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Q1. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE UNCERTAINTIES YOU COMMONLY GET ASKED ABOUT? Many new parents are often concerned whether tips and advice passed onto them from friends and family should be followed – my advice is to not follow these tips too strictly, but to give it a try. If it works, great; if not,

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Q1. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE UNCERTAINTIES YOU COMMONLY GET ASKED ABOUT?

Many new parents are often concerned whether tips and advice passed onto them from friends and family should be followed – my advice is to not follow these tips too strictly, but to give it a try. If it works, great; if not, then give something else a try, but trust yourself and try to follow the baby’s cues.

Another common discussion is the amount of crying a baby does – babies cry….. a lot! The amount of crying a baby does tends to escalate a little each week and often peaks at around 3-4 months of age, before decreasing again. Try to think of your baby’s crying as a form of communication – it doesn’t always indicate something is wrong, your baby may just be having his/her “time of the day” where he/she just needs to cry it out. Hold your baby close and try to be patient during this time.

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