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Results for 'General Parenting'


Vaccinations in pregnancy and early childhood immunisations

Vaccinations in pregnancy and early childhood immunisations

Vaccinations in pregnancy and early childhood immunisations Presented by Professor Paul Effler, Department of Health, WA Professor Paul Effler from the Department of Health, Western Australia discusses the importance of vaccination, influenza and whooping cough vaccinations in pregnancy and provides a general overview on childhood immunisations. This Bupa Parenting Insights talk is given by Professor Paul Effler, a Medical Coordinator with the Immunisation Program from The Department of Health…



Paediatric food allergies: What you need to know

Paediatric food allergies: What you need to know

This Parenting Insights session helps parents understand some of the common food allergies that can occur from infancy and into childhood. It is common for infants to cry or show fussy behaviour, usually it is part of normal brain development and the child is otherwise healthy. However on occasion there could be other underlying causes such as cow’s milk allergy or gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR). In this session Dr Maria Menkens Paediatrician for Greenslopes Private Hospital reviews cow milk…



Period of purple crying

Period of purple crying

What is PURPLE crying? Contrary to what some might think... it is not a case of babies turning purple when they cry! Dr Ronald Barr, a developmental paediatrician who researched infant crying extensively, developed the phrase ‘the period of PURPLE Crying’. PURPLE stands for P = Peak of Crying – usually around 2nd month of age U = Unexpected crying – crying for no obvious reason R = Resists soothing – may not stop crying no matter what you do P = Pain-like face – they may appear like they are in…



There are too many disposable nappies going into landfill

There are too many disposable nappies going into landfill

Babies are amazing little things and the parenting journey, while full of rewards can be extremely daunting. One of the many decisions to make, is what type of nappy is the best for your baby, especially when you consider that you will use over 8-10,000 nappies during your babies’ infancy, so getting this question right, will not only impact you and your family, but the environment too. A staggering 3.75 million disposable nappies are used each day in Australia and New Zealand, and it takes…



Effective parenting: understanding your child's personalities

Effective parenting: understanding your child's personalities

The other day, my oldest daughter came home from school and said to me that a classmate told her, "You have something on your nose." She was very concerned about this, and it became clear to me that my daughter is extremely sensitive. Things like this can mean the world to her "This girl hates me!", or "I don't even like her!". It's valuable for parents to understand where each of their children falls on the personality spectrum because this knowledge helps us respond appropriately. But what's…



Bringing Baby Home

Bringing Baby Home

Bringing Baby Home Arriving home with a newborn and no midwife standing by to help or encourage you can be daunting. You may find you can’t take your eyes off your newborn and burst into tears for no good reason. Your breasts leak and you can’t sleep despite being exhausted. Don’t worry it’s all normal. Surviving the first weeks at home requires a calm attitude. Expectations and Support If you have been a person that is always in control you may need to relax a little, as the first few weeks…



The great outdoors - with a new baby

The great outdoors - with a new baby

Well done! You've managed to get through giving birth, survived the postnatal wards and have kept your head above water at home with your lovely new baby. Autopilot engaged and every day becomes a ritual of feeds, nappies, washing, naps and repeat. It's so easy to 'just stay indoors' at home because you are exhausted, the world out there seems so much more daunting with a baby and you might be afraid your baby might pick up nasty bugs. There are no hard and fast rules about when you can safely…



Eco-Friendly disposable nappies…. Do they really exist?

Eco-Friendly disposable nappies…. Do they really exist?

Babies are amazing little things and the parenting journey, while full of rewards can be extremely daunting. One of the many decisions to make, is what type of nappy is the best for your baby, especially when you consider that you will use over 10,000 nappies during your babies’ infancy, so getting this question right, will not only impact you and your family, but the environment too. The nappy debate, what is better? Disposable nappies are a thorny issue. Traditionally made from plastics and…



10 qualities of a good dad

10 qualities of a good dad

10 qualities of a good dad By Howard Todd-Collins, Men and Relationships Counselling Men are playing a more active role in parenting. They don’t just take the role of provider, protector, and disciplinarian in the family. Today the role of fatherhood has evolved and along with it men are now embracing a whole load of new skills and values. How do men influence their kid’s development? By looking at how our kids see us we learn something about ourselves! Primary school kids in the US were asked…



Keeping Baby Safe

Keeping Baby Safe

Imagine the excitement of watching your baby get active. But the more active they become, the higher the chances of injury. Take measures to keep your baby safe. The inquisitive drive to discover new things is to be encouraged, but take measures to prevent your baby from getting seriously injured. The lists below are by no means exhaustive. You can do a hundred other things to make sure your baby is safe but don’t panic and take away from the fun and enjoyment of parenting! Top General Safety…