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How does the neocortex affect my preschooler’s brain function?

How does the neocortex affect my preschooler's brain function? Every day, we watch our children running around and playing with their friends, constantly processing new information and taking in their surroundings. But do we ever take a moment to consider what's going on behind the scenes, in ...
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Why are whole foods better for kids than processed foods?

As parents, we of course want our kids to be eating the healthiest, most nutritious food we can possibly provide them with, but it can be tricky to know which foods are truly the best for your child. There's a huge amount of conflicting information out there, and it can be difficult to know where to...
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What is Baby-led Weaning?

What is baby-led weaning?Time goes so quickly when you have a baby. Even though you treasure every moment you have with them as a tiny tot, before you know it they're twice the size they were two weeks ago! (Or it feels that way, anyway.) And when you have a baby, one of the pivotal moments in their...
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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 some ...
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How can I encourage my baby's language skills? 6 - 12 months

Now that your baby's past the 6-month mark you've gradually been introducing them to solid foods, and it's been a funny and exciting process. One day, during lunch, you begin speaking to your little one as you so often do, telling them to “Open your mouth now,” and much to your surprise, they do...
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What to do if my baby bruises themselves?

Hearing your baby cry out in pain after accidentally knocking into something or bumping their head is one of the worst feelings in the world. No parent wants to see their little one cry, and it's always a little distressing wondering whether they could have really hurt themselves in the process. ...
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How do I breastfeed with a skin condition?

Breastfeeding isn't always easy, in fact, it's pretty rare for the process to be smooth-sailing from start to finish. But it can prove even more difficult if you have a skin condition that affects your breasts, areolas, or nipples. Sometimes, bottle-feeding formula is simply the best option for you ...
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When should my baby have their first bath?

By now you'll very likely have been talked through the whole birthing process, if not by a medical professional, then by family and friends – all excited to be involved and share their own experiences. But what might not come up so often is whether or not to bathe your baby upon their arrival and...
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What are some common breastfeeding problems?

When your baby finally arrives, you'll likely be very keen to start breastfeeding. But despite its being a natural process, it isn't always instinctive or easy. In fact, it's very much a learned skill. And there's a lot to learn and sometimes, a lot to contend with. Any expectation you had that it w...
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When should a mother not breastfeed?

Before you had a baby, you never really thought about the concept of breastfeeding, or what it might be like. You just assumed that if and when you did choose to have a baby, it would be a normal, natural process that followed without much thought or effort on your part.But then, a couple of years l...
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