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How can I find the perfect nanny for my child?

  You've been racking your brain for hours. Your work schedule has changed, and you can't pick the children up from school. Someone needs to look after them for at least 3 hours every day. You've decided to hire a nanny, but you don't know where to start.There are so many options to choose ...

How can my toddler help with daily activities?

As you go about the house, picking up toys, putting shoes in the shelf, sweeping and mopping the floor, you notice you have a little shadow following you about. Your little one is watching you as you tidy and sort the place, greatly intrigued by the many tasks you're engaged in. After a ...

What do I do if my baby is unconscious?

It's mid-afternoon, and you're propped up on the sofa with your baby in your arms, having just finished feeding. She seems satisfied, calm, and pretty much ready to settle down for her afternoon nap. But before you put her down for the afternoon, you need to get her cot ready. So, you leave you...

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 ...

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...

What is a balanced baby diet?

Now that your little one is eating solid foods alongside breastfeeding or formula milk, you'll hopefully be enjoying their company at mealtimes. They may not always like the food that's put in front of them, and it might get a little messy at times, but when you get it right and they just devour the...

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...

What do I need to know about feeding my 1 - 2-year-old?

You've just prepared a delicious feast, full of foods your toddler usually adores. But low and behold, once they're sat down at the table, they refuse practically everything – saying they're not hungry, saying they don't like it. They even refuse their dessert! Surely now that they're more ...

Why is salt important in my child’s diet?

Why is salt important in my child's diet?Properly understanding salt's function in our diets is essential to living a healthy life. And when it comes to our children's health, it's really important we gain the right knowledge on how salt affects their overall well-being and the ways in which we ...

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, ...