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The myths around ditching the diapers

There is one milestone in a child’s life that can make a parent cringe like no other when it comes to starting the process. You guessed it – potty training. There are so many fears, anxieties and questions surrounding this complex milestone: “How long is this going to take?” “Will my child resist?” “Is my support network going to be on board?” “Where do I start?” Oh, and let’s not forget - the accidents. The messy, messy accidents. 

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Sibling rivalry and the new baby

Few things are more important to parents than having their kids get along well together! Nevertheless, it can be difficult for kids, especially toddlers, to accept new additions to the family. 

“Where they were once the centre of your world, now they’re forced to share the spotlight,” as Sophie Bell of BabyCentre, a major parenting site, puts it. 

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Baby talk

When it comes to language development, every one-year-old sets their own pace. Read on for the latest word on when to worry and when to relax.

“How many words does your child say?” is the hot topic of conversation among parents of one-year-olds. But keeping a word count can be more nerve-wracking than thrilling if your toddler’s the silent type. Most of the time there’s little cause for alarm. 

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“Help! my toddler is mean to the baby!”

For many only-child children, life is good. They have their parents’ undivided attention, always responding to their needs, and, more importantly, they don’t have to share with anyone. Now enter a new sibling. The arrival of a new sibling can be one of the most dramatic changes in your child's life, and some children will have difficulties being kind and gentle with their new sibling. 

But not to worry, below are our top tips for creating safe and loving relationships with new babies and their older (sometimes not so helpful) siblings: 

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