Rebecca Judd

INTRODUCING THE NEW BABY TO YOUR TODDLER!

“Who is that new baby’s mum and dad?” asked a three-year-old boy, the son of two clients of mine, who had just welcomed their second child into the world.

His parents were so excited to have their first born son visit his new baby sister they had a huge truck wrapped up next to the new baby for him with his name on a card: “To Jack from your new baby sister Imogen”.

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Rebecca Judd

MIDWIFE CATH- CONTROLLED CRYING (LETS CALL IT PASSIVE SETTLING)

I am lucky in that I’ve always had good sleepers. I feel that this has been helped by the fact that I tried to implement a routine from birth (I know the word ‘routine’ and ‘newborn’ shouldn’t even be used in the same sentence- it’s almost impossible!).

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Rebecca Judd

THE DREADED REFLUX

Have you ever heard of or had heartburn? Have you ever heard of babies with such bad heartburn they cry and cry and cry and cry? These babies are so uncomfortable, miserable and unhappy. The baby’s condition can be very distressing for parents,

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Rebecca Judd

MIDWIFE CATH: HOW TO PUT YOUR NEWBORN TO SLEEP

Dispelling Motherhood Myths about Babies and Sleep.

One of the biggest problems facing new mums is putting your bub to sleep. As a practicing clinician with over 30 years experience I’ve seen even the least confident of new mothers succeed in sleep.

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Rebecca Judd

MIDWIFE CATH

I interview Cath below and I hope you enjoy her story and her interesting take on newborns. She’s so refreshing!

Cath, tell us about your career, how it all started, why midwifery, which kind of mums you’ve worked with and where you are today?

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Breastfeeding

Your baby doesn’t sleep ~ here is some help!

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It is impossible to prepare any new parent for sleep deprivation ~ it is by far the biggest issue I see in my consulting practice.  It is possible to problem solve what the problem is by sensible and practice advice,

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Breastfeeding

Wind ~ it’s overrated!

 

The most common question / concern I get from new parents is about “wind”.  Wind is normal is not going to be life threatening or harmful to your baby.  A baby does’t get wind from too much food and you do not need to walk around the house for hours “trying to get wind up”.

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Bathing babies

Warm water rather than wipes ~ easier and cheaper too

Baby wipes have been proven to cause dermatitis on adult skin.  A newborn baby has really sensitive skin and constant wiping with the baby wipes can cause damage to the skin.  If you count how many times you change a baby’s nappy and add up all the times you wipe your baby’s skin,

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