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How to parent my toddler when I'm having a sick day

You're feeling really crummy from a bad cold and all you want to do is lie down on the sofa and put a nice movie on. But the kids are home too and there's no one to look after them but you! When we could really do with a parent of our own to come and bring us soup and run us a nice hot bath...

What is my toddler’s daily rhythm?

What is my toddler's daily rhythm? Your toddler's daily life can get a bit hectic, with things changing from day to day. You might notice the effect this has on your little one. They seem confused and distracted, not knowing what they should do. Would a daily routine help with this? How do I use...

Why does my child get separation anxiety, and how can I help them?

With a busy day ahead, you've booked a friendly babysitter to come over and take care of your little one whilst you're away. The babysitter arrives nice and early, and though your toddler is a little shy, they seem to be getting on very well. But as you prepare to leave, slipping your feet into a...

How do I slow down when I have a toddler?

Resources: Books: In Praise of Slow by Carl HonoréHow do I slow down when I have a toddler?You've got clothes to wash, lunches to pack, errands to run, and maybe you're doing all of this while managing a full-time job. Your “things to do” list never ends when you're a parent of a toddler; ...

What do I need to know and do about night terrors?

Your little one often has trouble falling asleep, so tonight you're lying beside them until they drift off. But all of a sudden, they cry out and their eyes jerk open. They begin to thrash their arms and legs about, and their breath sounds very heavy. Naturally, you're frightened. You try ...

Is it safe to let my baby sleep in a stroller or car seat?

Is it safe to let my baby sleep in a stroller or car seat?Your newborn is not yet at the point where they sleep through the night. This means you're constantly exhausted from what feels like waking up every 30 minutes to tend to them. For some crazy reason unbeknownst to you, your baby prefers ...

Is it safe to use wraps and slings?

It's a sunny, Sunday afternoon, and you're heading back from the park with your partner and your one-year-old daughter. As you walk down the road, pushing your daughter along in her buggy, you suddenly notice a family on the other side of the road. Just like yours, there is a mother, a father, ...

How can I encourage my baby’s language skills at 0-3 months?

How can I encourage my baby's language skills at 0-3 months?As Sunday afternoon draws to a close, you relax in your living room with your partner and baby. You and your partner are reminiscing about old times, laughing about all the funny memories you've collected, and looking back on all the fun...

Can I drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

Can I drink alcohol whilst breastfeeding?Pregnancy is an experience that will ultimately be different for everyone. While some mothers report it being an extremely enjoyable nine months, with not that many symptoms to complain of, others can't quite say the same. But whatever ups and downs ...

How does my baby grow and develop in their first year?

As a parent, it's almost impossible not to monitor your child's development and compare them to others of the same age. Everyone does it and everyone feels some anxiety that their baby might be developing at a slower rate. But the truth is, all babies are different, and so they should develop at...