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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...
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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, and a...
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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 di...
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What do I do about my baby’s crying?

What do I do about my baby's crying?Your newborn is the cutest, loveliest, most wonderful little thing, and already you can't imagine your life without them or wait for all the exciting memories you're sure to create. But they really do cry an awful lot! They cry in the mornings, after feedings, whe...
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When do babies get their first tooth?

Over the last couple of weeks, you've been going through what seems like hundreds of muslin cloths and baby t-shirts. Of course, you're not throwing them away, simply popping them in the washing machine, but it is filling at a ridiculous rate. And why? Because your baby is drooling all over the plac...
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What are some common physical worries?

You're settling your baby down for the night, and giving them one last feed in the process. But a few minutes into cradling them, feeding them, and stroking their head, you suddenly notice a red rash that has appeared around their neck. At first, you gasp in horror and think that something awful may...
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How do I look after my baby’s teeth?

How do I look after my baby's teeth?It's the middle of the night, and you're off in a distant land of your own imagination, fast asleep under the soft covers.That is until you hear a piercing scream, followed by what sounds like extremely distressed wailing.Startled, you sit up in bed. It's your bab...
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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 yo...
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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 pregnancy...
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Is it safe to use baby powder?

After finishing your lunch, you go to put your little one down for their afternoon nap. However, they soon begin crying their eyes out, which likely means that they need their nappy changing.Holding them close, you head into their bedroom, lay them down on the changing table and pause for a moment t...
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