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Do Bedtime Routines Really Matter?

Annette Faamausili, September 29 2019

What’s all the fuss about? Well believe it or not a good consistent bedtime routine can make all the difference to optimising your child's sleeping potential. Sleep Cues Children and babies need sleep cues or sleep triggers to prepare their bodies for sleep and surprisingly adults need them too. Each night before bed adults will follow a simple set...

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Things You Shouldn't Say To A Sleep Deprived Parent

Annette Faamausili, July 21 2019

The thing about parenting is that so many people have done it. And they are quick to offer advice that has worked for them. Unfortunately, every child is different and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for sleep issues. While you may have the best intentions when trying to offer comfort and advice to a sleep-deprived parent, there are just s...

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The Pros And Cons of Camera Monitors

Annette Faamausili, February 4 2019

There is a growing trend amongst parents to utilise technology to help monitor their babies and toddlers. In particular, installing a camera monitor in a baby's room to make it easier to check on what the little one is up to. While these parenting aids can be handy in certain ways, are they impacting on our natural ability to tap into our maternal...

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Keeping Your Baby Cool In Hot Weather

Annette Faamausili, January 17 2019

Summer is an amazing time of year. There is lots of time to get out with the family and enjoy some sunshine filled adventures. But there are many reasons it is not so good for getting your little ones to sleep. The longer days can impact their melatonin levels and their ability to sleep, check out my blog HERE for further details, but the real issu...

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Dads Need To Bond Too

Annette Faamausili, August 20 2017

Hold Her Close As a Mum, you cradle your baby close when you are feeding her. She gets to snuggle in close to your chest and you share some lovely eye contact. Dads shouldn't miss out on this opportunity too.Why not hand baby over to dad after a feed so he can help with winding and settling and get to enjoy some bonding time too. If you're bottle f...

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Taking Mum's Time out

Annette Faamausili, June 25 2017

You don’t realise how hard it is to be a Mum until you are in the thick of it. People will tell you about the sleepless nights, the battles over vegetables, the nagging it takes to get a pair of shoes on their feet, and the temper tantrums. But until you experience it firsthand, you don’t truly know. For that reason, you need to make sure that as a...

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