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Sarah Norris – The Baby Detective

Parenting Advice Blog

With nearly 25 year’s experience in caring for babies, I have learned a great deal. I hope that some of my insight, tips and ideas may bring comfort to struggling parents.

Whatever your concerns, questions, problems or difficulties, if I haven’t touched upon the topics that are stopping you from being the parent you want to be, please get in touch. Remember to leave your comments, I read each and every one of them and will always try to help!

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The Author

I’m Sarah Norris, a Baby Care Consultant and Parenting Coach.

I have spent over twenty five years, often working 24 hours, 6 days a week, supporting hundreds of families with new or young babies aged from newborn to 12 months old, and often helping with their toddlers and older children.

I help parents discover what parenting style they want to use to care for their baby, and offer advice on different approaches that might suit them and their circumstances best.

How Do I Get My Baby To Sleep ?

How Do I Get My Baby To Sleep ?

How Do I Get My Baby To Sleep ? This is the most frequent question I get asked and the answer is in 3 parts You meet baby’s physical and emotional needs You manage baby’s routine to keep everything in balance You give very clear signals when it’s time for baby to...

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How Do I Know If My Baby Is Hungry ?

How Do I Know If My Baby Is Hungry ?

Learning how to answer this question is the key to your baby’s health, to your sleep, and to the difference between chaos and calm in your baby’s first few weeks, so it’s really worth trying to figure out.

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Eco Baby Solutions – Tips and Ideas

Eco Baby Solutions – Tips and Ideas

What will be left of our earth to pass on to our babies in the next few generations ?   Today is International Mother Earth Day when the whole world comes together in thinking about how we can lessen our destructive impact on our planet. I’m sure many of you have...

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Sticky Eye – What Is It And How Do I Treat It ?

Sticky Eye – What Is It And How Do I Treat It ?

Don’t squirt breastmilk in it ! I know, ‘everyone’ says it, literally everyone, even health professionals who should know better, but this is one of those times when you should not listen to 'everyone’ What Is Sticky Eye Sticky eye is very common in babies under 1...

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Breastfeeding – How To Prepare And Cope

Breastfeeding – How To Prepare And Cope

6 Case Studies showing how different women coped with their own breastfeeding experiences, and made it work for them This blog deals with how to cope with your concerns or fears about breastfeeding, and help you prepare for whatever you might experience.   What...

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How To Wind Your Baby

How To Wind Your Baby

All Babies Get Wind I can’t tell you how many times I have heard Health Visitors and Midwives and other Health professionals telling new parents that they don’t need to wind their baby because “breastfed babies don’t need winding” This is simply not true -...

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Temporary Supplementation Part 2 – When to use it

Temporary Supplementation Part 2 – When to use it

Part 2 - When Should I use it ?   Part 1 of this article covered the first few days in the hospital, and focused on what temporary supplementation was, and how to do it. This second part focuses on when to use it, and how it might help you in the...

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Temporary Supplementation Part 1-What is it ?

Temporary Supplementation Part 1-What is it ?

Temporary Supplementation – What is it, and how do I do it ?   Part 1. What is Temporary Supplementation Temporary supplementation simply means a baby is fed by either formula or safe donor breastmilk for a short period of time. The difference between...

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Feeding Your Baby – Why Anticipating Problems Can Help.

Feeding Your Baby – Why Anticipating Problems Can Help.

When I stop and think about infant feeding situations I’ve encountered over the last 25 years they are all very different in experience and outcome, but do seem to have common ground. They are all affected by the same 4 Feeding Factors Luck Mental Attitude Biology...

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