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How To Ensure Safe Sleep When Your Baby Starts Rolling

Annette Faamausili, July 8 2022

The first time you see your baby roll is an exciting moment. It’s their first step on the way to being fully mobile. But rolling can bring some problems too. For one thing, you can no longer put your baby down and know they will stay where you left them! From the first roll, you should expect plenty of movement, and you’ll need an extra pair of eye...

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Is It Time To Drop Nighttime Feeds? How To Tell If You’re Ready

Annette Faamausili, May 16 2022

Nighttime feeding can be a magical time for you and your baby. It’s a quiet time when you feel incredibly close to them - in a dark, hushed house it can feel like you are the only two people in the world. Yet, sustained nighttime feeding can start to get pretty exhausting for you.

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Top Tips For Managing The End Of Daylight Savings

Annette Faamausili, March 22 2022

We all know that the clocks change twice a year for daylight savings. But, it is easy to get caught out by the change even though we know it's coming. It seems to sneak up awfully quickly! And, it can wreak havoc with the sleeping patterns of your little ones. Very young babies aren't usually affected. But the sudden, odd change can affect older ba...

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What To Do If Your Child Is Staging A Nap Strike

Annette Faamausili, March 15 2022

Nap strikes can be scary. You thought you had the whole sleep cycle thing nailed. BUT your little one has suddenly decided to mix things up by refusing naps. Now your routine is out of whack, and you have to figure out how to get things back on track. Before you lose too much sleep over your baby’s refusal to nap, it’s important to know that a nap...

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Help! My Child Isn't Napping At Daycare

Annette Faamausili, January 31 2022

Help! My Child Isn't Napping At Daycare It can be worrying if you think your little one is not getting enough sleep. After all, sleep is so developmentally important. Sleep can be hard enough to achieve at home, but when you throw a daycare environment into the mix, it can go to the next level.

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Top Tips For Holidaying With Kids This Summer

Annette Faamausili, December 15 2021

Are you bursting out of your bubble this summer? As Christmas approaches, summer weather beckons and COVID-19 restrictions look set to ease, many of us are eyeing up a classic Kiwi summer holiday. But holidaying with kids is not as straightforward as picking a destination, booking accommodation, packing your bags and hitting the road.

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Sleep Deprivation and Cortisol – What You Need to Know

Annette Faamausili, November 9 2021

Sleep Deprivation and Cortisol – What You Need to Know Any new parent can confirm that not getting enough sleep is stressful. But did you know that chronic sleep deprivation actually increases cortisol levels (the stress hormone) in the body? Whether you’re three months old or three decades old, inadequate sleep negatively affects the body in vario...

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Changing Your Baby's Bedroom - Making The Transition Easier.

Annette Faamausili, September 27 2021

Change can be difficult for humans, even the youngest among us! While babies under six months are generally pretty adaptable, the older an infant gets, the more aware they are of subtle changes to their environment. That’s why changing your baby’s bedroom can feel like such a big deal, especially the first move from your bedroom into their own spac...

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Is Your Child Not Sleeping? Here’s Six Possible Reasons Why

Annette Faamausili, July 21 2021

Science (and common sense) tells us that kids need more sleep than adults. That’s no surprise considering they seem to burn so much energy during the day – and that’s on top of all the growing and learning that’s going on! However, as wonderful as sleep is, it doesn’t always come easily, even for children.

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How to Tackle Night Terrors and Nightmares in Children

Annette Faamausili, June 17 2021

Have you ever been startled awake by the sound of your child screaming? Little else gets the heart pumping so fast in the middle of the night! Night terrors and nightmares can be distressing for little ones and parents – particularly if you are not quite sure what’s going on. While feeling apprehensive at bedtime is perfectly normal for children (e...

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