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Top 10 sleep tips

06-04-2011

Helping your baby to sleep through the night is a goal for most parents. Sleep disruption is so distressing for most mothers that the sooner your baby sleeps through the night, the better. Meg Faure, co-author of Baby Sense summarises the top 10 tips to help your baby sleep through the night. The tips are in no particular order but by implementing them all you should be in for a better nights sleep within a week. Safety Put your baby on his side or back to sleep on a firm mattress without any pillows or duvets to limit the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome/ Cot death). Do not use duvets or...

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Every parent’s worst nightmare is to find their baby or child not breathing, or to have to deal with a child that is choking.  Research has shown that in such a situation we could panic because we don’t know what to do.  It seems that if we know what to do, we get on with it and usually only panic or experience shock afterwards.  A few quick actions could mean the difference between life or the death of a child. This month, we equip you  with three tips that could well save your baby’s life! WHAT TO DO IF YOUR BABY STOPS BREATHING Keep calm.  If your baby is...

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WATER SAFETY

07-09-2009

It’s that time of the year again when parents delight in the fun children have when playing in water, not forgetting how dangerous it can be for the little ones who cannot swim. Well, children under two years of age may not be able to swim like Olympic champs but they can certainly swim well enough to get around in water if they were shown how. Nell White, founder of AQUATOTS Swim Program, believes that statistics for toddler drowning would be dramatically reduced if parents were empowered to teach their own little ones to swim. She maintains that knowledge of infant swimming should be regarded as an...

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Automatic Safety Habits that save life and limb. For those who’s lives have never been touched by the tragedy of and child injured, it is difficult to understand the turmoil associated with it. To most people childhood injuries are merely a newspaper headline and far removed from their own lives. A home is a very special place. It is the place where children should feel safe and comfortable. Unfortunately this is not the case in many homes as the majority of children’s injuries occur in and around the child's own home. The good news is that you as parents can protect toddlers and small...

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Q: I have two questions that I am hoping you'll be able to help me with: Stomach sleeping: My 5 week old recently stopped settling in the day and struggled to get to sleep in the night too, after trying everything I could think of I have found that she will settle and sleep quite happily ONLY when placed on her stomach. I know that stomach sleeping isn't recommended but continue to try to get her to settle on her side without any luck. We do have an AngleCare monitor but I am still very anxious about the risks of her sleeping on her front. She is quite a windy baby so I think that she finds her stomach...

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