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After a long day of work, energy and time are in short supply, and preparing and cooking an entire meal for your family can often feel like a big undertaking. When it feels like too much to handle there's no shame in ordering in the odd pizza, but don't give up on healthy meals! We've put ...
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What are botanicals, and are they healthy for my child? Part 1

As parents, many of us will rely on the conventional healthcare system to keep our children safe and healthy. We take a visit to the GP when our child becomes ill, and feel relieved when they hand over a form of treatment to cure their ailment. But as useful as the traditional healthcare ...
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What are botanicals, and are they healthy for my child? Part 2

In the last article, we explored the complementary and alternative medicine botanicals, their specific uses for children, and how they can be given. However, complementary alternative medicines is certainly not a small topic, so we thought we'd delve deeper into botanicals, so you have all ...
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How do I stop my child from biting?

We love when our kids break into a smile or fall into a fit of giggles, showing off their lovely white teeth, those little teeth that are so essential for chewing and tearing at foods that our kids need to stay healthy and happy. When they smile sweetly up at us, we don't imagine that we could be...
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Is it healthy for my child to be so busy?

Parents, take a moment to pause and be still. Think about how many tasks you've already completed this morning, and how many more you will get through before the day is done. Life is full on, we all know that! But through looking after a family with a preschool child, you'll know better than...
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How can I manage mornings, naps and early morning waking whilst sleep training?

Being the parent to a tiny preschooler is one of the most wonderful, fulfilling experiences a person can have in life, full of more laughter and smiles than you could have possibly imagined. However, as much as we all appreciate the good times of raising small children, it's also healthy to ...
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How do I create a healthy bedtime routine for my preschooler?

How do I create a healthy bedtime routine for my preschooler?When we become parents, we all have an idea about how our little one's bedtime routine is going to play out. They'll finish eating their supper, have a bath, brush their teeth, and like magic, they fall asleep straight after a quick ...
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What is pyridoxine, and how much does my child need?

While pyridoxine might sound like a harmful poisonous chemical, it's actually an essential vitamin required by our bodies for healthy and proper function. Now, there's absolutely no shame in admitting that you haven't heard of this word, after all, it's not a word that often comes up in ...
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What vitamins and supplements do I need during pregnancy?

If you're following a healthy, well-balanced diet and avoiding all the necessary foods, then you'll be getting most of the nutrition you need. But there are some vitamins you cannot get from diet alone, which means you'll need to take them in supplement form. The two important recommended ...
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What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

Now you're pregnant, you may be wondering whether you need to change your diet. Well, that depends on what you were eating before you were pregnant! If you consider yourself to be a pretty healthy eater, then you probably only need to make a few small changes to your daily diet. However,  if you...
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