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What can I do if lack of sleep is hurting my relationship?

Being sleep deprived does not make for a happy relationship. If you’re suffering from lack of sleep, there are a few things you can try.
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My baby’s asleep but I’m wide awake. Now what?

It is very important that you do not use sleep remedies, including the herbal variety, before talking to your doctor - they could have an adverse affect if you are breastfeeding.
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I know that my partner and I will fight, but is there such a thing as fair fighting?

When the argument you are having involves your children, it is a much better idea to have this fight behind closed doors, away from your children.
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New baby hygiene: should everyone wash their hands?

Making sure your newborn stays healthy and happy is as much about common sense as it is about care and washing hands is one of the simplest ways to ensure it.
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Granny helping out is putting a strain on our relationship. What can I do?

If you find that you and your mother are locking horns over child care issues then it’s time to assert your wishes.
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I need to know if it is right to fight in front of our child

Most people agree that fighting in front of children is inappropriate. However, many people also agree that, as long as your child is brought up in a loving, warm, free home, they will learn that the occasional disagreement between their loving parents is simply a part of life.
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My baby wakes me up during the night and I’m exhausted - I need help!

If your child is big enough you might consider a star chart for good behaviour. Each time your child goes to bed without any trouble, he or she gets a star. If at the end of the week he has seven stars on his chart then he gets a special treat.
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