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Jacki...
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Hi, There are a number of products which can help you introduce baby sign language into your home. All my products are based on Australian Sign L...

Answered: 08 Jan 2009
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Leann...
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Hi Christine, Once you get to 12 months and if all is well and your toddler is eating a full, healthy and varied diet you don`t really need bottl...

Answered: 15 Dec 2008
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Hi Amy, A curet is a dilatation & curettage. This is where your uterus is “cleaned out” with a short operation. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, Firstly you need to find a health professional that is willing to help you try for a natural birth. The risks for trying for a natural birth a...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Maree...
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Hi Amelia, Try incorporating a 10pm rollover feed as this will give you confidence later when he wakes that he has had a feed and you can go strai...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Maree...
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Hi, Firstly and most importantly he MUST fall asleep in his own bed and by himself. This is teachnig him to sleep independently. When waking duri...

Answered: 29 Oct 2008
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Maree...
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Hi, There is no set age just whenever you feel the time is right, if you need the cot for a new baby then that`s the right time. My son was 3yo an...

Answered: 15 Oct 2008
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Hi Linda, To capture everyone`s attention it might be worthwhile `playing up` a little more during your reading session. Choose some books with l...

Answered: 08 Oct 2008
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Hi, All children are different, so it is entirely up to you and your child if you want to try giving her a tablet. I have heard of children under ...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, You may have pulled a muscle in your abdomen recently. If there is no cramping then it should be fine. Otherwise if you are worried it is advi...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Jacki...
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Hi, Firstly how many signs have you introduced to Kanye? It is important to start slowly and to be consistent. It is also really important to i...

Answered: 08 Sep 2008
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Hi, Having a termination does not increase the possibility of miscarriage. Try not to worry too much, 1 in 4 pregnancies do miscarry so it was jus...

Answered: 08 Sep 2008
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Maree...
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Hi Janet, Try following our settling program it will teach baby to sleep independently and you should also incorporate a feed/play/sleep routine s...

Answered: 08 Sep 2008
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Hi, All children with reflux are different, and they don’t all have problems with food. The types of foods that can sometimes cause problems...

Answered: 01 Sep 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, This can be fine. You may need to check that you have no signs of a urinary infection which can sometimes cause an irritable uterus. Best wish...

Answered: 22 Aug 2008
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Jacki...
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Hi Danielle, Thank you for your email. Yes it is worth using baby sign language with your two children. Many parents who have autistic children ha...

Answered: 15 Aug 2008
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Hi, It is still considered to be at term if your baby is born up to 2 weeks after the actual due date. It is also at term if the baby is 2 weeks b...

Answered: 08 Aug 2008
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Hi, Oh gosh, that is a tough question. Every child is different although I agree that your risks would have to be fairly high for any other childr...

Answered: 08 Aug 2008
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Maree...
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Hi Julianne, The MOST important thing is that when he goes to bed initially at night that he falls asleep in his own bed and on his own so when he...

Answered: 08 Aug 2008
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Hi Bev, Yes you probably are having Braxton Hicks. This is great and to be expected, you may be more aware of these after having a few children. ...

Answered: 29 Jul 2008
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Hi Jade and Ally, It’s not easy when bubs start teething early; of course they can’t just hold onto objects and given them a good chom...

Answered: 22 Jul 2008
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Maree...
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Hi, This situation happens so easily when baby has been ill and understandably so. Sometimes just letting baby cry it out doesn`t work for them an...

Answered: 22 Jul 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, Well its not so much should have, but that some agencies recommend it as they are finding fatty deposits in even young children. But to...

Answered: 15 Jul 2008
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Hi Fiona, Congratulations on all the success you have had with Daniel. It’s a great feeling when you finally get someone to listen and the a...

Answered: 08 Jul 2008
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Maree...
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Hi Annita, From about 6 months on a baby should be able to sleep 7pm to 7am without an overnight feed. Her waking may have to do with a sleep asso...

Answered: 08 Jul 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, It isn’t all that uncommon that toddlers simply refuse to drink milk, especially compared to breastmilk it has a weird taste, smel...

Answered: 01 Jul 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, Yes oil is fine, I personally recommend though to use Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil as it has a more ideal blend of fatty acids and as i...

Answered: 01 Jul 2008
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Hi There Edy`s Mum, In fact you can start right off the bat with ‘adult’ yoghurts, you will find generally they have less ‘other...

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Maree...
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Hi, I would aim to get them down for their long sleep at 7pm instead of 5pm and would change their bath time to 5pm. I know this is probably not a...

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, This is quite common. Young children are quite good at self-regulation so they can often have reached their limit by dinner time. On...

Answered: 08 Jun 2008