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Tip of the week


Biting happens for a number of reasons. Babies can bite while breastfeeding to let you know they're finished or because they're teething while older children can bit out of frustration. Like most tricky behaviour, it won't last forever - but how you react can affect how long biting continues.

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  • Hiding things

    When your child keeps hiding things it can be frustrating (especially when it's something you need in a hurry). But it's all part of their learning - and yours! Read moreHiding things

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  • Crying

    All babies cry - some more than others. It's their way of telling you what they need. At times they'll cry more than usual and be harder to calm. Here are tips for coping with crying. Read moreCrying

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  • Being fussy about food

    Food battles are never fun. If you want kids to have a healthy relationship with food, it's best not to turn it into a power struggle. Here are some tips to make mealtimes a less stressful experience. Read moreBeing fussy about food

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  • Having toilet accidents

    Learning to use the toilet is one of the hardest stages there is. If you've got other stuff on your plate, it probably won't be helping the situation. Read moreHaving toilet accidents

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  • Making shopping hard

    Supermarkets and other shops are exciting places for little people - and meltdowns are common. Here are some ways other parents have made shopping less of a struggle. Read moreMaking shopping hard

  • Running away

    When young kids think it's fun to run away from you it can be very scary - and stressful. Here are some ways you can help keep them safe. Read moreRunning away

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  • Not keen on toothbrushing

    It's no fun trying to brush the teeth of an unwilling child. Here are some ways to prevent it from becoming an unpleasant experience for you both. Read moreNot keen on toothbrushing

  • Refusing the car seat

    Car seat battles are no fun for anyone. Here are some things you can try to keep kids safe while keeping your cool. Read moreRefusing the car seat

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  • Terrible when travelling

    Travelling with kids can be hard on everyone. If you're prepared things will go much more smoothly. Here are some tips for a better journey. Read moreTerrible when travelling

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  • Not sleeping

    When your child won't go to sleep, it can be very frustrating, especially when you're tired too. While you can't force your kids to sleep there are lots of things you can do to make it more likely that they'll settle. Read moresleeping

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