Parent advice

Parenting Advice and Help

Being a parent is very hard at times, but so rewarding and enjoyable. In this section of Whatprice we hope to share some advice that I have found useful and interesting about bringing up children.

We cover all sorts of topics, ranging from the needs of your baby, how to feed properly, and the cost of nappies right up to how to be a succesful parent as your child grows up. A lot of these articles have been hand picked from areas on the web, but have been chosen as they gave good parenting advice that was heeded. All the pricing information is, as always, gathered by you the parent and supplied to us in our feedback forms.

The following table gives some of the prices associated with bringing up children

Please feel free to browse some of our most recent articles on parenting.

Parenting Articles: Disclaimer
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Child Safety Once your beautiful bundle of joy arrives, the work of raising your child really begins. The biggest job you have as a parent is keeping your baby safe. Yet, it is impossible to watch over your childr... 2012-08-18
Gifts and Toys Play-way is the best method to teach the younger ones. The gifts and toys given to any baby may play an important part in child's development. The range of toys will vary as per the baby's age.... 2011-04-29
Adopting a Child So you've met the person who you want to spend the rest of your life with. You get married, ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after. Right? ... 2011-04-29
Potty Training Potty training your child could be a big challenge, especially if it is your firstborn. You may be a little nervous wondering if you are doing everything correctly to ensure the process goes as smooth... 2011-04-29
Sleep Associations Everyone who has had the experience of being a parent knows all too well the difficulties of getting your baby to sleep soundly throughout the night.... 2011-04-29
The Ferber Method Invented by Dr. Richard Ferber, the Ferber method is the most common way of weaning your child away from the mother, in terms of his sleep habits. ... 2011-04-29
Baby Sleep All newborns are, of course, different. Some sleep better than others at a young age, which prompts many parents to trade stories of how "lucky" or "unlucky" they were with a given child.... 2011-04-29
Restful Baby One of the greatest challenges for any new parent is getting their child to sleep throughout the night. This is very difficult at first, as the child has to make a transition from sleeping with his mo... 2011-04-29
Bedtime Routine Any casual glance at child rearing guides will reveal that particular attention is paid to baby sleep habits.... 2011-04-29
Sleeping Babies It is normal to think that all a baby does is eat, sleep, and soil diapers. Well, let me tell you that nothing could be further from the truth. ... 2011-04-29
Potty Training Guide Potty training should not be an exasperating moment for both the parent and the child. As a parent, you know it's not easy to potty train your child.... 2011-04-29
Toys For Toddlers Your toddler is full of energy and curiosity and it can be quite challenging to choose toys that satisfy and stimulate your child.... 2011-04-29
Optimistic Child I had just completed a session with 17-year old Julie who suffered from severe depression. Julie believed she was a total failure and would never be able to change anything in her life. Julie also fel... 2011-04-29
Childcare Tips It is extremely critical for peace of mind that parents are able to source quality child care facilities which are affordable. ... 2011-04-29
Child Proofing a Home The home can be a dangerous place to children. This article warns of some of the dangers and how to prevent them. ... 2010-03-21
Parenting and Divorce What ever your grounds for getting a divorce is, you shouldn’t put your youngsters in the center of it.... 2010-01-31
Your Babysitter The services of a good babysitter are indispensable for families with parents who are both working. ... 2010-01-31
Breast or Bottle Among all arguments that happen in this world daily, there has been no end to the breast feeding vs. bottle feeding question. ... 2010-01-25
PottyTraining Some children are ready to potty train starting between 18-24 months while as other kids may not be ready until they are two and a half or three.... 2010-01-24
Electric Breast Pump There are many types of breast pumps available. The most commonly sought is the electric breast pump. In today's time, women are on the go and need efficient means to breast feed their child.... 2009-05-04
Breast Feeding Of all things a mother can do for her child, breast feeding is on the top of the list. Breast feeding benefits are overwhelmingly numerous in counts and prove to be the best thing for your new born ba... 2009-04-28
Breast Feeding If you are reading this article, you are either curious about sore nipples, or you are looking for a way to ease the sore nipples. It is true that this does occur, however, there are ways to deal with... 2009-04-28
Exclusive Breastfeeding It is a concern of many mothers that they will not be able to breastfeed exclusively. In order to breastfeed exclusively, you will need to stay committed to doing so.... 2009-04-26
Child Tantrums Are you tired of tantrums? Not sure why your child is "acting out"? Wish you could just figure it out? ... 2009-04-13
Controlled Crying I have just read the article that I wrote back in 2005 about my baby's sleep problems. It is amazing how much one forgets about these enormous issues as time goes by and your child gets older! The mem... 2008-09-02
Discipline A Preschooler The terrible twos are a time of great change for most children. They are learning how to be independent and often defy their parents, yet this newfound freedom sometimes frightens them.... 2008-06-18
