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Peeling back the layers on naps - written by Little Dreamers

Peeling back the layers on naps - written by Little Dreamers

We spend a lot of our time as parents caring, feeding, cuddling, walking, driving and doing just about anything to get enough sleep into our little people. The focus on naps in the first few years is so important. Our children’s night sleep is often a reflection of their day sleep and vice versa, so offering and supporting our little bubs to take good quality, restorative day sleeps is vital. As a newborn it is very common for your baby to catnap. You day will likely be filled with lots of short 20-30min sleeps and majority of them on or...

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Ways to Stay Cool and Beat the Heat with a New Baby

Ways to Stay Cool and Beat the Heat with a New Baby

10 Ways to Stay Cool and Beat the Heat with a New Baby The beautiful hot weather is here, and it is the season for picnics and beach trips. Babies and young children can’t cool themselves as well as adults so they’re more at risk of overheating. Sunshine and soaring temperatures are two factors that mums and dads must be extra-vigilant with during the summer months. With the heat leaving our little ones feeling irritable, uncomfortable and in extreme circumstances, susceptible to dehydration. There are a few simple tips that parents can try to alleviate a warm baby – from...

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Inspirational Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

Inspirational Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

Over the first year of baby’s life, you’ll document many milestones and special moments, but when it comes to making memories, there’s nothing quite like Christmas! Baby’s too little to get giddy about gifts; they’re much more likely to be smitten with the cardboard box the item came in than the gift itself. Instead, focus on the little things to make sure your holiday happiness lives on in your heart and in your photos! Here’s some ideas you could choose from for how to make baby’s first Christmas a standout. Christmas Cards Celebrate baby’s first Christmas by using a photo...

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Tips for Newborn Care from Head to Toe

Tips for Newborn Care from Head to Toe

  You've no doubt been dreaming about your baby for months!  Caring for your baby is one of the most rewarding and challenging things you’ll ever do. It can feel overwhelming bringing a newborn home but the more prepared you are, the easier the adjustment will be for you and your baby. These tips for newborn care from head to toe can help even the most nervous first-time parents feel confident about caring for a newborn. Let's get started!   If You Choose to Breastfeed, start as soon as possible Choosing to breastfeed or bottle-feed is a personal decision. It’s...

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Activities to Keep Young Ones Entertained at Home

Activities to Keep Young Ones Entertained at Home

With new lockdown measures in place parents are finding new ways to keep young ones entertained during long days at home. Here are some ways to fire up your kid's imagination, from arts and crafts to exercise activities – leaving you more time to work from home or simply take a breather. Here are some ideas to keep your young ones entertained during lockdown, I hope they help.   Set up an Obstacle Course This works best in the back yard, but if it’s wet outside you improvise. You could have your child do 5 star-jumps, throw balls into a...

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A List of Chores Little Ones Can Help With

A List of Chores Little Ones Can Help With

Do you think children should have chores? Some parents wonder whether their children should have chores. Believe it or not, chores are incredibly beneficial for children. However, there is a lot to consider before assigning chores that little ones can help with, and how to motivate them to get the chores done. To get your young ones into the habit of assisting with chores, you may have to figure out which ones they love to do. It’s also important to consider age-appropriate chores.  Don’t force your child to do a chore unless they’re emotionally, mentally, and physically capable of doing...

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