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Constipation in Toddlers and Children

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Cows milk protein intolerance or allergy is one of the most common causes of constipation in toddlers and children. Yet, I hear about so many children who have been prescribed stool softeners and bowel preparations...

Your Child Is Scared Of The Dark

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Around the age of 2.5 to 3 years, your child is likely to become scared of the dark and be waking at night because of this. Or maybe they have become scared of the dark...

Has Your Baby Learned To Stand In The Cot & Is No Longer Sleeping?

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Has your baby has learned to stand and no longer sleeping? https://www.facebook.com/NurtureParenting.BabySleep/videos/185664042644969/I got the following help message from a mum ...Hi Karen, My little boy Hunter is now nine and a half months old.In the...

My Go To Parenting Books to Help With Child Behaviour

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

In this blog, I'm giving you my go-to toddler & child behaviour parenting books. I'm going to give you a little run down on each one and it's main messages. This is not a definitive...

Tried and Tested Lullabies for Overtired Babies

Posted by Abi Staniford on

Parents are all too familiar with every technique in the book to calm down overtired babies. But sometimes, swaying your baby back and forth simply won’t cut it. When your baby is showing signs of...

Total Sleep Needs of Babies & Toddlers

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

The Developing Brain Sleep is important for the developing brain and body. By 3 years most children will have slept for more time than all the wakeful activities combined. Many parents worry their baby isn't...

Do Nightlights Help Baby & Toddler Sleep?

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Darkness is essential to sleep. Light in the day is responsible for setting the 24 hour circadian rhythm responsible for sleep and awake periods. Melatonin Light exposure at night also stimulates alertness— posing a serious...

The Early Morning Riser and Addiction to Dairy and the Boob

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Strong Temperaments This blog could have been written about several little cuties that I know. The problem often starts at around 6-8 months. I can even see the writing on the wall and predict which...

Terrible Toddler sleep - Eli's story about her son Brendan

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Sleep Success with my son Brendan 16mths – 2.5 yrs old. My son Brendan has always been a terrible sleeper. From the day we brought him home from the hospital we did what many new...

Should you sleep train before or after an overseas holiday?

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Overseas holiday I get asked the question about sleep training, and should a parent do it before or after an overseas trip quite often? Parents worry that all their hard work will be undone by...