Colic

colic and crying

Colic and crying

The broad definition of Colic applies to a baby who cries for more than 3 hours a day, and whose distress is not caused by some medical issue. Colic is very common, and is thought to affect around 20% (or 1 in 5) babies at one time or another. The peak time for Colic to

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Breast feeding maybe natural but not always easy

Breast feeding maybe natural but not always easy

You are pregnant and want to breastfeed. You read all the books, and scour the internet for advice. You maybe even ‘practice’ breastfeeding with a toy baby doll. Breast feeding maybe natural but not always easy! You feel confident. You feel ready. Then you survive childbirth and, feeling utterly exhausted, are handed a wriggling pink bundle

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ten baby care tips

Ten baby care tips

The world and his internet are full of advice about babies. It sometimes feels like everyone is competing to come up with the next Big Idea. After surviving the first three years with my own two little bundles of joy I realised that what parents of babies really need is a list of simple, common

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colic baby

Understanding baby talk

Your baby may be cute and cuddly, but just occasionally it would be lovely if they could tell you exactly what it is they need. Any parent who has tried in vain to satisfy the cry of a distressed or frustrated infant, knows that understanding baby talk is not easy. As you get to know

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common baby ailments and how to deal with them

Common baby ailments and how to deal with them

Whether it’s your first baby or you already have older children, when they become ill it can be distressing for everyone. With babies it’s hard to understand what’s wrong or know how to help. There are some common aliments that babies will suffer from and here we look at ways in which you can deal

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breastfeeding

When should I stop breast feeding

You’ve got past any latch issues, cracked nipples and getting up seven times a night to breastfeed your child but the next question asked by many mothers is ‘when should I stop breast feeding?’ Guidelines The World Health Organisation recommends that babies should be exclusively breastfed until they are six months old. While this a

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