Archive of ‘Raising Babies’ category

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Sleep and Attachment

Night waking in babies serves many healthy and protective functions. It allows frequent feeding and the intake of needed nutrition for growth; it creates the opportunity for emotional reconnection and stimulation of optimal brain development; and it is potentially protective against SIDS, allowing babies to avoid long periods of time in deep sleep that can […] Read more…

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How to Breastfeed Guide

Successful breastfeeding takes time, patience and practice. Correct positioning and attachment are essential. It is normal for nipples to be tender in the first 7–10 days, while breastfeeding is established. The area in and around the nipple is full of nerve endings which stimulate the brain to let-down the milk. Sore nipples that continue into the breastfeed […] Read more…

Cloth Nappies 101

Congratulations on venturing into the lovely yet confusing world of cloth nappies! With so many options that are now available it has became highly confusing for parents new to cloth to know where to begin or what brands to look at. The first thing you need to look at is your lifestyle.  Are you a […] Read more…

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Babies newborn to 2 years

Newborn to 18 months When they are very little, babies can often have an awake-time in the evening. This can be hard when you’re tired too, but like all the other stages young children go through, it does not last forever. Babies learn through their five senses – give them lots of different things to see, […] Read more…

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Baby Layette List

Having your 1st baby is such a special time in every parents life but it can be a little daunting to know what you actually need!  To be honest you don’t need a lot. As long your baby has something to wear, somewhere to sleep and is fed, they are happy! For the 1st couple […] Read more…

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Cloth Nappy FAQ

Louise from Gentle Baby has put together this handy Cloth Nappy FAQ. How many do I need? You need to have about 18 – 24 cloth nappies. This will allow you to wash every 2nd day and use cloth nappies full time. What else will I need to get? You do need a few accessories […] Read more…

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