Little Ivory Blog

Being Sun Savvy

The sun can be a friend, offering vast amounts of Vitamin D, light and warmth, or a foe, bringing with it some dangerous buddies in the form of ultraviolet rays (UV), which can cause sunburn, freckles, eye damage, premature ageing and even skin cancer!

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Bringing Baby Home

It’s time to bring your newborn baby home. Exciting? Yes. Terrifying? Definitely! Fortunately, there are some ways you can make the whole transition easier, as well as the actual journey home.

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Dealing with Toddler Temper Tantrums

They aren’t called the ‘terrible twos’ for nothing. You may be familiar with the scenarios:  your face turning redder than a tomato in your hand as you avoid the judgmental glares from fellow shoppers whilst your toddler is writhing on the floor; or you’re slowly sliding under the table at a restaurant, resisting your own meltdown to the tune of your tot’s high-pitched screams of indignation.

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Establishing a Bedtime Routine

Luckily for sleep-deprived parents everywhere, babies thrive on routine, and a well set-out bedtime routine can turn those nightmarish sleepless nights into dreamy, restful evenings. 

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How to Deal with Infant Colic

It is possibly one of the most dreaded, but common infant issues. It is medically defined by persistent, inconsolable screaming. It is the stuff of new parents’ nightmares – yup, you guessed it, it’s colic. If you are unfortunate enough to have a colicky baby, your household may be afflicted with this new soundtrack when your newborn is between two and six weeks old.  

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How to Deal with Overbearing Family Members

You are not alone. We get it – we’ve had the family members who want to spend time with ‘the’ baby (it’s my baby!), who tell you what to do and how to do it, who’s refrain is, ‘I would do it like this,’ or, ‘let ME do it.’ We understand how it feels, which is why we’ve compiled the following tips for dealing with overbearing family members. 

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How to Deal with Teething Troubles

It’s teething time! They don’t call troublesome transitionary periods in life “teething issues” for nothing - a teething baby is quite often an unhappy, niggly, wailing one. 

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Learning How to Hold a Writing Instrument

It’s not an unfamiliar sight to see a toddler holding their colouring pencils in a tight fist; but although they can still create adorable masterpieces with this grip, it won’t help them learn how to write properly.

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Potty Training Your Toddler

Potty training your toddler is an eagerly anticipated milestone (goodbye endless soiled nappies!), but one that doesn’t come without its challenges. Although you may worry about ill-timed mishaps and hours of negotiation, if you start training when your toddler is ready and follow these helpful guidelines, you’ll soon have a toilet-trained tot!

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Teaching Your Toddler to Share

“Sharing is caring” - you’ve probably heard this familiar phrase many times throughout your life. As sweet a notion as this term may be, the word ‘share’ can send shivers down many toddler parent’s spines. After all, how many times have you heard, ‘mine!’ and ‘give it back!’ when your little one is supposed to be playing nicely with others?

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