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How can I help my child sleep better?

A child not sleeping as early/late/long/peacefully as his or her parents expect is one of the most common topics of conversation in my consultations – even if that was not the main reason for making the appointment!  If the child … Continue reading

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How to take a child’s heart rate

I spend much of my working time seeing unwell children in a busy A and E department.  Parents are always keen to tell me how high their child’s temperature is but I am far more interested in the child’s heart … Continue reading

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We are vegetarian. How do I ensure my baby’s diet is adequate?

More and more people are moving away from the heavy meat diets we were used to as children ourselves but lots of us worry about ensuring adequate nutrients when we do that - for ourselves as well as for our babies … Continue reading

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It is normal for babies to cry

All babies cry.  If they don’t there is something wrong with them.  But it can be very upsetting for parents who can’t quite work out why they are crying.  I had a friend who used to keep a pillow next … Continue reading

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Why do a parenting skills course?

I am a firm believer in parenting skills courses.  Many, if not most, parents of young children nowadays were disciplined physically by their parents when their behaviour was unacceptable.  Parents are now told that that is not an acceptable way to treat … Continue reading

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My child won’t eat!

Some children seem to survive on thin air!  So many parents are concerned about this that the paediatric branch of the British Dietetic Association have produced a very helpful leaflet with this cry as its title.  The leaflet is not available … Continue reading

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