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Newborn care

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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How to bath your new baby

Learning to bath your new baby can make parents feel very anxious and nervous. This article aims to give you a step-by-step guide on how to safely and comfortably bath your newborn.

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What! There's a Fourth Trimester for Babies

Most parents think that 3 trimesters of pregnancy is enough...but wait there's more! Once your baby is born, the first 12 weeks of life is referred to as the Fourth Trimester. What does it mean? Find out how you can help your newborn baby adjust to life outside the womb.

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Baby feeding

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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Your Guide to Sippy and Straw Cups!

Everything you need to know about sippy and straw cups - including different types and how to transition your baby from a bottle!

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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 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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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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Nappies

Five ways to tell if your little one is ready for nappy pants

Making the leap from nappies to nappy pants, to eventually underwear is a big milestone for children and parents. Some make the transition quite easily, others are in no hurry to move on.

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Nappy sizes for different ages and stages

We think a nappy name should reflect more than just the size and weight of your baby, that’s why our names represent who your baby is and the stage of development they’re in! Weight range is provided as a suggestion for what your little one wears, but ultimately, we want you to feel empowered to make the right size call. Trust those new parent instincts.

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Nappy bag checklist

What you need to pack in your nappy bag depends on how long you will be out and about, how old your bub is and the time of day you are out.

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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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Baby development

How do our babies learn language and how should we talk to them?

Babies seem to learn their native language or languages effortlessly and very rapidly. The task of learning language, however, is not simple or trivial. In fact, it is one of the most complex cognitive skills that we develop in our lifetime. So, how do our tiny babies learn language?

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Reading with Your Baby - Tips from The Little Big Book Club

Reading with your baby is such an important and fun activity. The Little Big Book Club team are pleased to offer some helpful information and advice on how to make the most of story time with your baby.

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The Importance of Reading to Children

It is in the laps of a trusted parent/carer that children develop a love of storytelling and the written word. Reading and/or talking about pictures in books is a lovely way to connect with your children and foster an early love of literacy.

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Story time – when books trump technology

In a world of apps, where virtually anything is available at the touch of a screen, why would you open a book? It’s simple: Some things are irreplaceable.

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