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Newborn care

Surprise! When your baby comes early.

Being caught out by early arrivals can be a pain, but what if it's your baby? We have 5 simple steps that can help you get into the swing of things.

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Understanding the Needs of Your Newborn: A Doulas Perspective

Becoming a parent presents many challenges, and with that, many sources of information on how best to care for your baby. A Doula can guide you through this transition, and more importantly give you the confidence to trust your own instincts, and find your own way as parents.

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Natural baby skin care tips: A How-to on caring for new skin

Becoming a parent for the first time is overwhelmingly wonderful – but sometimes it can be just plain overwhelming! If one of the things you’ve been wondering about it how to take care of your baby's skin, this helpful guide is for you.

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Bringing Baby Home

Arriving home with a newborn and no midwife standing by to help or encourage you can be daunting. Don’t worry it’s all normal. Surviving the first weeks at home requires a calm attitude.

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Baby feeding

Baby Food Pouches and Other Practical Ways to Store Baby Food

So you got a bit carried away and made a whole big batch of homemade baby food. Too much to use in a couple of days. Can you store the extra baby food and for how long? Reusable baby food pouches are just one easy way to store your homemade baby food, but there are other options too.

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Australian parents are so confused about allergies

Guidelines about allergies and food introduction has changed a lot over the last few decades. We now know that introducing common allergenic foods early to your baby, reduces the risk of childhood allergy by 80%

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Responsive bottle feeding

Many families use bottles to feed their baby. For these families, some simple tweaks to the way the bottle is given may help baby to regulate their own appetite, provide better digestive comfort and support the development of a close and connected relationship.

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Sharing the load while breastfeeding

Breastfeeding your baby brings with it so many brilliant benefits; it's free, plentiful, and carefully calibrated to suit your baby throughout every phase of their development. But there's a catch: nursing demands that your breasts be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.. There is a simple solution.

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Baby sleep

Baby Not Sleeping? This Might Be Why

Steph Gouin, a qualified Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant, discusses the 6 most common mistakes parents make when it comes to fixing their baby's sleep issue. 

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Midwife Cath’s ‘Bath, Bottle & Bed’ Routine

Midwife Cath’s ‘Bath, Bottle & Bed’ Routine – simple steps to help baby (and mum!) sleep through the night.

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Choosing a safe sleep bag for your new baby

Red Nose Chief Midwife Jane Wiggill explains how parents can use sleep bags as a way to keep your baby at a comfortable temperature while sleeping.

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What is a safe sleeping environment for your baby?

Red Nose understands it can be confusing for parents to know what a safe or unsafe sleep environment is. Follow our evidence-based recommendations to keep your baby safe.

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Baby safety

Your Newborn - What to look out for

It’s amazing, isnt it? That overwhelming feeling of becoming a mother, maybe for the first time or maybe for the third, but it still feels the same every time….

In this article, we have practical tips and advice when it comes to keeping your new baby safe, and what to expect.

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Product safety: how do I know what is safe?

Red Nose are often asked by parents and carers whether particular products are safe, including cots, prams, strollers, and mattresses. Check out our expert tips for peace of mind when it comes to using products safely.

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Red Nose Knows: our top tips to using a dummy safely

Did you know evidence suggests that dummy use is associated with a reduced risk of SIDS when used consistently? Find out more with Red Nose's evidence-based advice.

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Child Car Safety Seats - 101

Regardless of the many improvements made with vehicle safety, hospital injury and fatality statistics have not eased for over 30 years. Families suffer the pain from road collisions every day. Educate yourself on child car safety seats.

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Nappies

How to choose the best travel changing mat

A travel change mat is essential for making nappy changes when you are out and about, and most come with a pocket or two for holding all your nappy change essentials. So what makes the best stand out from the rest? Here’s what to look for when choosing a baby change mat or nappy wallet:

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Back to Basix: Nappy Rash Prevention

Nappy rash is horrible and painful and can still occur with the greatest of care. However, there are things you can do to help prevent your little one from suffering nappy rash.

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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

Why messy play & mark making is important in early development

Messy play and mark making forms an integral part of a child’s development from when they are a baby. Messy play gives children the opportunity to explore, discover, lead play and build the muscles needed to learn to write as they grow older.

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5 things your baby needs for health and wellbeing

Connecting with your baby in the little day to day moments goes a long way to encouraging their wellbeing. The following blog provides parents with five key things they can do to foster their baby's emotional wellbeing and development.

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Bonding with a babe in a sling

"Billy remained, being loved, carried and ‘spoiled’ for six months by our family where his attachment grew. He knew he was adored and that he belonged." The bittersweet experience of providing short-term care for a child.

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That's the way the Lactation Cookie Crumbles

A mother's journey towards self-belief, empowerment and confidence in her ability to nourish her child through breastfeeding.

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