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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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How To Transition Out Of A Sleep Sack

Annette Faamausili, May 18 2021

When your little one is still small, sleep sacks are a fantastic option. Your wee one can’t wriggle out of these mini sleeping bags no matter how much they toss and turn, so they stay nice and cosy throughout the night and during naps too. For young babies, they are also a safer option than blankets as they can’t come loose and become a hazard.

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Travelling With Children - How To Handle Sleep While On Holiday

Annette Faamausili, April 20 2021

After a year of stay-cations (or stay-at-home holidays!), things look to be improving. Travel bubbles are popping up, and overseas trips are possible again. Is it time to dig up the passport and take a trip to visit dearly missed loved ones across the ditch? Perhaps your little one has yet to meet family members, or perhaps you and your family are...

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Why Do Babies Put Everything In Their Mouths - And Why Is It A Good Thing?

Annette Faamausili, March 29 2021

Have you ever wondered, “why babies put everything in their mouths? They hit the four-month mark, and suddenly everything within reach must be thoroughly tasted – their hands and feet, any toy whatsoever, the carpet fluff, your phone, the cat’s tail… It’s a constant struggle to be vigilant enough to avoid something truly vile becoming a chew toy!

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Why Sleep Rituals Are The Holy Grail Of Sleep.

Annette Faamausili, February 21 2021

Baby Bedtimes: Why Sleep Rituals are the Holy Grail of Sleep Imagine sitting in your lounge minding your own business when someone drags you off to bed without prior warning when you're not even tired. You’d feel confused, rushed, and unlikely to fall asleep anytime soon. This is how your baby feels if you expect them to go straight to sleep at bed...

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To Sleep Train Or Not To Sleep Train

Annette Faamausili, January 12 2021

There’s a lot of uncertainty that comes with being a parent. But there are three things that are pretty much guaranteed. Firstly – you are likely to feel tired and overwhelmed a lot of the time. Secondly, you are going to agonise over some decisions. And thirdly – everyone is going to have an opinion on your parenting style no matter how well meani...

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