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I begin to teach my 8 month old sign language
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The toughest thing I'm going to do in a while ... Going back to work!
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Sunday, 17 February 2013 12:57 p.m.
"Shannel, know how you feel. I am gong back to work next month and I am not looking forward to it. I know that my little girl (who will be 5 months when I return to work) wll be cared for as my mum is looking after her, but that doesn't make it any easier! We should set up on the internet somehow, a support network group for mums who are returning to work!"
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Standing and walking feel effortless but are complex skills involving the co-ordination of many muscles. No wonder it takes a while for babies to get mobile ...but look out when they do!
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To eat or not to eat ...this is the fussy-eater question :D
Friday, 28 September 2012 7:20 a.m.
"you don't need to do anything. It's normal for toddlers to be fussy and have a smaller appetite than when they were babies.
Just offer a range of good food and regular intervals and leave the rest to him. Don't pander to fussiness, and don't make a big deal about what he eats or how much. Your job is to provide the food, his is to decide if he's hungry and eat it if he is.
If you think he's overly tired at dinner time give him his main meal earlier in the day. You can keep it back from the night before and reheat. Then when the rest of the family has dinner give him a snack so he can join in the social scene."
How many babies do you know who roll like this ?
Monday, 18 June 2012 9:43 a.m.
"Your story sounds familiar, as we have a roller too! She does not show any signs of wanting to crawl as she can roll to get what she wants."
My 7 month old babie is bumping her head up and down for the last few weeks. Always in sessions of 3 with her mouth open and making sounds. Sometimes she does is three to four times after each other. It really looks scary
Saturday, 9 June 2012 10:11 a.m.
"That's perfectly normal. My son use to do it when he was tired. We would laugh and he'd do it more. He has now grown out of it (he's 10months now). I was told by plunket that a lot of babies do this and it's okay."
I had so many issues trying to get my baby to lie on her tummy, she'd always cry immediately. Finally a compromise between Plunket's recommendations and 'readiness' means tummy time is now a fun activity. Thank goodness!!
Monday, 21 May 2012 8:38 a.m.
"Thanks for sharing your story - it is very encouraging! I have a 3 and a half month old boy who hates being on his tummy too. I have been persevering but I might give it a break for a while and see how he goes. Makes sense not to make our babies cry any more than they already do! :-)"
having a baby at 19 and watching my friends go out and coping with the new reality of being a mum was harder than i thought.
Monday, 2 April 2012 2:12 a.m.
"Hey. I had my first child when I was 20 and my second when I was 30. My second is now 3 months old. I too had post natal depression with my first child. It didn't get diagnosed until my daughter was 6 months old. Good on you for asking for help. Thats the hardest thing to do is asking for help when you feel the way you do. :-) Im happy that you are starting to enjoy life. Good on ya!!!!"
Standing on her feet
Friday, 10 August 2012 1:06 p.m.
"i have a 2mnth old boy and hes been loving standing for the last 2weeks, hes super strong so hes able to go in his jolly jumper now and althought its not advised 5mins a couple ov times a weeks nd he just loves to stand thea nd kick :) it also makes a good swing swinging them towards you always gets some huge smiles!!"
My wee girl follows her own rules - I'm amazed by every little thing she does.
Friday, 11 November 2011 10:30 a.m.
"I know exactly how you feel, i was so amazed when Reign rolled over for the first time like she had been doing it "like a pro" lol. the more we praise her the more active she gets. love this story"