Leaving babies to cry is cruel!

2019-08-19T09:08:06+00:00Baby, Child Behaviour, Parenting|

Leaving babies to cry is cruel! Quite honestly, I am exasperated by a number of mantras I constantly hear about how to deal with crying babies. Let’s be honest and see the bigger picture. “Self-soothing” is the idea that babies should learn to comfort themselves using another device [...]

Thumb Sucking – A Perfect Imperfection?

2018-12-18T18:49:55+00:00Child Behaviour|

Thumb Sucking – A Perfect Imperfection? Sucking – whether on dummies, breasts, bottle teats, thumbs, or other fingers – is a deep-seated physical and emotional survival strategy. Unfortunately, the media and childcare advisors portray sucking as a character weakness, a bad habit, and a danger to dental development. However, [...]