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Hi, It does sound like she is tired and you would expect her to still require this nap for another month or so. Don`t make a battle out of the na...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Michelle, You seem to be doing great. You would ideally be aiming for her big sleep from 7pm to 7am but small steps first. When you put her dow...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Tracey, The use of a dummy really is a parents choice but if it becomes a cause for frequent waking by it`s loss then it may be time for it to ...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Katie, You arent alone and there are few parents out there who can say they never put a foot wrong with such things. Just like you would with...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi There, I totally understand what you are going through, I went to a quite remote city in Japan with my first baby and remember the challenges o...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi, This is all about jealousy and attention seeking, try to make some special time for her, just the two of you, take her our buy something she l...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi, It really seems he is relying on your comfort to sleep and I don`t think at this age it is about being hungry. He wakes on his light sleep and...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi, It depends on what sort of support you are thinking about. Usually the best place to start is your GP or the local hospital or Early Childhood...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Cassie, It is fine to have a bath or spa. Make sure that you drink plenty of water so that you don’t get dry and don’t get up quick...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Kristy, Carbimazole crosses the placenta but, provided the mother`s dose is within the standard range, and her thyroid status is monitored; the...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi There, To my knowledge there is no issue with parsley and pregnancy, in fact parsley is a great source of iron, chlorophyl (a plant antioxidant...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Kelsey, Thanks for your question regarding your baby girl and your concerns about how to manage her wind. Many babies struggle with ‘wind...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Maree...
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Hi, You can`t stop the progess of moving around but sleeping bags are great and you could also weave a thin sheet through the rails. Soon she wil ...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Mel, It is a habit and as we know breaking any habit we have can be hard. Imagine you went to bed and woke up in the bath! you`d get a fright ...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Debbie, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your E...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Hi Lesley, It does make it more difficult when you are sharing a room as Max will be sensing your presence. Wait till you can put him in his own r...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Hi Kathryn, I think if you let him go and not offer the feed then he would eventually cry or go back to sleep. The important thing is that you be ...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Hi, Stress can affect your pregnancy and it is advisable to try reduce your levels of stress if possible. So hopefully you may be under less stres...

Answered: 29 Oct 2008
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Hi There, Most babies in the early months will need to be feed every 2-4 hours, it varies from one baby to another. Regardless of whether you are...

Answered: 29 Oct 2008
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Hi, That is a good question and one I’m sure many parents wonder about. Thickened formulas can work really well for some babies especially t...

Answered: 29 Oct 2008
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Hi, If you have had no skin problems with your everyday washing powder then continue to use it! Sterilising of cloth nappies is recommended but no...

Answered: 22 Oct 2008
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Hi Kylie, You may find it a little challenging in the early months when your second child is born but when they are older they will be really clos...

Answered: 22 Oct 2008
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Hi Gabrielle, I am just wondering has baby made a significant jump up the charts weight wise or was it a slow movement? Is anyone in the family o...

Answered: 22 Oct 2008
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Hi, Thanks for your question about your 4 month old, good news that the results so far have been positive. It`s always difficult to give a time fr...

Answered: 22 Oct 2008
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Maree...
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Hi Linda, If she is not self settling initially at night then this will be your problem. If baby falls asleep being rocked or fed and is then tran...

Answered: 22 Oct 2008
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Hi, If she is not self settling initially at night then this will be your problem. If baby falls asleep being rocked or fed and is then transfered...

Answered: 22 Oct 2008
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Hi Linda, Firstly she MUST fall asleep in her bed on her own so when she wakes later on her light sleep(as we all do) then she can look around and...

Answered: 22 Oct 2008
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Hi There, Well done to you for pushing through, breastfeeding can be such a `baptism of fire`. This is a bit colourfull, but, exclusively breast...

Answered: 15 Oct 2008
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Hi, Some of our parents do report smelly flatulence, pain and other colic symptoms in their babies, and some babies seem to suffer from both colic...

Answered: 15 Oct 2008
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Hi, You can get the Losec in a suspension by a compounding pharmacist (it is important a compounding pharmacist is used as they need extra trainin...

Answered: 15 Oct 2008