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Newborn care

Swaddling: Why every new baby should be swaddled

Over the centuries mothers swaddled their babies to promote better sleep or to assist in settling. Swaddling has been proven to help keep your baby safe & asleep for longer periods of time. This is why an overwhelming percentage of hospitals teach new parents various ways to swaddle their new babies.

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Colic in Babies

Colic is an unexplainable unsettled period where your baby is crying for a long time, sometimes for hours, and is inconsolable. If you’ve experienced this, you’re not alone! Check out our tips to help your baby.

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Cath's Wrap

Midwife Cath invented ‘Cath’s wrap’ many years ago - a style of wrapping that is safe and makes baby feel safe and secure after he is born.

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Top hacks to reduce the mess of new mum life!

Reducing the mess of mum life and accepting your life will never be as clean as it once was....and that’s okay!

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Baby feeding

How to successfully combine breast and bottle feeding

There are many benefits of having a baby that can bottle feed as well as breastfeed. Although it might sound simple enough, bottle rejection is a common issue that many mum's and bubs struggle with.

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Self-Feeding Skills in Babies

Learning to self-feed is a very important development stage for your baby. It’s a time when your baby learns to eat independently and to develop life skills like co-ordination and motor skills by grabbing, holding and (eventually) using utensils and cups.

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Starting your baby on solid foods - Tips and advice!

Introducing solids in your baby's diet is important for helping your baby learn to eat, giving them experiences of new tastes and textures from a range of foods, developing their teeth and jaws, and building other skills that they'll need later for language development.

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Introducing solids – what & when?!

Introducing solid foods to baby is a very confusing and daunting task for most first-time parents. Most of us are wondering ‘how, what and when do I feed my baby?’

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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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4 Tips For Getting Your Baby To Sleep Better

4 useful and practical tips that can be utilised straight away on how to get your baby to sleep better

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How to get your baby to sleep

As a Newborn Photographer in Perth, when mummies come in for their newborn sessions, they nearly all ask how I get those babies to sleep so I can capture those early precious new days.

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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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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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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 much do you know about the microbiome?

Ever heard of the microbiome? It's an interconnected ecosystem containing trillions of bacteria and their cells. To help you understand its importance, Life-Space has shared their expertise.

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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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