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Maree...
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Hi, She`s in control and you need to take back to reins. She`s quite happy going along her merry way but children need rules and thrive on boundar...

Answered: 01 Mar 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Robyn, Thank you for your enquiry. You are at a higher risk of complications but the reason that your uterus was thin could have been that you ...

Answered: 22 Feb 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, Good questions! Eggs and fish are both fantastic foods, on the fish front it does depend on the fish, you can eat a little of some fish...

Answered: 22 Feb 2008
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Brett...
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Hi Jen, Focusing on rhymes are a great start. Books with regular, rhythmic text and/or repetition will help your daughter to develop a sense of ...

Answered: 22 Feb 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Hayley, Thank you for your enquiry. It is advisable to talk to your doctor to check that there were no complications that may affect your next ...

Answered: 01 Feb 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Alisha, Yes food can most definitely influence behaviour, what is in the food as well as the timing of meals. Firstly, hungry children can...

Answered: 01 Feb 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, I have to confess to being at odds with low fat products for young children (some countries recommend low fat from 2 onwards others le...

Answered: 15 Jan 2008
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Susan...
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Hi, Babies and children have sensitive skin which is why we recommend doing a small patch test first. If the rash persists, talk to your family d...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Maree...
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Hi, These routines become a habit and you need to be the one to put in effort to break the habit because generally children won`t - they like it ...

Answered: 15 Dec 2007
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Maree...
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Hi, Try following our settling techniques instead of using the dummy to settle, they will teach him to sleep independently. Cheers, Maree

Answered: 15 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi, Thanks for contacting me. You mentioned that your daughter has been dry at school for a few days – was she previously toilet trained? ...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi, It doesn’t sound like a problem, as long as he is not hurting himself or likely to break anything. He may be bored, he may like the so...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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Maree...
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Hi Angela, It is really your choice but 2 hourly feeding is hard and you are settling yourself up for constant demand feeding. You would only exp...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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Maree...
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Hi, This not about the napping it is all about the feeding. As long as you continue to offer the feed he will continue to wake for it. If you rea...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi You will probably hear conflicting advice over this issue. If the dummy has only recently been taken away, you may consider giving it back. ...

Answered: 01 Dec 2007
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Betty...
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Hi, I am not a teeth expert especially as my own children get their teeth very late so I cant even compare your experience with mine. Regardless...

Answered: 01 Dec 2007
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Sally...
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Hi Karen, Thanks for the email. Children develop a fear of baths (or water) for many reasons. It may be because they slipped, or perhaps the n...

Answered: 29 Nov 2007
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Sally...
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Hi. Thanks for your email. Young children do not have the verbal skills to communicate their feelings and certainly in this situation your chil...

Answered: 29 Nov 2007
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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...

Answered: 29 Nov 2007
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Hi, The Cancer Council recommends that you talk to your doctor first about using sunscreen on babies less than 6 months old. Babies and children...

Answered: 29 Nov 2007
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Sarah...
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Hi Linda, Thank you for your enquiry. It is really up to you when you plan for your next child. Some people think that having their children clos...

Answered: 29 Nov 2007
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Betty...
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Hi, this is a very common feeling amongst mothers. There are so many changes when you have children, and you have had yours close together which is...

Answered: 15 Nov 2007
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Betty...
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Dear Wendy, who has advised this? Are you personally feeling stressed? Of course if you are feeling stressed then your baby will be too, whether t...

Answered: 08 Nov 2007
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Betty...
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Hi Racheal, Before he says no look at doing and saying lots of positive things with him, Spend more time with him. Change your own mood. Do not use...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Sarah...
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. With subsequent children your uterus can have `runs` of contractions that disappear as quickly as they started - ...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007