The psychological impact of your baby’s reflux on you and your family I am a mother of two children who both suffered from reflux as babies and a psychologist who continues to see exhausted and distraught mothers of babies with reflux in my practise.
Having been through the incessant and nerve shattering screaming of the baby in pain, the broken and insufficient sleep for the entire family and the merry go round of searching for the right treatment, I can relate to this iss
Parenting Challenges Emily Perl Kingsley wrote the short article Welcome to Holland in 1987 (www.our-kids.org/Archives/Holland.html). It describes her experience of having a baby. The preparation period is compared with years of planning for a wonderful trip to Italy: reading the guide books; learning some of the language; imagining oneself at the sites there. The actual arrival of the baby and the years that follow is then described as landing in Holland.
It is not tha
Safety Around Water It is not just swimming pools and dams that children drown in. A child can drown in 5 cm of water. This means anything that may hold water that a child can get their head into such as bathtubs, toilets, hot tubs, spars, pools and ponds, sinks, washing machines, buckets, eskies or pets drinking water. NEVER leave a child unattended around water this includes a child on bath support or with inflatable vests or ‘floaties’. When a child is near or in water
Many parents have asked me what is my opinion on child care? I often ask them what is their reason for putting a child into child care? There are many as you can imagine. Some parents have no alternative as mum needs to return to work. In this case some babies attend child care as young as three months. I believe that if a child begins child care even for half a day a week at an early age they adapt quickly. The older the child the more challenges and tear you may face. I