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Newborn care

Baby skin conditions

This article introduces some baby skin conditions that you may experience and how to treat the condition.

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Grooming little hands and feet

It is just a matter of finding a method you feel comfortable and confident with. This article talks through the many options of grooming baby nails.

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Tips to help make bath time tears-free

Not sure how or when to bath your newborn? Here is our tears-free guide to bathing your baby.

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Practical tips on how to care for your newborn

Each baby is different and they don’t come with their own manual but
Mater Mothers’ has provided some practical tips on caring for your newborn.

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Baby feeding

Expressing - the how, when and where

Most mothers will express their breastmilk for their baby at some time - so this article helps to explain the how, the when and the where.

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Busting the booby traps of low breast milk supply

While there are certain medical conditions that may create challenges to breast milk supply there are also a lot of ‘booby traps’ that have mothers reaching for the bottle.

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New to breastfeeding? Common questions answered

Katie James, Education Manager at Medela answers some of the most common breastfeeding questions.

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Introducing solids: purees vs baby led weaning

There are two main approaches to introducing solids, these feeding methods can be used solely, or combined to suit the baby’s needs.

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Baby sleep

Sleep and settling - what to expect in the first three months

Expectations regarding your baby’s sleep can be the source of great anxiety if you believe your baby is not sleeping ’well’ or ‘enough’.

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Active and quiet sleep: how sleep aids can help with sleep

There are things you can do to help your baby to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Whilst there are no guarantees, here are three tips that might just help:

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Little sleepy tips

This talk aims to equip parents to have their babies sleep at their best. It is obviously important for us as parents to be getting sleep but it is even more important for our babies to be getting the sleep they need.

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When your baby just won't sleep

For most parents and their babies this is a phase that seems to settle with time. However some babies graduate to become life-long committed insomniacs. Dr Jonny Taitz provides some rules for sleep that he found helpful.

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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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Nappies

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

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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Infant aggression

Unfortunately, a lot of little ones go through a stage where they communicate using some form of aggressive behaviour such as pinching, pulling hair, biting or hitting.

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Babywearing: the 4th trimester and beyond

The concept of a “4th trimester” has been a much discussed topic recently. The first 3 months of a baby’s life are like an extension of life in the womb.

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The importance of play in the development of babies

Montessori Academy shows new parents the importance of play in the development of babies from the Montessori model perspective.

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