Routine Guide for 12-15 month old toddler

Here is a routine which can be used as a guide for the average, healthy toddler aged 12 – 15 months still needing two day sleeps. It’s important to remember that each child is different in terms of their development, sleep, playtime and dietary needs which may vary. I would encourage you to trust your…

What is a Mothercraft Nurse?

A Mothercraft nurse has specialist paediatric training and qualifications in Postnatal and Early Childhood care for newborns through to pre schoolers. Our aim is to guide parents through one on one advice/counselling and “hands on” support. Our knowledge and training includes lactation and breastfeeding, responsive sleep and settle strategies, feeding issues, routine management, assessing milestone…

Ask the baby expert: Newborn Routines

Most babies from around 2-3 months old start to respond to a more predictable rhythm or pattern to their day/night that reflects their developing needs for number of milk feeds, wake time and sleep cycles. Routines or rhythms that work have some flexibility that allows for the usual intrusions of daily life such as holidays,…

Quick Tips for Bottle Feeding

For those mums who are using bottles for breast/formula feeding…did you know that if you warm the milk a little more (feels warm, not hot please when it touches your skin, inside wrist) the milk flow will quicken through the teat? And conversely if you need to slow the flow down due to gulping/wind then…