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What is copper, and how much does my child need?

When you think of copper, what is it that springs to mind? Is it the copper wiring you see on some electrical appliances? Or perhaps you imagine brassy pipes in an otherwise pristine, white bathroom? What might not come to mind at the mention of copper is your health and that of your child. But ...
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What happens when my child is too clingy?

Arriving at the drop-off point of your toddler's nursery school, you hand their packed lunch and carton of milk over to their key person. You greet the other parents as they all wave their children off, and watch them merrily run into the classroom. But there's one toddler who isn't nearly ...
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What is my relationship with my toddler's caregiver?

You're at the school gates, dropping your child off at their nursery class. After handing your little one their lunch box, and giving them a big hug, you see them off into their classroom and watch them greet their caregiver. Although the caregiver waves at you and smiles as they welcome ...
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Bath time

How to turn bath time from a chore into a fun activity!  It's 6 pm. It's bath-time. Like a weary soldier, you arm yourself with towels and shampoo, and try to hasten your child to the battlefield of the bathroom. But it's no use, they've got other ideas. With a screaming preschooler in one hand...
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What Do I Do If My Child Needs My Help To Fall Asleep?

What Do I Do If My Child Needs My Help To Fall Asleep?You tuck your little one in and say “goodnight,” but within seconds of leaving their bedroom they scream out, “mummy, stay!” It's been going on for a while now and every time you try and leave your child to fall asleep on their own, ...
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How do I solve early morning wakings?

For many of us, getting ourselves up and out of our soft and cosy beds is the toughest part of our morning. And when there's a small and energetic child prodding your back or crawling over you or calling out from the next room, all at 4 am, mornings can quickly become a parent's nightmare.Despite...
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How do I toddler-proof my home?

It's a normal Thursday morning, and you're merrily playing with your toddler in the living room. They're in a good mood, you're in a good mood, and in this moment it feels like nothing in the world could burst your perfect little bubble of family tranquility.You notice a little chill in the air, ...
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What do I do if my child is lying to me?

“Amy, it's supper time!” You yell to your little one upstairs, who is busy in the playroom with her dolls.After a few minutes, Amy reluctantly comes down the stairs and plonks herself in front of the dinner table, as you place a steaming plate of pasta and cut up pieces of broccoli in front ...
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How can I set limits on my toddler?

It's Saturday afternoon, and you're heading down the aisles at your local supermarket, hurriedly trying to get the weekly shop done. That afternoon, you happen to have taken your two-year-old daughter along with you, Sarah. On the way to picking up some bathroom supplies, you realise you're going...
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What are the top 5 tips for setting up activities?

 You and your little one are about to do some activities. As soon as you go to the playroom, you find that everything is cluttered, activities have been left half-done, and the whole place is a mess. Your toddler can't make up their mind, and doesn't seem to get the most out of their activity. ...
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