The Why and How of Sleep Training Your Baby

When your baby arrives in the world, we think of how cute and tiny they are. With their adorable faces and innocent smiles. It is hard to not marvel at the miracle of life. But many parents are not prepared… Continue Reading >

Teaching Your Kids to Say ‘NO’

As parents, we spend an enormous amount of time and effort trying to get our kids to say ‘yes’. Yes to eating veggies, yes to bedtime, yes to putting away toys, yes to cleaning teeth, yes to a multitude of… Continue Reading >

Why is exercise important for kids?

Physical activity in children is important for a wide variety of reasons. It helps to reduce overweight and obesity increases strength in muscles and bones and can even improve concentration at school. Exercise is a vital component of any child’s… Continue Reading >

A beautiful third trimester meditation you can do any time you like

I often get my clients to do this as they are lying on the table with acupuncture pins in. I see a lot of pregnant women and the one thing that always helps with their state of mind (other than… Continue Reading >

When something just doesn’t feel right!

When it comes to having effective body safety conversations, it is essential that we help our young children to identify inappropriate behaviour. However, it is also important to teach them to trust their own intuition when ‘something just doesn’t feel… Continue Reading >

How much sleep does my child need?

By Youthrive Occupational Therapist Portia Gunn   Sleep plays a very important role in our development, physical health and mental wellbeing. It is so important, that on average, we sleep for one-third of our lives! But, it is in our… Continue Reading >

Does your child need this fatigue fix?

  By Sarah Smith, Accredited Practising Dietitian www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Instagram @baysidedietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic   Last year I blogged about a really important nutrient for kids, calcium. Strangely, a calcium deficiency has no side effect – it leaves you… Continue Reading >

Toilet Training

When you have multiples there is so much that you can do with both (or all three) of them at the same time or together, same outfits, starting daycare together, first hair cut and so much more. However, one thing… Continue Reading >

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC), Choices, challenges and truths.

By; Renee Adair   Since 1985, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that a population caesarean section rate of 10–15% is expectable to ensure mortality rates are kept low for mothers and babies. In Australia today we have a… Continue Reading >

Improving your fertility after the pill

So you decided you’re going to have a baby. You stopped taking the pill (or other hormonal contraceptive) so it shouldn’t be long until you fall pregnant! Except – you’ve been trying for months already, and you’re still not pregnant…. Continue Reading >