We have many tools to help raise our babies in our modern lifestyles. Some toys and equipment help their physical development, but others can get in the way. Plus, what about parents being a baby’s favourite toy? We get a physio’s expert advice on the best ways to support bub’s development - and which toys might unintentionally hinder it.
Your immune system protects your body by attacking anything it sees as a threat to your health. We can think of allergies as the immune system overreacting. It responds too enthusiastically to something it sees as a threat. Here are some facts that you should know about Harnessing the long-term benefits of early gut health for allergy prevention.
Are you and your partner looking to acquire information from the best baby books for new parents? Australian authors have released several helpful reads in the last couple of years. You can draw on their up-to-date advice to smooth your ride from pregnancy to parenting.
Being a new dad can leave you feeling a bit at sea when mums are the ones who give birth and breastfeed. However, there are several important ways dads can help new mums. This week, we have a newly published article about How dads can help new mums: 9 essential tasks.
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When a new baby arrives you suddenly have so many new tasks. Parenting is a big role – huge in fact – imagine the job description were you to write one! One of the tasks on your new list is bathing the baby. This article by Yvette Barton looks at both the pragmatics of bathing a baby as well as safety considerations.
"Umbilical cords are amazing. From the moment it forms and until it is cut, the umbilical cord supplies a baby with the oxygen and nutrients it requires for survival. The umbilical cord is comprised of one vein and two arteries enclosed in a sticky substance called Wharton’s Jelly." This article by Yvette Barton gives all the relevant information regarding Cord Care in Newborns.
Many parents find that swaddling can provide comfort to fussy babies, reduce crying, and develop more settled sleep patterns. While parents and babies may enjoy these benefits from swaddling, care must be taken to swaddle properly to ensure the baby’s health and safety." This article by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute provides a step by step guide on how to wrap your baby.
"Many parents and parents-to-be love the idea of having their baby sleep close to them but have some fears around bed-sharing. So, what some of the benefits of close infant-parent proximity? What are some of the dangers that can be associated with bed-sharing? We also offer a solution that offers the best of both worlds." This article by Adam Devcich provides all information regarding co-sleeping and infant-parent proximity.
"Health professionals and midwives have long recommended using just plain cotton wool and cooled boiled water to wash a newborn baby’s delicate skin, yet so many common chemical ingredients found in wipes read more like a science encyclopedia." This article provides details on the best way to clean your baby's bottom.
"As most parents know, consistent weight gain is a key sign that your baby is getting enough nourishment and developing well. Most babies lose some weight after birth but should regain that weight within 10 days, and then continue to gain an appropriate amount of weight each week/month." This article provides ways in which you can weigh your baby at home.
Book Review: "In our health-conscious society, a fairly common question asked by couples trying to conceive is what they can do, health-wise, to maximise their chances. Beyond that there are also the questions about how best to ensure the health of their unborn baby. Healthy Parents, Healthy Baby: A Guide to Conception & Pregnancy by Jan Roberts has the answers."
"Preparing a nursery for your baby can be one of your most exciting tasks in pregnancy. As you lovingly select and arrange furniture, clothes and other belongings, you deepen your bond with your baby. Creating a nursery creates space for your baby both in your home and in your heart." This articles explains the important things to consider when preparing a nursery for you baby.
Circumcision-Challenging the Jewish Tradition - Mark Morris writes about how he come to a decision not to circumcise his son as per the Jewish tradition. Mark writes "I had always thought that if I had a son I would not circumcise him. I felt the need to challenge this Jewish tradition. But when I found out we were going to have a baby boy, the sudden emotional desire to have him circumcised was immediate and very strong". Find out more...