Kathy Stirrup, our resident Mental Health and Parenting Expert, shares some great ideas of things to do with your baby in the first 6 months, in this 2 part blog series. READ PART 1 HERE
8. Things to do with your baby: Roly Poly
Babies often enjoy the sensation of rolling even before they can do so by themselves. Help your baby to develop this skill by gently rolling them over on to their tummies and then back again to their backs. Make sure that the surface that you have placed your little one on is a soft surface such as a rug or blanket. Keep going as long as your baby seems to be enjoying the activity. When your baby starts to make attempts at rolling themselves then you can encourage them to do so by putting toys just out of their reach so that they have to move to reach it.Continue Reading →
Kathy Stirrup, our resident Mental Health and Parenting Expert, shares some great ideas of things to do with your baby in the first 6 months, in this 2 part blog series.
Nine months of pregnancy ✓
Spent a small fortune on all the equipment required for a small person: clothing, nappies and changing stuff, pram, bath, cot, bassinet, etc. ✓
Birthed a baby ✓
Ran the rampart of conflicting advice on baby care and feeding from the hospital, assorted relatives and friends ✓
Survived those first days, or weeks, at home in a haze of birth recovery, sleep deprivation, new routines, and endless feeding ✓
Now what to do with this new little person when they AREN’T sleeping or eating? Continue Reading →
Do you have a child who is anxious? The lovely Alexandra Newmarch, Psychologist from Phoenix Place Play Therapy & Counselling shares her thoughts on parenting an anxious child and just how to recognise anxiety in kids.
True fact: parenting an anxious child is not easy. I remember the mother of one of my little therapy clients exclaiming to me once, “It’s non-stop! I know she’s not doing it on purpose, but I’m so tired of trying to be sympathetic. I wish she’d just grow out of it.”
She was right – it is non-stop. It is tiring. And because anxiety often manifests differently in young children than it does in older children and adults, it can sometimes be hard to know if that’s even what’s going on! So how do you know, and if you do have an anxious little person, what can you do to help them?Continue Reading →
It’s time for our End of Financial year Sales Wrap Up! Can you believe we are almost a the half way point for 2018! Time is flying, my baby girl is turning 4 next week (sob!) and before we know it we’ll be counting down to Christmas! As this financial year comes to an end, I am super excited to bring you this round up of some fantastic EOFY offers from our favourite Nursery Collective brands! Enjoy the shopping, there really is something for everyone!
Offers are valid until midnight June 30, 2018 unless otherwise indicated.Continue Reading →
Are your kids overscheduled? The lovely Alexandra Newmarch, Psychologist from Phoenix Place Play Therapy & Counselling shares her thoughts on finding the right balance for your family.
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