Becoming a new parent can be a highly emotional time, bringing with it an array of feelings including excitement, fatigue, joy, nerves and even fear. It is not uncommon for it to take a while for parents to settle into their new role as there is a lot to learn!
The most important task at this early stage is for parents to spend plenty of time gazing, cuddling and talking to bub so that they can get to know them and form the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
In the early years of parenting it can feel like no one’s needs are being met fully. It is really important that all parents have some time-out to recharge. Simple examples of self-care are: Going...
Did somebody say sleep?
One of the biggest challenges faced by parents of young children is the lack of sleep – its effects can be debilitating and, it is no wonder, that sleep deprivation is used as a form of...
Some of the top concerns parents and carers with babies call us about are:
- Settling and feeding newborns and babies
- Sleep and bedtime habits
- Developmental milestones: The first year
- Challenging behaviours: Tantrums
- Emotional health and wellbeing
- Managing stress and anxiety
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