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Attachment

Babies are born with the need to form close relationships with caring and responsive adults, which are called “attachments.” If children don’t have the opportunity to develop close, uninterrupted attachments with nurturing adults during the early years, young children will find it more difficult to learn, to become confident and to trust others. Infants and … Read More

Babies and Aggression

Even very young babies can show aggressive behaviour, like howling and thrashing. But how should you react if your 11-month old hits another infant? Some typical adult reactions to aggression include punishment, laughing at it, or just pretending it didn’t happen. Some even think it is best just to “let the kids work it out” … Read More

Bedtime Routines – Birth to 6 Months

There are things that you can do to help teach your baby the difference between daytime naps and going to bed at night. It is suggested that starting with a consistent bedtime routine from the very first night. Routines really help ready your baby for sleep by gradually decreasing stimulation. New parents are often exhausted … Read More

Childcare Anxiety

You know exactly how your child likes to be lulled to sleep, how to comfort her when she falls down, what her favourite songs and games are. Let’s be completely honest, can anyone do it at well as you Deep down, most parents feel like this. That is, they feel that no one can care … Read More

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Choosing toys for your baby

Hitting the toy store when you’re a parent can be an exercise in being overwhelmed. There are rows and rows of shiny, colourful objects and it’s hard to know which ones are worth the price. First-time parents can be especially unsure, as it’s hard to know what their new baby will enjoy and what toys … Read More

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Cry it Out

Our experts have looked at both sides of the debate – the Cry it Out method and the Attachment Parenting approach. Below you’ll find a series of articles that can help you get a better understanding of the Cry it Out method so you can decide whether or not it’s right for you. The Cry … Read More

Crying

The sound of your baby’s crying comes along with the joys of being a parent. But does the prolonged sound of your sweet child’s wailing make you want to burst into tears yourself? Why is she crying? Is he crying too much? We answer these questions and more in a series of articles created by … Read More

Cues and Attachment

All babies need their parents and caregivers to provide sensitive, responsive attention to them. When you do this, your baby learns to trust you and forms an attachment to you. Your baby will send cues to you when he is ready for you to engage with him, and will send different cues when he has … Read More

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Daddy… My Hero!

As you look back at history in our society, fathers typically have not played a significant role in the early years of their child’s development. More typically, mothers have taken on that role, becoming the primary caretaker through those early formative years. Fathers would participate less frequently in their children’s everyday moments such as feeding, … Read More

Diaper Rash

When your baby’s bottom is red and sore, it’s hard not to feel like you’ve done something wrong as a parent. But almost every baby gets diaper rash at least once before outgrowing diapers. This can be painful for your baby and upsetting for you, so what is diaper rash and how can you prevent … Read More