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Toddler

Ideal sleep environments for babies and toddlers

While there is no major formula for getting babies to sleep, you can certainly improve your chances of rest by making a few adjustments to the sleep environment.

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How to breastfeed past 12 months

This article is for those who have decided to practice extended breastfeeding but are a little unsure of the ‘in’s and out’s’ of it all.

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The benefits of breastfeeding beyond 12 months

How long should you breastfeed for? We explore the benefits of breastfeeding older children and extended breastfeeding.

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Are we using time out in the most effective way?

'Time out' has been considered an appropriate behaviour strategy for many years. But are you using it in the most effective way?

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Communication is the key to toddler discipline

The toddler years are difficult time for parents and caregivers, famous for “terrible twos” and the inevitable tantrums that come along with it.

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Understanding why your child hits

It is common for young children to hit others as a way of expressing their feelings of anger, upset or frustration. Luckily, it is possible to understand the motivation behind a child's hitting behaviour, and put in place strategies to make the behaviour stop.

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Is bub having tummy troubles? You should consider goat’s milk formula

A whopping 86% of infants experience digestive problems, leading to crying babies and stressed-out parents looking for answers.

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How to recognise and support sensitive periods in your child’s development

Recognising sensitive periods in your child’s development may be easier than you think. Have you ever wondered why your child wants to repeat the same song or story a million times? It may drive you crazy, but these are classic symptoms of sensitivity.

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Advice on toddler biting

Many babies and toddlers go through a stage of biting. It can be a difficult time for parents because it may cause them embarrassment in front of others (if the child bites someone else), physical pain, or a complete sense of helplessness in trying to prevent it.

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Toddler attention seeking behaviour

Huggies provide some quick ways of dealing with negative toddler attention seeking behaviour.

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Using sign language with toddlers

Baby sign language when used with toddlers can help with frustrating moments as it assists language development and offer your toddler a mode of communication that allows them to be understood.

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Why you should add fish to your toddler’s plate

If you’re constantly hunting for something to serve your toddler other than the same old macaroni cheese, spaghetti, and toasted cheese sandwiches, do a little fishing at your supermarket fish counter or local fish market.

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What is grass fed milk and why does it matter when it comes to formula?

If the term ‘grass fed’ is new to you, we spoke to leading paediatric nutritionist and Wholesome Child founder, Mandy Sacher to explain exactly what makes this milk different, and why it matters.

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Know your child and toilet train in just days

This talk helps you to truly understand your child's inherent needs, their strengths and weaknesses from as early as one year old.

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Understanding toddler behaviour

As toddlers mature and begin to explore the world they will experience a whole new range of emotions which may be difficult for them to manage. Your toddler may need your support to help manage some of these behaviours.

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Is my child ready to start toilet training?

"When do I start toilet training?" is one of the main questions parents ask, and toilet training readiness can be the key contributing factor for months of delay, simply because parents didn't know. Just knowing what to avoid can save lots of time, tears and frustrations.

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Introducing the toddler cup

Drinking from a toddler cup requires unique and different skills in gaining control over their mouth; throat, tongue and lips. Here's some tips on how to introduce a toddler cup.

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How much milk should my child drink?

Leanne Cooper is a qualified nutritionist from Sneaky's Baby and Child Nutrition. She answers popular questions about how much milk a child should drink.

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Food neophobia

A reluctance to eat new foods is also known as Food neophobia, and is thought to arise from an infant never learning to eat a range of foods or becoming afraid of trying new foods.

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Emotional trainer wheels: managing toddler behaviour

So here’s what will help me – your listening to me! Acknowledge what I am feeling; show your understanding of my distress. Don’t take it personally. I still have my trainer wheels on for learning emotional self-regulation and I suspect you do too as a parent.

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Your guide to starting toilet training

The following guide aims to share information around when your toddler may be ready and willing to participate in toilet training and provides ideas on how to support them through this developmental stage.

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Toddler play – A new understanding

Frustrated by your toddler and their seemingly aimless and destructive play – pulling, pushing, banging, dropping?

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Food for toddlers: Setting your toddler up to eat well for life

The benefits of eating well in the early years are well established, but what does this look like and how can you make sure that your toddler is meeting their requirements?

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Raising toddlers: How to stop tantrums

Hear simplistic and effective guidance on raising toddlers, including how to stop tantrums by Karen Phillip, one of Australias' leading Family Therapists and Parenting Experts.

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Toddler food: Creating a healthy start for toddlers

It is often difficult to know exactly how much your toddler needs at different ages and growth stages. However, getting the right balance of energy and nutrients is an important part of toddler food choices to ensure they have a healthy start in life.

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