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"I Wish He Could Tell Me What Was Wrong!"?

From my experience babies DO communicate a great deal. My days are dominated by following William’s cues balanced with what I think he needs to be healthy and happy and the rest of the families lives.

Baby routines. Yay or nay for a newborn?

Baby routines. Yay or nay for a newborn?

Many questions arise for new parents once they bring their bundle of joy home from hospital. Should considering a 'baby routine' be one of them?

Feeding through the night.

Feeding through the night.

AM I...Taking a relaxed approach OR in control and getting my baby to sleep through? Being relaxed and going with the flow OR knuckling down and eliminating these unnecessary night feeds?...

Flying with baby

Flying with baby

A clinical psychologist and first-time mum shares her experiences and offers tips for air travel with a baby.

How can I soothe my unsettled baby?

How can I soothe my unsettled baby?

If you - like many - have an unsettled baby, Professor Jane Fisher explains the importance of caregivers establishing predictable routines of daily care. 

I am so tired

I am so tired

After much crying from both Sam and myself there is finally an improvement in his sleep now he is 11 weeks old. From birth Sam would only go to sleep when I fed or cuddled him and when I put him in his cot asleep he woke after 20 minutes.

I had mixed feelings about my newborn

I had mixed feelings about my newborn

Being a parent is a truly wonderful experiece. However, as this dad discovers, that doesn't mean it's "awesome" every minute of every day ...

I'm not sleeping more than four hours in a row ...

I'm not sleeping more than four hours in a row ...

With a six month old that still feeds twice a night, new mum Stacy is rightfully tired with the lack of sleep her and her husband are getting!

It's essential to share the load

It's essential to share the load

As Alberto has discovered, it's essential to share the load of both paid and unpaid work when you have a baby.

Keeping your baby in mind at family gatherings

Keeping your baby in mind at family gatherings

In the midst of holiday season, Jane encourages parents to keep their babies needs in mind at family gatherings.