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Pre-conception

Advice and Resources for Disabled Parents

Although it might require some extra planning and perhaps some home modifications, it is certainly possible for disabled individuals to achieve their dream of becoming parents.

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Male nutrition and how it can improve fertility

Current reports indicate that fertility problems affect approximately 15% of Australian couples. There’s a lot of focus on women improving their diet and lifestyle but dad’s-to-be should aim to improve their diet just as much as their partners. Sub-optimal diets can contribute to low sperm outputs and/or sperm abnormalities.

So women trying to conceive, here are three key dietary changes that your partner or husband may need to focus on to improve fertility...

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Smoking and fertility

If you are hoping to have a baby and either you or your partner smoke, you need to quit for many reasons but also to help increase your chances of conceiving.

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Male fertility

The words ‘male fertility’ create a knot in the stomach of even the bravest of men. Often where fertility issues arise, examination of the male partner’s contribution to the problems is ignored.

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Pregnancy

Birth information Pregnancy nutrition Pregnancy health

The questions you’ve always wanted to ask about childbirth but have been too afraid to ask…

This article takes the embarrassment out of babies and answering all of your burning, awkward questions on child birth and looking after your little one.

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What is a maternity concierge?

All your questions answered about maternity concierges: what they do, who uses them and why I became one.

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Why a baby nail trimmer should be in your hospital bag

One of the many wonders new parents may encounter, with the birth of their child, is just how long their fingernails and toenails can be. For four out of the nine months of a full-term pregnancy, a baby’s nails grow; it’s possible your newborn will have longer nails than you!

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What are Belly Bells and can they help soothe your baby

Can a baby really hear the outside world from the safety of the womb? The answer is yes, and the calming effect it can have on both mother and baby are amazing.

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Baby

Newborn care Baby feeding Baby sleep Baby safety Nappies Baby development

Ideal sleep environments for babies and toddlers

While there is no major formula for getting babies to sleep, you can certainly improve your chances of rest by making a few adjustments to the sleep environment.

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Tips For The First Car Ride Home

To celebrate Baby Jogger Australia's new City GO car capsule, Midwife Cath shares some tips for the first car ride home from hospital.

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Bringing baby home

During pregnancy the thought of bring a new baby home from hospital causes some of the highest anxiety for parents-to-be. Of course the time of home coming is highly charged with emotion- you may not know what to do and feel a sense of responsibility like no other.

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5 Reasons Why Your Child Should Learn To Swim!

With countless pristine beaches and backyard pools spread across our suburbs, why are we still not making it a priority for our children to receive water safety education? Here's our top five reasons for why your kids should dive into the fun now.

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Parenting

General parenting Parenting help

Coping with a crying baby

A crying baby can be stressful. It's not always easy to know what your baby wants or needs. here are some tips to help you stay calm and cope.

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Heal Your Body After Baby

Pelvic floor issues are common in pregnancy and motherhood. Learn about the 4 common issues facing mums. We explore abdominal separation, pelvic organ prolapse, bladder and bowel control problems, and back and pelvic pain. Learn how to begin your recovery from the comfort of your own home.

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Getting started preparing lunches - Handy hints and tips

Start with your “must have” shopping items for the week. The following items are what I generally always have in the cupboard or fridge.

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Tips for travelling with a baby

Don't be scared to venture the world with your new tiny human! Follow these tips from Bondi Baby Co - The Organic Nappy Rash Spray - for a stress free flight with your new family.

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Toddler

Toddler nutrition Toddler development Toddler care

Protect Children From Falling Out Of Windows

Kidsafe NSW provides practical suggestions, guidance and support to parents, grandparents, carers and anyone involved in keeping kids safe. The main focus areas are child safety in and around the home, water safety, playground safety and road safety. Kidsafe aims to make a safer world for kids!

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Feeding a Fussy Toddler

If you thought feeding your baby had its challenges, then eating with a fussy toddler is going to be even more amusing for you. By the time your baby becomes a toddler at the age of 12 months, they are well on the way to enjoying foods that the family eats.

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Toddler food can be fun and healthy

How is it possible? As a dad I look for the simple things, the quick and easy way. I’m super stoked to share my fun creations for your toddlers.

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Toilet training the strong-willed child

Whether you are toilet training, eating vegetables, or trying to get dressed in the morning, the strong-willed child can put our patience to the test.

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