Inside the August 2015 issue of Practical Parenting

Help calm your baby, discover childcare options that work and prepare your toddler for a sibling

The truth about conceiving

There are quite a few myths out there about what are the best ways to have sex to boost your chances of conceiving.

Top 10 baby names for 2015

New reports reveal most Australian parents are going down a traditional, rather than trendy, path when it comes to naming their babies this year.

"I didn't want my mum at my labour"

New mum Flavia wanted an intimate setting for the birth of Lucy, but it wasn’t until afterwards that she really understood how it feels to be a mum.

Do you use controlled crying?

It’s a controversial topic, but there are mums who have found sleep solace on both sides of the debate. We talk to two mums about their experience with controlled crying.

Break the baby name rules

Who says you have to choose a name before your child’s birth, or honour his great-grandfather by calling him Irwin? Why not buck tradition and borrow the creative techniques that follow to find the …

Routine vs No Routine

Sticking to a routine or ‘winging it’ depends on the individual. Here, two mums share their different points of view...