Parenting Advice and Information

Sleep deprivation and how to survive: Parents

Sleep deprivation and how to survive: Parents

Sleep deprivation and how to survive: Parents Once upon a time there was a woman named Helen. She got 7 hours sleep every night. Helen was a happy person. Helen had no dark circles under...
The feeling of failure as a struggling new mum

The feeling of failure as a struggling new mum

The feeling of failure as a struggling new mum Being a midwife certainly gives you the heads up on the physiological demands of pregnancy. However, when I was pregnant, people said to me ‘oh you’ll...

7 Reasons why you should read to your children

7 Reasons why you should read to your children Reading is an essential life skill. Of course children can learn to read at school, but why do I consider shared reading at home so important? The following...

26 Travel Tips for Families

Travel tips for families. Don’t have an agenda. Children have their own and it changes! Be prepared to take each day one at a time. Be prepared not getting to see everything you hoped to.

13 Lessons I think children need to be taught

13 Lessons I think children need to be taught I must start this post by saying that in no way do I regard myself as an expert. But I really do stand by this set...
Safe Sleep advice

12 Key Points for Safe Sleeping – Reducing the risk of SIDS

Safe Sleeping - Reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) SIDS is one of those subjects that sometimes we'd rather not talk about. We hope it never happens. It's painful to think about...

16 Survival tips for becoming a new mum

16 Survival tips for becoming a new mum Becoming a mother is one of the most amazing experiences. Sooner or later you only have to look at your baby and your heart melts. So why is that...

Recognising Sepsis

SEPSIS Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning or septicaemia, is a potentially life-threatening condition triggered by an infection or injury.In sepsis, the infection has entered the blood stream. The infection can now be carried around...

First Aid for children and babies

First Aid for children and babies As a parent and a health professional I cannot express enough the importance of First Aid Training. Being a new parent is always a daunting experience. Anything that will make our...

Top 50 Baby Girl Names 2015

Top 50 Girl Names from 2015 2015 saw a whopping 697,852 live birthsAmelia Olivia Emily Isla Ava Ella Jessica Isabella Mia Poppy Sophie Sophia Lily Grace Evie Scarlett Ruby Chloe Isabelle Daisy Freya Phoebe ...

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