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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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9 ways to get kids to keep their hats on - without superglue

Sometimes, superglue seems to be the only solution to keeping hats on kids heads! But give these tried and tested ideas a whirl before whipping out that tube.

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Signs that my baby is teething?

It's around now that small person could be getting irritable, drooling and rosy-cheeked thanks to little teeth pushing their way through the gums. Ouch! It's not much fun for them - or you - but there are things you can do to ease any discomfort and take care of these 'new arrivals'.

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Nail Snail trimming for children with sensory processing issues.

Nail Snail trimming hints and tips for children with sensory processing issues including autism. Autism Awarness Month April.

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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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Prams for Newborns

Babies and infants spend a lot of time in their pram. Whether they’re in a bassinet, a stroller seat or in a car capsule, there are multiple ways to get them to and from places. There are many options and a number of things to consider when choosing a pram for your newborn. Some people compare choosing the right pram as big a decision as choosing the family car.

To help out during this exciting time, Redsbaby has put together some questions you should ask yourself before making your pram purchase.

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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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The Baby Thermometer, a basic tool in your 1st Aid Kit

Why a baby thermometer is a must in any mum's care kit, plus advice about which baby thermometer to buy and how to monitor your baby for a fever.

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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 Eczema: Natural Solutions for Dry Skin

When eczema & dry skin conditions occur in infants, it can be very distressing for both mum and bub. Read on to learn more about this common skin condition and how to treat baby eczema naturally.

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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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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 Basics

In this article, you will find a summary of what you need to know about adjusting to life with your newborn baby.

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Baby skin conditions

This article introduces some baby skin conditions that you may experience and how to treat the condition.

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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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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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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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Whooping cough in Australia

We stood anxiously in the pediatrics intensive care unit (PICU), waiting for an update from Riley’s doctor. We had come down to the PICU earlier that morning, after learning Riley’s suspected whooping cough had now developed into pneumonia.

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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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