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Have you ever noticed your baby sleeps more soundly when the vacuum is going or washing machine is on?  Babies LOVE white (background) noise and it will become a very positive sleep association for your baby. 

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Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australia, where we have one of the highest rates on the planet, due to our proximity to thinner ozone areas. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun causes cell damage. Here are my top sun smart tips.
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Just like infection with Covid19 has been shown to impact different people in different ways, its associated societal limitations have impacted everyone differently. Many parents of pre-school and school-age children have been reaching out to me regarding their anxieties about the re-opening of society and schools. The anxiety is understandable and justified.
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Now that we’re able to return to holidaying around Australia and even overseas shortly, there will be many families jumping in the car and heading off on adventures to see family, friends, or just to get away. Long car trips with babies and young children can be very daunting for parents and it’s understandable that some people want to avoid them altogether. However, long car trips don’t have to be painful - as long as you  plan properly. Here are some of my favourite tips for travelling long distances with babies and children...

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While not something many young Australian families have experienced in the last year or two, navigating airports, flights & time zones may be something you’re planning to do in the (hopefully) not too distant future.   A bit of preparation can go a long way when organising your travel. Here are my top tips for flying with kids.
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The Dr Golly Sleep Program - or any sleep program for that matter - needs flexibility for, well... life! Sometimes routines are disrupted and naps have to be ‘on-the-run’.
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Being in the know about what is considered normal, when to be concerned and how you can lower their temperature -- can help you in times of stress. Here are some of the most common questions I get asked, about baby temperatures and fevers.

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When I consult an older child with poor sleep, their parents commonly remark that their once ‘excellent sleeper’ has struggled to sleep ever since an episode of sickness, which threw everything off kilter. It’s incredibly common.
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Nightmares and night terrors are very different in how they present and are definitely not the same thing as many parents are led to believe. 
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Once a decision has been made to introduce formula, selecting the best one for your baby becomes the next focus. 
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Six months ago, my family of 5 swelled to include a new baby - of the fur variety! Duke is a Bernese Mountain Dog cross and has brought so much joy, laughter, mess and activity to our family. Thankfully, we felt prepared to introduce Duke to our family through our conversations with Mel from Cooper and Kids.

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Baby poo colour - what it means. Mustard yellow: Normal breastfed-baby poo, pasty or seedy. Breastfed babies can also have looser brown or green poo.
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