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Newborn care

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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Tips for trimming baby nails

With these few tips and tricks up your sleeve, nail trimming can be, quite literally, painless.

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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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Baby feeding

Your Guide to Sippy and Straw Cups!

Everything you need to know about sippy and straw cups - including different types and how to transition your baby from a bottle!

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How herbal tea can help with breastfeeding

The mechanics of breastfeeding are one part to master, however this is how herbal tea can help with breastfeeding to ensure adequate milk flow, minimising tummy upsets and delivering essential nutrition.

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Get to know the breastfeeding lingo

Don’t yet know your areola from your elbow? No problem. Read on.

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Combination feeding

Breast, bottle or both. Let's take it back to basics on your feeding options.

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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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When it's time to stop swaddling

It has been known that swaddled babies sleep better, experience less anxiety and that swaddling prevents unnecessary wake-ups due to the startle reflex.

However, there comes a time when swaddling is no longer effective or worse becomes a safety risk to your baby.

Find out the signs to know when its time to stop swaddling

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Understanding baby sleep cycles

Baby sleep cycles are quite different from yours, starting from the amount of time each of you spend sleeping. Here's a guide for a 24 hour period, depending on their age.

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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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Baby safety

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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Car restraint safety

This article covers all you need to know about car restraint safety - what to consider, basic travel principles and how to make safety easier for you.

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Nappies

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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Taking the sting out of nappy rash

Nappy rash is very common and can pop up anytime no matter how diligent you are.

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Moving from disposable to reusable

You can make the transition from disposable to reusable at any stage of your baby’s development. As a parent, you can easily be overwhelmed by all of the baby stuff available and how much of it gets thrown away – but there are alternatives!

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Modern cloth nappies: What's all the fuss?

Amelia from Bambooty discusses her own experiences with various types of nappies, including some pros and cons of using modern cloth nappies versus disposable nappies or old fashioned terry flats.

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Baby development

Non verbal communication between mother and baby

Here are some tips to help you interpret your baby’s non verbal cues.

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The senses, movement and learning from pregnancy to 3 years

Babies and children need to move to develop their brains and experience the world through their senses.

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Five benefits of babywearing

Are you a babywearing parent? Babywearing allows parents the freedom to continue their normal routines, at the same time as holding baby close and making the most of those fleeting moments that we all cherish!

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The baby milestones no one tells you about

There are a few baby milestones which receive less press, but from a parent’s perspective, can be just as significant.

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