Family
Rachel Stewart

Should Nannies Do Housework?

As someone who worked in childcare, and as a nanny, for many years I have had some genuinely amazing employees. I’ve also had a couple of problematic experiences. I’ve also trawled through dozens upon dozens of nannying job ads that had incredibly unrealistic expectations. Some people are simply being unrealistic. They obviously haven’t thought it through. Others are obviously being intentionally exploitative.

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Family
Rachel Stewart

Benevolent Neglect : The Beauty Of Boredom

Benevolent Neglect – Let Kids Be Bored “Mum, play with me.” My eight year old moaned. “You never play with me anymore.” (He means since I played with him yesterday.) I do play with my kids. I actually play with my kids a whole lot more than my parents ever

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best pet
Family
Rachel Stewart

Here are the 8 Best Pets For Your Family

Finding The Best Pet We are currently looking for the best pet for our family. I’ve wanted a pet for the kids for several years. I’ve still got a lot of love to give and we’re definitely not having another baby. SO Maybe it’s time we get a “fur baby”

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night weaning
Family
Rachel Stewart

How To Night Wean Your Toddler in 3 Easy Steps

I think Jay Gordon’s  advice about night weaning is a great place to start.  I referred to it often when night weaning my son, however his weaning plan didn’t exactly suit our situation, so I adapted it to suit us better.

Keeping in mind my little boy was 3 and a normal night for him was being fed to sleep around 7pm in his own bed, then waking around midnight and coming into our bed to feed for the remainder of the night. Some nights he would feed continuously from midnight until 6am. When he started the day – it was very much like a “dummy” for him. He also had a single bed, so I was able to fit into his bed and sleep with him.

The main motivation for me weaning him and hopefully getting him to sleep through the night without me was I was pregnant with our second baby at the time. I really wanted him well on his way to be weaned night and day, and sleeping through the night, BEFORE the new baby arrived.

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Pram Reviews
Rachel Stewart

Best Prams 2020 – Choosing The Best Prams Australia

It’s been a busy time for the pram industry recently. A lot of new products, and a lot of significant upgrades to some existing favourites. Which is really exciting and interesting. The following are my favourite prams this year so far…

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Family
Rachel Stewart

Hiring a Capsule? Or is it better to buy?

Whether you’re buying or hiring a capsule, infant car capsules are such an incredibly convenient way to transport your newborn. Getting out of the house with a new baby can be so very challenging, and having a capsule can make that process easier for a number of reasons. Don’t Wake

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