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When mama is crazy tired – see what she does….

I knew it was a bad day the day I realized I was dunking a rusk and the baby was sucking on my TimTam like he had just discovered the yummiest thing ever to go in his mouth (other than boobs). I asked the mums on my facebook page what was the craziest/dumbest thing they had ever done when they were suffering from ‘tired mummy brain’. If you have…
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5 Co-sleeping Myths Busted!

We all want a good night’s sleep but when it comes to where your baby sleeps you are certain to get bombarded with advice. If you dare admit to co-sleeping you will be an especially vulnerable target. Of course, wherever your baby sleeps is your choice and as long as you provide a safe sleeping environment, it’s nobody else’s business. This doesn’t…
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Co-sleeping, SIDS and a Grieving Family

Meaghan is angry. Her emotions have run a gamut over the past few months since her baby died – from shock and disbelief to contemplating suicide because her pain has been too much to bear. But right now, she is angry: angry at tactless people, angry at the way her baby’s death was handled by professionals but most of all, she is angry at…
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Good Nights -top tips to help your toddler fall asleep

Your toddler's delaying tactics at bedtime – needing a drink, one more kiss, a lost toy – are her way of saying, 'I really want you to stay with me.' From a toddler's perspective, it may be difficult to relax and fall asleep if she feels stressed about being left in her room alone, especially if she can hear adults having fun (talking, watching…
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Breastfeeding your baby to sleep?

Among  all the rules about baby sleep, you are certain to hear advice to never, ever allow your baby to fall asleep on the breast! Although you may like to use other sleep cues as well as breastfeeding, advice that letting your baby fall asleep on the breast will create ‘bad habits’ or that he will never learn to ‘self settle’  is unrealistic…
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