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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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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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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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A few things you may not have expected in the days before and after birth

This article aims to overview a few of the changes that you and your baby may undergo in the last days of pregnancy and first days after birth.

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Sleep in the first days and weeks

It is important to work out how best to manage this period and to know that generally it takes a few weeks, maybe months and maybe longer to feel rested again.

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A healthy happy baby and a healthy happy mum

Liz Wilkes goes through what really make a difference to a healthy baby and mother according to evidence.

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Breastfeeding – five tips to help you through the first three days

As you practice, you will find it gets easier and soon, you will find breastfeeding the natural intuitive experience it is meant to be. Here are some tips to help get you through the first three days.

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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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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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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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Keep in mind they’re just a baby

It’s wonderful loved ones want to celebrate their arrival it’s important to keep your baby’s needs in mind.

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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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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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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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