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Sleep Behaviour

The funniest things toddlers do when transitioning from cot to bed

Just when you’ve finally got your little one sleeping through the night (or at least found some sort of rhythm), the next phase comes along to rock you to your core. The dreaded cot to bed transition. It’s a bittersweet time for parents because your baby isn’t a baby anymore – they’re growing up! On one hand, you’re sad to say goodbye to the cot that your baby called home for so long (not so much the...

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3 ways to implement boundaries that are loving and kind

When we prioritise our kids’ freedoms and overlook their crucial need to feel like their parents are in charge and “at the wheel” – we are letting them down.  Too much freedom actually makes our children feel the opposite of free; and they often express their discomfort through limit-pushing behaviour. Boundaries are essential for our kids, and they are essential for parents, who are overwhelmed and exhausted and wondering if it’s meant to be THIS...

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5 tips for parents who want to calm the sibling chaos

When I work with parents with more than one child, the number one thing they struggle with is: fighting. For many parents, our kids not getting along triggers worry deep within us that they may never get along. It can lead to a situation where we react in a knee-jerk, repetitive and loud manner. Under pressure, parents may yell and punish the offending child. Then everyone feels awful, and you may as well set a...

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Celebration

How To Plan Your Kids’ Birthday Party At Home

2020 has drastically changed the way we celebrate. But if this year has taught us anything, it’s that the show must go on, even if that means staying indoors. We still need to celebrate the milestones, both big and small, but now it’s about finding new ways to do it. So if you’re upset your little one won’t get the birthday party they (or you) had hoped, we’ve got some fun DIY ideas, from decorations to games for kids of...

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Signs & Symptoms

When the dreaded Gastro strikes…

The dreaded hour your child wakes up in the middle of the night with vomit in their sheets and hair. You know things will only get worse for a few days. Perhaps some diarrhoea to follow, and the fear...

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The lowdown on fluoride

Tooth decay is a preventable disease. There are four main steps in keeping a healthy mouth, these include eating a diet low in sugar, brushing and flossing daily and regularly visiting a dentist...

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Care & Safety

Bites and stings

Living in Australia we all know they’re around, those creepy-crawlies, slithery, stinging creatures that inhabit the planet with us. We are fortunate enough to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, it is inevitable that our paths will cross.  Biting/stinging insects may join us on the family picnic. Jellyfish lurk in the waves during a day at the beach. A brown snake may happen to pass through the tables of a child’s birthday party (a first-hand experience). While...

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Care & Safety

Treating burns and scalds

Children are curious. They learn by play and exploring the world. This is a wonderful way to grow and develop, however, the problem is that your children lack the ability to understand danger and consequence. For example, investigating the hot cup of tea you just left on the coffee table will most likely not end well. Equally fascinating is the way you straighten your hair, and children always want to mimic what we do, just...

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