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Five frustrating things toddlers do – and why they’re actually essential for development

Posted on 16. November 2017 by admin

As all parents know, toddlers are some of the most adorable little people on the planet –  and what with those kissable cheeks, those gorgeous baby curls and that tendency to give big, loving hugs, how could they not be? But as parents also know, these exact same fonts of cuteness also have the power to drive you right to distraction... and they do tend to use it. Just about every day. 

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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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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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