Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting For Thinking Women and Men

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Controlled Crying – The Con Of Controlled Crying

What makes controlled crying ‘work’ is of greatest concern. ‘Succeeding’ in teaching a baby to sleep alone is actually the baby giving up calling for help. Read More

Best Buys for Baby – 5 Things You Shouldn’t Have a Baby Without!

Best buys for baby – here’s 5 great products that wont be a waste of your money – I would put them in the ‘life savers’ category! Don’t have a baby without them. Read More

Cradle Cap And Cradle Cap Treatment

Cradle Cap is a very common, harmless condition in babies and infants, which can disappear on its own. However some parents prefer to remove cradle cap scales due to its often unattractive appearance. After a cradle cap treatment? Read on. Read More

Saying ‘No’ to Unwanted Birth Support People

Does someone want to be at your labour who you don’t want there? Here are some tips for saying no, and why its important to follow through and say no. Read More

Sleep School Blues: A Mother’s Diary From A Sleep School

When everything fell into a spiralling heap in 2002, I decided to attend a baby sleep school, which was one of my worst memories as a mother. Find out why. Read More

Sleeping With Baby – Safe Co-Sleeping Tips

Sleeping with your baby can be a beautiful, safe experience – SIDS is only more likely to occur if you sleep with your baby in an unsafe way. Read More

SIDS Prevention – 6 Ways To Reduce The Risk

SIDS and Kids recently revised their SIDS prevention guidelines – are you aware of the 6 guidelines? Help your baby to sleep safely with these six tips. Read More

Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Parent’s Inspirational Journey With Autism

  Many of us know of someone who has a child with autism “ myself included. I can’t begin to even imagine what the journey must… Read More

Flu Shot While Pregnant – Should You Get It?

Should you get the flu shot while pregnant? If you’re pregnant and looking for information to help decide, make sure you read this article first! Read More

Uncircumcised Boys – Foreskin Care Tips For Parents

If your baby son is uncircumcised, or if you’re looking at whats involved if you don’t circumcise, this article has some great information about the foreskin, how to care for it and at what ages a foreskin changes. If you have an uncircumcised son, this information is invaluable! Read More

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