There is a baby under there!!
Covering prams with muslin wraps for some reason has become the norm for mums while walking babies. Our obsession with how long the baby must sleep during the day encourages mums to ‘de sensitise ’ the babies’ surroundings hoping he will sleep and not be disturbed by the outside world. Look around at new mothers […]
The First Six Weeks!
No one can really prepare you to have a baby. The physical changes in your body, the birth, the sight and smell of your new born and the emotional highs and lows and that’s just in one hour…it’s a beautiful change of a woman’s body and not everyone likes pregnancy. For women it’s a major […]
Babies eventually sleep…
“When they’re little, and you go for years without a good night’s sleep, you wonder if they’ll ever make it through to morning without finding some reason to wake you up. But then one day you look at the clock and it’s 7:30 a.m…… For a panicked moment, you wonder if your child is—well, I […]
Introducing your new baby to a sibling
SIBLINGS “Who is that new baby’s mum and dad?” asked a three-year-old boy, the son of two clients of mine, who had just welcomed their second child into the world. His parents were so excited to have their first born son visit his new baby sister, they had placed a huge wrapped-up truck […]
Do you want your baby to go back sleep? No time for sleep school? Here is the only way to successfully get your babies back to sleep…there are some strict rules so read on… Yes it’s called control crying and everyone has a breakdown over it, thinking they are going to cause their child long […]
Food. Love. Warmth.
Dispelling Motherhood Myths about Babies and Sleep One of the biggest problems facing new mums is putting your bub to sleep. As a practicing clinician with over 30 years experience I’ve seen even the least confident of new mothers succeed in sleep. All you need to arm yourself with is the right knowledge. During pregnancy […]
Midwife Cath interviewed by Bec Judd
I interview Cath below and I hope you enjoy her story and her interesting take on newborns. She’s so refreshing! Cath, tell us about your career, how it all started, why midwifery, which kind of mums you’ve worked with and where you are today? I feel extremely fortunate when I look back on my career. […]
Babies don’t need seats ~ let them play
Mother nature has a plan for child development and we should not interrupt her plan which includes the following very basic steps. Your baby needs to be on the floor for all of his play time. And what I mean my the floor is flat on the floor, not in a seat, not in a […]
The newborn baby ~ primitive reflexes
Your baby has many primitive reflexes – the startle, or Morrow reflex. Your baby also has a sucking reflex. When the nipple stimulates the baby’s tongue, he will suck and swallow, suck and swallow. It’s a primitive urge to live, so the baby will drink and sustain life. The baby also has the rooting reflex. If […]
Midwife Cath’s Principles on parenting
You cannot love your child too much Be fun, have fun, laugh often with your child Be firm and consistent No means no…it does not mean try and wear me down till I say yes! Create boundaries and explain them to your child Encourage the truth and do not punish when the truth is told […]