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What should I do if my child is overly competitive?

243 (ii). The day of your little one's birthday party has finally arrived, and they're beyond excited! One by one their friends begin to arrive and the fun and games can begin. Up first is ‘pass the parcel.' The music starts and stops, and layer by layer the parcel gets smaller and smaller. ...
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Why do toddlers have temper tantrums?

Why do toddlers have temper tantrums?You may have noticed that your toddler will have a tantrum over anything and everything. Whether you've said they can't have a cookie before dinner, or one of the wheels on their pram gets stuck, or their older sibling received a toy for their birthday that ...
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Is it okay to use teething numbing gels?

Ever since the moment you gave birth to your baby, you haven't been able to take your eyes off them, and have utterly relished in watching how they change and develop from one day to the next. Because as any parent will tell you, the first few days and weeks fly by, and you don't want to miss one mo...
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What role should fats play in my child’s diet?

What role should fats play in my child's diet?Many parents will shudder in response to hearing the word ‘fat' in relation to their children's diet - cue images of greasy fries dripping in vinegar and children running riot at birthday parties with their faces and hands covered in chocolate cake!Yes...
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Should I spank my baby?

Is it okay to smack my baby?As much as you love them, and you love them more than words can express, your baby is driving you a little crazy today. With their first birthday fast approaching, they've been eating solid foods for close to 6 months now, and they're pretty good about it. They love...
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When should my baby start rolling over?

Right up until your baby reached their first birthday, you would spend hours gazing at him while he lay wide awake in his cot, just waiting for him to fall asleep. And he would stare back at you, with a little smile that said “I'm going to keep you awake all night!”. Your partner would tell you...
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When should I start thinking about positive discipline

?When you found out you were pregnant, some of the first people you couldn't wait to tell were your friends.  Like all friends do, they cheered and squealed with excitement, and encouraged you to look forward to the birth of your new baby boy or girl.However, there was one friend, who happened...
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What can I do with my baby outside?

Ever since giving birth to your baby boy, you've been wrapped up in a wondrous little newborn bubble inside the comfort of your own home. Your son was born in the winter, and aside from the odd trip to the shops or the local park, your days have been filled with playing with your little one while wa...
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How do I manage my newborn’s crying? (Week 0)

How do I manage my newborn's crying? (Week 0)After giving birth a week ago, you're at home, immersed in a beautiful, emotional bubble of getting to know your brand new baby boy. While at the hospital, both you and your partner were pleasantly surprised with how peaceful your baby was. Apart from the...
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Can my baby get thrush from breastfeeding?

Before you had your baby boy, you never considered that you might run into problems regarding breastfeeding. You were too busy buying all the baby equipment and accessories, and preparing a birth plan to consider questions such as, what if my baby can't latch on? What if I can't develop enough milk?...
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