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Time out for you

keep calm‘Time out’ doesn't just have to be for the little people in your house. Taking yourself off, and counting to 10 (or 100 if you need a little longer!!) can make a big difference in the way you respond to your child’s behaviour.

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'Breastfeeding Basket' for Toddlers

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Have you got toddler and in the early weeks of having a new baby? Or are you expecting one soon?

If you are in this position, this tip may be useful for you.

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Is everything Black and White?

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In the first year of life babies respond well to simple, bold patterns with high contrast. These types of toys support visual development and they can concentrate on them for short periods of time.

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Offering Water At Night

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A good way to deter night waking (in babies over six months) is to offer them water in a cup instead of a milk feed. 

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AIMH - Teaching Babies to Self Soothe

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Have you got a little one, who is under six months who you struggle to put down for sleeps (or at all!) during the day? Have you got a little one, who is under six months who you struggle to put down for sleeps (or at all!) during the day? 

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Mums Having Time for Themselves

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Today I spent the morning with some lovely new Mums.  

We talked about the impact that having a newborn baby has on your life, your relationship with your partner, and also your mood.

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Baby Massage

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Baby Massage has been proven to raise the levels of Oxytocin in the bodies of Mums and Babies. 

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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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Sleepwalking

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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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