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My child is chatting constantly! Is that a good thing?

 You've come home from a hard day's work. You have a cup of tea in your hand and you're ready to flop on the sofa. Your little one wants to chat, but it's just a stream of consciousness, endless questioning that goes on and on! It doesn't even look like they're paying attention to your answers. ...
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How do I child-proof my home?

How do I child-proof my home? Oh dear! Even when you've locked all the bottom drawers, hidden sharp and fragile objects, and put bumpers on the table corners, your child has hurt themselves. They threw themselves onto the sofa, bounced right off, and landed on the floor with a thump. Even after ...
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How can I keep my child’s environment sanitary?

How can I keep my child's environment sanitary?We know that it's important to keep our homes clean for the health of our family. It always has been and it always will be. But it's also important to remember that it's virtually impossible to spray, wipe and hoover away every single germ that ...
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How can I help my child balance risk, challenge and vulnerability and find independence?

“Children are active participants in their own development. Reflecting the intrinsic human drive to explore and master one's environment.” — Shonkoff and Phillips, 2000Bringing your newborn baby home for the first time really is the most amazing feeling in the world. The start of a brand-...
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How can I encourage my baby's language skills? 3 - 6 months

At home one day, you suddenly notice that your tiny tot, who's recently passed the 3-month mark, is watching your mouth move as though it were the most fascinating thing they've ever seen. And then, all of a sudden, they're sticking their tongue in and out, a confused look on their face. It almost ...
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What do I need to know about my children’s water needs?

What do I need to know about my children's water needs?Whether you've been lounging in a deck chair, the hot sun beaming down on you, or you've just come home from a long run, nothing quenches your thirst quite like a cool glass of water. This most refreshing of crystal clear liquids is at the centr...
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Should I breastfeed in public?

When your baby first arrives, you will likely spend most of your time at home, getting used to the new routine – a routine of intermittent sleep, and lots of breastfeeding. And initially, the idea of feeding in front of others and when you're out and about might be a little daunting. But as y...
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Can I breastfeed with an overactive thyroid?

Your little one has been home for a couple of weeks now, and they're a beautiful bundle of joy. But unfortunately, you haven't been feeling too well as of late. You've been losing weight, you struggle to sleep, you get hot and sweaty very easily and you often feel anxious. So you have a call with yo...
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How do I make baby food at home?

Up until now, you've been serving your tiny tot shop-bought baby food, and they've been loving it. It's easy to get hold of, requires no preparation, and isn't all that expensive. But you can't help wondering if homemade food might provide certain benefits that the shop-bought stuff just doesn't off...
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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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