Results for 'Baby Safety'


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, …



Responsive bottle feeding

Responsive bottle feeding

… Many families use bottles to feed their baby. For these families, some simple tweaks to the way the bottle is given may help baby to regulate their own appetite, provide better digestive comfort and support the development of a close and connected relationship. In this article, Blackmores Maternal Health and Infant Nutrition Specialist, Julie Cottle, provides the latest in best practice bottle feeding technique. Often, bottle feeding has baby lying mostly flat with the bottle tipped up. This …



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. …



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 on …



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 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 midwife and/or physiotherapist know if you are having difficulty …



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 …



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 …



What to Consider When Choosing a Stroller

What to Consider When Choosing a Stroller

… What is a stroller? A ‘stroller’ often refers to a model of pram with an upright seat. Strollers are lightweight and compact, making travel a breeze. They are especially great for those living in the city and inner-city suburbs, since they are easy to manoeuvre when out shopping, strolling in the park, or going to cafes.For this reason, strollers are a great choice for an active lifestyle. There are different types of strollers for different purposes: 1. Layback stroller: These strollers are …



Choosing the right child care for your child… and you!

Choosing the right child care for your child… and you!

… There’s an infinite list of things to consider when looking into an education and care service for your child. Firstly, as a parent you need to decide out of this list what are the most important aspects of a service for your family. Some of the things on your list may be easy to identify or use as a basis for making a decision, such as location, convenience, and cost, inclusions, However, there are many aspects of selecting the right centre that are based on how you feel, and what you …