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Maggie's birth story – my Pohutukawa baby
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I was 39 weeks pregnant when I sat under a Potutukawa tree at my local cafe, sipping horrible decaf coffee, crying. I was sore, tired, swollen and enormous with my baby bump. It had been a hard month of sleepless nights, mood swings and dramatic Braxton Hicks that my midwife was not interested in hearing about. It’s not labour, she insisted. Have a shower and go to bed early, she advised. I was over it. Please baby, please come soon I prayed, as I gazed up at the crimson red blooms above me. I didn’t know how much longer I...
Teething: Dental care for babies & toddlers
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Is your baby coming up to teething? If your baby is around 6 months old, it’s likely you'll see those little teeth starting to break through baby's gums. Their first teeth will probably be the ones at the front in the bottom gum, and be followed by the front teeth on the top gum. During teething, most babies will get dribbly mouths, gnaw and chew EVERYTHING and maybe get a little bit cranky. You can see your pharmacist for teething gels or other cover-the-counter remedies if needed but most importantly, it’s time to start your little one’s oral health routine to look...