TODAY'S WOMAN: Unwanted presents ending up on the net

The festive season is still having repercussions - and not just on waistlines.

People are putting unwanted presents up for sale or to swap at a record rate.

Experts reckon much of it has to be down to panic-buying in the run-up to Christmas after the snow struck everyone's shopping plans.

It seems it could have caused a whole host of inappropriate gifts to be bought and given.

Internet fashion exchange site saw a 30 per cent surge in listings in the New Year.

Chunky winter knits have proved the most popular listing, along with coats, scarves, gloves and the customary novelty pants and socks.

Double the problems?

You've done it once before - surely the second time around, it's plain-sailing?

Not so - having a second baby means there are a fresh set of issues.

A new book, The Second Baby Survival Guide, aims to help parents stay calm and enjoy life with two children.

Written by Naia Edwards, a mother of four and an editor of parenting and children's books, offers advice and tips on everything from coping with toddler jealousy, bath time for two, sleep times, money issues and how to make time for you and your partner. Published by Rodale Books, it costs 10.99.

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