Category Archives: Health

Teething — Soothing Their Pain

If teething is the bane of our lives as parents, you can be sure your child isn’t having much fun with it either. Teething symptoms do not stop with sore gums; your little one might suffer from any or all … Continue reading

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Reasons to Have a Natural Birth

A completely natural birth is something not a lot of people have, or want to have, these days. The definition of a natural birth is one that has not been induced or intervened with in any way, and one that … Continue reading

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New Test Could Mean More Unnecessary Caesarean Sections

Researchers at Liverpool University have recently discovered that high levels of lactic acid in amniotic fluid could indicate that the uterus is exhausted, therefore making the woman unable to give birth vaginally. A test has now been developed to indicate … Continue reading

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Crying it Out — Dangerous for Mums and Babies

‘Training’ a baby to sleep via leaving them to cry is, for some reason, considered a perfectly legitimate parenting technique. However, more and more evidence is coming to light to prove that it is damaging to a baby’s health, and … Continue reading

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Dealing With Colic

Colic is something that is very common amongst babies in western society. Experts are still undecided on what actually causes colic, but the symptoms are the same: Prolonged crying — often peaking in the evening Baby seems like they are … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding and Dental Health

Many people worry about the effects of breastfeeding on a child’s dental health, especially if the baby is feeding throughout the night. Even some dentists, who are perhaps not overly knowledgeable about breastfeeding, may encourage their young patients’ mothers to … Continue reading

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Baby Sleep — What’s Normal

Sleep — it’s the one thing (other than the contents of our baby’s diapers, of course) that we, as parents, are obsessed with. Probably because we don’t often get enough of it! “Are they sleeping through the night?” is likely … Continue reading

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Baby Menu Ideas, Part II — Snacks

Healthy snacks are an important part of your baby’s diet. Once your little one is eating a reasonable amount each day, they will probably appreciate little snacks between their meals or when out and about. Some children just don’t take … Continue reading

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Baby Menu Ideas, Part I — Main Meals

It can be difficult coming up with meal ideas for your baby, especially if (like me) you aren’t particularly creative in the cooking department. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut, offering the same old things every day. However … Continue reading

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Baby Jars vs. Homemade Baby Food

There are a huge amount of different brands of pre-prepared, pre-packaged baby foods on the market. You can buy pretty much any flavour, sweet or savoury. The choices are endless. But how do these seemingly good-value jars measure up to … Continue reading

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