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Issue 70 | 03 May 2016


Dealing with Dummies

The benefits of using a dummy

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Dummies are referred to as soothers and pacifiers for a reason. Babies like to suck as this naturally soothes and comforts them. When babies suck for reasons other than feeding this is called non-nutritive sucking and most babies do it in one way or another. Babies will normally suck their fingers and thumbs if they don’t have a dummy. It is important to note that...
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How important is dummy safety?

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It’s important to always use a dummy designed to meet Australian standards so that it can’t be swallowed or otherwise harm your baby...
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Bye Bye dummy! Top tips on how to wean baby off dummy

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There is no right age to wean a baby from a dummy – every parent needs to make that decision for themselves and their children. However...
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Inspirational quotes from Walt Disney 


“Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.”
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“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”
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“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
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“First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare.”
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Of interest this week

Rewarding children with food could lead to emotional eating

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The benefits of play and physical activity for toddlers with disabilities

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Key piece to autism puzzle

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Preventing young drivers using smartphones

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Extra nutrient can boost male fertility

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Children of older mothers do better

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The effects of puberty and the internet on teens sleep

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