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How teething affects your baby’s sleep

How teething affects your baby’s sleep

Teething and sleep disturbance are often thought to go hand in hand. But while teething may cause some babies discomfort, it is most likely not responsible for your baby’s constant inability to sleep. If your baby is having trouble settling or is waking frequently...

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Formula Feeding Basics

Formula Feeding Basics

As a midwife, if a new mum tells me that she would like to formula feed, my goal is to make sure that she does it safely. Formula feeding involves a number of steps that can take a while to master. Learning to do it properly will result in a happy, healthy and...

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Your ultimate hospital bag checklist

Your ultimate hospital bag checklist

Packing your hospital bag can be an overwhelming task. There are so many things to think about that it’s easy to forget even the most basic items. The best way to ensure that you have everything ready when the big day arrives is to pack your hospital bag early. Being...

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Breastfeeding for beginners

Breastfeeding for beginners

Breastfeeding is a natural way to feed your baby. It’s convenient and free, and provides your baby with all of the nutrients they need in the early stages of life. Some mums find it difficult to breastfeed. However, usually with the right support, it can become an...

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Everything you need to know about postpartum depression

Everything you need to know about postpartum depression

Becoming a new mum can evoke a range of emotions. From pure elation to extreme frustration, motherhood can take its toll on both your physical and emotional wellbeing. While it’s normal to feel anxious and overwhelmed in the first few months of giving birth, those...

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5 things you should never say to a new mum

5 things you should never say to a new mum

Being a new mum can be a wonderful experience, but it can also be exhausting. From learning to care for a newborn to surviving on minimal sleep…it’s enough to stress anyone out. The last thing a new mum needs are insensitive comments that make them feel anxious and...

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Should you wake a sleeping baby to change their nappy?

Should you wake a sleeping baby to change their nappy?

Most parents will agree that getting your baby to sleep at night is one of the best feelings in the world. It not only gives your little one a chance to recover from their busy day but also allows you to relax and unwind...at least for a moment. But what do you do...

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Tips for planning a baby shower

Tips for planning a baby shower

Planning a baby shower can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. From the guest list to the venue, to the food and decorations, there are so many things to consider when it comes to creating a fun-filled day that friends and family will enjoy. If you’re not...

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Considering Cloth Nappies?

Considering Cloth Nappies?

Disposable nappies have become the norm, and it is rare to find families using cloth nappies. In fact, some people view them as unsanitary. It is somewhat startling to realise that disposable nappies were not invented until the 1940's. Before then every baby wore...

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Should You Let Your Baby Cry It Out?

Should You Let Your Baby Cry It Out?

It can be distressing for any new parent to hear their little one crying at night. Especially when you may hear older, more experienced parents tell you to let your baby "cry it out." It's natural to feel conflicted. On one hand, you'd like to teach your baby...

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Tips for Ensuring Your Baby Change Table is Safe

Tips for Ensuring Your Baby Change Table is Safe

To a new parent, or even an experienced one, changing a nappy sounds simple. All you have to do is try not to get peed on and put the nappy on correctly, right? Not quite. It's actually riskier than you'd think, especially if you haven't baby-proofed your changing...

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Fussy Eaters

Fussy Eaters

How to Make Healthy Meals for Fussy Eaters Getting a child who's a fussy eater to actually consume a healthy meal may feel, at times, like an impossible dream. You know the type. They want what they want and turn up their noses at anything that even vaguely resembles...

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