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Thumb sucking or dummy, which is better for my baby’s teeth?

Thumb sucking or dummy, which is better for my baby’s teeth?

Babies are naturally driven to suck - after all, their survival depends on it. Though sucking isn’t always restricted to the breast or bottle and some babies also love to suck on their thumb, fingers and/or a pacifier (dummy). Many parents are concerned about the impact of finger/thumb or dummy sucking on their child’s teeth and wonder which is better.  
The importance of play in early childhood development

The importance of play in early childhood development

Play in a child’s day is essential to their health and wellbeing.  Far from being just time wasting, play, in all its forms, helps children grow and develop. Play also helps to support connections to form in a child’s brain which brings lifelong benefits in terms of their social, emotional and cognitive development.
Three Common Sleep Associations and How to Manage Them

Three Common Sleep Associations and How to Manage Them

Most babies and children have sleep associations or dependencies which help them go to sleep. Dummies, breast or bottle feeds and co-sleeping are the most common. Over time, babies can build a real dependency on needing these as cues to go to sleep.