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Top Tips for Keeping Boredom at Bay

Top Tips for Keeping Boredom at Bay

While children look forward to the long summer break with great excitement, the reality can sometimes lead to the dreaded complaint—I’m Bored! Here are a few tips to help you cope. Embace It! Evidence suggests that boredom can be good for children. It allows them time to think, to become comfortable in their own company and to use their creativity ... Read More »

Top tips for easing the discomfort of teething

Top tips for easing the discomfort of teething

When your baby or toddler  morphs into a small vampire and everything is fair game for a bite, its good have a few tricks up your sleeve: Use your clean finger or a damp, clean muslin cloth to apply gentle pressure to the gums Keep teething aids (rings, rubber spoons etc.) in the fridge to cool inflamed gums Frozen fruit ... Read More »

World Breastfeeding Week: The Importance of Supportive Partners

World Breastfeeding Week: The Importance of Supportive Partners

The benefits of breastfeeding are both immediate and lifelong – it provides on-tap nutrition as and when baby needs it and creates the building blocks of brain development and immunity that will carry your child through life. The fact that something is natural doesn’t mean that it comes naturally or is easy and breastfeeding is no exception. It takes practice ... Read More »

Top Tips to see you through Labour

Top Tips to see you through Labour

While the pain of labour is unavoidable (that medical milestone has yet to be reached!) there are a few things that you can do to sustain yourself mentally and physically: Rest: In the weeks leading up to your due date, rest whenever you can. You need to bank those energy reserves Stay positive: Every labour is different so while there ... Read More »

Helping Your Child to Stay Comfortable in their Own Body

Helping Your Child to Stay Comfortable in their Own Body

You look in the mirror and grimace—“Ugh, I look so fa”….but, hold on a minute. There is a little person just outside the door taking it all in, so it quickly mutates in to, “I look so FABULOUS!” as you launch into a silly dance and invite her to join in. We know that our children will be exposed to ... Read More »

Coping with Bullying

Coping with Bullying

Coping with Bullying If you are the parent of a child being bullied then you are probably feeling a number of things, including anger,  frustration and perhaps even helplessness if your child is not talking to you about it. If you are the parent of a child who is bullying others, you may want to deny that it is happening ... Read More »

World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day on 17 November is one of the most important days in the year to raise awareness of the challenges and burden of preterm birth globally. The day was initiated by EFCNI (European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants) and partnering European parent organisations in 2008. Meanwhile, countless individuals and organisations from more than 100 countries join ... Read More »

Pregnancy Diary: Birth Story

Pregnancy Diary: Birth Story

Birth Story I’ve noticed that sharing birth stories on-line (mainly on blogs) has become increasingly popular and rather graphic. While pregnant I would approach them like I would a trip to the dentist – with one eye open and both legs crossed! Some of them are novellas, others are reminiscent of that 80s B-movie ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.  So, the ... Read More »

Play & Learning: Birth to 1 Year Old

Play & Learning: Birth to 1 Year Old

Play is a big part of your child’s development.  Play is something a child does and also how your child learns. Play helps your child understand the world around them and gives them a way of exploring ideas in a safe and secure way. When a baby feels secure and happy he/she will develop good social and personal skills which ... Read More »