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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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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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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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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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Taking the bite out of teething

Children's Panadol take you through what you can do to help the teething process, how you can care for baby or toddler teeth and visiting the dentist.

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The first teacher is you - reading to your baby

Reading every day right from the start with babies is fundamental in helping the babies developing brain. In the first 3 years a baby's brain develops by 85%. By reading, talking, playing and talking parents are helping significantly in giving their child the best start.

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Why the first year is so important to future learning

Babies who have the right early movement experiences in their first year have better coordination, concentration, memory, behaviour and perception as they get older.

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Learning language in the first years of life

Language learning is one of the most remarkable features of early development. Babies seem to learn their native language or languages effortlessly and very rapidly.

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Why baby teeth matter

A lot of parents think that baby teeth aren’t really all that important since they eventually fall out. Here are 5 reasons why baby teeth matter.

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Getting the most out of tummy time

Baby Sensory provides 18 tips on how to make tummy time fun for you and your little one.

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Sensory development

Babies need stimulating experiences. An environment full of interesting sounds, sights, smells, tastes and textures builds and strengthens connections between brain cells.

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Teething 101: what to expect and tips to help soothe the pain

When your child is around six months old, they will usually begin teething. Here is a quick guide on what to expect, with some tips on how to help sooth your bub’s teething pain.

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Your baby's day - a guide to daily routines

This talk will discuss what you might expect in a normal day with your baby answering popular questions.

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Songs and dances makes for clever kids

Music is a valuable tool to stimulate childhood development. Never underestimate the time spent singing,playing and talking to your baby.

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Teething symptoms and solutions

NUK helps identify teething symptoms and ways to help soothe the pain.

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The power of peek-a-boo

When your baby is young, a simple game of peek-a-boo, pointing out birds in your garden, rolling on the floor laughing or having a picnic in the backyard are all your baby needs.

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The essentials of baby play

Play is fundamental to healthy brain development. It lays the foundation for reading, writing, mathematical reasoning and problem solving.

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10 benefits of starting your baby swimming

Here, we run through our top 10 benefits of starting your baby swimming as soon as possible.

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The importance of play

Babies have a biological predisposition to play. It is how they learn about the world, other people, their culture, and themselves.

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Help your baby develop during their vital first year

Babies have an amazing capacity to learn, but there are so many things that parents can do to help their baby learn and develop. Here are a few essentials that really do make a difference.

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Top tips to help your baby's development

Here are a few essentials that can help your baby reach their physical milestones.

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Benefits of reading to your baby

It is never too early to start reading with your baby. In the first three years of a child’s life, their brain grows by an amazing 85%.

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Baby handling for optimal physical development

Mater Mothers’ Private physiotherapist shares their expertise to encourage your baby’s optimal physical development.

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Learning through play with Playgroup

Dr. Tarasuik from Playgroup Victoria, has researched different aspects of children's development in the first 5 years of their life. One of her areas of interest is learning through play.

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Babywearing

There is no sweeter place for a baby than the embrace of a loved one. Babywearing, or holding your baby with the aide of a carrier, enables caregivers to keep their little ones close with ease.

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Happy social play with your baby

Happy social play has an essential role in building self-esteem, confidence, creativity, imagination, language, problem solving skills and knowledge of the world.

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Language development in the first years of life

In the first years of their life, infants face the challenging task of language development and learning languages used in their community

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Tips for caring for baby teeth

A baby’s primary or baby teeth are just as important as their permanent teeth. Baby teeth help a young child to learn to chew and speak properly and maintain the correct space in a child’s gums to allow for the eruption of their permanent teeth.

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Why active babies make smart kids

Babies who have the right early movement experiences in their first year have better coordination, concentration, memory, behaviour and perception as they get older.

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Your baby and teething

Most babies will try to put things into their mouth at an early age. They find it comforting to do so. Babies love to chew on things, especially when they are teething. It is the main cause of fussiness in babies and it’s quite common nowadays.

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Child development: simple ways to help your child thrive

In this session, psychologist and parenting author, Jodie Benveniste shares some simple ways to care, learn, talk and play so you can switch on more and more lights, and help your child enjoy the brightest start.

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Tips to promote physical development in your baby

Mater Mothers' Hospital physiotherapist share their expertise to encourage the physical development of your baby with hands on demonstrations.

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