April 3, 2017

Your newborn will be soooooo sleepy during its first three weeks thanks to your Maternal Melatonin still in its system. Here's what to expect of your sweet, sleepy little newborn.

During weeks one to three, expect your newborn to sleep 16...

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...

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...

November 1, 2011

These tips are gleaned from the experience of first-time parents travelling on long-haul overseas flights to the USA and Europe for 6-8 weeks at a time. We travelled on three occasions, when our son was 6 months, 12 months and 18months of a...

February 27, 2010

For the first few months of a baby’s life your baby has three basic needs - feeding, sleeping and love.  A well fed baby is generally a happy baby.  ‘Nutrition’ then is the first and most important need of a baby, for without it you will no...

January 22, 2010

Some babies are born with flat spots on their heads. This is often due to the position they were in while in the uterus, other times it may be cause during the birth procedure or as in many cases it is the result of regularly sleeping with...

May 15, 2008

Ask yourself the following questions and if you answer any with a "YES" then your child is probably experiencing sleep problems.

  • Do you have an baby who sleeps less than an hour?

  • Are you feeding your baby every two to three hours?

  • ...

April 29, 2008

Spring and Autumn is a time of changing temperatures both inside and outside. We as parents need to be aware of the clothing our children are wearing. It is easy to overdress or underdress children at this time of year. 

Children are less ab...

April 29, 2008



When thinking of discarding the baby wrap firstly consider how disruptive this will be for your baby.  If they have become accustomed to being wrapped at sleep time then you may need to transition them slowly as wrapping is their indicati...

April 29, 2008

Do you have a baby or toddler who wakes early?  You may wonder how to encourage them to sleep a little longer.  One family I visited told me that they had been able to resettle their toddler by explaining that it was dark outside, the sun w...

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