Welcome to Mumstown.ie
What started as a Drogheda indie-style website in 2007 has grown to provide local networking services to all the counties in Ireland.
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Learn about your Baby!
Head control along with development of back, neck and tummy muscles will help your baby sit up and around at 4-6 months, your baby will be able to sit up with support and reach his arms and hands to grasp toys. To help your baby develop the skills needed for sitting, encourage your baby to participate in 'Tummy Time'.
The toddler years are a time of transition, especially between 12–24 months, when they're learning to eat table food and accepting new tastes and textures. Breast milk and formula were perfect for your child as an infant, but now it's time for toddlers to start getting what they need through a variety of foods, be adventurous and allow them to discover the joy of eating.
Help your child to keep fit
There's no scarcity of activities that you can make available to your child, and all kids can find some form of exercise that they enjoy. If you can get your child interested in an activity like this when he's young, exercise and fitness are more likely to become a habit that lasts for many decades. As an added bonus you can share in the activities and build your own fitness levels.
Antenatal care is the care and help you receive from health professionals during the course of your pregnancy. It is important you take good care of your own health and that of your unborn baby during pregnancy and making the most of the antenatal care available to you is a big part of that. The HSE can offer a range of services throughout your pregnancy.
Help with homework
Every school will have its own policy in relation to homework. Similarly, every home should have one! The best policies are those that are worked out jointly, between all interested parties. The key is to establish a routine and stick to it, with no or few exceptions to the rule. Remember demonstrate a positive attitude about education to your children, monitor their television, video game and internet use and above all encourage reading and libraries. Build the joy of learning early on, and it will pay in the long run.
Information on Legal Issues
Parental rights include: right to physical custody, which means reasonable visitation with a child and regular contact. right to legal custody, meaning the ability to make major decisions about the child's health, education, and religious upbringing. If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 8 pm) or you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre.