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2013-10-13: Probiotics Likely Do Little to Soothe Colicky Babies
"Sad news for sleep-deprived parents: probiotics may not quiet their colicky babies, a new meta-analysis suggests...In Dr. Greer's opinion, there is currently no place for probiotics in the management of infant colic. In contrast, he said, it has no serio
2013-11-09: Fresh Fruit and Veg - Food Intolerance Network
FAILSAFE Diet - List contains Salicylate and Amine contents of vegetables and fruits. Salicylates in particular may affect reflux, so introducing low salicylate foods first is a good idea.
2013-10-23: How to turn around a fussy eater: Kids
"Sick of tying yourself in knots trying to get your child to eat vegetables? Take heart, you're not alone!" Some great, practical, tried and tested ideas here.
2014-04-23: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital - Food Intolerance
This is the diet that the FAILSAFE diet is based on. FAILSAFE goes a step further looking at additives, but for children with reflux it is often Salicylates in particular that are the problem. The diet should be supervised.
2013-11-04: Using Neocate for the first time
Information on encouraging baby to take Neocate, changes in bowel patterns and links to other information on Neocate...
2013-10-31: Wattes forbaby Printables
Fantastic, colourful charts and brochures for healthy eating ideas during pregnancy and feeding advice for babies and toddlers, introducing solids, fussy eating, bottle feeding and more....
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2013-11-16: Lottery Grants
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2013-11-16: Trust Waikato
"Our funding supports organisations and projects that focus on welfare, sport, recreation, youth, art, culture and the environment."
2013-11-16: WEL Energy Trust
WEL Energy Trust has a 100% shareholding, on behalf of the community, in WEL Networks Ltd. WEL Networks Ltd. owns the electricity lines and equipment in Hamilton, most of the Waikato District and a small part of the Waipa District.
2014-01-21: Parent to Parent
"Parent to Parent connects parents with trained volunteer Support Parents who have a child or family member with the same or similar condition, or are experiencing a similar issue."
2013-12-01: Ask Dr Sears
"AskDrSears.com is intended to help parents become better informed consumers of health care." I have linked straight to the info. on sleep because this is what I found useful!
2013-11-29: Sleep Advice and Sleep Articles - The Sleep Store
"Our information covers a range of sleep philosophies and we encourage you to read everything relevant and find the information which sits well with your family's parenting philosophy."
2014-06-15: Expert's view: Reflux - Essential Mums
"Robyn Shaw ia a specialist paediatrician involved in the medical care of babies and children of all ages." NB: Silent Reflux is a term not used by many medical professionals in NZ any longer and is now called GORD.
2014-08-20: Natural Winding - What causes reflux?
Philippa Murphy, Postnatal Educator and Founder of Natural Winding, specialises in helping parents prevent and remedy reflux (GER), colic, lactose and dairy overload naturally. www.facebook.com/NaturalWinding
2013-11-07: Baby Bouncer
See the above link for an example of a good style of bouncer for keeping baby semi-upright after a feed. These are available from $1 on Trade Me. They provide better positioning than car seats (see "Safety"), and possibly newer style rockers and swings.
2014-05-17: Baby Hammock
Baby Hammock can be hired from Baby on the Move
2013-12-19: Crib Wedge
"Crib wedge gently elevates baby's head for easier breathing and better digestion."
2013-11-22: Monitors - SIDS New Zealand
"Monitoring can increase or decrease the parents' stress. The monitor can either be an inconvenience or a security. It can allow the parent restful sleep or it may alarm and disturb their sleep."
2014-05-17: Natures Sway Baby Hammocks
Parents sometimes find the hammocks position and movement useful for babies with gastric reflux.
2014-08-15: Pepi-Pod® sleep spaces
"The Pepi-Pod® developed to protect babies from accidental suffocation when sleeping in risk locations. However, parents have found that this simple little sleep space also helps with comforting and settling babies..."
2013-11-07: Father and Child - Post Natal Depression
"The Father & Child Trust was founded in Christchurch in August 1997 by a group of dads who wanted to support each other as parents, bring a male perspective into child-raising and address the lack of services for New Zealand fathers." - Groups in Auc
2013-11-07: Mothers Matter
"The most risky time to become mentally unwell is after having a baby." One of the risk factors is: "Many recent or ongoing stresses." which includes having a baby with gastric reflux.
2013-11-07: New Zealand Multiple Birth Association
"If you are expecting, or raising multiples, the NZMBA can help you! Our mission is to address the special and unique needs of families experiencing a multiple birth, by providing information and support to multiple birth clubs and members."