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When the holidays arrive!

The last days of school term looms. If you have nursery/school aged children, the next few weeks are going to be a different routine altogether! This prompted us to think about coping with a child who is suffering with conditions such as reflux, when a holiday period looms. Days out and holidays can prove to be hard work. So, we have a few ideas that may help you prepare. The key to managing is having a bit of preparation, thinking ahead wherever you can and pack a few extra things to make life just that little bit easier. Travel Wedge – If your child already uses a cot wedge, then you might want to continue this practice while away...
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Baby sleeping close to her mother, holding her finger

Original SIDS Researcher Says Baby Bed-sharing is Not Dangerous!

The same doctor who made SIDS known to the American public believes that bedsharing with your baby is not dangerous. You heard that right. Dr. Abraham B. Bergman was the first president of the National SIDS Foundation. He got SIDS research into federal programs in the 70’s. He helped pass the national Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Act in 1974. His latest paper was released in 2013 and didn’t go mainstream then, which is a tragedy for American families. This latest article in JAMA Pediatrics, “Bed Sharing per se Is Not Dangerous” calls out the American Academy of Pediatrics in making unfounded claims against bed-sharing with babies. Bergman lists the many reasons why SIDS diagnosis and recording has been flawed, non-uniform,...
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Tongue Tie

‘Desperate families need better help’ with tongue tie

By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News Services for babies with breastfeeding problems because of tongue tie need to be improved, a parenting charity says. The condition, which restricts the movement of the tongue, can be treated with a simple procedure and affects 3% of babies. The NCT said services around the UK were too patchy, and more awareness was needed. However, midwives’ leaders said the procedure should only be done if feeding problems were definitely being caused as a result. Tongue tie happens when the fold of the skin that connects the tongue to the bottom of the mouth is shorter than usual. The congenital condition, which affects around 3% of babies, can lead to problems for them...
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Homeopathy

Homeopathic Treatments for Reflux in Babies

Over the last few years babyREFLUX have been striving to provide the best advice and positional aids for babies that experience the curse of reflux. One question that we get asked time and time again is “Should we try homoeopathic treatments to help with reflux?…” On the whole we suggest that you try what you want, and keep going until something works for you. However, one thing we never suggest is trying homoeopathy to help manage reflux. So, why do we never suggest homoeopathy? Because it doesn’t work! It is well documented that there is no scientific evidence that homoeopathy helps in any way besides that of a placebo effect – and in babies even that doesn’t work. If...
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Memory Foam Dangerous

Should I let my baby sleep on memory foam?

Memory foam is polyurethane with added chemicals allowing for viscosity and density. It is usually denser than other foam mattresses, making it more supportive and heavier. Memory foam softens in reaction to body heat and this allows it to mold to a warm body in a few minutes. It was originally developed by NASA for use in the astronauts seats. The company who manufactured memory foam for NASA realised the potential for memory foam in mattresses and patented it for use as a mainstream material used in bedding products. Since the patent expired, other companies have started manufacturing memory foam, often to just as high standard. However, some manufacturers in China, the Far East and parts or Europe make...
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