Patting to Sleep – How do you stop this



My six month old son sleeps quite well but always needs my help actually falling asleep in the first place. I can’t seem to get him to sleep without rocking him to sleep. Trouble is it’s taking longer and longer …
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How to Help Kids with Homework



  Parents the world over are so familiar the afternoon homework sigh! Now, that can be both kids and parents sighing… it can certainly be a drama or just part of the routine. So how can you as a parent …
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Baby Rolling in their Sleep



As a parent of a baby it is so exciting to watch them grow and change, each new step is a milestone. Rolling over is one of these, much longed for but when it happens you can quickly become frustrated …
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QLD prep eligibility entry age changes



Kim Stephens – Brisbane Times – 14/01/15 As many as 5000 Queensland four-year-olds could potentially bypass kindergarten and enrol in prep this year, after an abrupt change to prep and kindergarten eligibility requirements. The Department of Education, Training and Employment announced …
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The pre-handwriting skills your preschooler needs



This article was written for Kidspot by Nicole Madigan with additional information from Babysmiles – Nicole Pierotti  One of the first things our children learn at school is how to write, but there’s no need to wait till they start school …
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Books to read for new mum?



My first baby is due in a month. I’ve never so much held a baby let alone fed, bathed and settled one. I’m overwhelmed at the thought of it all. What is your advice to a soon to be mum …
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Q&A Best Age to drop the Dummy



What is the best age to dump the dummy? My three month old relies on it and I’m wondering when is the best age to get rid of it without too much pain for bub? I don’t want to see …
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How Hush a Bye Baby is the best medicine: Lullabies lower heart rates and ease pain in children



Songs such as Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Hush a Bye Baby and other well-loved songs helped patients in Great Ormond Street Hospital feel better Heart rates dropped and the children were in visibly less pain But reading stories with pop-up pictures or …
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Q&A: Is swaddling vital to sleep??



Is swaddling vital to a newborn’s sleep? I find my two week old doesn’t particularly like being swaddled but friends, and the mother in law, tell me that a swaddled baby is a happy one. Do you agree or can …
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Baby death triggers sling campaign



Written by Cosima Marriner – for The Sydney Morning Herald A Queensland coroner is investigating whether a baby sling was a factor in the death of an infant, as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission considers introducing a mandatory safety standard for …
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