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How to Help Your Baby Through Teething Nappy Rash

Nappy rash is always a worry, it can crop up for many different reasons and some babies will suffer more than others but we all dread that teething nappy rash, don’t we? Here are my simple tips for helping your baby through this.

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Are you ready to welcome your new little bundle of joy? Preparing to give birth isn’t only about getting your nursery room dressed and Instagram-ready – the delivery itself can be a major event that calls for unique readiness. So aside from the cost and your doctor’s delivery plan, you also need to make sure you’re ready to respond when those contractions kick in.

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So, here it is, the blog post I have been desperate to be able to write and after 13 long months of very little sleep, I am at the point where I can actually say, he is sleeping through the night! It has been a long time coming and it’s certainly not that we haven’t tried in the past, it’s just, well, life gets in the way, doesn’t it? From attachment issues to teething, then illnesses and growth spurts, not having the energy Continue reading “How We Got Our Baby To Sleep Through The Night”

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Breastfeeding and Teething

Breastfeeding and teething are topics that are covered quite a bit in articles and via parenting sites. We usually talk about the two separately to cover all the issues that can crop up but I think sometimes we overlook the fact that teething can impact breastfeeding.

Just when you think you’ve overcome the latch issues, you’ve got your boobs balanced out perfectly, you’ve learnt how often you need to change your breast pads and you have a good natural rhythm with your little treasure, they begin to sprout those teeth!

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