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Parenting Sanity Sheets
(otherwise known as parenting articles)


These have kindly been made available by Elizabeth Pantley, author of numerous books and are sections taken from those books.  I have had a good read of them and think they really are helpful and contain a lot of good sense. 

As with everything with your baby, take all the advice you can get, but only use what you need and is appropriate to you.  Don't change things that work already because somebody else thinks you should - "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" as the saying goes - it only causes stress for you and baby.  This seems to be a policy adopted by Elizabeth too so that's fine by me.

Anyway, I hope you find them helpful......


Newborn Babies and Sleep Newsletter
Handling Unwanted Advice
What is Preventing Your Baby From Sleeping Through the Night?
Newborn Babies and Sleep
First-born Jealousy
Wonderful Sounds for Sleep
picture reproduced courtesy of
Solving Naptime Problems
How to Calm Your Crying Baby
Baby Tantrums
Moving from Crib (cot) to Bed
Eight Sleep Tips for Every Child
Get Your Toddler to Cooperate!
Going visiting With Your Baby
Stop the Diaper (nappy) Changing Battles
The Baby Blues
Choosing Toys for Babies
Taking a Road Trip with Your Baby
Separation Anxiety
Colic - Does Your Baby Have It?  What Can You Do About It
Choosing a Baby Carrier
Post Partum Depression (Postnatal Depression)
Should Babies and Toddlers Watch Television
Have a Happy Marriage
Car Seat Crying
Airplane Travel with a Baby (see also the Merbabies Holiday Time page)