Tag Archives: Sarah Ockwell-Smith

How to Choose the Right Sling or Carrier for You and Your Baby

“If someone told you they knew a secret to help your baby sleep better, cry less and learn better, you would certainly be interested…. “ Dr Maria Blois – ‘BabyWearing’. Did you know research says carrying your baby in a sling … Continue reading

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Why Does Society Turn a Blind Eye to Some Forms of Child Abuse?

I woke to THIS ARTICLE this morning, naturally it was published by the Daily Mail. I later watched a feature on ‘This Morning’ interviewing the father. It later transpires the Martin Daubney, the author (and father) in this piece has … Continue reading

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Why Gentle Parenting is NOT Permissive Parenting

It’s a common misconception, those who parent their babies and children with respect and compassion are deemed “permissive parents”. These gentle permissive parents are seen as always letting their offspring get their own way, thus creating future selfish ‘me, me’ and … Continue reading

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Flexible Maternity Leave – Is it Really a Step in the Right Direction?

I need to start this post by apologising to fathers and all those who campaign for their rights, because I know this blog is going to really rile them. In a way that’s good, because they need to still be … Continue reading

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Why do Mothers Judge Each Other?

Bear with me, this is going to be a bit of a ramble,  I’m not quite sure what I want to say – or how to say it and I certainly don’t have any stats or science to back me … Continue reading

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A Trip to The Zoo – Why Humans Are Out of Touch With Their Infants

Last year I went to Colchester Zoo with my daughter’s preschool. The trip was a part of the ICAN initiative http://www.ican.org.uk/ which aims to aid communication with children. From what I understood most of the preschools from North Essex were there too … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Your Birth Can Affect Your Baby and Your Parenting

When I meet a new mum, dad and baby  for the first time at a consultation for colic and sleep I always start with the same question: “tell me about your birth” Mostly it’s met with confusion, wrinkled eyebrows and exchanged curious looks, very often … Continue reading

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The Fourth Trimester – AKA Why Your Newborn Baby is Only Happy in Your Arms

“My baby is only happy in my arms, the minute I put her down she cries” “He sleeps really well but only when he’s laying on my chest, he hates his moses basket” “She cries every time we lay her … Continue reading

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