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USEFUL TIPS FOR STARTING SOLIDS

USEFUL TIPS FOR STARTING SOLIDS

Other than which foods to start and when, there’s some other useful information to help make the transition from milk to solids a much more relaxed and enjoyable journey for both you and your baby. Here are my top tips: When first starting a baby on solids, always offer them immediately after milk feed. Your [...]

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PARENTING TRUTHS: Even baby whisperers find having a baby challenging

Who’d have thought I’d have another baby at the age of 42, so many years after having my last baby? I thought my family was complete. My son was 12 and my daughter 7 when I found out I was pregnant with my third child. Excitement, shock, happiness, fears: I felt it all but what [...]

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INTRODUCING SOLIDS. Why you should wait until your baby is 6 months old!

Jen Hamilton offers advice on when to start feeding your baby solids Primarily babies are fully breast fed or bottle fed.  They will thrive on breast milk or formula alone.  Six months is the optimum time to start solids but some babies may need to start a little earlier. You’ve probably had most professionals tell [...]

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BREAST AND BOTTLE FEEDING. A Practical Combination.

OK, so we all know ‘breast is best’. We hear it everywhere and it is drummed into every new parent. Unfortunately for some, breastfeeding is just not possible and for some others, just not the preferred way of feeding. When new mums ask me for my opinion on feeding and what I think is best, [...]

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SETTLING YOUR BABY. The realistic approach.

Let’s face it; I am quite happy that babies are not born with an innate ability to sleep well and/or for long periods of time. If they were, I would be out of a job and would not have had the experience of helping thousands of new parents teach their babies how to sleep! Sleeping [...]

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POSSETING: Does your baby bring up milk after feeding?

Almost all babies posset (some more than others) during the early months. Posseting is the regurgitation of small quantities of undigested milk following each feed. Your baby’s oesophageal sphincter – the little valve between the oesophagus and stomach – is very immature after birth and although it is designed to prevent regurgitation, it usually takes [...]

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SEVEN MONTHS. Babies Become Challenging.

At 7 months, babies go through a huge change in development. Being aware of some of these changes can help you manage this challenging stage of parenthood. Normal changes you can expect from 7 months: Separation anxiety becomes apparent. When separated from you, your baby may cry. This is normal and healthy. Sleep patterns change. [...]

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WRAPPING YOUR BABY: The Key to Good Sleeping

If I had a dollar for every time a new parent said to me their baby doesn’t like to be wrapped I would be extremely rich!  It is a common  perception that babies appear to dislike it because of the way they behave whilst being wrapped or once they have been wrapped. They struggle, appear [...]

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NEWBORN BABIES: Parenting Tips for the First Six Weeks

Did you know?……At birth your baby’s brain is not fully developed. In the first six weeks babies behave in a very inconsistent way and they usually do not fit in to, what we would consider, a ‘normal‘ daily routine for many weeks after birth. Enjoy this precious time instead of  second guessing and trying to [...]

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Infantile primitive reflexes

Fear of the unknown can play a major role in feelings of apprehension during the early weeks of parenting. Understanding the different characteristics of your baby’s behavior and knowing why he/she is behaving a certain way will assist in easing some of this fear, making it easier for you to read and care for your [...]

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