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Why is ‘Tummy Time’ so Important for Babies?

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After extensive research being done into SIDS and cot death, we are now advised to put our babies to sleep on their backs, with their feet to the end of the cot to promote their safety and minimise the risk.

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Tips for encouraging Speech Development

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Speech development is something that often has parents worrying.

“Is he saying enough words?” “Can anybody else understand her?” “Why aren’t they speaking?”

Do these questions sound familiar to you?

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Sleep Associations

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I only offer sleep consultations to babies over six months, as I feel that implementing any kind of ‘sleep training’ before this can be detrimental to their emotional well being.

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Why Does My Child Hit Other Children?

angry childThis is a very common problem for children between one - three years.

Often the hitting occurs because the child is frustrated and is trying to get his/her point across to others.

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How Does Play Develop?

childrens play smChildren go through many stages of play in their early years, and each stage helps them to build skills and confidence to move on the next, until eventually they are happy to seek out other children to play together and form friendships.

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Did you know..

"Sleepwalking can start at any age, but is more common in children. It’s thought that at least 20% of children will sleepwalk at least once. Most will grow out of it by the time they reach puberty, but it can sometimes persist into adult life".

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Did you know...

Boys have surges of testosterone between two- four years and again when they are seven.

When they are having these surges, they become very much more aggressive, and physical. They hit out a lot more, can kick things and be generally more angry. The testonsterone leaves the body through the hands and feet, which is why they are more inclined to use them regularly during this time.

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Postnatal Depression

Postnatal Depression

Postnatal Depression (PND) is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby. It is very common, effecting more than 1 in every 10 women within a year of giving birth. It is most commonly diagnosed between 4-6 months of giving birth. It can also effect fathers and partners, in fact, men are 50% more likely to suffer some form of PND if their partner has it too.

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Are you giving your child supplements?

It is advisable to give a vitamin supplement until your little one is five years old. It is important that the supplement you give them contains Vitamins D, C and A.

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Thank you to Victoria Louise

A little thank you to Victoria Louise Photography for the professional photos of my family and I.

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Routine at bedtime?

I was talking to a lovely lady about bedtime routines in my massage class today.....

There is a lot of pressure around bedtime, but how important is a routine at bedtime?

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Did you know........

Massage may be particularly good for premature babies in special care, and can result in improved weight gain, particularly if oils are used.

Massage stimulates a key nerve, called the vagus nerve, which connects the brain with important parts of the body, including the stomach. Stimulating this nerve can improve digestion and bowel movement, helping your baby to gain weight.

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Why is my baby crying?

Crying is normal behaviour for babies. Research shows that babies tend to cry most between the ages of two weeks and three months, with crying peaking between six to eight weeks. Periods of inconsolable crying are not unusual.

Just like adults, babies have a range of different needs and crying is one of their ways of trying to let their parents know what they need. Here are some of the reasons why babies cry:

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