Words of wisdom about settling babies from baby whisperer and sleep consultant Dorothy Waide


Dorothy Waide is one of New Zealand’s most in-demand baby sleep consultants. The Karitane mothercraft nurse is often called The Baby Whisperer and has worked with stars, such as actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. She has a new book called Simply Parenting – From 12 weeks to 12 months, which helps parents navigate the trials, surprises and milestones after navigating the hazy first few months. This excerpt covers self-settling for babies.

Babies love to be held close. So think of yourself as your baby’s buffer; your presence confirms that their world is safe and that they are

Legacy’s Baby and Me class adjusts during pandemic


Cindy Lowry of Vancouver gave birth to her first child, Van, last August. Quickly, the baby became the center of her and her husband’s lives.

They went out far less often, and Lowry said she felt some feelings of isolation early in parenthood.

“It’s been a much bigger challenge than I thought it would be,” Lowry said. “It’s amazing how this little person takes everything over.”

To help navigate parenthood, Lowry, 36, signed up for a Baby and Me class offered at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

The group gave Lowry a support system, something she needed at the time.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Says They Can’t Find Jacob Wesley Wilson’s Remains


A Florida couple has sued a Hillborough County hospital on claims it lost the remains of their newborn son. Kathryn and Travis Wilson filed a complaint against St. Joseph’s Hospital, Inc., doing business as St. Joseph’s Hospital – North, in a Hillsborough County court on July 9.

The couple’s son, Jacob Wesley Wilson, was born at the facility on February 25 but died while still in the hospital’s care on the 28th, according to the complaint obtained by Law&Crime. The facility transported his remains to Orlando Regional Medical Center for an autopsy, they said. When that procedure was done,

He’s a ‘foster parent’ raising baby birds by hand, helping to save threatened species


SINGAPORE: Mark Rusli remembers the time a baby bird died in his care.

Three months into his job as a junior animal care officer in the Jurong Bird Park, he had been hand-feeding a chick and mistook the signs it was displaying.

“He was probably trying to take in a breath of air, instead of wanting to eat. But I gave him papaya — it was a little too wet, so maybe instead of trying to swallow the papaya, he inhaled the water,” recalled the 33-year-old.

“A couple of seconds later, it turned pale and died.”

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