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Hi. Thanks for your email. Young children do not have the verbal skills to communicate their feelings and certainly in this situation your chil...

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Hi Marianne, Before becoming a psychologist and mother of 4, I was a classroom teacher. For a child of his age I would highly recommend sticker...

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Hi , It is comforting and safe to be picked up by someone who loves us, however it is not always practical. The way to manage this behaviour is...

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Hi , Thank you for sharing your concerns about your son with me. It is heartbreaking as a parent for your child to be feeling this way. We lov...

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Hi , It is great that you have her mother “on board” with your concerns. Time out is usually a successful strategy, but perhaps tak...

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Hi Vicky, This is such a frequent problem for parents. Using their bowels in the toilet often takes children a lot longer to master than urinat...

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Hi, Having a dummy or blanket provides some children with a sense of comfort and security. It is important to understand why you are making this de...

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Hi Katherine, Yes it can be hard to get children to keep their hats on but there are a couple of things you could try. You could try playing a g...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It is best for you and your baby that the baby is born close to the due date. There are many problems that can oc...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. If you have smoked and drank during pregnancy then your baby is at risk of having complications associated with t...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It is really a gamble as to the genes that your children may get. You may have to wait and see. Your children sho...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. This may be carpal tunnel syndrome that is caused by the extra fluid in your body after giving birth and also whe...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It is advisable to try to get someone who is able to help you at short notice - what about a school friend of you...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It is safe to have dental work done during pregnancy and it is best to sort out any problems with your teeth. X-r...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. How big was your first baby? This will give an indication of this baby. If your first one was large then you have...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It is important that you do lots of pelvic floor exercises after birth and even if you are not sure that you are ...

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Hi Susie, Thank you for your enquiry. It is very common to have sore tender breasts in early pregnancy and they can grow in size too. This growth...

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Hi Michelle, Thank you for your enquiry. This may be related to pregnancy but it may not. If you have had a viral infection recently this can aff...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It sounds as if you did have a traumatic time with your first pregnancy and birth but all pregnancies are differe...

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Hi Linda, Thank you for your enquiry. It is really up to you when you plan for your next child. Some people think that having their children clos...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. You can visit your pharmacy for an over the counter preparation to treat haemorrhoids. Best wishes, ...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. There are several causes for an excess of fluid and one of them is an unknown cause. Your friend will be closely ...

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Hi, It is more reliable when you have waited until you have missed a period. Ideally around 3 days after a missed period will show up a positive ...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. There are usually some great pregnancy classes that discuss all of this and more that are done through your local...

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Hi Andrea, Thank you for your enquiry. This type of feeling is very normal, especially in your first pregnancy. Over the next few weeks the feeli...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. You are at a higher risk of having another retained placenta if you have had one before but your carers will try ...

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Hi There, In fact you are doing everything right. You don’t need to have her drinking cow’s milk or goat’s if she is eating...

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Hi There, Just before I forget to mention it, you may need to look at the juice issue if it is exceeding 150mls a day. Two reasons firstly it...

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Hi Tere, Yes I would revisit the juice for now, it isn’t ideal in infancy for many reasons. Ideally I would say remove the juice entir...

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Hi, Bub is quite young for solids so you are wise to go slowly. Given baby is under 6 months her stores of iron are likely to be holding out ...

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