Ditching the Dummy

Studies have shown that prolonged use of dummies may result in increased ear infections, malformations in teeth and other oral structures, and/or speech and language delays. There is conflicting advice as to when is the right time for ditching the dummy – ranging from 6 months to 4 years of age. With this in mind Read More

Toddler Independence

At a recent toddler + 1 class, mum was expressing her frustration with her toddler wanting to walk over sitting in the pram…. leading to a toddler running loose! P2B suggested attaching a ribbon to the pram for the toddler to hold when walking. This gives the toddler responsibility, some ownership and keeps them next Read More

Toddler + 1

A P2B recommendation when there is a toddler and newborn in the home, a inside dog and baby or all the above scenario ….. Parents often worry about a toddler and a newborn being left unsupervised or their little one and the family dog (and before people jump up and down, I am not talking Read More

Ditching the Dummy

I recently posted about ditching the dummy. This generated a lot of questions from the P2B community on the who, when & how about ditching the much-loved dummy. Studies have shown that prolonged use of dummies may result in increased ear infections, malformations in teeth and other oral structures, and/or speech and language delays. There Read More

Should you reuse old bottles?

This is a collection P2B sees on a regular basis. Bottles given to parents by well meaning friends aka “hand me downs”, or on a visit mum is starting to express or give a bottle or sipper cup so she pulls out the bottles she used on baby #1 (usually 2 + years ago). You Read More

Let’s talk cups!

By 6 months your little one should be offered water with meals. Until then your baby’s hydration comes from breast milk or formula. Many parents P2B see say they are offering their little ones water but they struggle to drink from the cup. Why is this? Firstly, it takes time to learn to drink from Read More

Ditching the dummy to Santa?

I recently posted about ditching the dummy.  This generated a lot of questions from the P2B community on the who, when & how, about ditching the much loved dummy. So today I thought I’d share my thoughts. Please respect that these thoughts and recommendations are based on my many years experience of working with babies and toddlers. Read More