Cradle cap

Cradle cap is a skin condition most commonly seen in babies in the first three months of life.  It often appears as pale yellow crusts on the head, eyebrows and sometimes the folds of the skin.  If forms due to residual maternal hormones making the oil glands of the baby’s scalp overactive. This oil can…

Parenting Styles

I am often asked about different parenting styles, and what is the best way to parent. In all my time working with families I have never met a parent who doesn’t desire to be the best parent they can be. Parenting books, apps, programs, TV shows and podcasts are popular for this exact reason, parenting…

Black and White

What do babies see? Parents will often ask this question and I can understand why. We want to understand both how they experience their world and how we can help them to develop their senses. There are a number of different aspects to babies visual development and it doesn’t all have to do with how…

Choosing Toys

Choosing toys for your baby or toddler can be an overwhelming experience. Parents often feel a lot of pressure to make sure that their child’s toy is “educational”. As a parent we can spend hours researching toys that will support brain development and independent play only to find ourselves in the toy aisle with a…

Smiling

We all know the joy and warm feeling we get when a baby smiles at us. There is nothing quite like the moment when a baby breaks into a gummy grin, especially if you feel like you are the reason for the grin. It’s almost like you’ve personally made the sun shine. This is the…