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Holiday or nightmare? Advice for a stress-free break

"Shall we go camping in Dorset or sunbathing in Sicily this summer? Or, perhaps, Brazil?" "With three very young children we all need some rest."

Wherever you go, it’s worth considering how to make this a restful, rather than a stressful break for everyone.

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When should babies sleep on their own?

Sleep times and sleep habits seem to be one of the more problematic parts of parenting, particularly in the first months of the infant’s life and in the case of a first-born child. Where should you let your new baby sleep? For how long? Should you let it him or her sleep in the same room? Or should you rather leave your baby in a separate room?  Read more

The early signs of autism

There is growing evidence that early interventions may make a big difference for a young child who shows the early signs of autism. But how do you recognise those early signs?

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Dummy Dilemmas

Is it a good or a bad habit?  Professionals and parents alike have argued over the pros and cons of the ‘dummy’ for ever, in an attempt to establish whether its use is an aid to calming or a hindrance to communication.

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Children and screen time

Parents often ask us whether or not to limit their child's use of screens. This used to be about TVs and computers, but now these questions are increasingly asked about the use of tablets and smartphones.

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Welcome to ourAdvice, where we share our views on topics of interest to parents.
We are keen to know your views and so please do comment on our articles.
Is there a topic that you would like us to write about? Just send us a message via 'Contact us'.

ourNews, our other blog, has more general posts, including reviews of recent research.

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