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10 Lessons I Learned About RSV in the NICU

I’d vaguely heard of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) prior to having my third baby. From my understanding, it was a rough virus for babies and of course, something to be avoided if possible. Many parents, including myself, have learned the hard way this year that RSV can be quite serious. This is particularly true for young babies whose airways can become clogged with mucus and because it can cause bronchiolitis, an inflammation of the airways....

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I’ve tried every baby carrier so you don’t have to — these are my favourites

I might as well have named all three of my kids ‘Joey’ because they are basically tiny baby koalas that would give anything for me to carry them in a nifty built-in pouch. Unfortunately, for them (and maybe for me?), I’m not a marsupial and thus, have to outsource my baby carrier needs. Not to brag, but after babywearing three deliciously chunky, clingy babies for the past six years, I’m kind of a baby carrier...

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Oversupply of breast milk… What causes it and how to cope

As mums, we approach the topic of breastfeeding from all angles, from reading about it in books, to long chats with friends who have had babies, articles, and maybe even courses at hospitals – we’ve done it all. However, the truth is that as much as you can prepare (and it is a wise decision to be equipped), in the end, it’s a personal experience altogether when you are on the job. Oversupply of breastmilk,...

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7 fun and easy learning activities for two-year-olds

Two-year-olds are notoriously known for being endless bundles of energy – who are keen to play and learn all day long. And this is amazing for their development as their innate curiosity and excitement for the world around them have all kinds of positive learning benefits.  However, as parents – it can be daunting (not to mention exhausting) thinking of just how you are going to keep them entertained all day long. And you may...

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Making the most of your liquid gold: A simple guide to storing breast milk

Breastfeeding can be one of the most amazing and rewarding jobs, but it can also be exhausting and hard work. Did you know that the hours you spend feeding your child around the clock are equal to a full-time job? Time for a promotion and a pay rise, methinks!  We all know how awesome breast milk is for your little bub – not only does breastfeeding provide your baby with all the necessary nutrients for...

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Everything you need to know about toothbrushing in children 0-6 years

When you have a little human to look after there are so many things to think about – sleeping, feeding, changing nappies – but something that you probably didn’t think about before having a baby was brushing their teeth. They don’t even have any so surely you don’t need to do anything yet, right? Wrong!  Caring for and brushing your baby’s teeth (or rather gums) from birth and getting them into good habits from early...

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