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How to potty-train at night

For the third night in a row, your little one has woken up with a dry nappy, and suddenly a wonderful thought crosses your mind - does this mean they're ready to begin nighttime training? You know it can be a sensitive topic that mustn't be rushed, so how do you go about it, and how can you make ...

What are common poo problems?

What are common poo problems? Your toddler looks at you in a way you've seen many times before; their little face is all scrunched up and their body is stiff – un oh, you know what this means! They're holding in their poo again! You usher them to the bathroom, but they simply refuse to go. You'...

When is my child ready for potty training?

When is my child ready for potty training?After a busy day filled with nappy changes, you can't help but wonder when the days of nappies and smelly poos will be behind you. You're probably aware that with a young baby, it might not be for some time. But when exactly is the right time to begin ...

When should I begin potty training?

As you're sitting on the sofa one day, relaxing with a book in hand, your little one suddenly rushes up to you with a fresh nappy in hand. Initially, you think they've just picked it up, enjoying the soft, plushy material, but when you smell something a little unpleasant, it suddenly occurs ...

How do I change a nappy?

You've officially been a parent for a week, and you and your partner are utterly besotted with your brand new, wide-eyed bundle of joy. However, although you're still completely immersed in your little bubble of happiness, there are certain aspects of being a new parent that you've been ...

What to do if my baby bumps their head? (Part 1)

How will I know if my baby has bumped their head, what are the symptoms?As a new mum, you've got a lot on your plate. One moment you're preparing formula and pumping breast milk, the next you're changing a dirty nappy or rocking your baby to sleep. And as you're so busy multi-tasking, you're ...

What do I do if my baby hasn't pooped for 3 days?

During their first few weeks in this world, your baby was a pooper trooper, getting through 11 or so nappies a day! But recently their pooping has slowed down rather a lot, and now it can take up to three whole days before they fill their nappy. Yes, this means you have to deal with fewer smelly...

What things can I try with my crying baby?

Your poor baby has been crying all day and you're just not sure what can be done to stop the constant tears. You've changed their nappy so they're nice and clean, and they've eaten plenty. They don't seem to be in any pain, you've tried to burp them and they've already had two long naps. You try ...

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 ...

What is 'colic'?

What is colic?You've had a tricky few days. Your baby has been crying pretty much non-stop, but so far as you can tell, there's nothing wrong with them! They've had plenty of milk, their nappy doesn't need changing, you've tried burping them and giving them their dummy, but so far you've had zero...