Comforting obsessions

Babies and toddlers’ attachments to dummies, blankets and special toys have saved the sanity of many a frazzled parent, but is it a case of short term gain, long term pain? All babies cry. Even the healthiest, most content child will need comforting and soothing sometime during the day or night.

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Reclaim the night

There were three in the bed and the little one said ‘Roll over, roll over’, and mum said ‘Get back in your own bed!’ In your dreams, Mum. It’s 4 o’clock in the morning and the little one is just not budging! So how do you get them to stay put?...

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According to parenting expert, Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution, a child aged between 18 months to two years requires an average night time sleep of between 11-12 hours. They also should have one or two daytime naps of up to an extra two and a half hours.

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Toilet troubles

You’ve dumped the dummy and booted the bottle. Only the nappies to go and your little one is well on the way to growing up. So why is toilet training a major issue for some families? Denise had had one of those days…well…weeks really.

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