Toddler Personality

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Toddlers are in their so-called preoperational period. A feature of this period is egocentrism. Toddlers do not yet have the ability to put themselves in another place. In addition, they are developing their own self, which means that they are learning that they are a person themselves and can influence the environment around them. This […] Read more

Introduction Solids

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Nutrition plays an extremely important role in your little one’s sleep development. If you want your little one to be more relaxed and able to sleep longer, it’s important to make sure he’s comfortable, healthy and well-fed. The moment of starting solid food is an important milestone for your little one. But how can you […] Read more

Object Permanence

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The so-called object permanence starts around the eighth month of your little one’s life. You may have noticed that your little one is not looking for a toy or object that is hidden. According to the pedagogue Piaget, this behavior means that the children do not yet understand that a person or object will continue […] Read more

What can you do when ailments are bothering your little one’s sleep?

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The ailments we will discuss today are: teething developmental milestone restless leg syndrome nightmares / night terrors reflux / colic Teething We often see that our little ones can suffer from teething and that this can cause sleep problems. They experience discomfort from the pressure on their gums. They experience more discomfort during the night. […] Read more

How do I learn my little one how to find and replace the pacifier by himself?

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Learning to use the pacifier independently is a motor skill that you can learn your little one step by step from about 7 months. Before that, they are still not physically able to master this motor skill. Some of the little ones are very early, while others need a little extra time. The most important […] Read more

What are sleep regressions and what can I do about it?

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Sleep regressions are short periods of time, usually for about 2 to 4 weeks, where your little one suddenly has got a hard time falling asleep, wakes up frequently, looks unhappy and restless or wakes up very early. What causes the sleep regressions? There are multiple reasons why a sleep regression is caused. Often, sleep […] Read more

What is a dreamfeeding and how do I use it

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A dream feed is when you gently take your baby out of his crib between 10pm and midnight to give him a feed. Research shows that this extra feed usually reduces night waking, helping babies stay asleep until a more ‘reasonable’ time of the morning. Do I need to let my little one burp after […] Read more

Everything about White Noise

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The use of White Noise is not harmful, in fact, when your baby was still in the womb, he heard a constant rustling sound of 90db. That’s louder than the sound of a vacuum cleaner! This sound was produced by the heart and the blood pumped through the mother’s body. Now you may also understand […] Read more

Everything about teething

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Every baby reacts differently to the teething. Some babies are more affected than others. But when will the teeth come through and how can you relieve the pain? What can you do if this makes it harder for your little one to sleep? Teething not only leads to physical discomfort, but it can also disrupt […] Read more

What is swaddling and how do you do it

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Swaddling means that you wrap your baby in a swaddling cloth or hydrophilic cotton cloth. Swaddling ensures that your little one gets the same safe and sound feeling as what he experienced in the womb. This makes it easier for your little one to relax and sleep better. But there are many more benefits! Which […] Read more

How to potty train my toddler

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Potty training is an important step forward for children, in several ways. They gain control over their body, which previously functioned outside of their own will, automatically. Becoming potty trained is the beginning of becoming aware of obligations and of getting things done systematically. In this way, potty training plays a role in shaping the […] Read more

Sleep tips babies and toddlers; transition winter- summertime.

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Changing the clock can cause many sleeping problems for your little one. How do you ensure that your little one can get used to the new rhythm without experiencing any problems (and without mom and dad barely sleeping for the next few weeks)? 3 steps to transition from summer- to wintertime or vice versa Start […] Read more

How do I help my baby to relax before bedtime

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The past hours that your little one has been awake, he has received a lot of stimuli. If we put him to bed immediately, he would probably become frustrated because he has not been given the opportunity to process these stimuli. Relaxing is difficult and sleeping might even not be possible at all. That is […] Read more

Which pacifier do I choose for my little one

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There are several reasons why pacifiers are used, but Villa Bimbi always looks at the reason behind a child’s behavior and uses the pacifier to meet the natural sucking needs of a little one so that he can fall asleep in a relaxed state of being. Babies have two types of sucking reflexes. One sucking […] Read more

Where does my baby sleep best

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A young baby still has to get used to the environment outside the womb. To optimize his sleep, it is therefore helpful to help him adjust to the large, new world around him by recreating the safe experiences he has had in the womb. By recreating the experiences from the womb, you help your little […] Read more

Which drinking bottle is best for my little one

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The infant formulas available in the Netherlands are excellent substitutes for breast milk. Despite the preference for breastfeeding, it is possible to switch to bottle feeding for your own reasons. It is a fact, and certainly in the first weeks, that antibodies are passed along with the mother’s milk to protect the baby against infections. […] Read more

Sleepmethod 0 – 8 months

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Villa Bimbi uses various sleeping methods that are tailored to the developmental age of your little one. All our methods are based on a gentle parenting vision. This means that we never let the little ones cry it out, but look at the reason behind the behavior The method that Villa Bimbi recommends for babies […] Read more

Sleeping Method From 10 Months

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Villa Bimbi uses various sleeping methods that are tailored to the developmental age of your little one. All our methods are based on a gentle parenting vision. This means that we never let the little ones cry-it-out, but look at the reason behind the behavior. The method that Villa Bimbi recommends for babies from 10 […] Read more

Lady Shuffle Method

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Villa Bimbi uses various sleeping methods that are tailored to the developmental age of your little one. All our methods are based on a gentle parenting vision. This means that we never let the little ones cry-it-out, but look at the reason behind the behavior. The method that Villa Bimbi recommends for babies from 10 […] Read more

Sleepmethod 4 – 10 months

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Villa Bimbi uses various sleeping methods that are tailored to the developmental age of your little one. All our methods are based on a gentle parenting vision. This means that we never let the little ones cry it out, but look at the reason behind their behavior. The method that Villa Bimbi recommends for babies […] Read more

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