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Jan. 3rd, 2008



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I'm not trying to sound stupid but my son is now 4 months old & has started moving about in his sleep. He goes down at night time into his cot for about 4 hours before waking up for a feed. Once he is up I bring him into bed and feed him on & off until the morning (he always tells me when hes ready to get up!). So anyway i was wondering what you guys do with your babies when they move about? Do they move about alot in bed or because they are co-sleeping adjust to the space? How do you keep them safe?

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Nov. 2nd, 2007



The opposite of self-soothing :(

Katelyn (4mo) has developed the fantastic habit of rolling over in her sleep - or the early stages of a nap anyway - promptly scaring the hell out of herself and destroying all chances of returning to the land of Nod. She hasn't figured out how to roll from front to back yet :(

Any tips for keeping her back to the mattress? Trapping her under blankets doesn't seem to work as we can never tuck them tight enough to keep her from kicking them off, and I'm reluctant to put her in a sleeping bag while clothed for daytime.

Oct. 27th, 2007

Audrey Samsara



Call for babies' watchdog after TV shows sparks alarm

TV's toughest nanny and the string of qualifications that do not exist

Oct. 20th, 2007

me, Zac



I need some help!! For the past month or so my 9.5 month old has been getting up at 3 or 4 am, and wanting to play. We co-sleep, so there's no way we could put him in the cot to play on his own, and anyway, he wants to play with mumma and daddy. He won't nurse, won't lie still to nurse even, and just wants to climb on our heads and bounce a lot! One of us usually ends up taking him downstairs so the other gets a little bit more sleep, but i'm worried that all we're doing is re-inforcing the idea that 3am is playtime!!

It's getting to the stage where I'm thinking about giving him a bottle of hungry baby formula (he's never had formula is his life!) and leaving him to CIO. [sad] But there must be some alternative!!

Oct. 19th, 2007



Long hair and babywearing

Little Katelyn (4mo) has developed amazing neck control, not quite enough for me to want to use a back carry, but close. That said, she's a grabby little thing and clenches those little fingers around whatever comes within her reach. Hair definitely qualifies!

Any tips, before I get a no.1? XD

Oct. 5th, 2007

Star Goddess


What a brilliant result!!!!!!

Dear all,
Thank you for writing to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) about 'Bringing Up Baby' on Channel 4. 
This is the press statement that was sent to journalists today about the programme:
Press Statement - In Response to Channel 4's 'Bringing Up Baby' Programme - For Immediate Release
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) is very concerned about some of the child rearing practices portrayed on the Channel 4 programme 'Bringing up Baby' and in particular sleeping arrangements.  There is good evidence about the best sleeping arrangements to minimise cot death and the programme fails to makes this clear. 

Oct. 4th, 2007

Star Goddess


Bringing Up Baby

Sep. 29th, 2007

Star Goddess


Bringing Up Baby

 For those of you who have been upset and dismayed by the parenting advice given in Channel 4's "Bringing Up Baby", the following may be of use.  If I have missed anything, please let me know.

Sep. 27th, 2007


Petition to No 10 re. irresponsible parenting shows

Launched in response to Channel 4's jaw-dropping "Bringing Up Baby" programme, among others, I believe.


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