How to cope with really bad days

We've all had those days. When the toddler has raided the bin, there's a hole in the ceiling, the car has broken down, the baby won't stop crying. Heck - you can't stop crying. How do you cope? Here are some practical tips for how to cope with really bad days... Scaling the problem I [...]

By | 2019-08-03T08:23:03+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The cry-it-out debate

Stress, cortisol, crying – what’s the big deal?   I’ve been trying for some time to formulate a coherent response to recent books which continue to say that cry-it-out is not harmful (Oster, 2019; Canapari, 2019). Even public guidelines for children’s community services have jumped on the band wagon (Asmussen and Brims, 2018). But what [...]

By | 2019-06-25T08:02:58+00:00 June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ditching the dummy – why, when and how?

Are you dreading ditching the dummy? Whether you always planned to give your baby a dummy/pacifier/soother, or you made a 2am dash to the 24-hour supermarket, you will eventually want to stop it. Many parents dread the day, or simply don't know how to go about this. I can't promise it will be easy, but [...]

By | 2019-02-26T16:24:07+00:00 February 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Breastfeeding after a c-section

  Whether you know in advance you are having a c-section, or it is a last minute change of plan, many mothers wonder if this will have any impact on breastfeeding. It’s certainly true that there are a lot of very unhelpful urban myths around. Here, I’ll try to help you understand the impact of [...]

By | 2018-09-13T14:19:25+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Breastfeeding after pregnancy loss and anxiety

​ Anxiety is a common part of life, and some mothers find it affects them more severely due to previous pregnancy problems. If you are the mother that experienced anxiety over every little twinge during pregnancy, you’ll know what I mean. If you’re the mother who seriously considered shelling out hundreds of pounds for private [...]

By | 2018-07-27T10:06:28+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sleep tips for multiples

Sleep tips for multiples are not always the same as those for singletons. I'm not saying that multiple babies always bring exponentially more sleep problems! In fact, some people find that their multiples were easier than their singletons! But many families find that general sleep books contain tips that don’t always work very well with [...]

By | 2017-12-05T14:13:28+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments