Expert Tips

Expert Information on TTC, Pregnancy, Birth and the first three years.

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.

Instagram Party ideas

Instagram party ideas your kids will love

When it comes to children’s birthday parties, a wow-factor is all the rage. Here’s our top tips for throwing a Pinterest worthy birthday party with the top Instagram party ideas. …

Pregnant? Now What. How to prepare for pregnancy and birth

Pregnant, Now What? How To Prepare For Birth!

Tips for preparing for birth, from choosing a hospital to be mentally ready.

Centrelink Services, Centrelink parenting payments

Centrelink Services for Mums Leaving Their Partners – What You’re Entitled To

Leaving a relationship is an incredibly difficult thing to do, particularly when babies and young children are involved. What are your entitlements as a parent if you separate from your …

Newborn photgography

How to prepare for the best newborn photography

If you have seen those gorgeous newborn shots of babies sleeping contently and you’re wondering just how it’s done, Newborn Photographer, Elle Goss from Always Belle Photography shares her top …

Beauty treatment during pregnancy

Beauty treatments during pregnancy; are they safe?

Beauty treatments during pregnancy – which ones are safe? Beauty Therapist Alex Lazcano shares the ins and outs of beautician appointments for expectant mums. We’ve become so accustomed to our …

Expand your toddler's vocabulary

Why you should expand your toddler’s vocabulary

Has your toddler started to string words together to make cute little sentences? Here’s why now is the perfect time to expand your toddler’s vocabulary. Any parent of a child …

tooth decay

Tooth decay on the rise! Study shows more kids than ever need surgery.

Dental surgery is becoming one of the top reasons for hospital admissions amongst preschoolers and early primary school children.  For several years now, tooth decay has been a growing reason …

implantation-bleeding

Implantation Bleeding – The Facts You Need To Know

Q&A: Describe your implantation bleed -how soon into your cycle did you experience it?

Braxton HIcks - How to tell if it's braxton hicks or labour

Braxton hicks – how to tell if it’s real labour or just braxton hicks

Q&A: What did Braxton Hicks feel like for you? How do I tell the difference between Braxton Hicks and Real Labour?

 

Losing a Mucus Plug - How long between losing your mucus plug and starting labour?

Mucus Plugs – How long after losing your mucus plug will labour start?

Q&A: I’m 37 weeks on Sunday and started to lose my mucus plug last night and again this morning. After seeing the doctor today he thinks bub will be arriving in the next week, how long after losing your plug did you go into labour?

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

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

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?

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?

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

Exercise in pregnancy

Exercise in pregnancy: GP advice

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

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?

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

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

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

Alarming statistics on toddler drowning underpin water safety message.

newborn skin conditions

Newborn skin conditions

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

Vitamin K for newborns

Vitamin K for newborns

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

Brushing toddlers teeth

Brushing toddlers teeth

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

Post pregnancy hair loss

Post pregnancy hair loss

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

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?

Your questions answered on the flu and vaccination.

jaundice in babies

Jaundice in babies

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

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

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

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.

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