5 Easy Steps to Weaning Your Toddler

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March 12, 2016

Your child is getting older and it’s about that time to retake ownership of your boobs. Weaning is never fun for either party. The guilt of having to tell your precious little one no more and having to deal with their cries of injustice may be hard to start this new weaning process. While in a perfect world, your child would ideally wean themselves that is just not really realistic….

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How Do You Cope With Your 3 year Old Interrupting?

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October 21, 2015

Research has shown that one of the main parenting issues raised by parents of 3-4 year olds is the problem of children interrupting adult conversations. We have all witnessed the scenario: adults are mid conversation when 3 year old runs up to his mum “mummy, mummy guess what?….”. The child is obviously completely oblivious to social expectations and ‘politeness’. So, how do we as parents deal with this? Firstly we…

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Why We Should Try To Understand Our Child’s Play

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July 12, 2015

Play is important for a child’s learning and social development. It helps them to understand about the world around them, how to interact with others and how to expand their creativity and imagination. Play also helps a child grow its levels of maturity, by encouraging skills associated with mental and physical growth. As a child plays, either alone or with others, that child learns to copy and to question why….

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Developing your child’s self esteem

A child’s level of self-esteem can be a crucial factor in their success and happiness over their lifetime. Equipping your child with a healthy self-esteem is a valuable gift that should not be overlooked. It is much easier for a child to develop a positive self-esteem right from infancy than for an adult to try to improve upon a negative self esteem. So, how can we work towards developing our…

May 16, 2015
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The Trials Of Teeth Cleaning

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April 25, 2015

Teeth cleaning time in our house is, without a doubt, one of he most testing times of our morning and evening routines. You may think it would get easier, that my 2 year old would realise that this is going to happen every day so he might as well just accept it, but no, absolutely not! We always get the ‘lips clenched tightly shut’ ‘shaking head from side to side’…

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Are You ‘Sugar Aware’?

Most of us are aware that too many sweets, cakes, chocolates and sugary drinks are bad for our kids. Many of us do our best to limit the intake of sugar in our children’s diets, and a lot of us believe we are doing a reasonable job. However, how many of us are aware of the sugar content in some of the foods we see as ‘safe’ and ‘nutritious’? Would…

April 11, 2015
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Managing A Milk Allergy

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January 22, 2015

Milk allergy occurs when your baby’s immune system reacts to proteins in milk. It is the most common childhood allergy, affecting between 2%-7% of babies. There are two types of milk allergy, firstly that which causes delayed reactions such as eczema, vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation, and stomach cramps. The second causes immediate reactions such as rashes, swollen lips, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps and difficulty breathing. In more serious cases it…

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