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Hi Marianne, Before becoming a psychologist and mother of 4, I was a classroom teacher. For a child of his age I would highly recommend sticker...

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Hi Belinda, As you mentioned, sibling rivalry is extremely common (in fact it is an important time for children to learn how to socialise with o...

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Hi , It is comforting and safe to be picked up by someone who loves us, however it is not always practical. The way to manage this behaviour is...

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Hi , Thank you for sharing your concerns about your son with me. It is heartbreaking as a parent for your child to be feeling this way. We lov...

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Hi , It is great that you have her mother “on board” with your concerns. Time out is usually a successful strategy, but perhaps tak...

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Hi Katherine, Yes it can be hard to get children to keep their hats on but there are a couple of things you could try. You could try playing a g...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. If you have smoked and drank during pregnancy then your baby is at risk of having complications associated with t...

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Hi Susie, Thank you for your enquiry. It is very common to have sore tender breasts in early pregnancy and they can grow in size too. This growth...

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Hi There, In fact you are doing everything right. You don’t need to have her drinking cow’s milk or goat’s if she is eating...

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Hi There, Just before I forget to mention it, you may need to look at the juice issue if it is exceeding 150mls a day. Two reasons firstly it...

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Hi Tere, Yes I would revisit the juice for now, it isn’t ideal in infancy for many reasons. Ideally I would say remove the juice entir...

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Hi, Yes pretty much all foods are fine for him, just the odd exceptions such as raw fish, but much of this depends on culture rather than anyt...

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Hi Tania, It is very much about leading a horse to water. Yes that amount of formulas is likely to be fine for him, but having said that it m...

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Hi, It is really normal that they refuse foods that once caused them a bit of discomfort, probably the lumpy/coarser foods. You could wait a ...

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Hi There, Sounds like you are onto it already with what you are doing and seeing a naturopath. Yes it is time and keep in mind that what you ...

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Hi There, It does make it trickier with the refusal of cheese and yoghurt. I am guessing you have tried other calcium-enriched drinks like ri...

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Hi, You are right to feel a bit uncomfortable with the Milo, not just the sugar but additives and the caffeine aren’t ideal at his age. ...

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Hi Peta, Oh it is such a relief when you finally get them on track! Well done to you and thank you for the follow-up, I so love to hear how t...

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Oh crikey, you poor things to have gone through all that once would have been enough! I think in many ways you have hit the nail on the head usin...

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Hi Marianne, I really do understand why it is confusing, there are so many mixed messages about what you should wean to and why. In fact you...

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Hi There, What were you giving your toddler? Who was it hat suggested this? Sorry just wondering about the details here, just in case there is ...

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Hi There, I did a handy fridge chart for Huggies on staring solids that you might want to print off, the link is: Solids Which foods...

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Hi There, This is my personal slant on it, avoid the battles… don’t worry about the solids just yet, you still have time to allow bu...

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Hi There, Yes you are ‘right on the money’, milk has a lot of calories and can fill up little tummies and displace meals as you are f...

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Hi, That`s not necessarily an easy question to answer (esp as I`ve no idea how old he is). My first thought is that it would be important to talk...

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Hi, your daughter isnt a bully as she is 2 and doing what other normal 2 year olds do. You seem to be managing the situation well regarding her beh...

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Hi, you are both really caring parents and this makes it truly difficult as you are trying to be firm in an area that also makes you feel uncomfort...

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Dear Katrina, You must be getting very excited now with your date due so close! Infants under six months of age should be kept out of the su...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing problems with your pregnancy. Bleeding in early pregnancy can lead t...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. This is very normal and to be expected during early pregnancy especially. Try to talk to your GP about it and the...

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