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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.

Owlet Smart Sock 3

Owlet Smart Sock 3: One Million Parents Enjoy Safer, Better Sleep

Being a new mum comes with a whole lot of joy. And sometimes a whole lot of worries. It’s normal to want know your baby is always safe, even when …

Why Ball Play for Children of All Ages is Important

Why Ball Play for Children of All Ages is Important

Our Early Childhood Educator, Jan Jones, explains why ball play is such an important part of a child’s development.

Pregnancy Planning Checklist

Pregnancy Planning Checklist

Falling pregnant is an exciting time but it is also scary when you start worrying about all that could go wrong.  There are lots of things you can do to minimise risk to baby and do your best to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

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Post Pandemic Parenting in the Slow Lane

Wondering what lies ahead in post pandemic parenting? Ready for life to be different after 2020’s turmoil? Neuropsychotherapist and ‘Relationship Rejuvinator’, Joanne Wilson, shares advice on how to make meaningful change after …

Water Fear toddlers

Water Fear: Tips to Help a Toddler Who Hates the Water

Do you have a toddler who hates the water? Here are my three top tips to encourage them to conquer their fear and learn to love the water.

Preparing your child for preschool

Preparing your Child for Preschool or Kindergarten

There are a number of skills that you child needs to have developed before they start school, and they might not be the ones you think! Our early childhood expert, Jan Jones, discusses which skills you really should be working on (and worrying about).

Return to work when breastfeeding

8 Expert Tips to Return to Work when Breastfeeding

Returning to work isn’t as easy as it used to be when you were coming back from holidays. Now you might need to juggle routines, daycare, breastfeeding and the temperament of a little one who might not particularly like the changes they are being subjected to. Lynne-McKensey Hall IBCLC shares some tips for making the transition easier.

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Early Childhood Expert Tips: Choosing Childcare for your Child

Choosing a child care option for your child can be both daunting and overwhelming. How do you know what the best option is for your family, and will you instantly know if the centre is up to scratch? Our early childhood expert, Jan Jones, provides some suggestions for things to look our for and what each type of care has to offer.

Language Development Milestones

Language Development Milestones in the First Five Years

Many parents wonder if children’s language and listening skills are developing normally. While individual children develop their talking and listening skills at different rates, our early childhood expert, Jan Jones, reveals that there is a general pattern to children’s language development.

family car checklist

Family Car Checklist: Things to Consider Before you Buy

Often the arrival of a new baby means the need for a bigger car – whether you are about to have you first, third or ninth here are some tips to help you choose the right car.

Brushing toddler teeth

Tips for Brushing Toddlers Teeth

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

Gardening With Kids

Gardening With Kids this Spring: Get Outside!

Spring is almost upon us and that means warmer weather and great conditions for gardening. Gardening 4 kids have shared some fun and practical ideas to get the kids outdoors and active in the garden this spring.

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Post Natal Exercise Expert’s Tips on Safe return to Post Pregnancy Exercise

If you want your abdominal muscles to recover from a pregnancy and get a flat tummy within 6 months of having your baby you must not do.

Newborn photgography

Photographer’s Tips for a Newborn Photography Session

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 …

Common Baby Rashes

Common Baby Rashes & Newborn Skin Conditions

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

Baby Awake Time baby sleep

Infant Sleep Advice: Baby Awake Times & Avoiding an Over-Tired Baby

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.

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How to Choose the Best Childcare Centre for Your Family

Childcare – it’s a big decision! Depending on your individual family circumstance, when you return to work after maternity leave, you may be looking at enrolling your child into a …

choosing childcare

Childcare Options: What is Best for Your Child?

There’s so many childcare options in Australia. Picking the perfect childcare option for your little one is like finding a needle in a brightly coloured, sensory overloaded haystack. Childcare options …

Preparing for labour

Preparing for Labour: 9 Things to Consider Now!

Labour is a very daunting and life changing event. Samantha Birch discusses a wide range of things that you will need to consider before the contractions start.

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Baby Hates Tummy Time: Expert Paediatric Physio Advice

If you have a baby you’ve undoubtedly heard people talking about tummy time! You might however be feeling confused if your baby hates tummy time just what you should do?  …

Lose Weight with Quick Changes: No Fads Needed!

Wondering how to lose weight with quick changes? Want to make some subtle shifts that will also shift those pesky kgs? Here’s some practical, real and easy-to-achieve tips to get …

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. Balloons …

Pregnant, Now What? How To Prepare For Birth!

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

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 …

Beauty Treatments During Pregnancy

Beauty Treatments During Pregnancy: What is & isn’t Safe!

If you liked to indulge in a beauty treatment or three prior to pregnancy you might be feeling a little confused right now. Well, here’s all the facts on getting …

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 …

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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 …

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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 a 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?

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