Baby Car Seats In this article you will be provided with information about baby car seats and keeping your baby safe while in the car. There are tips for buying new and used baby car seats. Answers to some of the mo... 2008-04-08
Successful Parenting Succesful Parents. They don't rely on the schools, the government, television, the movies or music to teach their children values and the difference between right and wrong. They do it themselves. ... 2008-04-08
Introducing Solids to Your Baby Weaning is when your baby starts to move from breast milk or formula to solids. However, weaning can be challenging for some parents. ... 2008-03-30
Baby Crib Selection Article describing how to select the best baby crib for your child. It describes the safety features as well as hazards of different types of crib, all of which should be considered prior to purchasin... 2008-01-21
New baby cost - US $ Costs of raising a baby in the US... 2007-11-05
Childhood Obesity Do you have a young child whose weight or eating habits are out of control? Need some real world help with taming the cookie monster'? Here are some things that worked for our family.... 2007-07-19
Parent at Home and Work In theory, working at home is an ideal situation. But in reality, it's difficult to balance the needs of your family with the needs of your clients.... 2007-06-07
Babysitter Prices We are asking you to submit your baby sitting bills, along with the type babysitter, the number of children that are being looked after, and your location. In due...... 2007-01-24
Baby Prams Baby prams are one of the major purchases you will make for your baby. There are different types of prams and in each category there are a variety of models.... 2007-01-24
Baby Colic Colic is basically uncontrollable crying in a healthy baby. It can come as early as two weeks and last as long as three months... 2007-01-23
Creative Children "Where did he come up with that?" Kids often amaze us with their imaginative ideas, and we should give ourselves a pat on the back for playing a role in this development. Innovative thinking is essent... 2007-01-21
Nursery Fees As part of Whatprice's campaign to provide you with pricing information we are asking you to submit your Nursery Fees , along with the type Nursery, how long you leave your children at the Nursery, an... 2007-01-17
Breastfeeding Babies My pregnancy had been event free and relatively easy, no awful morning sickness, except for the aversion to smells, and nausea in the first three months. We had no medical problems and the baby seeme... 2007-01-16
Breastfeeding Your Baby Our baby suffered from colic and for the first 3 months she screamed pretty much constantly we got very little sleep!... 2007-01-16
Baby shower One of the most pleasant parties to plan has to be the baby shower. The mom-to-be gets so much attention and she can just sit back and enjoy all of the fuss. The key to creating this wonderful event i... 2007-01-16
parenting This article on parenting is by a practicing relationship counsellor/therapist, and father. The following suggestions will be useful for any parent or caregiver who wants to improve their relationship... 2007-01-16
Weaning Your Baby It is now recommended that you wait until your baby is six months of age before starting to wean and introduce any solid food into their diet. Our baby seemed to be needing something extra from the ag... 2007-01-13
Nappy Costs Before trying to work out the total cost of keeping a baby supplied with nappies it is essential to work out how many nappies the baby uses per day. Typically a new born baby may need around 12 nappy ... 2007-01-13
Potty Train Ah, potty training! Go to a local bookseller and you will find dozens of books on the subject. Search the Net and there are thousands of websites with information on how to do it stress free. There ar... 2007-01-13
Family Work Balance "Money is tight, and my husband's obsessed with doing everything he can to make more of it. It's gotten so bad that he's lost interest in our daughter. He hardly spends any time with her anymore. What... 2007-01-13
Child Daily Routine Talk to any mom and she will offer the same advice about parenting young children. Establish a daily routine for your child.... 2006-12-30
Child Daycare Questions A lot of you out there are really wondering what kind of "educated" questions you should be asking when choosing the right daycare for your child. ... 2006-12-30
Child Play Toys Every year, hundreds of toys flood the market, providing a wide range of choices for the discerning parent, godparent, grandparent, aunt, uncle and whoever feels like Santa the whole year through. ... 2006-12-30
Children and Internet When children are old enough to connect to the Internet parents need to know a few things about what the Internet is and what can be done on the Internet. ... 2006-12-17
Breastfeeding And Diabetes If you have diabetes and have a baby, there are certain things to keep in mind while you are breastfeeding.... 2006-12-17
Pregnant Women and Housework It is a strange but true paradox of being pregnant that, at the time you are most vulnerable physically and emotionally and most in need of rest, you want a spotless nest for your new little one. ... 2006-12-17
Crying Baby A crying baby can be one of the most frustrating and frightening experiences for first time parents. It's important to remember a crying baby is normal...... 2006-12-15
Shopping With A Toddler Doing any kind of grocery shopping with a toddler can be a real challenge. But, with a little preparation and a lot of patience...... 2006-12-15
