Fearful result of dressing up for Halloween!!



Halloween is near, and thought goes into your costume for trick and treat, the decorations, the pumpkin and above all we stock up on treats.  Whether you agree with Halloween or not and collecting lollies from strangers doors is a …
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Gift giving this Christmas



Christmas is drawing near. Friends and family are starting to ask, are you organised for Christmas? Have you bought all your gifts? Gift giving is always a little tricky to work out exactly what to give. Quite a while ago …
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Can my Baby have their Bottle in the Cot or Not?



When it comes to discussing night time routines and how they should go, I am fairly relaxed as to what your night time routine should be and the order it runs in.  Whatever works for your family and your lifestyle.  …
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Teaching your Baby/Child Healthy Sleep Habits



Everyday I receive messages and emails from very tired parents who feel that they are going around in circles trying to solve their baby or child’s poor sleep habits. So here is my checklist that I automatically go through in …
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Holding on to number 2’s – What to do



  “I am sure he is just being defiant! He knows how much I want him to go and he’s just stubborn.” One of the most frustrating dramas a parent can face in toilet training is when a child just …
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How do I start to teach my child to be independent



How do I start to teach my child to be independent (when I’ve always done everything for them?) Toddlers love to help mum, but of course it takes far longer to let them help then it does to quickly do …
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Night Waking and Babies



Nightwaking and babies so much conflicting advice Everyday parents post endless questions on social media parenting sites asking questions about sleep, nightwaking, nightfeeding and how to help their baby sleep longer. Everyone has an opinion and everyone is an expert. …
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How to Help Shy Kids



By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor | September 2, 2016  A stroll through the research literature on shyness can be a little alarming to the parent of a wallflower. Studies have linked behavioral inhibition in children — a trait referring not only to …
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Returning to Work & Daycare Hours



Question – I am about to return to work after 15 month leave after having my first baby. I am offered flexible work hours – either two long, 10 hour days or three shorter days. What suits a 15 month …
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Daycare Separation



My three year old has been in day care for nearly a year. She goes two days a week. Trouble is she still cries/is clingy/needs to be cuddled by a carer whenever I leave. She seems happy when I pick …
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