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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.

Baby Advice

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.

Ask an expert – pregnancy category drugs. Which medicines are safe in pregnancy?

09.11.2017  

Learn about safe medicines in pregnancy. Our expert pharmacist, Tanya Burgess explains pregnancy category drugs and how to keep your baby safe.

Meningococcal Vaccinations – Cutting Through the Confusion

02.11.2017  

Meningococcal disease – it is rare, but we have all heard about it due to its high rates of serious disability and death. The disease is caused by a bacterium …

Baby teething remedies - what does your GP say?

Baby teething remedies – what does your GP say?

08.05.2017  

Does teething have you baffled? Our GP offers some helpful advice.

Baby poo - does your baby suffer from constipation?

Baby poo – does your baby suffer from constipation?

20.02.2017  

Our focus on baby poo continues with an article on constipation.

Exercise in pregnancy

Exercise in pregnancy: GP advice

20.02.2017  

GP advice on exercise in pregnancy.

Let's talk baby poo - what is normal?

Baby poo – let’s talk about what is, and isn’t normal

08.02.2017  

Poo is a big part of life with new baby. Find out what is and isn’t normal.

How do I care for my newborn's belly button?

How do I care for my newborn’s belly button?

01.01.2017  

Get the right advice on how to care for your newborn’s belly button.

Secondary drowning

Secondary drowning – not to be alarmed, but worth understanding

28.12.2016  

Whilst secondary drowning is rare, understanding the circumstances and symptoms of this condition is worthwhile.

Non Invasive Pre-natal Testing (NIPT)

Non Invasive Pre-natal Testing

27.11.2016  

Explainer for Non Invasive Pre-natal Testing.

Toddler drowning: alarming statistics and ways to prevent it

Toddler drowning: alarming statistics and ways to prevent it

22.11.2016  

Alarming statistics on toddler drowning underpin water safety message.

newborn skin conditions

Newborn skin conditions

23.10.2016  

Newborn skin conditions explained by Baby Hints and Tips resident GP.

Vitamin K for newborns

Vitamin K for newborns

04.10.2016  

Find out why a vitamin K injection for your newborn is a very wise decision.

Dentist: teeth brushing for toddlers

Brushing toddlers teeth

28.08.2016  

Need some guidance to get your toddler brushing those pearly whites? Read on.

Post pregnancy hair loss

Post pregnancy hair loss

13.07.2016  

Post pregnancy hair loss explained.

Repetition and association – the key to a good night’s sleep

Repetition and association – the key to a good night’s sleep

14.06.2016  

Need advice on how to get more zzzzz’s. Read on.

Flu facts - what does your GP have to say?

Flu facts – what does your GP have to say?

14.06.2016  

Your questions answered on the flu and vaccination.

jaundice in babies

Jaundice in babies

26.04.2016  

With the help of our resident GP, Baby Hints and Tips takes a closer look at jaundice in babies. Find out the causes, symptoms and treatment of jaundice.

Febrile convulsions in babies and children

Febrile convulsions in babies and children

24.04.2016  

Expert advice on what to do if your child experiences a febrile convulsion.

Cot to a bed: do's and don'ts

Cot to a bed: do’s and don’ts

24.04.2016  

Its a big milestone when your child starts sleeping in a bed. This article is a must read for those who want to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Kid's sport - protect that smile with a mouthguard

Kid’s sport – protect that smile with a mouthguard

23.04.2016  

It doesn’t matter if your children’s teeth are baby or adult, mouthguards are important for their overall health when playing in kid’s sport.

Baby - no more short naps

Baby – no more short naps

03.04.2016  

Expert tips to reduce the incidence of short nap times for baby.

Viral rashes in babies

Viral rashes in babies

21.03.2016  

Expert advice on common childhood viral rashes.

Safety alert: dehydrated baby

Dehydrated baby: safety alert

26.02.2016  

Dehydrated baby: A timely reminder on keeping your baby well hydrated over the hotter months.

Sunsmart baby

Sunsmart baby

25.02.2016  

With temperatures rocketing and the risk of sunburn high, find expert advice on making your baby a SUNSMART baby this summer.

Awake times: tips to avoid an overtired baby

Baby awake times: avoid an overtired baby

17.01.2016  

Baby awake times are an overlooked, but crucial component of establishing positive sleep habits. Find expert guidance on suitable awake times for babies of different ages.

baby wont sleep

Baby Wont Sleep – 5 things to consider

16.01.2016  

Baby wont sleep. Tips from a sleep consultant to help assist your baby to seelp

Expert Advice For The Reflux Baby

Expert Advice For The Reflux Baby

11.01.2016  

Expert advice for the reflux baby – the condition, symptoms and tips to minimise the impacts.

gestational diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

28.12.2015  

Gestational Diabetes – expert advice on risk, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and what to eat when diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

Dentist: Rotten Baby Teeth- Prevention & Treatment

16.11.2015  

Rotten Baby Teeth – our resident dentist shares advice on causes of rotten teeth. He discusses tips on preventing rotten baby teeth and treatment options

placenta praevia

Placenta Praevia Explained

13.11.2015  

Placenta praevia is a serious condition that occurs during pregnancy whereby the baby’s placenta is implanted near to, or over, the cervical canal. “As the cervix dilates at the start …

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