12-24 Months

In this section we’ve got sleep solutions that will make your life a lot easier, how to encourage baby’s development and returning to work after maternity leave. Remember, if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, ask our expert.

 

Latest 12-24 Months Posts

Think your child is hard of hearing?

Children learn to communicate by imitating the sounds they hear. When your child is a baby, being hard of hearing will cause them to miss much of the speech and language going on around them. This can result in delayed speech and language development, social problems and academic difficulties. A common condition About four out […]

Living with allergies

Dealing with allergies in children can be challenging for parents. Writing for Maternity & Infant magazine, Arlene Harris talks about her own personal experience as a mum and chats to the experts about what to do. I have always been thankful for my three strapping sons. Apart from little bit of asthma, eczema and a few […]

World Meningitis Day: Know the signs

It’s World Meningitis Day once again, and a fitting time for us to remind ourselves of the symptoms of this deadly disease. Anyone can contract meningitis, but children and adolescents are most at risk. Knowing the signs and symptoms, and seeking medical help immediately, can be lifesaving so make sure you’re up to speed today. […]

Getting back to sleep after night feeds

While you never thought you’d be able to wake up for those night feeds, you now realise the skill lies in getting BACK to sleep. Your body is shattered but your mind won’t stop and tomorrow’s already going to be a very long day. Getting baby back to sleep is mission number one, then, it’s mum’s […]

Breastfeeding: There IS support out there

There is no doubt that when it comes to feeding your baby, breast is most definitely best. But despite most of us knowing this, Ireland has a very low breastfeeding rate. A recent study found that while more than three quarters of Irish mothers will try breastfeeding their new baby at least once, by the […]

How to deal with the dreaded clock change…

For many people, the clock change heralds the start of the summer – and therefore is something to be welcomed. But for parents of children with delicate sleep patterns, the loss of an hour can result in chaos at nighttime for weeks. Our resident sleep expert, Lucy Wolfe, has some great advice on how to […]

New childcare guide from Barnardos

With over 170,000 children attending an early years service in Ireland, Barnardos has produced a handy guide to support parents in making decisions about the best quality option for their child. Written by early years experts in Barnardos, the Choosing Quality Childcare guide provides parents with information about what to look for in a quality […]

Reasons to read with our toddlers for World Book Day 2017!

For World Book Day 2017, we’ve gone through the reasons why it’s important to read to your toddlers. From fairy tales to action adventures there are books out there that cater to every child’s interests! What book are you reading today? Building relationships Reading a story book with your child is one of the key […]

4 tips to help your baby start crawling

All babies develop at different rates. Some babies don’t crawl till they’re over a year old, and some start moving bright and early. Some babies bypass crawling altogether and simply start walking one day. Walking and crawling gives your child their first taste of independence. They’ll love being able to go wherever they want, when […]

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