Paisley was born sleeping at 23 weeks after being diagnosed with a non-survivable condition nine days earlier. Mer mother Emma shares their story: about how she reacted to that news and the days that followed, and the people who helped her along her unbearable journey (and many of whom continue to do so).
Instructions on making a scrunch bag (suitable for 4-18 month olds) plus other homemade toys. There is also information on the value of these toys for babies’ development.
Getting a house ready before a baby’s arrival can seem very daunting! Janell from Baby Button shares how she and her husband got their (very full) study/junk room ready for their new baby, and all without creating a new junk area or losing any storage space.
The following two links from the Better Health Channel (which is run by the Victorian Government) provides information about preventing cavities in babies (it really is possible!) and how to look after …
Q&A: Does anyone have some tips for a really bad nappy rash that seems to come and go but when it comes out rather nasty (red all over, with red dots and can be nasty looking in some spots)
Q&A: I am thinking of swapping from disposable nappies to cloth nappies. Can I please get some advice on them ie do they work as good as disposables, which brands are best, which liners are best, how to clean them & expense.
There’s been a few questions lately regarding the optimum time to begin potty training and troubles with “traditional” potty training. I’ve noticed that the mere mention of potty training before the traditional age of 2/2.5 brings out a lot of opinions! More often than not the debates revolve around children not being ready to express and control their toileting needs at a young age.
Mmm… Massage. The word instantly conjures up images of lying in a deeply relaxing state, surrounded by gentle music and the light smell of lavender, while being blissfully kneaded until all your worries melt away. Baby massage, however, is much more than that. It can both relax and stimulate. It’s a way of interacting and a way of providing relief.