My Daughter Has Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

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I haven’t posted in a while. Life has just taken over and looking after my sick child has taken up most of my week. She has been sick for so long now that I’ve lost count. I guess this is what they mean when they say kids get sick alot when they start childcare! This week, alongside with her cold and flu symptoms, she has been diagnosed with mild bronchitis and HFMD (hand foot and mouth disease).

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Separation Anxiety in Babies & Toddlers

Separation Anxiety in Babies & Toddlers

Separation anxiety is when children fear being parted from their parents or their carers. This can start at 9 months of age and peaks at 14 to 18 months. It usually goes away by early childhood. Separation anxiety is a normal part of development and there’s nothing to be concerned about. Although, it can be more heartbreaking for the parents than it is for the little ones! There are a few things that you can do to help your child if they are suffering from separation anxiety.

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How To Prevent Tooth Decay In Your Baby

How To Prevent Tooth Decay In Your Baby

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic infectious disease of childhood and I wished I had started taking care of them earlier. Madeleine got her first tooth at 7 months of age. I didn’t really pay much attention to cleaning it properly as I thought to myself “it’s only 1 tooth, how bad can it be?” Now that she’s almost 13 months with 7 teeth, I am cleaning them regularly twice a day. I started routinely doing this when she was about 11 months of age.  Continue reading “How To Prevent Tooth Decay In Your Baby”

Child Immunisation 

Child Immunisation 

This was Madeleine after her immunisation. Happily playing!

Today I took Madeleine in for her one year immunisation. I always get really nervous before her injections. I’m worried about adverse effects, allergic reactions and just her being unsettled for the next few days. But I also understand that it’s important and that it’s crucial she has them, not only for her health but also the health of other babies around her.  Continue reading “Child Immunisation “

Changing Over To Cow’s Milk (and a 12 Month Old Baby Update)

Changing Over To Cow’s Milk (and a 12 Month Old Baby Update)

Tonight I snapped it at my husband. I probably shouldn’t have but I did. Since changing Madeleine over to cow’s milk, it has done some odd things to her sleep. She wakes up every few hours overnight and cries to be put back to sleep. I’m one sleep-deprived mumma at the moment and my poor husband is copping it big time. I will have to beg for his forgiveness tomorrow when we are talking again!

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