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The best 2 year old sleep schedule for happy toddlers 

Wondering what an ideal 2 year old sleep schedule for your toddler looks like? At age two your little one’s daily sleep schedule will consist of one or two naps plus a (hopefully) healthy chunk of sleep at night of around 11 hours.  By the time your toddler hits age two you’ve seen your little …

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When should you remove the sides from your toddler’s cot bed?

Removing the sides from your toddler’s cot is one of those parenting decisions you may mull over for some time. On the one hand it’s good to move them to the next stage if they’re ready, plus if they’re climbing out their cot then it’s safer for them to be in a bed. On the …

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How to get a baby and toddler napping at the same time

When you’re a new mother there’s no greater treat than getting time to yourself during naptime. That blissful hour or two of total peace is a perfect chance to read a book, watch TV or most importantly catch up on some sleep yourself. But if you have two little ones, you may find their naps …

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Juggling bedtime with a baby and toddler

Struggling to cope with the double bedtime with your toddler and newborn baby? The first time you attempt to put a newborn baby and toddler to bed by yourself can be quite a challenge. You’re trying to juggle getting them in and out of the bath, dressing them, reading a story, feeding and tears from …

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A toddler’s guide to coping with sleep deprivation

Hey parents, so you think you were tired when I came along? Just look at what me and your new baby have managed to achieve now we’re working as a team. You thought your hair couldn’t get any messier, your eyes couldn’t feel any drier and your clothes couldn’t be any dirtier. You were wrong! …

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Sleep deprivation is like living in the Upside Down

There’s something about being up in the middle of the night that feels like you’re in a parallel dimension. If you’ve watched Stranger Things on Netflix you’ll know the Upside Down is a nightmare dimension that looks similar to the real world but is actually filled with some scary s**t. Everything’s broken, covered with weird …

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A plea for teething intervention to the Tooth Fairy

Dear Tooth Fairy, I just wanted to express my gratitude for the hard work that you do. What a task it must be collecting up all those baby teeth and hiding money underneath the pillows of every child in the world. And you do it without waking the little buggers up! How do you do …

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Mum squad meet-ups: Picture perfection vs reality

When I was pregnant with Bubba One I pictured many things through a set of very rose-tinted glasses. I pictured what the birth would be like, how I would feel afterwards, how I would follow all those oh-so-simple instructions in the baby books and how I would manage day-to-day by floating on a bubble of …

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