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Whooping Cough: why the whole family needs to be immunised

Whooping Cough: why the whole family needs to be immunised

You’ll be well aware of the whooping cough epidemic Australia is still experiencing. In recent years the number of babies under six months old catching whooping cough has increased alarmingly. Already in 2011 we have had a tragic death of a baby in Victoria; this disease is serious. How will your baby catch whooping cough? […]

Top Ten Safety Tips and Resources to get ready for baby

Top Ten Safety Tips and Resources to get ready for baby

The amount of information available on safety for your baby can make your head spin. To help you get ready for baby, here are ten tips on what to organise now during pregnancy so you know the hectic first few months with your baby will be spent in a safe environment. We have provided some […]

Surviving the First Weeks With a Newborn Baby

Surviving the First Weeks With a Newborn Baby

It can be a bit daunting when you are on your own looking after a newborn so here are some simple guidelines for dealing with the basics.

Baby’s Skin Needs Special Care

Baby’s Skin Needs Special Care

Many mums are concerned about the food they put into their baby’s mouth but it is also important to consider what goes onto their baby’s skin.

Colic

Colic

How to identify symptoms of colic and what you can do to help your baby.

Common to Newborns

Common to Newborns

Hiccups, an umbilical stump, mucus, cradle cap, green bowel movements, circumcision and more…the quirks and thrills of a newborn.

Crying

Crying

Your baby crying can be distressing. Know what to look for and how to cope.

Fourth Trimester

Fourth Trimester

Practising paediatrician and child specialist Dr Harvey Karp believes in many respects human babies are born to soon. Here we explore his theory of the "Fourth Trimester" and his "Cuddle Cure" techniques.

Jaundice

Jaundice

About half of all babies develop some degree of jaundice. Know how to cope and how to identify a serious case requiring immediate medical attention.

Newborn Necessities

Newborn Necessities

The ultimate guide of what your baby really needs.


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