Is Co-Sleeping Safe? – We Do It and We Love It

An article, posted on the Daily Mail, has stated that “three babies are accidentally dying every WEEK while sleeping in their parents’ bed with 141 fatalities in the past year alone.” With a damning, misleading headline like that, I thought I’d look at the question “is co-sleeping safe?” Is Co-Sleeping Safe? It’s very important to note how things are worded in this article when it comes to asking “Is co-sleeping safe?”. Take the following as an example: ‘The chance of sudden death goes up when bed-sharing if a parent smokes, has drunk alcohol or taken drugs or is very tired.” IF.…

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Smacking Children: Should We Protect Children With a Smacking Ban?

Should the UK put a ban on smacking children? Or is smacking ok, and parents should be allowed to discipline how they like?
All I can say on this is it’s about bloody time.

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Fake Penises for Transgender Children Under 5 – Surely We’re Going too Far?

Fake Penises. Two words I never thought I would put together as the opening sentence to a blog post. Yet here we are. For some bizarre reason I’m here to talk about how selling fake penises to transgender children under the age of five is maybe going a little bit too far. Here’s the headline via the Mirror: Mum of ‘gender non-conforming’ child sells fake ‘extra-small’ penises for transgender kids aged under five Fake Penises for Transgender Children Under 5 – SurelyWe’re Going Too Far? Let’s be honest before I go any further. That headline is a ridiculous one. The…

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Is Offering Cash to Promote Breastfeeding Really the Answer?

According to a study by the University of Sheffield, mothers should be offered a cash incentive to encourage breastfeeding.

The scheme, which was launched in 2014, offered £120 in vouchers to new mothers who breastfed for six weeks, rising to £200 for those who continued for six months. More than 10,000 mothers across South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire participated in the trial which saw an increase of 6% in areas where the scheme was offered, compared to areas where the scheme was not.

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Isablog #11 – Weaning and Being in the News

To put it lightly, this week has been a rather bizarre one.

It started quite normally, and Tuesday saw us starting to wean Isabelle. Here she is getting her first taste of actual food:

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