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Share a Wowee moment

I love what I call wowee moments – the moment when the penny drops – the look on someone’s face when they realise something  new, fun or different.Wowee moments are why I do what I do and I measure the success of my days as to how many wowee moments I witness during my presentations.  Teeny Tiny began when my Coffee Group asked me to present to them in the comfort of one of our member lounges about developing their baby.  I just shared stories of what I did during my day and...

July 28, 2020

To prop or not to prop to sit - this is the question?

I can’t wait until my baby is sitting up, how can I encourage this ? The joy of I did it myself accomplishments like sitting is one of the reasons I recommend giving your Teeny Tiny  the opportunity to learn to sit on their own and not propping or positioning them.   Ask yourself can my Teeny Tiny get themselves into or out of this position on their own ?  If the answer is no then that is often not the best position for them to be in. It may be tempting to help, s...

July 20, 2020

What Baby Furniture do I really need ?

What do I need to know about baby furniture? Which pieces do I need/don't need? What supports my Teeny Tiny's development? Would you like to know more ?- On the Move...

July 7, 2020

Overstimulation - How much is too much ?

Signs of overstimulation If your Teeny Tiny is overstimulated you might notice Unsettledness or fussyTurning their head away from youJerky or stiff movementsClenched fists Seen that list before ?  Yep – it is very similar to the over tired signs – you will learn to tell the difference but know this -  often in the first 3 months it is very easy to overstimulate your Teeny Tiny.  Go with my mantra of LESS IS MORE.   Providing your Teeny Tiny with stimul...

July 2, 2020

When will my Teeny Tiny find their feet ?

Feet are one of the most sensory-rich parts of your Teeny Tinies body. The soles of their feet are extremely sensitive to touch, and there are large concentrations of proprioceptors – these send information to your babies brain about where they are in space– so let’s support the finding of them. Finding of the feet will most often occur somewhere between 4&8 months.  Why do we want our Teeny Tinies to find their feet and how do I know they have been found? At birth your baby does...

June 22, 2020

Thriving in the Newborn Months

Although it may seem like not a lot is happening with a newborn, rapid changes are going on behind the scenes.  Ideal when your baby is between 6-12 weeks.Brain Development - what is going on in there?Reflexes - why ? how to support them to integrate.Help my baby hates Tummy Time !Baby Furniture what do I need what to buy/ not to buy ?Language and Literacy - do I read to my baby already ?Toys - how much to stimulate.Lots of time to answer your individual questions.We will fill you in on all...

June 19, 2020

Why we love the Manhattan Skwish Balls.

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June 19, 2020

Home Safety - what do I need to do ?

Children are naturally inquisitive, and learning by exploring their environment is an integral and important part of a Teeny Tiny’s growth and development. They are uniquely vulnerable in their potential to experience unintentional accidents, due to their changing developmental skills. Your Teeny Tiny will want to explore every inch of your home especially if they have found new skills like crawling and pulling up to stand. So now it’s time to take a look at your home through a safety lens t...

June 15, 2020

Upside Down Time

Balance / Vestibular SystemInside your Teeny Tiny's inner ear canal are tiny saccules filled fluid as we swish and sway or rock our babies this fluid moves the nerve endings like seaweed in the ocean.This movement stimulates the vestibular nerve which sends a message to the brain to say hey I am moving – ‘am I in balance or out of balance ?’ do I need to move my head of my eyes to regain balance?Babies need regular vestibular stimulus everyday through gentle rolling, rocking swinging and b...

May 21, 2020

Tenacious Toddlers

TENACIOUS TODDLERS - testing talking, trialling tantrums and taking risks.Ideal for Toddlers between 10-18 monthsIt's full steam ahead now as you enter the toddler years - movement milestones like pulling up, standing, walking and running.This is the time to develop those fine motor skills, spatial awareness and start getting into problem-solving. Behaviour, parenting styles, outdoor play and music all covered too.This is also a crucial period for lan...

February 18, 2020

They all rolled over

The muscles baby develops when they roll they use for crawling the muscles developed when they crawl they use those for walking it all has a flow on effect so here is how to encourage rolling.First we need to look for the signs that baby is ready to roll  Strong head control – first sign is that baby is ready to roll is strong head control, to test for this place your hands on babies shoulders and draw them up towards you watch that the head rises at the same time – if not best to ...

April 24, 2019

What learning can your Peg Board support?

10- 15 months +Encourage your baby to develop pincer and release grip by removing and dropping the pegs one by one. The next stage is replacing the pegs back into the board. Children will discover that the pegs fit into each hole. However some care, patience and skill is required the return the pegs to their individual holes. Onto stacking, your child will quickly discover that the pegs can be stacked one on top of the other to create an enormous leaning tower – (see if you can balance every p...

March 24, 2019

The Benefits of Swinging

Children’s swings have endured over the ages and continue to be among the most popular of playground equipment. Swinging is not only incredibly fun and relaxing, but also has physical benefits, aiding your child’s development. START WHEN BABY CAN SITWhen your baby can sit up unaided, which is generally at between 6- 9 months, the time is right to start swinging. Starting your baby swinging young makes the most of the many ways in which swinging helps your child’s development, as the first ...

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