I have been contacted a lot recently by parents whose babies have started solid food and the parents are worried that their baby has become constipated. When a baby starts to eat more solid food the poo changes. Up until the start of solids a breast fed baby typically passes stools that are a yellow/mustard … Continue reading My Baby has started solids and can’t Poo!
Why is it happening and what can you do? The first most frequent question/query about a baby's sleep I get is this. 'Every time I put my 5 week old baby down once she has fallen asleep on me, she immediately wakes up. Why? I am just so exhausted!' Why is this happening? This is … Continue reading 2 of the most common sleep challenges parents face with their young babies.
Looking after yourself is an extremely important part of parenting. It often gets overlooked as you focus all your energy on meeting the needs of your children and family. If you are running on 'empty', it can leave you feeling exhausted, useless and maybe resentful or angry. Parenting is a complicated and tiring job. It … Continue reading Parenting, how are you finding it? Are you struggling or are you coping (just)! It might be a sign that you need a little more ‘Me Time’.
7 common reasons why parents feel guilty and 7 reasons why they shouldn't! So many parents criticize some aspect of their parenting. Feelings of inadequacy and feelings that other parents are doing a much better job than you are is something a lot of parents identify with. We all put on a brave face to … Continue reading Parental Guilt.
Sleep in babies from the age of birth to 3 months explained. In the 20 years I have been working with families with young children, a common theme that crops up in the new-born period is ‘why doesn’t my baby sleep more?’ It is the cause of a lot of stress and many parents feel … Continue reading Why don’t young babies sleep more? Why are they awake so much during the night?