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Fairy power

Posted on 19. April 2017 by admin

If only there really was a sleep fairy that could visit my daughter at night, sprinkle special fairy dust over her to keep her asleep and bring her a chocolate in the morning!

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How do you teach your baby to love veg? Repetition, repetition, repetition!

Posted on 14. April 2017 by admin

Okay, all you parents in the weaning trenches – hands up if you’ve encountered this scenario. You’re introducing your baby to the exciting taste of a brand-new vegetable (broccoli, say, or parsnip). They eagerly open wide, take a big mouthful... and make the most incredible grimace you’ve ever seen. The puree ends up everywhere, and the baby is giving you a look that says, “Don’t EVER try that one on me again!”

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Girls vs. boys – gender-appropriate care for the bits “down there”

Posted on 17. March 2017 by admin

In many ways, having a newborn baby girl isn’t so different from having a boy; in those first crazy weeks, both genders pretty much need to eat (constantly), sleep (nowhere near enough) and have their nappies changed (approximately 5 million times). So far, so similar. But there are a few differences it’s worth keeping in mind...

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Water babies: Getting through the first bath with confidence

Posted on 09. March 2017 by admin

So you’ve come through your baby’s birth with flying colours – congratulations! Now that  you’re home, though, the tips you picked up in neonatal classes may have got a bit fuzzy, and you might be finding the idea of bathing your newborn intimidating. Don’t worry – you’re far from alone. 

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Top settling strategies for soothing little ones

Posted on 10. January 2017 by admin

Going to sleep may seem simple to an adult – and if you have a young baby, it’s probably just about the most precious thing in your world right now – but nodding off can be a real challenge for little ones. We’re not born knowing how to drift off peacefully to dreamland, so one of a parent’s first jobs is to help their baby learn how to settle into a calm, relaxed state that will let them fall asleep. 

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How to be a pro at weaning on the go

Posted on 19. December 2016 by admin

Teaching your little one about solid foods can be a lot of fun – but boy, is it ever messy! (If you’ve ever found yourself seriously considering using the pressure-washer on a grotty highchair, you know what we mean.)

 

At home, you can pretty much prepare for the mess – we recommend a gigantic tarpaulin, personally – but you can’t stay home all the time. So what’s the best way to handle feeding your baby when you’re out and about? 

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Having a very happy New Year with your newborn

Posted on 19. December 2016 by admin

If you’ve got a brand-new baby in the house this holiday season, you’re probably feeling equal parts overjoyed and exhausted right now – and perhaps a bit unsure as to just how to navigate the previously-familiar silly season of parties, gifting and general merriment with a tiny one in tow.

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