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Tag Archives: "Health and well being"

15 Jul, 2019

Sixty-five Roses – a storybook with a difference

A surprise diagnosis and a feeling of being overwhelmed led to two Kildare mums penning a wonderful new book to help families of children born with Cystic Fibrosis. ‘Sixty-Five Roses’ aims to help siblings, relatives and friends better support the person with CF in their lives, while also giving comfort to parents at a very […]

25 Jun, 2019

Dealing with a picky eater

Q: My two-year-old son is a very picky eater. Do you have any advice to help increase the number of vegetables he will eat? A: Dealing with a picky eater can be difficult for parents, but be patient. Continue to offer a variety of new  foods, and avoid getting into power struggles. Some helpful hints […]

25 Jun, 2019

Boosting parents’ self-confidence

At one time or another, almost all parents question their self-confidence. Parents wants to be able to act decisively and confidently, but the influence of neighbours and relatives and what they will think can be upsetting. Here’s an idea that may help. Most decisions revolve around two categories—needs and wants— and it is important to […]

24 Jun, 2019

Building active, healthy families

Our thanks to mychild.ie the HSE website for these tips on how to help our children and ourselves get active! https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/teaching-your-children-to-be-active.html You can help your children or any children you look after to be active. Children whose parents or guardians are active are more than 5 times as likely to stay active. Families play an […]

24 Jun, 2019

Tummy time

Here is some excellent advice on Tummy Time from the HSE website mychild.ie https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/child-health/tummy-time-for-babies.html Getting your baby to lie and play on their tummy keeps them active. Tummy time helps to strengthen their head, neck and back muscles, and lets them experience feeling on the front of their body. Your baby needs to be physically […]

24 Jun, 2019

Motherhood and anxiety

Becoming a mum is a huge life changing event, which can impact greatly on our mental health. We are told that pregnancy and post-pregnancy are one of the happiest times of our lives. So what happens when it isn’t? We feel that there is something wrong with us. We compare ourselves to other mums. We […]

24 Jun, 2019

Yes, parenting can be a struggle!

Every parent finds parenting difficult. There can be days when it feels like everything is a struggle. Be kind to yourself. It’s important to look after yourself too. Some of these tips might be helpful for you. Make time for yourself You deserve some free time for relaxation or fun. Take opportunities to socialise or […]

29 Nov, 2018

Good advice if you are feeling under the weather

Under the Weather Learning how to manage everyday illnesses with confidence and common sense is a great life skill. Whether you are dealing with a cold, flu, tummy bug or other minor complaint, you can trust the advice on this website. It comes from doctors and pharmacists in Ireland. Undertheweather.ie was developed by the HSE […]

29 Nov, 2018

Post Natal Depression: A guide for Mothers, Family and Friends

After giving birth, most mothers experience some degree of mood swings. There are 3 main kinds of post natal mood change: Baby blues Puerperal psychosis Postnatal depression Baby blues. So common they are considered normal for new mothers They usually begin 2-4 days after baby is born. You may have crying spells, increased feelings of […]