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 […]
Pulled Elbow ~ OUCH
There are some times parents play, swing, hold, grab their child thinking it’s fun…but it has me cringing with anxiety. A pulled elbow is one of them. They are completely preventable and here is a few hints to prevent this painful episode for your little one Prevention • don’t swing your child by his arms […]
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
“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 a huge truck wrapped up next to the […]
The dreaded reflux
Have you ever heard of or had heartburn? Have you ever heard of babies with such bad heartburn they cry and cry and cry and cry? These babies are so uncomfortable, miserable and unhappy. The baby’s condition can be very distressing for parents, particularly first time mothers, who think the reason their baby is crying […]
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 […]
Tummy time is SO improtant
How do you know if your baby is developing at a normal rate? As a maternal and child health nurse some of my most frequent consultations are helping anxious mothers determine whether their baby’s behaviour is normal. But when your child is a newborn the buck stops with you. If a parent displays a behaviour […]
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 […]
15 things your baby does not need
1. A swing – babies do no t need swings they need the floor! 2. A walker – babies will walk when they are developmentally ready to and walkers are dangerous 3. Seats – babies do not need seats, they do not need to sit up until they can crawl – they need to play […]