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Professor Stuart Shanker has greatly advanced the field of infant temperament, influencing fellow researchers such as our own Medical Director, Dr Pamela Douglas.

As the mother of a low-sleep need, high sensory need baby, I have benefited from babywearing and wanted to share some of the background, benefits and a few tips!

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Your baby's sensory needs are constantly changing, so how do you nourish your baby's senses when COVID-19 has you stuck at home? Here is a generous list of ideas.

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‘How did you do that?!’ Read this gorgeous story by Debbie Spink about how she used sensory stimulation to magically calm her 15 month old grand niece. 

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Some kids look forward to starting Prep and others don't want to even try on their new school uniform. So how do parents know whether their child is ready for school?

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Do you worry that your child is doing things or behaving in ways that other children aren't or that your child's behaviour just doesn't make sense?

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When your baby is distressed, how do you use your voice? Do you sing, speak quietly or do something else? Find out how your voice can influence your baby.

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Babies experience two kinds of hungers: the hunger for milk, and the hunger for sensory experience. Dr Pam explains why sensoral nourishment is vital to babies' neuronal pathways.

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