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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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What are the developmental milestones for 1 - 3 months?

You believe your baby is developing the right skills at the right time, but how can you be completely sure? Do you find yourself comparing them to other babies? Or do you simply let them develop at their own pace?  It can be tricky trying to track your child's progress as they get older. ...
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What are the developmental milestones for 4 - 7 months?

You believe your baby is developing the right skills at the right time, but how can you be completely sure? Do you find yourself comparing them to other babies? Or do you simply let them develop at their own pace?  It can be tricky trying to track your child's progress as they get older. ...
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What are the developmental milestones for 8 - 12 months?

You believe your baby is developing the right skills at the right time, but how can you be completely sure? Do you find yourself comparing them to other babies? Or do you simply let them develop at their own pace?  It can be tricky trying to track your child's progress as they get older. ...
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Is my child immature for their age?

 You've noticed something that might be a tad unsettling. Your child still uses baby-talk, they're still attached to their baby toys and bottles and they can't seem to get a handle on potty training. Other children, however, are the same age yet seemingly more mature. You wonder, Is there ...
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How do I breastfeed? And other rules?

How do I breastfeed? And other rulesOnce your baby arrives, you'll likely be keen to begin breastfeeding as soon as possible. But despite the fact that it's a natural process, breastfeeding isn't necessarily instinctive. It's a learned skill. You may try several times and, while your baby gets some ...
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Should I breastfeed my baby to sleep?

When you first began breastfeeding, you likely found that your baby would fall asleep once their belly was full and they'd had enough milk. And this was probably a pretty nifty trick if you needed a rest or some time to yourself. But as they get older, and can stay awake for longer, you'll notice th...
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What sleep equipment does my baby need?

You've been counting down the days until your little one arrives, and with less than four weeks to go, you couldn't be more excited. For months in advance, you and your partner have been reading every baby-related book you thought possible, checking every article for further information, and asking ...
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What formula milk do I choose?

For whatever reason – medical, lifestyle or comfort – you've decided formula milk is the best option for you and your baby. But once you arrive at the store in search of some formula, you find yourself overwhelmed by the many options. There's ‘powder', ‘ready to feed', cow's milk-based, ...
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Will I spoil my baby by holding them too much?

Before you had your baby, everyone warned you how much she would cry. At the time you brushed this aside, believing that it couldn't possibly be as bad as everyone was making out! You've never been one to make a fuss, and neither has your partner, so to some extent, you thought you'd have a relative...
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