilst others may not return at all, or look at part time work, job-shares and flexible working; all of these options are open to partners as well. More details […]

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Making an Informed Decision

An informed decision is a voluntary, well considered decision that an individual (or a couple) make on the basis of different options, knowledge, information and understanding. Any sort of decision can be difficult, but making informed decisions during pregnancy, childbirth and parenting is complex and has many layers (Goldberg, 2009:35). Even when given the pros, […]

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Are you looking after yourself?

Parenting may be a rewarding, exciting time but although there are many highs, there can be lows too. It is a new journey and you are learning ‘on the job’. Sometimes your baby becomes so much the centre of your life that his/her needs come before anyone else’s, including your own and your relationships with […]

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