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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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My child is very clingy, is this behaviour normal?

 Your child has been clinging onto you for the past hour, like a cute little limpet! But try as you might, you cannot pry them off without the risk of their crying. You've tried bribing them and telling them off, but nothing seems to be working! It's nice when you're the centre of   attention, ...
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How to deal with my 1 -2-year-old's temper tantrums

How to deal with my 1 - 2-year-old's temper tantrumsYou're hurrying down the aisles of your local supermarket, busy doing the weekly shop with your one-year-old toddler. As you're in a bit of a hurry, you grab their hand and walk briskly past the sweet aisle on your way to pick up some bread. You're...
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Why does the variety and colour of fruit & vegetables matter?

Why does the variety and colour of fruit & vegetables matter?Children love colour, and so they should! Colour livens up our sometimes grey and dreary world as does a rainbow in a dark, cloudy sky. With all sorts of nourishing and tasty fruit and veg available, create a plate full of fun and brig...
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What are the safety checks for my 2 - 3-year-old?

Being a parent is far from easy. You need to keep your kids fed and watered, cleaned and dressed, but you also want them to have fun and play to their heart's content. And all the while, make sure they are safe! It's a huge and tiring job. So, to keep you from worrying and trying to think of everyth...
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When can my baby have juice?

On a hot summer's day, there's nothing more tasty and refreshing than a cool glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice. And the best thing about juice is that it's not just tasty, it's healthy too! So, surely now that your baby is old enough to eat solid foods and they're loving their fruit and veg, th...
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Can I use sedatives to help my baby sleep while travelling?

You're planning a long trip with the family – ten long hours in the car with your 9-month-old, who you know isn't a great traveller. Feeling anxious about your journey, you consider the options. In your mind, you imagine a scenario where your baby screams during the whole journey because they're u...
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What does my newborn's sleep look like? (Week 1)

You're well into your baby's first week, and they are everything you hoped for and more! This delightful little bundle of joy makes you smile, laugh and cry (happy tears), but they also make you pretty tired. As you expected, their sleep has been pretty irregular, which means you are up throughout ...
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When can my baby sleep on their stomach?

When your baby was still very young, just a month or two old, you were no doubt very careful to lay them down on their back once bed and nap time came around, having heard that this helps to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). But recently, despite having put them down on their b...
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When can my baby use a pillow?

Bedtime has always been a time that you treasure and look forward to. After all, that feeling of laying your head on a soft, plump pillow as you curl up in the duvet at the end of a long hard day is one of the best in the world. A moment to yourself in which you can truly relax. Now that you have a ...
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