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Baby sleep patterns & baby sleep regressions

Babies and adults have different sleep patterns Young babies have shorter sleep cycles than us adults, theirs are about 40 minutes and ours are about 90 minutes.  Babies spend more of their sleep cycle in REM sleep. This is important because it’s during REM (light/dream) sleep that brain development happens, the blood flow to the …

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I don’t have postnatal depression so what’s wrong with me?

You’ve probably heard about Postnatal Depression or Postnatal Illness, either from a health professional, the media or through friends. What happens when you don’t fit into the tick boxes that describe pnd.     If it’s not postnatal depression then what is it? You may search for symptoms online and discover that you don’t fit the …

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When the crying doesn’t stop….here are 10 tricks to try

  Having a baby who cries a lot can take its toll on everyone in the family,  when they crying doesn’t stop, finding the reason for their crying and how to help relieve them can be tricky and stressful.  We have compiled a list of 10 things to try when the crying doesn’t stop.  It …

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How to enjoy the fourth trimester – adjusting to becoming a mother

How can you enjoy the fourth trimester when your whole life has been turned upside down? For some women this is a magical time of bonding and being in love, for others it can be a tough, lonely few months as you get the hang of becoming a parent.  It might sound strange to think …

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Transitioning to no daytime naps

Ready to drop their naps?

Transitioning out of naps can be a tricky time for toddlers. Most children drop their daytime nap completely by 3 or 4 years old. Most children will still be very tired but don’t have the need to actually sleep, or commonly they may drop a nap a few times a week but need to sleep …

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