Giving a baby a pacifier/dummy: pros and cons

An adult is giving a baby a pacifier. The baby is lying on his back, in an adult's arms.

Giving a baby a pacifier/dummy: pros and cons Should you give your baby a pacifier/dummy? Parents often assume that all babies automatically need a pacifier/dummy. But do they really? This article will explore the use of a dummy for babies, when they can be helpful and beneficial, and what some of the drawbacks of using […]

What’s normal in the first few weeks: a nappy chart

What’s normal in the first few weeks: a nappy chart  Click on the nappy chart to access a downloadable PDF, or scroll to the end of this article to see it:  What goes in, must come out It’s amazing how obsessed you become with your child’s nappies in the first few weeks! I’d been a […]

Are you making enough breastmilk for your baby?

Newborn baby breastfeeding

Am I making enough breastmilk for my baby? One of the biggest concerns new mums have, is whether they are making enough breastmilk.  This is a worry that new mums have had for thousands of years!  Throughout the world, parents have used herbs, potions, spells, incantations, wet nurses and a variety of little cups and […]