Choosing A Baby Name When it comes to naming your baby, names do matter - and you want to choose the one that means the most to you.... 2006-12-15
Tips On Teenagers The teen years are a period of tension and chaos in most families, with the elders wondering what happened to their sweet little child and the teen seemingly indifferent to the pain he/she causes his ... 2006-12-15
Breastfeeding and Mastitis Mastitis is a breast infection that can affect some breastfeeding Moms. The causes of mastitis are varied...... 2006-12-15
Children And Money As a child, money seems to somehow "grow on trees" as mum and dad always appear to have money to buy things. ... 2006-12-15
In-Vitro Fertilization Pregnancy In-vitro fertilization is a procedure that allows couples who cannot conceive normally to have a child. ... 2006-12-15
Breast Feeding Baby The important long term benefits of breast feeding include reduced risk of asthma, allergies,obesity, and some forms of childhood cancer. The more that scientists continue to learn, the better breast ... 2006-12-15
Autistic Children Please can you offer some activity-based suggestions and PE/games options for autistic children that they can do at home or at school. Looking at two age groups here 7 - 10 and 11-16. ... 2006-12-15
Child Adoption Child adoption bridges the gap between children who have no parents and adults who have no children. ... 2006-12-15
Get Children To Behave You may have tried different techniques and approaches to get your children under control and behave. And if you're reading this, they probably don't really work.... 2006-12-15
Asperger's Syndrome School So what should parents/carers look for when choosing a school for their Asperger's Syndrome child, or consider in their monitoring of the school environment? ... 2006-12-15
My Pregnancy Diary Hello, here I am, six months pregnant and have been meaning to keep a bit of a diary on things since ooohh I don't know - six months ago! ... 2006-07-21
Pram Buying Having had a bit of experience with a number of different styles of pram I thought I'd just pass on my experience. ... 2006-05-12
Baby Shower Planning Planning a baby shower can be an extremely fun and rewarding experience, however it is important to know the do's and don'ts of organizing showers before you get started.... 2006-05-05
Cookie Baking I don't know what it is but there are some smells that bring back fond memories and one of them is the whiff of a freshly baked cookie.... 2006-04-03
Enuresis, or Bedwetting Enuresis, or bedwetting, is common in children as they grow up. Almost everyone has experienced this in their lifetime at least once, so the commonality of this issue should be easy to discuss.... 2006-04-03
Talking About Drugs When you are a parent, there are many things to worry about. Keeping your kids safe is at the top of the list. First, you worry about the pacifier your infant dropped on the floor-so you pick it up an... 2006-03-29
Children and Vitamins Most parents' think their children are eating a fairly healthy and if not they throw their hands up in the air and give up. They then ply their children with multivitamins.... 2006-03-29
Help With a New Baby When I shared with my friends and family the good news that I was pregnant with twins, they all said two words to me, "Get help." That was the best advice I received.... 2006-03-29
A Son in the Military One of the most difficult struggles in life for a parent is the struggle that occurs when the parent is attempting to keep their child safe and the child is attempting to explore the world and find th... 2006-03-29
Child Abduction Home invasions have made the news recently as a frightening form of child abduction. This type of abduction is not new, but it is starting to become more common as traditional forms of child abduction... 2006-03-29
Bedwetting All the parenting handbooks tell you that most children start to stay dry through the night at about age three. Ask any pediatrician and he'll tell you that about that time, he suddenly starts hearing... 2006-03-29
Home Drug-Testing Are you concerned that your son, daughter, or family member is doing drugs? Is the prospect of having to bring them to a clinic too horrible for you to even contemplate?... 2006-03-29
New Born Baby Massage Newborns simply love to be touched and cuddled. The skin to skin touch helps you and your baby bond, comforts your baby when she is upset or uneasy with gas or colic problems. Hence, touch is a critic... 2006-03-29
Teaching your Child to Read It is never too early to begin teaching your child to read, or at least laying the foundation for early literacy skills, and it can definitely be left too late!... 2006-03-29
Children and a Greeting Card When was the last time you saw the face of a child light up and glow because they got a piece of mail with their name on it? Children love to get mail.... 2006-03-29
Single Parent Dating Give yourself time to heal before establishing a new relationship. Jumping into a new relationship is sometimes tempting. However, rushing into another relationship is usually a way to avoid the pain ... 2006-03-19
Guidence for Single Parents Guidence and tips for a single parent bringing up kids.... 2006-03-19
Childcare Provider Choosing a childcare provider is one of the most important decisions you'll ever need to make...... 2006-03-12
Daycare Centres There are several type of daycare centres available and our choice is based on several reasons. Could be the price, the location, the hours of operation, the age of your child or the type of facility ... 2006-03-06
Baby Sleep Problems A light hearted article on problems in getting a young baby to sleep, and how one couple through trial and error have managed to cope!... 2005-09-12



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