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Newborn care

Five newborn cues

Here are five newborn cues to help you make sense of what your crying baby is trying to tell you.

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Tips for trimming baby nails

With these few tips and tricks up your sleeve, nail trimming can be, quite literally, painless.

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What to take on your first day out with your newborn

The time has finally arrived where you’re ready to face the world, with your newborn by your side. It can be nerve wracking and even a little scary, but as long as you’re organised it’ll be the first of hundreds/

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Newborn products - what you might need

To make things easier for you and everyone around you, here is a list of things you’ll most likely need for your newborn.

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Baby feeding

Breastfeeding Pain and using Nipple Shields

Sometimes, no matter our best intentions, breastfeeding gets off to a rocky start. After giving birth you’re probably pretty exhausted and it might take some time to get to know your body and your baby.

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Homemade Baby Food – Storage, Tips & Advice!

The benefits of making homemade baby food and tips and advice on how to safely prepare, store and serve it!

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6 key nutrients for breastfeeding

Breastfeeding requires you to give a lot of energy and nutrients to your little one. If your diet is inadequate, it can put you at risk of deficiencies.
Here are the 6 key nutrients you need to pay particular interest to while breastfeeding.

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Glass Baby Bottles vs. Plastic Baby Bottles

Thinking of changing to glass baby bottles but aren't sure what the benefits are? Here are 8 reasons to choose glass over plastic!

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Baby sleep

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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Basics of Sleep

Key Points
• Sleep is cyclical with multiple episodes of arousal followed by a return to sleep
• Sleep achievement is in part cue dependent
• Cues of sleep are learned can be altered and then relearned
• Sleep achievement and sleep maintenance are usefully regarded as learned skills
• Avoid children becoming over tired as this interferes with the learned skill of sleep
• Minimise cues of sleep achievement that are parent dependent (be ‘Parent lite’).

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Singing to your baby bump for more sleep

How singing to your baby bump can help your baby settle and relax.

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When it's time to stop swaddling

It has been known that swaddled babies sleep better, experience less anxiety and that swaddling prevents unnecessary wake-ups due to the startle reflex.

However, there comes a time when swaddling is no longer effective or worse becomes a safety risk to your baby.

Find out the signs to know when its time to stop swaddling

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Baby safety

5 things you should know about babies and fevers

Here are five things you should know if you suspect your baby might be suffering from a fever.

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Baby first aid and all things paediatrics

Dr. André Kogan discusses everything he sees day in and day out in the pediatric emergency department.

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Your guide to choosing a car seat

From day one your baby's safety will be of paramount importance. That first car trip home will call for a properly fitted restraint to ensure your baby arrives safely. This guide to choosing a car seat will help you know the basics.

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Car restraint safety

This article covers all you need to know about car restraint safety - what to consider, basic travel principles and how to make safety easier for you.

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Changing your baby's nappy

Your baby’s nappy needs to be changed up to 7 or 8 times a day. An infant’s very delicate little bottom can easily become irritated from dampness, contact with urine and stools, or friction from napkins.

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Taking the sting out of nappy rash

Nappy rash is very common and can pop up anytime no matter how diligent you are.

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Moving from disposable to reusable

You can make the transition from disposable to reusable at any stage of your baby’s development. As a parent, you can easily be overwhelmed by all of the baby stuff available and how much of it gets thrown away – but there are alternatives!

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Modern cloth nappies: What's all the fuss?

Amelia from Bambooty discusses her own experiences with various types of nappies, including some pros and cons of using modern cloth nappies versus disposable nappies or old fashioned terry flats.

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Baby development

Non verbal communication between mother and baby

Here are some tips to help you interpret your baby’s non verbal cues.

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The senses, movement and learning from pregnancy to 3 years

Babies and children need to move to develop their brains and experience the world through their senses.

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Five benefits of babywearing

Are you a babywearing parent? Babywearing allows parents the freedom to continue their normal routines, at the same time as holding baby close and making the most of those fleeting moments that we all cherish!

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The baby milestones no one tells you about

There are a few baby milestones which receive less press, but from a parent’s perspective, can be just as significant.

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