Author: kathycollins

Dream feeds

A dream feed is given last thing at night, usually around 10-11 p.m. without fully waking baby. The purpose of a dream feed is to help provide a longer period overnight before baby wakes for the next feed giving mums and dads (and baby) a longer sleep. Dream feeds, when successful work really well and are […]

Toddlers and bed time

Developmentally, toddlers are learning about themselves and relationships. They have trouble controlling emotions and understanding rules. They have difficulty making choices, sharing and they say no a lot, all whilst needing strong emotional and physical reassurance. Of course, bed time routine and ritual are all important but getting toddlers to bed can be tricky. If you […]


Developmental milestones are an indication that we (health professionals and parents) look for to keep track of and reassure us that all is well with baby. They are an INDICATION of normal development and while they are pretty reliable indicators, they are also flexible and depend on other factors, for example prematurity and environment.Premmy babies […]