Bowwood Baby Clinic Blog

How are you feeling today?

“Is this feeling really normal?” “Am I going to feel like this for the rest of my life?” “Why am I not feeling happy, when I have a beautiful baby and good support from my partner?” “I feel like crying all the time” “No one understands me and how lousy this feels” Many mums feel… Read more »

Take it one day at a time! Go with your gut instinct; it is usually right in my experience. When they pose many different problems, choose which ones really need to be fought on! Kerry

Understanding your baby’s brain

“So many adults can’t manage stress well. Because no one helped them with stress and distress in childhood, they never set up effective stress-regulating systems in their brains” Particular ways of responding to your child will establish pathways in his brain to enable him to manage emotions well, think rationally under pressure and calm himself… Read more »

We all want to do our own thing, it makes us feel good but advice gets given by all kinds of people when they see you struggling. Take it, use it! If it works for you great, if it doesn’t go on the next bit of advice. That’s powerful and wise! Sehaam

When all else fails, have a glass (or two) of wine! Janey

Sowing the Seeds of Good Health

Some thoughts to ponder upon… HIDDEN SALTS: Did you know that a serving of Rice Crispies or Cornflakes contains more salt than a packet of crisps?? New guidelines reveal that children should consume no more than 1750mgs of salt per day. FOOD SALT CONTENT Bread (all types) 500mg per slice Cheddar Cheese 335mg in 50gm… Read more »

Summer is on its way…!

Yes, summer is on its way… and in the past sun exposure was thought to be a healthy benefit of outdoor activity. Responsible and caring parents understand the damage that the sun can inflict on their children… the precautions that you take today will benefit your children for the rest of their lives. It has… Read more »

When you are having your second or third child, start breast-feeding as though you have never done it before. Solveig

How to survive those temper tantrums

WHY DO TODDLERS HAVE TANTRUMS? Our toddler’s tantrums are a normal and a necessary part of his development… but no, they certainly don’t feel normal! As he develops his communication skills , the level of frustration that he feels will diminish somewhat. He experiences conflict between wanting to be independent but not yet having the… Read more »

People who say they sleep like a baby, usually don’t have one. Leo J. Burke