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The Underwear Rule - Let's talk PANTS
children / other

Have you heard the latest adverts from the NSPCC to keep children safe from child abuse by having simple conversations with them about their bodies and how to stay protected and safe?  Click the links and read the guides from the NSPCC one for you and one for your child. NSPCC Underwear Rule PANTS Parents Guide

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My four year old little boy won't sleep
children / sleeping-problems

I have a four year old little boy who refuses to go to sleep. Every night we have a bedtime routine of bath then bed and story, but he won’t sleep after the forth story! He keeps coming down the stairs and pestering us saying he can’t sleep. He wasn't always like this, he slept really well as a baby, but when he reached the grand old age of three he stopped being a good sleeper, I don't know why, I can't say what happened, it's a mystery to me and my partner. We thought it was a phase but a year later he still isn't sleeping. I really need to end this now so that we can change his sleeping pattern. What can I do?   I wish 

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My 4 month old breastfed baby's constipated
babies-and-toddlers / potty-training

Hi, I'm wanting to know if this is normal. My 4 month old baby only does a poo every 4 or 5 days. He doesn't seem to be in pain or anything but it seems a bit strange. He's breastfeed only. I have another child who holds her poo in so I don't want to have a repeated cycle. Please can someone give some advice on this. Thank you.

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What's in breast milk?
babies-and-toddlers / breast-bottle-feeding

I expressed for the first time yesterday and put my milk in the fridge. Today I went to use it and it looked like it had curdled, but I saw a post that said it can last for five days so I warmed it up and it went back to normal.  So I wondered what exactly is in breastmilk and how it is made up?

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When would you introduce sugar to a toddlers diet?
babies-and-toddlers / weaning-food

I don’t believe giving young children foods or drinks with sugar in them is a good idea. I tried very hard to keep my daughter away from sugar and I managed to get away with it until she was around three. A toddler group was the first to spoil my daughter’s non-sugar diet by offering her a biscuit while she was there. I also found people in shops and other places would offer her sugary lolly pops as a ‘gift’ or ‘reward’. As a parent, it’s so difficult to say something to these people because you don’t want to appear strict in a horrible way. People are quick to judge and it’s annoying also when people assume that your child will eat anything they give them. I just didn’t want my daughter having sugar because I believe she’d be more likely to eat healthily as she gets

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My bf's daughter is hitting mine
babies-and-toddlers / general-toddlers

I have been friends with my best friend for over 15 years. We met in college and been inseparable ever since, so when we had children at a similar time three years ago I thought it would be brilliant because we'd be able to to the toddler groups together and go for coffee's etc. But we didn't envisage our children not getting along! They are both three and got on well together until this year. Now my friends daughter is practically bullying mine. She takes his toys, hits him and calls him names. It's become really awful because my friend doesn't say anything to stop her from doing it, it's making me really dislike my friend and her daughter. I know she is just a child but there is no excusing her behaviour, it's vile. I think if my friend told her off she wouldn't do it, but she's allow

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