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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.

Self Care And Parenting

Self Care And Parenting

This post is a bit different from my normal, informative ones, but I hope will serve as an explanation for the recent lack of posts, and to make a point about why self care is important for everyone, especially parents who are frequently busy, stressed,...

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How to Cope With Your New Baby at Christmas

Christmas with your new baby is something special that most parents dream of, your chance to combine nostalgia for your old childhood traditions with the creation of new ones. It can be the most magical time, but, on a practical level it can be fraught with...

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Coping with Clocks Going Back

Coping with Clocks Going Back

British Summer time, Daylight Saving, Spring Forward/Fall Back…whatever you call it, the day the clocks change can put fear in to the hearts of new parents who have never had to deal with it before but don’t worry ! It is not difficult to ease your baby...

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Real Life Parenting – How to Cope When Things Go Wrong

Real Life Parenting – How to Cope When Things Go Wrong

The 4 most important things to help you cope when life as a parent gets tough.   When I work with parents one of the things I stress is the importance of consistency, and that applies to everything from routines and sleep signals, to feeding habits and play...

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Baby Detective Case Files – Temporary Supplementation

Baby Detective Case Files – Temporary Supplementation

  This a series whereby I share a particular parenting challenge or solution to a problem that I think might be of some use or interest to other parents. It is not meant to be an ’I know best’ or a ‘this is what you should do’…rather it is an exploration of...

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Baby Bottle Basics

Baby Bottle Basics

A simple explanation of bottles, teats and anti-colic features. (this article is based on bottles available in the UK but should still be useful for other parents and carers in other countries because the main features remain the same, and you will gain insight in to...

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7 Newborn Baby Skincare Tips

7 Newborn Baby Skincare Tips

Baby skin is perfectly balanced and is an important protective barrier so the less you do to it the better for baby. Here are seven ways to help your baby at bathtime... Newborn babies often cry when bathed because they feel very insecure so don’t do it unless you...

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What can a Maternity Nurse do for you?

What can a Maternity Nurse do for you?

Firstly, what is a Maternity Nurse ? I know the name implies that we are medically trained, but in fact, the name comes from the term ‘nursing’, as in breastfeeding (many years ago part of the role would have included wet nursing). To all intents and purposes, a...

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How to Swaddle Your Baby in Hot Weather

How to Swaddle Your Baby in Hot Weather

Swaddling is a great tool for helping your baby fall asleep more quickly, and stay asleep longer which is great….until the weather turns hot and your baby is at risk from overheating. However, it is still possible to swaddle your baby as long as you are sensible and...

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Breast Feeding Pressure and the Damage it Causes

Breast Feeding Pressure and the Damage it Causes

Breast Feeding Pressure. The term ‘Bressure’ has been coined to describe the pressure that society, media, and health officials are placing on new mums to breast feed their babies and, as a result of this breast feeding pressure, the mums may...

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The Breast to Bottle Transition

The Breast to Bottle Transition

The question of the breast to bottle transition was raised by one of my readers and, as it is a common problem I thought I’d better address it fully. This was the question. “Hi there. I am in a similar situation as exclusively breastfeeding my 3 month old baby but...

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