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How do I help my kids sleep well on holiday?

 You're a couple of nights into your summer holiday, the holiday you've so been looking forward to after a long and tiring year. It's sunny and warm, the hotel is gorgeous — just a short walk from the beach — and there's even a pool! But so far, it's been anything but relaxing. Why? ...
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Can my child have caffeine?

A lot of us rely on a morning cup of coffee or tea to get us up and out of bed, ready for the busy day ahead. Some of us like a drop of milk, some prefer cream, many of us add a teaspoon of sugar, and some enjoy a swirl of honey. Whatever your morning cuppa may be, most of us are drinking ...
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How do I support my child with their pooping problems?

How do I support my child with their pooping problems? You walk into your 4-year-old's bedroom to see a handprint of poo smeared across the wall. You may feel yourself get angry or even confused that your little one has been playing with their own poop for a while. First, we'd like to reassure ...
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416 What do I need to know about feeding my 2- 3 year old?

What do I need to know about feeding my 2- 3-year-old? By age two, your little one is becoming more independent at dinner time. They can use a spoon, drink from a cup with one hand and can eat a wide variety of foods all by themselves. They are, however, still learning how to eat properly when it...
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What do I need to know about the different types of sugar?

When you think of sugar, perhaps you imagine the teaspoon of fine white granules that sweetened the steaming mug of tea you had this morning, or maybe it's the powder-coated sweets of your childhood that spring to mind. However, granulated sugar, or table sugar, as it's also known, is just one form ...
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Should I sign my baby up for swimming lessons?

On a warm and sunny August day, you and your baby are relaxing in the garden, with a tiny paddling pool set up to keep you both nice and cool. And your little one just can't get enough – splashing water all over the place and giggling from ear to ear! On seeing how much they're enjoying themselves...
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Can my baby have cinnamon?

As you feed your little one spoonfuls of nutritious baby food, a small drop splashes onto your hand, and instinctively, you lick it off. Now, while you know their food is packed with important nutrients, you can't help but cringe a little at the bland taste. Surely your baby would prefer something w...
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What should my baby’s poos look like?

What should my baby's poos look like?To those that don't have children, or haven't yet had children, the idea of cleaning up someone else's poo might seem very difficult and disgusting.Yet, like various other areas of parenting, cleaning up your child's wee and poo is just one of those tasks t...
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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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What to do if my baby hasn't pooped for 3 days?

During their first few weeks in this world, your baby was a pooper trooper, getting through 11 or so nappies a day! But recently, their pooping has slowed down rather a lot, and now it can take up to three whole days before they fill their nappy. Yes, this means you have to deal with fewer smelly n...
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