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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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Handling techniques for your new baby

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals have provided some helpful tips for handling and holding your baby in ways that are helpful for their wellbeing and development.

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Normal newborn behaviour and when to seek medical attention

Knowing what’s normal and what’s not with a newborn can be a tricky thing. Mater Mothers’ Hospitals have a few helpful tips to use as a guide when bringing your baby home for the first time.

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Essential washing habits - hygiene tips for your baby

Practicing good hygiene is essential to keep your new baby happy and healthy. Here are simple good hygiene practices provided by Mustela to adopt when you have a baby.

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Sleep and settling

Settling, sleeping and wakefulness in a newborn baby from the view of our midwife, Ngaire Green.

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Tips for managing colic and reflux

Colic and reflux are very common in newborn babies, but they can be distressing and exhausting for parents to manage so here are some tips to help you through.

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Sleep conversations - birth to 6 weeks

This talk provides parents with information about their baby's developing brain in regards to their sleep requirements.

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Practical tips and tricks to help caring for your newborn

This talk delves in detail into the experience of parenthood immediately before, during and after childbirth. It covers practical tips and tricks to help care for your newborn.

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The heads up on cradle cap

Mild cradle cap affects nearly all babies at some point and in most cases is nothing really to worry about. We spoke with Michelle Vogrinec from GAIA to get a heads up on cradle cap.

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Massage and colic

Colic can be a very stressful time, not only for the baby who is crying from pains in their tummy, but also for mum, who can be feeling helpless or exhausted.

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Preparing for life with a newborn

With so much to consider when you are expecting a newborn, Dr Ross takes you through how to prepare for life with a newborn, what to expect once you leave the hospital and ongoing newborn care.

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The benefits of baby massage for you and baby

According to the International Association of Infant Massage, there is both research and anecdotal evidence from families which shows that there are many ways that babies and parents may benefit from baby massage.

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Whooping cough in Australia

We stood anxiously in the pediatrics intensive care unit (PICU), waiting for an update from Riley’s doctor. We had come down to the PICU earlier that morning, after learning Riley’s suspected whooping cough had now developed into pneumonia.

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Bathing baby: your step-by-step guide

Handling a wiggling, wet baby can feel a little awkward at first but with this handy step-by-step guide, you will be an expert in no time!

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Coping with a premature baby

Coping with having a premature baby or sick newborn can be hard and very overwhelming. It is common for parents to feel a range of emotions and everyone will handle the crisis in their own unique way.

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Newborn baby care: the normal changes to expect

This Parenting Insights session is presented by Donna Mansell, a Midwives Australia midwife, Donna provides insight on the normal changes to expect with a newborn.

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Tips for the first few days with your newborn baby

It's the most exciting and moving ' meet and greet' of all, the first few days with your new born baby. And although it has its challenges, there are some simple steps that can make it all go more smoothly.

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