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Modern cloth nappies: What's all the fuss?

Modern cloth nappies: What's all the fuss?

… Amelia from Bambooty discusses her own experiences with various types of nappies, including some pros and cons of using modern cloth nappies versus disposable nappies or old fashioned terry flats. Amelia talks through the various types of modern cloth nappies from the different sizes and types, to absorbency and washing considerations and the stay dry features, along with the stages from newborn right through to training pants. Amelia has changed 1000's of nappies in …



Taking the sting out of nappy rash

Taking the sting out of nappy rash

… Nappy rash is very common and can pop up anytime no matter how diligent you are. Nappy rash mainly occurs when baby’s skin is covered by a wet or soiled nappy for too long. ‘Too long’ can vary from one baby to other and maybe influenced by whether your baby is teething or unwell. Some babies will hardly get any nappy rash, while others will get a lot, it depends on how sensitive their skin is. Nappy rash is caused by germs on the baby’s skin, in faeces, urine and on clothing (including …



Breastfeeding problems – supply concerns

Breastfeeding problems – supply concerns

… Does your baby want to feed more frequently or drink for shorter periods, or do your breasts seem softer? These are all completely normal occurrences but may worry you. Around 35 per cent of all women who stop breastfeeding early state their main reason as not having enough milk. Ask your health professional or breastfeeding counsellor for advice before you stop breastfeeding, as there may be another reason for your lack of milk. The following things may lead women to falsely assume they’re …



How to choose the best travel changing mat

How to choose the best travel changing mat

… A travel change mat is essential for making nappy changes when you are out and about, and most come with a pocket or two for holding all your nappy change essentials. So what makes the best stand out from the rest? Here’s what to look for when choosing a baby change mat or nappy wallet: 1. Cushioned pad for your baby’s head. A newborn’s head is especially delicate, particularly if they’ve come into the world with a vacuum or forceps delivery, so a padded section for your baby’s head is …



Nappy bag checklist

Nappy bag checklist

… What you need to pack in your nappy bag depends on how long you will be out and about, how old your bub is and the time of day you are out. So what are the real necessities for your nappy bag? Here, Isoki provides their tips on what to pack in your nappy bag. Nappies – as a general guide – I like to have 1 for every 2 hours I’m going to be out - or 6 if I’m going out all day … just in case Baby wipes – I try to take a half full pack – so it’s lighter. I just keep switching the pack from the …



What to pack in your hospital bag!

What to pack in your hospital bag!

… With my third baby on the way, I need a reminder of what to pack in my hospital bag too! First of all, don’t panic. This looks like a LOT OF STUFF, but it’s likely you won’t need it all. Some things will make handy back-ups, like a loose nightie if you need a catheter for any reason. The flip flops (or thongs as we say in Australia) are great to wear in the shower and some people won’t care about pillow density, but there’s nothing like a pillow from home for comfort. Also take into …



How to choose your Nappy Bag?

How to choose your Nappy Bag?

… Nappy bags are a great way of carrying your baby's essentials, such as nappies, wipes, bottles and dummies. There are lots of bags on the market, ranging from the very basic to the deluxe. Before you buy here's what to look for: Your nappy bag should be spacious Easy to carry Hold a change of baby clothes, feeding essentials, as well as wipes, creams and nappies Have wipe clean lining, a change mat and ideally an insulated bottle holder or compartment An adjustable cross-body strap to make it …



Your guide to starting toilet training

Your guide to starting toilet training

… Toilet training your toddler may take time and patience. This is a developmental step and will only happen when they are ready. The following guide aims to share information around when your toddler may be ready and willing to participate in toilet training and provides ideas on how to support them through this developmental stage. A child is considered to be toilet trained when he or she initiates going to the bathroom and can adjust clothing according to their age and development. Karitane …



Top hacks to reduce the mess of new mum life!

Top hacks to reduce the mess of new mum life!

… Top hacks to reduce the mess of new mum life! By Kelly Lavery, Strucket If you can’t beat them, join them. This will be a hard one for the A-type personalities who thrive on order, space and clean floors, but the reality is that beyond reducing some of the mess of #mumlife, the fastest path to joy is acceptance. Life will never be as clean as it once was and that’s ok. Embrace your inner mess monster and remember that everything will come out in the wash… or maybe in this case the soak! Use …



What to take on your first day out with your newborn

What to take on your first day out with your newborn

… What to take on your first day out with your newborn By Redsbaby 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. The first time you pack for your first outing with your newborn, it may feel like you’re packing for a month-long stint overseas somewhere. Don’t fear; this is totally normal. It’s much better to over prepare, and if …



Baby skin conditions

Baby skin conditions

… Your baby’s skin is very sensitive. It is not necessary to use shampoos, powders, oils, baby solutions or baby soaps. Some products may contain perfumes and other ingredients that can irritate your baby’s skin. Simple is best. All you need is water, a lotion containing sorbolene and glycerine or an organic chemical free product for dry skin, low irritant baby wipes for cleaning baby’s bottom, and a thick cream containing zinc and castor oil or an organic chemical free product for protecting …



What is the range of 'normal' when breastfeeding?

