Read ‘Babies i...

The new, revised and updated edition of ‘Babies in Mind’ is now available on Amazon Kindle. To download the ebook, click here:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JGBE2BC. ‘Babies in Mind’ is designed help you and ...

Teaching Babies to T...

Cape Town based Babies in Mind practitioner, Carly Abramowitz, says the following about trust. “We often speak about the importance of trust between a child and caregiver. But what does ...

Can babies be left a...

From an evolutionary perspective, human babies are designed to stay close to their mothers so that they can be protected from danger. This is also true for some animal babies. ...

Get your baby to sleep

Not all babies are the same so there is no ‘one size fits all’ perfect sleep solution, and often what works for one baby doesn’t work for another. If there ...

Ghosts in the Nurser...

I have just been re-reading a famous paper by the pioneering Infant Mental Health Specialist, Selma Fraiberg about what she called “Ghosts in the Nursery”. It’s about how our parenting ...

Does my baby need a ...

Some babies are predictably unpredictable! Others seem to gravitate towards a fairly predictable daily rhythm. If your baby seems to want a feed or a nap at different times each ...

How to help your baby

Why does your baby need you to join our ‘Babies in Mind’ network and attend our parent workshops? Psychologists are always going on about how mental health rests on the ...

Beyond Dr Spock

When we become new parents, there are many voices that try to guide us.  Remember that the loudest voice should be your baby’s. Quote by Port Elizabeth based psychologist and Babies in Mind ...

Superbaby

Check out this page for a few mind-boggling facts about the super-powers of babies. There is so much that babies can do that we aren’t always aware of. Their unique ...

Older child and new ...

I recently received an e-mail from a reader, Mia, who asks the following question: After 5 and a half years of Sharon being an only child, getting our full attention ...

What not to expect f...

Don’t expect parenthood to be easy Don’t expect breastfeeding to go smoothly and easily from the very beginning, but try to persevere if possible Don’t expect too much from yourself ...

10 Survival Tips for...

Don’t expect your baby to do what the baby books say she should be doing. Don’t expect him to sleep through the night. If he does, that’s fabulous, but many ...