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Hi Dina, This has now become her sleep association and she doesn`t know how to sleep without the rocking. Imagine you went to sleep in your bed an...

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Hi, She is catnapping but some babies are just poor daytime sleepers. You could try using our It`s Time To Sleep settling techniques to resettle h...

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Hi, At 5 months she may well still require one overnight feed and I would offer the feed at 2am. Generally from about 6 months on you might expect...

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Hi Maree, At present he is probably experiencing 8 month separation anxiety and this won`t be helping either. You might want to try our It`s Time ...

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Hi Sara, If the cot is still up I would take that down, you will need to be consistent otherwise she will have too many choices. I definitely wo...

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Hi, Isla is not taking as much during the day because she is doing all her feeding overnight and filling up then and this becomes a cycle. From ab...

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Hi Fiona, No I wouldn`t recommend using those medications either. This is not about getting her to go to sleep, it is because she associates sleep...

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Hi, Thank you for your email. In relation to purchasing my book, you can purchase it from my website - www.australianbabyhands.com plus it is als...

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Hi, Research has highlighted that it actually accelerates the speech process. Part of the process of introducing baby sign language is to sign an...

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Hi Nay, You really need to have a check up with your local doctor. It may be nothing but it is still worthwhile having a check up. IT is difficult...

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Hi Rachel, This may not be related to the pregnancy. If it continues you need to see your local doctor for a check up. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi, You may only be experiencing mild symptoms but as long as you have some sign of pregnancy then this is good. At 6 weeks the heart is only just...

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Hi, A baby’s heart rate is regarded as normal if it is between 120 and 160 beats per minute. It is often slower when the baby is at rest. Th...

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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your Early Ch...

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Hi, A baby’s heart really only starts beating at around 6 weeks. Try not to worry this is fine. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi Hayley, You really need to talk to your health care professionals. There are many reasons for an emergency caesarean. You may have a small outl...

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Hi, You have exactly the same chances falling pregnant as you did with your first pregnancy and it is the same with a miscarriage. Even though you...

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Hi, This is something that is on the outside of your cervix and should not affect the pregnancy at all. You may experience further mild bleeding d...

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Hi, It does sound as if everything is good with the pregnancy; however, any bleeding in early pregnancy does carry a risk of miscarriage. Unfortun...

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Hi, This does sound like a bit of the plug. You should really contact your midwife or local hospital for a check up. It may not indicate that anyt...

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Hi, Now is a good time to work out what sort of care you want for your pregnancy. You can enquire through your local hospital what services are av...

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Hi, Strep B is a normal vaginal flora that is present in about 75% of all women at sometime. It is not anything that you catch or anything that is...

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Hi Tania, The pelvic pain could be form the position of the baby at the moment – the baby’s legs could be kicking down in that region....

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Hi, This means that the baby is about 2/5 into the brim of the pelvis. The baby is starting to engage but is still more at the top. This is great,...

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Hi Tina, Recently there have been a few research studies related to urine testing in pregnancy. All of the studies concluded that the routine test...

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Hi Erin, It can seem like such an eternity trying to have a baby and sometimes you can experience problems and delays. More than likely you will f...

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Hi Cara, Just how much a bub will drink is very different from one baby to the next. Ultimately your best guide is your baby; if he is happy, heal...

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Hi Leanne, Yes, typically fussy eating hits around 14-18 months and as you say the issue can be compounded if they are already not eating huge amo...

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Hi Peta, There are a great many little ones about who aren`t able to or choose not to consume dairy products and do just fine. As you say the tri...

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Hi Simone, Yes, typically fussy eating hits around 14-18 months and it can really have you pulling your hair out! I have a six year old who is sho...

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