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Newborn care

The role of the Pharmacist during the "Fourth Trimester"

Pharmacists are one of the most trusted and accessible health professionals in Australia and when you have a baby we become your new best friend.

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Bringing Baby Home: Why Baby Needs a Sun Hat

Too often than not, new and expectant parents leave a sun hat for baby off the list. “My newborn won’t need a hat”, you say, but you couldn’t be more wrong! Starting sun safety early is the essential key to having a happy hat wearing toddler and child.

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Tips For The First Car Ride Home

To celebrate Baby Jogger Australia's new City GO car capsule, Midwife Cath shares some tips for the first car ride home from hospital.

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Bringing baby home

During pregnancy the thought of bringing a new baby home from hospital causes some of the highest anxiety for parents-to-be. Of course the time of home coming is highly charged with emotion- you may not know what to do and feel a sense of responsibility like no other.

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Baby feeding

Pump it! 5 Tips to express more breastmilk

like many things in this motherhood gig, breastmilk pumping is a skill. Here are 5 tips to get you started:

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Homemade Baby Food – Storage, Tips & Advice!

The benefits of making homemade baby food and tips and advice on how to safely prepare, store and serve it!

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6 key nutrients for breastfeeding

Breastfeeding requires you to give a lot of energy and nutrients to your little one. If your diet is inadequate, it can put you at risk of deficiencies.
Here are the 6 key nutrients you need to pay particular interest to while breastfeeding.

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Glass Baby Bottles vs. Plastic Baby Bottles

Thinking of changing to glass baby bottles but aren't sure what the benefits are? Here are 8 reasons to choose glass over plastic!

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Baby sleep

Ideal sleep environments for babies and toddlers

While there is no major formula for getting babies to sleep, you can certainly improve your chances of rest by making a few adjustments to the sleep environment.

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Which baby monitor is right for you? Answering important questions!

When choosing a baby monitor for your family, it’s important to ask yourself what you value most. Consider your options when it comes to choosing the right baby monitor and do your research to ensure you make the right decision for you and your bub!

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The Eco-friendly Nursery: Save the Earth and your cash

Here are some ways to make small changes in your home following the birth of your first cub or subsequent ones. It is never too late to start making tour nursery more Eco-friendly.

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Basics of Sleep

Key Points
• Sleep is cyclical with multiple episodes of arousal followed by a return to sleep
• Sleep achievement is in part cue dependent
• Cues of sleep are learned can be altered and then relearned
• Sleep achievement and sleep maintenance are usefully regarded as learned skills
• Avoid children becoming over tired as this interferes with the learned skill of sleep
• Minimise cues of sleep achievement that are parent dependent (be ‘Parent lite’).

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Baby safety

5 Reasons Why Your Child Should Learn To Swim!

With countless pristine beaches and backyard pools spread across our suburbs, why are we still not making it a priority for our children to receive water safety education? Here's our top five reasons for why your kids should dive into the fun now.

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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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Nappies

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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Five ways to tell if your little one is ready for nappy pants

Making the leap from nappies to nappy pants, to eventually underwear is a big milestone for children and parents. Some make the transition quite easily, others are in no hurry to move on.

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Nappy sizes for different ages and stages

We think a nappy name should reflect more than just the size and weight of your baby, that’s why our names represent who your baby is and the stage of development they’re in! Weight range is provided as a suggestion for what your little one wears, but ultimately, we want you to feel empowered to make the right size call. Trust those new parent instincts.

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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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Baby development

How do our babies learn language and how should we talk to them?

Babies seem to learn their native language or languages effortlessly and very rapidly. The task of learning language, however, is not simple or trivial. In fact, it is one of the most complex cognitive skills that we develop in our lifetime. So, how do our tiny babies learn language?

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Reading with Your Baby - Tips from The Little Big Book Club

Reading with your baby is such an important and fun activity. The Little Big Book Club team are pleased to offer some helpful information and advice on how to make the most of story time with your baby.

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The Importance of Reading to Children

It is in the laps of a trusted parent/carer that children develop a love of storytelling and the written word. Reading and/or talking about pictures in books is a lovely way to connect with your children and foster an early love of literacy.

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Story time – when books trump technology

In a world of apps, where virtually anything is available at the touch of a screen, why would you open a book? It’s simple: Some things are irreplaceable.

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