The Importance of Naps

“Sleep when your Baby Sleeps” Everyone knows this classic tip but we all know that is not possible….. your baby, on the other hand, is programmed to take naps.    A babies daytime sleep and nighttime sleep work hand- in-… 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 >

Understanding Babies’ Cries – The Key to Successful Settling

How can knowing your baby’s cries help with sleep? These days virtually every parent will have heard of Dunstan Baby Language which teaches you the different sounds that babies can make when ‘crying’. This is their communication and it can… Continue Reading >

Firstborn Vs. Secondborn

It is inevitable that parenting your firstborn will be vastly different to any and all subsequent children. With your first child you are completely and utterly thrown in the deep end. Sure you read all the books, attended parenting classes,… Continue Reading >

Why a little one’s temperament is key for good sleep

When it comes to sleep so many parents think that if you choose to address issues and seek out help then you will need to take a cry it out approach and for many, this misconception scares them off seeking… Continue Reading >

Motherhood and Anxiety

Anxiety is a far more common issue with new mums than postnatal depression. For many women, anxiety, not sadness, is what they feel after having their baby. It can start in pregnancy and once the baby is born to grow to… Continue Reading >

Laura Geitz, Aussie athlete and mum talks about sleep and fitness regime postpartum

Like any new parent, former Australian netball captain Laura Geitz struggled to find the time to remain active around her son Barney’s schedule. Returning to work and fitness is possible following childbirth but is still a challenge, even for an elite… Continue Reading >

What You Need To Know If You’re Trying To Conceive

You’ve been trying to conceive for months now, but you’re still waiting for that elusive positive pregnancy test. You thought it would be easy to fall pregnant, you never dreamed it would take this long! Before you rush to the… Continue Reading >

Surviving the Holidays with your Baby

The holiday period is a time filled with family gatherings, events and perhaps even a family holiday. We all usually spend time with a lot more people at a time than we normally do. For an adult or child, this… Continue Reading >

The ultimate essentials your baby needs for holiday travel!

Plan for sleep these summer holidays! When travelling with a newborn or toddler it’s essential to ensure you prepare a comfortable environment for the little cherubs to rest and sleep. If you’ve travelled with little humans, when it comes to sleeping on… Continue Reading >