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
Your babies health
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
Breathing is essential to human life, and anything that interferes with it is a cause of great concern. When a young child appears to hold their breath for a sustained period it can be terrifying for the parent or carer in charge. Dig deep enough and you’ll find tales of youngsters who hold their breath
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
A recent study of 14,000 new mums in south-west England has revealed that breastfeeding can halve the risk of developing post-natal depression (PND). While this is great news, the study also cautioned that of those women who wanted to breastfeed but found themselves unable to do so, the risk of developing PND more than doubled.
Crying is healthy! Hopefully we are gradually moving away from the Victorian era of not showing any emotions or even worse being told that you will be given something to cry about if you do start to get teary. Recent research showing the benefits of crying is resulting in new parenting organisations calling for parents