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!

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Adjusting to Life with Your Baby

Adjusting to Life with Your Baby

Whether your baby is newborn or a few weeks old, your life is probably a confusing mixture of extreme highs and lows, with very welcome (but sometimes infrequent) oases of contented calm in between. Whilst I certainly would not wish to diminish the highs or the calms,...

Learning to Read Your Baby’s Personality.

Learning to Read Your Baby’s Personality.

Learning to Read Your Baby’s Personality After so long as a maternity nurse I have heard pretty much everything but I think one of the most frequent comments goes along the lines of ‘aren’t babies all the same?. I still smile every time, especially...

Competitive Parenting Styles

Competitive Parenting Styles

I know its an advert but it is an excellent fun-poke at the competitive parenting that is all too common  today. Trust me...I have seen every single one of the stereotypes in the ad...they really do exist but, whilst it is funny on screen, it can be very unpleasant in...

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