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Advice For New Mums – From The Experts!

Baby Hints And Tips expert contributors give new mums expert baby advice, pregnancy advice and vital information on toddler growth and development.  Our expert advice for new mums is all about making those first few difficult months easier for you.

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Got a brand new baby in the house?  Check out our baby advice section for expert advice and community tips on baby development, health, communication, nutrition, sleep and must have items for little ones.

Toddler Advice

Get expert parenting advice and community tips on everything toddler.  Your toddler is learning and developing at a lightning pace!  We’ve brought together expert advice for mums of toddlers across all areas of toddlerhood!  Development, health, nutrition, sleep, behaviour (oh the behaviour!), toilet training and getting out and about in the big wide world.

Check out our toddler advice section here.

Advice for new mums to be

First time round? Our experts have advice for new mums to be during this stressful and wonderful time.  Maybe it’s not your first but every pregnancy is filled with challenges, right?  We’ve gathered experts in pregnancy health and 225,000 Australian women who’ve been exactly where you are.  From trying to conceive, to first trimester woes, pregnancy complications and celebrations, right up to the big day – birth.  Get all the pregnancy advice here.

Oral Thrush in Babies

23.10.2015  

Oral Thrush In Babies – causes of thrush, how lunch feels and how to treat thrush in babies. This can also lead to nipple thrush in breastfeeding mums

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When Are Baby Teeth Signs Of Expensive Orthodontic Treatment

21.10.2015  

When are baby teeth signs of expensive orthodontic treatment – Our dentist explains when orthodontic treatment may be required and what the signs are

When Should Kids Start Going To The Dentist

07.09.2015  

When Should Kids Start Going To The Dentist: Our resident dentist explains the benefits of toddlers visiting the dentist and potential prevention of tooth decay

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Uterine Prolapse

03.09.2015  

Uterine Prolaspse – Our resident midwife explains what is a prolapsed uterus, the signs and symptoms of a uterus prolapse and how a prolapse is treated

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Creating Positive Sleep Associations

17.08.2015  

Sleep Consultant Tips On Creating Positive Sleep Associations. Sleep associations can be positive or negative, here are some tips to creating positive associations and helping your baby sleep.

Weight Gain in Pregnancy – Midwife Tips

10.08.2015  

Malia, our resident midwife, explains about weight gain in pregnancy. How much of your pregnancy belly is baby, the placenta amniotic fluid etc, when to seek help about your weight gain, how much weight gain in pregnancy is too much and when to keep an eye on your pregnancy weight gain.

How to Choose a School

24.07.2015  

Teacher Tips: How to choose a school for your kids. Questions to ask, what to think about to make the best choice for your child and your family

Speech Milestones: Two Year Olds

23.07.2015  

Expert Tips: Speech Pathologist, Clare, explains speech milestones age 2 and 3. Including what children should be able to say at those ages.

Day Night Confusion in Baby Sleep

22.07.2015  

Day night confusion in babies. Expert tips to help rectify the day/night confusion and get baby into a regular pattern.

The Transition From Two Naps To One

22.07.2015  

Expert Tips on dropping day sleeps: Our resident sleep consultants share some tips on how and when to transition from two naps to one with your toddler

Expressing, Storing & Managing Breast Milk

13.07.2015  

Midwife Tips: Expressing and storing breastmilk. Pump regularly or need to get organised for a special occasion, here are the best tips to get started.

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The 4 Month Sleep Regression

30.06.2015  

Expert Tips: Sleep consultant, Jade, talks about the 4 month sleep regression. She discusses what it is, why it happens and how to manage the sleep changes.

Delayed Cord Clamping – Midwife explains

19.06.2015  

Midwife Tips: Midwife, Michelle, explains what delayed cord clamping is and information on should you use delayed cord clamping with your children

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Expert Physio Advice: HELP! My baby hates tummy time!

09.06.2015  

If you have a baby you’ve undoubtedly heard people talking about tummy time! It’s so important but so many babies seem to dislike it. What’s a mum to do? Read …

Financially Preparing for a Baby

03.06.2015  

Expert Tips: Financially Preparing For a Baby. Tips such such thinking about private vs public maternity care, what government assistance is available etc

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Clearing Kid-Made Clutter & Organising in 5 Easy Steps!

02.06.2015  

Expert Tips: Clearing Kid Clutter and getting your house organised. Including tips for getting started, tidying the toys, kids clothes etc

Fire safety: Keeping your family safe

01.06.2015  

Expert Tips – Family Fire Safety Tips from Station Officer, Jeremy, to avoid and manage a fire in the kitchen

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First Aid For Bites and Stings

11.05.2015  

Expert Tips: First aid for bites and stings – basic first aid knowledge for spider, snake, mosquitoes, bees and wasps bites can save lives. Learn more here

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Pubic Hair and Labour

05.05.2015  

Expert Tips: Midwife advice on managing pubic hair and labour. All your questions answered on if you need a brazillian for your bikini line before the birth

cyber safety for kids

5 Tips for Starting Your Children Online Safely

27.04.2015  

Expert Tips: Keep your kids safe online with these 5 tips for cyber safety for kids.

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Whooping cough vaccination Australia

20.04.2015  

Whooping cough vaccination update. The latest recommendations for whooping cough prevention in young children and pregnant women

birth plans

Are birth plans worth the paper they are written on?

11.03.2015  

Expert Tips: Midwife shares the value of a birth plan and what should be included in yours in preparation of your labour

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When to keep a sick child at home?

11.03.2015  

Expert tips: GP, Melissa, shares a guide for when a child is too sick for day care or school. And tips on when you should take your child to a doctor.

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Assisting a Choking Baby & Baby CPR

10.03.2015  

Expert Tips: Learn how to assist a choking baby and about baby CPR for if your baby stops breathing.

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Co-parenting Communication

04.03.2015  

Expert tips: 5 secrets to co-parenting communication that will help all parents establish the best environment for their kids.

Midwife Tips: Nappy Rash Causes and Treatment

15.02.2015  

Nappy Rash Causes and Cures: Hints & Tips  As a midwife and mum one of the most common questions I am asked is how to deal with nappy rash. That …

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Ending Crying At School Morning Drop Off

14.02.2015  

Expert tips: Tears at school drop off? Lynn, a teacher, shares some tips to help with ending crying at school drop off

Loss of Libido After Baby

05.02.2015  

Tips for boosting your sex drive. If you are one of thousands of women across the country who feels their mojo just isn’t what it used to be ‘pre-kids’, you’ll love this simple, sensible advice from Baby Hints & Tips resident GP, Melissa Homewood.

School Organisation – 5 Expert Tips

20.01.2015  

School Organisation I am so excited, my own eldest child starts big school in less than 2 weeks (I’m also getting a bit sad as I will miss my funny …

Stuttering in children

Expert Advice: Stuttering in Children

17.01.2015  

Stuttering in children is a disorder that brings both worry and dread to parents. In this expert article, speech therapist Clare Francis lays out all you need to know about understanding, identifying and assisting your child with stuttering.

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