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The essentials of baby play

The essentials of baby play

Play is fundamental to healthy brain development. It lays the foundation for reading, writing, mathematical reasoning and problem solving. Play provides an emotional outlet for tension and frustration and it is crucial to the socialisation process. In fact, play is so important that it has been globally recognised to be a fundamental human right. Play can be quiet or noisy, energetic or passive, social or non-social, relaxed or serious, imaginative or purposeful. Play may or may not require…



A guide to getting your baby ready to sleep

A guide to getting your baby ready to sleep

Every parent knows how important setting your child up for sleep is, as it will determine how well they sleep as well as how long. There are two parts to getting them set up for sleep: Reduce stimulation. No bright lights or loud noises before bed Dressing them right for sleep to avoid interruptions and keep them comfy Dressing your child right for sleep is not only important for their sleep, but also their safety. Obstructions in the cot are known to increase the risk of SIDs, so a sleeping…



Bouncinettes - mother’s little helper or danger undiagnosed?

Bouncinettes - mother’s little helper or danger undiagnosed?

For the past couple of generations, bouncinettes have been part and parcel of baby’s nursery. However, as in many situations, unsupervised use of some typical nursery equipment is hazardous and, unfortunately, the handy bouncinette is one of them. Bouncers/bouncinettes or sitting type products are dangerous when used unsupervised or as a place to sleep babies. It is not safe to leave a baby asleep propped up in any of these devices and improper use of bouncinettes, swings, bean bags and car…



Coping with a crying baby

Coping with a crying baby

Crying is a normal part of your baby’s development and is normal for babies from all cultural backgrounds. Crying is your baby’s way of letting you know that something is upsetting them and that they need you. A normal healthy baby can cry for up to five hours a day. The peak crying time for a baby usually occurs at 6-8 weeks of life. After 12 weeks the crying usually becomes less intense and by 4-5months old most babies become more settled. Babies cry for many reasons, they may be: * hungry or…



Babywearing

Babywearing

There is no sweeter place for a baby than the embrace of a loved one. Babywearing, or holding your baby with the aide of a carrier, enables caregivers to keep their little ones close with ease. Babywearing is a parenting tool that spans across cultures and has been around for generations. The universal appeal of babywearing stems from the numerous functional and emotional benefits it gives to both caregiver and baby. Having been in utero for nine months, the feeling of being held and rocked is…



Understanding infant sleep

Understanding infant sleep

Taking your new baby home from hospital can be quite a challenging time. Sleep is one of the biggest concerns for new parents, and rightly so! I think it’s really important to understand basic newborn physiology in order to help promote their sleep, as well as yours. How much should my baby sleep? Newborn babies vary greatly in regard to how much sleep they each need. Generally, babies will sleep between 14-18 hours in each 24 hour period. This is quite a big range! We know that some babies…



Importance of baby's sitting posture when introducing solids

Importance of baby's sitting posture when introducing solids

"Your baby’s posture, position and support can influence the success of introducing solids" says Nicole Pates, Paediatric Physiotherapist & Managing Director at Western Kids Health. During the first 6 months of life, leading up to that first taste of food, your baby changes so much! From a tiny newborn to a sitting, smiling, babbling baby. However, your baby is still learning how to use, move and hold their body and this requires a lot of effort. The principles below are important even for…



Getting the most out of tummy time

Getting the most out of tummy time

Tummy time is an essential aspect of development from birth. It promotes: Healthy development of the central nervous system and brain Strong neck, back and upper body muscles Balance, coordination, stability and postural skills Flat hand development, which increases precision finger and thumb movements Rolling over Visual development Crawling – an essential developmental milestone not to be missed If your baby finds being on his tummy physically uncomfortable, introduce tummy time gradually,…



Useful pram accessories to have

Useful pram accessories to have

Pram Liner What are Pram Liners for? A Pram Liner (https://www.pramliners.com.au/collections/universal-pram-stroller-liners) is a padded insert that is fitted onto the pram for your baby to sit or lie on. It is usually made from cotton as it is a breathable material that is suitable for use in all seasons. Pram liners will not only make prams or stroller more comfy and snug fitting for your baby, but is also used for protecting your prams from spills and messes. Having a pram liner with bright…



Exercise in Pregnancy - How and Why to modify

Exercise in Pregnancy - How and Why to modify

Exercise in Pregnancy - How and Why to modify By Taryn Watson, FitRight Physio As beneficial as it is to keep fit during pregnancy, it is essential to know how to safely modify the way you exercise. It's also important to understand why you are implementing these changes – which modifications are for the safety of the baby, and which modifications are for the benefit of your joints and muscles and will potentially make the post birth recovery process easier? By understanding the ‘why’, pregnant…



