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Clover Szewczuk, who has Friedreich's Ataxia, from Hove, UK, discusses her experience of becoming a mother and overcoming her fears of not bonding with her baby.
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Sue Searle of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK, reviews A guide for parents with disabilities: highchairs, published by Ricability.
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Are there any stair gates which still allow a wheelchair over them and don't obscure much of the door way itself?
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Christie Teki-Reu, a disabled mother from New Zealand, currently living in Australia, discusses how she overcomes the challenges of parenting as a wheelchair user with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
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Jackie Cairns, of Kirkcaldy, Scotland, describes her experiences of weaning her son, and so attempts to answer a question often put to her: how did she manage to feed her child solids, when she could not see where to put the spoon?
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Ellen Bird, a mother with amyoplasia, a form of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), from Staffordshire, UK, talks about her experience of pregnancy and early parenthood.
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Contains information on various aspects of baby care for one-handed parents, including lifting and carrying, nappy changing, feeding, going out and about, bathing and bedtime. For each task area, the guide suggests things to consider and also offers...
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Tracey Johnston of Poole, Dorset, UK, talks about her experience of stroke and motherhood, and how she adjusted successfully to one-handed parenting.
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I've read about the best ways to deal with your child, which in my current case with a one year old, is to pick them up so to move them away from where they shouldn't be, which is most of the time at the moment. What can/should I say or do to me a...
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Isabella Devani, a wheelchair user from Kent, UK, discusses her experiences of bringing up her active toddler, and the creative methods she has used to bond with her son.
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Jenny Dickson, of London, England, is a blind mother of 4 children. Here she reflects on her experience of health professionals, particularly health visitors, whom she feels have particularly helped her family. DPPI asked Pauline De Cruz, Jenny Dicks...
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