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Christine Jolly, Owner and Parent Coach

Hobart, Tasmania


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May 1, 2014

This month I would like to tell you a bit about some of the things I learned on my course Bringing Baby Home.  I was encouraged to know that the methods I have been using to help baby settle have NOT, as some have presumed, caused long term...

January 1, 2014


Nocturnal Enuresis or bedwetting is a very common condition of childhood. Bedwetting, once the child has started school, can cause considerable anxiety and stress, this in turn, may affect the child’s self-esteem and ment...

September 1, 2013


It is estimated that depression will be the number one cause of disability in both the developed and developing worlds by 2030 (WHO 2008).  Mental health is not simply an absence of mental illness it is; “a state of emotional and psycholog...

August 1, 2013

Breast or bottle refusal can be a distressing occurrence for both mother and baby.


Often the baby has previously fed happily, then for some reason, begins to refuse a feed. Causes may be apparent such as: an alert baby being easily distract...

December 1, 2012

Continuing on from my last article on Combined Feeding – Breast and Bottle, I’d like to take a look at some practical tips and some of the problems that can occur and steps to help avoid them.

There are several practical things that you can...

November 1, 2012

In this article I’d like to look at both the benefits and some of the challenges that many face when combined feeding.

Combined feeding may not always be a choice. The most common reason is that baby is not receiving enough from the breast...

January 1, 2012

Breath holding can be a terrifying experience especially when a child passes out. A child who has a tendency to hold their breath often does so between the ages of one and three years old.

The most common reason for children to hold their...

August 1, 2011

Babies are all very different and develop at different stages; this includes their ability to learn how to take solids and to speak.  Some factors that may contribute to oral and speech development can be their environment, birth order, bei...

May 1, 2011

Part 2 of Fussy Feeders

In the previous article I discussed some of the behavioural reasons behind fussy feeding.  This month I would like to take a closer look at those children who are plainly not comfortable while eating or are literally...

April 1, 2011

Having worked amongst many babies and toddlers who either fuss at the breast/bottle or are refusing or fussy with their solids I would like to discus some of the reasons I have found are quite common causes of this fussiness.  Fussy feeders...

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