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Prams for Newborns

Prams for Newborns

Prams for Newborns By Redsbaby 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, we’ve put together some questions you should ask yourself before…



A shout-out to the Red Nose Safe Sleep Advice Line this Red Nose Day!

A shout-out to the Red Nose Safe Sleep Advice Line this Red Nose Day!

Red Nose’s safe sleep advice line provides a crucial helping hand for new and expectant parents who are anxious about keeping the little ones in their care safe and sound. But unfortunately, not every new parent knows about the Advice Line when they need it! As Covid restrictions have impacted parents’ access to antenatal and postnatal education opportunities, new parents have told Red Nose that having an expert on the end of the phone who can reassure parents when they’re anxious or concerned…



10 benefits of starting your baby swimming

10 benefits of starting your baby swimming

Start your baby swimming early for lifelong benefits! Deciding when to take your baby swimming for the first time can be a daunting decision for parents but the benefits of starting swimming early are amazing. Here, we run through our top 10 benefits of starting your baby swimming as soon as possible. Babies are born with a kicking reflex. They lose this reflex around 6 months of age so be sure to take bub swimming before then to see this incredible reflex in action Swimming is a gentle…



How To Clean and Sterilise Baby Feeding Bottles

How To Clean and Sterilise Baby Feeding Bottles

A young baby’s immune system hasn’t yet fully developed so they are more susceptible to catching an illness than an older child. Cleanliness around small babies is extremely important, especially when it comes to feeding. You will need to have the right baby feeding bottles and the right cleaning equipment. Bottle-feeding equipment If you are bottle-feeding your baby then you will need the following: baby feeding bottles – you will need 4 – 6 baby feeding bottles. There is no right or wrong…



Why should I put my baby to sleep on their back?

Why should I put my baby to sleep on their back?

We know that sleeping your baby on their back greatly reduces the risk of sudden and unexpected death in infancy (SUDI), which includes SIDS. But not many people know the ‘why’ behind the research. There’s actually a pretty simple reason at the heart of Red Nose’s key safe sleeping recommendation, and that’s: Airway protection. Babies are born with strong primitive airway protection reflexes that work best when they are lying on their back on a firm flat surface that is not tilted. These…



Having a premature baby can be daunting - Miracle Babies is here!

Having a premature baby can be daunting - Miracle Babies is here!

Miracle Babies Foundation is Australia's leading not for profit organisation supporting families who have had a premature or sick newborn. Their NurtureProgram provides vital, emotional support from a threatened pregnancy, throughout their hospital journey and for years beyond. The NurtureProgram includes: NurtureLine (24 Hour Family Support) NurtureTime (in-hospital peer support) NurtureGroup (FREE play and support groups until your baby goes to school) If you or somebody close to you…



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…



Why finding the right teat to support your breastfeeding is critical

Why finding the right teat to support your breastfeeding is critical

We know becoming a parent can be a little overwhelming, especially when it comes to finding the right bottle & teat for your baby, but don’t worry, help is here. Understanding why the shape & design is so important will help you find the perfect teat to not only assist you when feeding your newborn, but also offer gentle support to you both throughout your entire breastfeeding journey. The way babies instinctively latch on to the breast enables them to efficiently feed, successfully digest…



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…



How to choose your baby's first shoes

How to choose your baby's first shoes

It’s so fun to choose your baby’s first shoes. As parents, we know how wonderful it is when your little one starts to pull themselves up, then balance, then walk. They’re exploring the world on their own terms for the first time – what a milestone! And we want cute little shoes to protect their feet and match their adorable outfits. Many of us go with what we know – we buy mini versions of our shoes, like thick-soled sandals with arch support, or tiny brand name sneakers with high-grip soles.…



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…