Honour the 4th Trimester with Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Healing for a Sacred 4th Trimester Ayurveda Mama Postpartum “Back in the day”, a birther would be surrounded by other women from her village, who’d know exactly what she needed: softness, nourishing meals, quality time with baby and loving care to help her heal. The main purpose for these women to surround the birther […]

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Play is learning

There are four formally identified types of play: Exploritary Play (Hutt) is a precursor to problem solving skills; Practice Play(Piaget) highlights that constant repetition of actions help in mastering them; Sociodramatic Play (Garvey; Similanskey) is where social interactions have at their core the creation and sharing of rules in imaginatively created situations; Symbolic Play(Piaget; Vygotsky; Bruner et […]

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What is learning – a basic introduction

Learning can be defined as the process leading to “relatively permanent change in behaviour that results from practice.” (Atkinson et al, 2000) In other words, as we learn, we alter the way we perceive our environment and therefore, the way we interact, or behave. When we learn, we organise, shape and strengthen our brains. From […]

Toddlers – Tidy Up Time

So you’ve tucked your little one into bed, you’re ready to FINALLY relax only to look around and realise there are still toys everywhere! 😱🤯 Sound familiar? Involving your children in the tidy-up process is not only beneficial for you but it is actually building resilience, patience and self-esteem – skills they’ll need for the […]

Toddler – Consent

With everything going on globally we thought we would discuss what consent for a toddler might look like… At this age, toddlers are very explorative and inquisitive and, whilst we want to encourage this, we can teach and introduce boundaries in the following ways: To continue viewing… Get FREE, unlimited access to all content You […]

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Wake Windows

So what is a wake window and why is it important? A wake window is the amount of time that your baby can cope with being awake. This time gradually increases as the baby gets older. The wake window for a newborn baby is 45 minutes. This means that baby is awake, has a full […]

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Why Your Baby Will Never Sleep Through the Night

That’s right, I said it. Your baby will never sleep straight through the night. And neither will you, for that matter. We all wake up multiple times during the night. This isn’t due to stress, caffeine, lack of exercise, or any other factors that can contribute to a bad night’s sleep. It’s a normal, natural […]

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting Twins

Finding out you’re expecting twins, well it’s a shock, You may be thinking to the future and wondering how you’ll cope looking after two newborns at once, or how little sleep you’ll get in the first year. After the news has sunk in that you’re having twins, you’ll probably have lots of questions about what […]

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You’re Expecting Twins!

Firstly, congratulations on your news that you’re expecting twins as I’m guessing that’s why you’re here! It’s going to be such a special journey and you should try to cherish all of it. The news that you’re going to have two babies not one, can take some time to sink, and it’s only natural to […]

How Pictures Support the Reading Process

Is my child memorising the words or using the pictures? Hopefully a bit of both! When speaking to parents about early reading and how best to support the process, I always remind them about the importance of illustrations. Before learning to read,  it is so important to make sure children handle books and tell stories […]

12-36 Month Old Day Routine Guide

Example day time routine for 12-36 month old babies and toddlers *Based on 1 daytime nap 7am – Wake up & Milk (if wanted) 7.30am – Breakfast 9.30am – Snack 11.30am / 12pm – Lunch 12.30 / 1pm – Nap 3pm – Wake up & Snack 5pm – Dinner 6.30pm – Bedtime routine starts 7pm […]

9-12 Month Old Day Routine Guide

Example day time routine for 9-12 month old babies *Based on 3 hour Wake Windows and 2 Daytime Naps 7am – Wake up and milk feed 8am – Breakfast (solid meal) 10am – Morning Nap 10.45am – Wake up 12pm – Lunch (solid meal) 2pm – Afternoon Nap 4pm – Wake up 5pm – Dinner […]

6-8 Month Old Day Routine Guide

Example day time routine guide for 6-8 month old babies *Based on 2 hour Wake Windows and 3 Daytime Naps 7am – Wake up and milk feed 8am – Breakfast (solid meal) 9am – Morning Nap 11am – Wake up and milk feed 12pm – Lunch (solid meal) 1pm – Afternoon Nap 2.45pm – Wake […]

4-5 Month Old Day Routine Guide

Example day routine guide for 4-5 month old babies *Based on 2 hour Wake Windows and 3 Daytime Naps 7am – Wake up and milk feed 9am – Morning nap 11am – Wake up and milk feed 1pm – Afternoon nap 3pm – Wake up and milk feed 4.45pm – Power nap 5.30pm – Wake […]