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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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A Poem For The Night

I put you in your cot at night waiting for your call, When you cry I rush to you, bolting through your door, Gently picking you up I cradle you, I'm secretly glad you called for me so I can squeeze in some more love, As if I want to sleep all night missing out on our precious time, Your head is cradled on my arm as I hold you close to…
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When the crying won’t stop – is it reflux?

Your baby is irritable, grizzly, hates lying on his back, spits up or vomits often, has hiccups constantly and he is a nightmare to feed: he starts to feed voraciously, then he wriggles, squirms and ‘throws’ himself off the breast or when e isn’t doing this, he wants to be permanently attached to your breast. He screams after and between…
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