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Does Breastfeeding Matter?

I’ve noticed a burst of blogs and articles lately seeming to rubbish breastfeeding evidence, claiming equivalency of breast and formula milk, decrying any benefits of breastfeeding or risks of formula feeding, and defending formula as merely a choice, rather than a health dilemma. I’ve been pondering the correct response to this for some time. I [...]

By | 2017-06-30T12:42:02+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Breastfeeding and bottle feeding|2 Comments

Over-tiredness

It's a common mistake to think that if you're child is ABSOLUTELY ​exhausted that they will have a particularly restful sleep. You've diligently worn them out all day, skipped the nap and gone for an early bedtime. But then your little one is up every half an hour for the first 2-3 hours of the night, and [...]

By | 2017-06-30T12:08:31+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Sleep|3 Comments

Why I hate the naughty step

Naughty step, time out, thinking spot: They’ve all become the mainstay of disciplining young children. Gina Ford loves them, Jo Frost (supernanny) can’t tackle a problem without them. But do they actually work? Or, more importantly, even if they achieve the outcome we wanted, have we taught our children the right message? Let me explain [...]

By | 2017-06-30T11:50:13+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Parenting, behaviour and bonding|0 Comments

Developmental milestones that affect sleep

I often hear about 'sleep regressions'. I actually hate that term, because they are always associated with developmental progress! But it is true that developmental changes can play havoc with your child's sleep. I'm a paediatric nurse with over 15 years experience so I know my developmental milestones like the back of my hand - but most [...]

By | 2017-07-03T16:32:52+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Sleep|2 Comments

Breastfeeding not working out? Why the numbers shouldn’t bother you.

Breastfeeding is really being put through the wringer at the moment. Everywhere you look on social media, the press and in popular parenting magazines, people have scary, confusing and conflicting things to say about it. We are told on one hand that breastfeeding saves lives, provides the optimum nutrition and immunological support for babies and [...]

By | 2017-07-03T16:39:53+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Breastfeeding and bottle feeding|25 Comments

Five a day for a good nights’ sleep

At the risk of sounding like another of those dreaded formulaic sleep checklists (which this isn’t!) here is another way of looking at your child’s sleep from a more holistic point of view. If you’ve followed my blogs for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m not a fan of the ‘quick fix’, or [...]

By | 2017-06-30T14:58:52+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Sleep|0 Comments

Consistency is everything – starting with you!

Consistency is everything! There is a lot of information on consistency out there. "Have a consistent bedtime routine". "Keep your boundaries consistent". "Make sure you follow through and are consistent". I’m not saying there is anything wrong with these things necessarily: but I want to stretch your mind a little. So often, we do things to children. [...]

By | 2017-07-03T15:59:28+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Parenting, behaviour and bonding|0 Comments