Babies and Toddlers

MMR Vaccine

October 18, 2012

MMR stands for Measles, Mumps & Rubella (sometimes referred to as German Measles). Vaccines against Measles, Mumps and Rubella are often given together at 15 months (instead of the Measles vaccine alone) and is administered again at 5 years of age. MMR & Autism The MMR vaccine has received a lot of bad press as […]

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Potty Training

September 14, 2012

The most important thing to remember, when potty training, is that it is not a race. Toilet training might take days or months and every child is different. Let your child progress at their own pace. I promise you, you will not have a teenager still in nappies. My dear daughter said her first word […]

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Organising for a Toddler

May 11, 2012

Adapted from our May Book Club reading – The Toddler’s Busy Book Having various boxes in strategic places all over the house will help keep your toddler entertained while you perform your daily tasks. A Bakers Box Performing kitchen tasks can be difficult when combined with keeping an eye on an energetic toddler. Kitchen cupboards and drawers are […]

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Toddler Tantrums

September 16, 2011

Screaming, kicking and sometimes biting. Toddler tantrums, if you have not witnessed one, you’ve certainly heard about them. They are the result of the toddler’s limited ability to cope with frustration. While these mini-meltdowns are a normal part of a child’s development, there are ways parents can help toddlers to experience tantrums less often and […]

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16 Week Injection

November 12, 2010

The 16 Week injection, as with the 8 and 12 week injections, consists of the following: Immunisation against Diphtheria, Tetanus and acellular or whole-cell pertussis (DTP) and Haemophilus influenza type B combined. As well as, Hepatitis B (Hb) and polio. For more information on these diseases, please read our previous article on the 8 Week Injection. […]

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12 Week Injection

October 12, 2010

The 12 Week injection, as with the 8 week injection, consists of the following: Immunisation against Diphtheria, Tetanus and acellular or whole-cell pertussis (DTP) and Haemophilus influenza type B combined. As well as, Hepatitis B (Hb) and polio. For more information on these diseases, please read our previous article on the 8 Week Injection. At this […]

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8 Week Injection

September 13, 2010

Hesitantly you enter the doctor’s/clinic’s room preparing yourself for your baby’s first ‘shots’…. It is never an easy thing to see your poor baby, which you have nurtured and loved for all of eight weeks, being injected with diseases via a needle which you yourself cringe at the sight of! Nevertheless, these first injections are […]

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Baby Choking, CPR, SIDS

July 12, 2010

A few days ago, a friend of mine had a terrible experience. While she was driving home her son went very quiet. As she was sitting next to him, on the back seat (he was in his car seat) while her husband was driving, she peered into his little cocoon only to see him staring […]

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How long should baby be sleeping?

April 1, 2010

thelaboroflove.com suggests that your baby should have the following amount of sleep: birth to 6 or 7 weeks: Newborns sleep between 16 and 20 hours a day. 1 month to 3 months: Babies at this stage will need to sleep around 8 hours at night, and another 8 hours during the day, for a total of […]

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Introducing Solids

January 30, 2010

Every parent has a number of magical parenting moments pre-programmed in his or her brain even before the baby is born. Watching your child’s first step…. Having your first phone conversation…. Letting go of the two-wheel bicycle for the first time as your child   rides away… All are common, wonderful parenting expectations. The first feeding […]

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Jungle Juice

January 13, 2010

Jungle Juice!? Yes! You heard right. When I was in hospital, I was given a recipe for making Jungle Juice to increase my milk supply. This has been of such value to me as I have been in and out of hospital and had to switch between breast and bottle a few times. What has […]

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