What is the range of 'normal' when breastfeeding?

… All babies feed differently, this talk hopes to reassure mothers and families about the wide range of "normal" in breastfeeding. This talk will give mothers an understanding of why their baby likes to feed in a certain pattern and helps boost their confidence with breastfeeding. This Bupa Parenting Insights talk is given by Katie James, the Education Manager with Medela. Katie is also a Midwife and Lactation Consultant. Katie focuses on the following topics: What is the most common reason to …



Practical tips and tricks to help caring for your newborn

Practical tips and tricks to help caring for your newborn

… This talk presented by Midwifery & Maternity Provider Organisation Australia (MMPOA), 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. This Bupa Parenting Insights talk is given by Liz Wilkes, a midwife and CEO at MMPOA. She focuses on the following topics: Preparing your key investments - education, equipment and support The first hours - skin to skin, feeding, being with …



What to pack in your pregnancy hospital bag

What to pack in your pregnancy hospital bag

… What to pack in your pregnancy hospital bag By Michelle Ruzzene, Angel Maternity It’s hard to imagine you’ll be going into hospital and emerging just days (or hours if you’re lucky) later with a whole new little person in your life. Bringing that fabulous little person into your life will be that much easier with a little organisation. It’s a good idea to have your hospital packed and ready to go from about the time you reach your third trimester - although you may expect to stay home until …



Practical tips on how to care for your newborn

Practical tips on how to care for your newborn

… When bringing your baby home for the first time you may feel excited but also nervous – each baby is different and they don’t come with their own manual. Mater Mothers’ Hospitals has provided some practical tips on getting through those first few weeks. Nappy changing Gather everything you need and place it all within easy reach before you commence a nappy change so that you are not tempted to leave your baby unattended on a change table, for whatever reason The height of the change table or …



The Wetter Side of Life: 5 "Fluidy Messes" every parent encounters!

The Wetter Side of Life: 5 "Fluidy Messes" every parent encounters!

… Make no mistake, mums have a lot to put up with. From wiping snotty noses, to cleaning up after pets – a mum’s lot is a 'liquidy' one. Whether you have a newborn, a toddler, a sick middle-schooler or an experimenting teenager your ability to navigate bodily fluid and save your skin, nose, and clothes from their wrath is a skill. Luckily there are a few tricks that can help make the “clean and soak” less of a hassle! Here are our top 5 wet mess moments that all mum’s deal with: ONE. Poo. Snot. …



What Makes Quality Child Care?

What Makes Quality Child Care?

… When choosing child care, parents often ask what they should be looking for in a centre. As all Child Care Centres in Brisbane are different and as each family has differing needs when it comes to care, it is important that parents take the time to visit several centres before making their choice. It can be difficult to even ascertain what it is exactly that you and your child needs until you’ve seen what’s offered. The following are some guidelines as to what to book for before enrolling your …



16 Incredibly Cool Facts About Your Baby

16 Incredibly Cool Facts About Your Baby

… Cute, cuddly and full of curiosity, babies are amazing to say the least. A baby can brighten a room with its smile, melt a heart with its laugh and provide a whole new perspective on life. But we already know this about our little ones. What you may not know is that babies are not only filled with sweetness, but also the subject of a plethora of astonishing facts that prove babies really are the most remarkable little things on the planet. Prepare to be blown away by these 16 riveting …



Flying with a baby

Flying with a baby

… By Isoki During school holidays, many of us choose to take a trip and visit family. However, the mere thought of taking your baby on a flight can be enough to bring on a panic attack. Fear not, preparation is the key to a smooth journey. In this article, Isoki takes you through some tips on ensuring stress free travel with a baby. Making the booking On a long haul flight, book a stop over half way - it gives everyone a break When booking your flight request a meal for baby – theirs come out …



What is 'normal' in breastfeeding?

What is 'normal' in breastfeeding?

… What a great question! What is ‘normal’ when it comes to breast feeding? Many women are often confused by all the information they are given when they become pregnant, and that only seems to increase once baby is born and then everyone has a tip on how best to feed/change or settle your baby! It can be really confusing and sometimes stressful to know how best to look after your precious new bundle. Humans are designed to learn new skills by watching others first; we talk to our children and …