Food Allergy Safety

Food Allergy Safety

By Cherub Baby Once your baby is about 6 months old, he/she requires additional nutrients for their growth and development. It’s time to start introducing solids! This should be a fun and exciting time for you and baby, but naturally it can cause anxiety for new parents nervous about baby developing a food allergy. First – what is an allergy? An allergy occurs when the immune system of your body reacts with a substance in the environment which is usually harmless; like food, pollen or even…



Tips for trimming baby nails

Tips for trimming baby nails

Tips for trimming baby nails By Nail Snail Trimming your little one's nails can be both terrifying and frustrating for all involved but it doesn't have to be. With these few tips and tricks up your sleeve, nail trimming can be, quite literally, painless. Why is it so important to keep your child's nails short in the first place? Even when your baby is first born, their nails can cause some pretty serious scratching, to themselves, you, their siblings and anyone else within arm's reach. While…



Top Tips for Choosing the Right Pram

Top Tips for Choosing the Right Pram

Written by Alice Bingham I am a Mumma to three young children. All three children were born in just over three years. Having a pram was a non-negotiable for me as it was an easy way to get out of the house and transport our young children. Over the past four years, I have had great experience with using prams. As a mummy blogger, I have written many product reviews for mums including a number for pram brands. I have trialled single prams, double prams, triple prams as well as travel prams. Not…



Glass Baby Bottles vs. Plastic Baby Bottles

Glass Baby Bottles vs. Plastic Baby Bottles

Deciding on whether to buy glass baby bottles over the plastic ones can be tricky for lots of mums! Some mothers we have interviewed claim they are hesitant in buying glass baby bottles due to their fear of breaking glass baby bottles. Some also are not convinced that glass baby bottles are convenient as it is heavier than plastic. However, little do many mums know that glass baby bottles are now less prone to breaking with shockproof designs and silicone sleeves for additional protection. Here…



Hosting a Virtual Baby Shower

Hosting a Virtual Baby Shower

With the recent outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), people have used their imaginations to continue to acknowledge the special moments in their lives. One of the most important celebrations is being pregnant. Unfortunately, during this pandemic, many countries are in lockdown or under quarantine. Current in Australia, there are recommendations to social distance and not gather in large numbers. Being pregnant, you may feel uneasy being around others so we have put together a guide…



Tips for recovery after a caesarean

Tips for recovery after a caesarean

Tips for recovery after a caesarean By Mater Mothers' Hospital After a caesarean (https://www.pbcexpo.com.au/parenting-insights/tag/caesarean) birth you will be uncomfortable for a few days. Taking regular pain relief is very important to your recovery. Let your midwife know if you require any pain relief or anti sickness medication. Your catheter, drip and wound drain (if you have one) will be removed in the first one to two days depending upon your recovery. It is important to let your…



What is cord blood banking

What is cord blood banking

What is cord blood banking By Cell Care 93% of expectant mothers want to know about cord blood banking Pregnancy and birth is a busy time for parents with many things to consider. One important consideration that is often overlooked is storing your baby’s cord blood stem cells for potential medical use. A recent survey of over 1,800 pregnant women by the University of Sydney revealed that 93% believe expectant mother should be informed about cord blood banking during their pregnancy1. To answer…



Air travel while pregnant

Air travel while pregnant

These days everyone travels by air for work and pleasure. You will likely want or need to fly during your pregnancy and information about safety can be confusing. If you are thinking of air travel while pregnant by either short haul (under four hours), medium or long haul (over four hours) flights we have put together information to help you. Will flying harm me or my baby? If your pregnancy is straightforward, flying is not harmful for you or your baby. There is no evidence that the changes in…



How to get your baby to take a bottle

How to get your baby to take a bottle

It should be the easiest thing in the world, but getting your baby to take a bottle will take some practice. Even if your intention is to exclusively breastfeed your baby, there will be times where this just isn’t possible. Maybe you have to go back to work, or it could simply be that your partner wants to be included in feeding times. Whatever the reason, it’s a good idea to get your baby to take a bottle as soon as your milk supply is stable. Some babies take to bottle-feeding very easily and…



How to Bathe your Baby

How to Bathe your Baby

The voice of experience from Stokke® Cliona is a full-time Mum to five young children. With two girls aged 8 and 6 and three boys aged 4, 2 and 11 months, there is never a dull moment in this busy home! Baby’s First Bath When you have your first baby, one thing is for sure: your life will never be the same. You now have this tiny bundle of joy that will fill your life with new experiences. No matter how well prepared you are, you will often find yourself being a little surprised or unsure about…