Tag: baby

crawling and dogs

Family dogs and Crawling Baby

Q&A: We have a 9 month old boy and two Maltese shitzus (4&2) since my sons been crawling he goes up to the dogs and they have both snapped once each! After people to advise who may have dealt with this.

Baby head banging

Baby head banging against the wall

Q&A: My 11 month old DD has just got in to a habit of crawling over to a wall and start banging the back of her head on it.

Best Small Family Car

Q&A: I want a small car but a small car that can fit one baby car seat and other assorted baby requirements.

Baby predictor to guess babys gender

Parents share their experience with using various baby predictor options to determine the sex of their baby

baby cost

Cost of a babies first year

What is the cost of looking after a baby ? I am wanting to stay home as long as possible, I am just not sure I can afford it. Our …

expressed milk

When to express breast milk

Our Baby Hints and Tips community share when is the best time of day to express breast milk My midwife said 3am is the best time. Even if ive just …

alterntaive baby cereal

Alternative baby cereal – baby’s first food

Starting solids can be overwhelming with the variety of options for baby’s first food.  Read our guide to starting solids written by our resident general practioner. I was just wondering …

When to stop breastfeeding

When to stop breastfeeding. Mums share how they knew when it was time to stop breastfeeding and what influenced their decision to wean

One Mummy’s reminder for other mums with Newborns

Parent Tips: Thanks, Eryn, for the wonderful reminder to all our mums with newborns.

Stretch and Sweeps – Are they painful?

Q&A: Stretch and sweeps are they painful?

Livin’ La Baby Loca

By Lou Kenny It’s a well-established fact amongst people who know me that I am an idiot. One of my greatest hits was the situation now formally known as “Milk …

Struggling to leave the house with 2 kids

Q&A: I have a 7 week old and a nearly 2 year old and I’m finding it hard to get out of the house

Baby finger food – snacks for younger babies

Q&A: I just wondered what (if any) finger foods i can give my 6 month old who hasnt got teeth yet?

When did your baby start to crawl?

Q&A: When did your baby start to crawl?

ditiching the dummy

Ditching the Dummy

Q&A: My almost 6 month old fully breast fed baby is waking up to 15 times a night seeking her dummy. She was sleeping through… How do I ditch the dummy??

Gifts for God Parents

Q&A: I’ve asked some of my very close friends to be my dd godparents. Is it protocol for me to give them a gift? If so what kind if gift is suitable?

Themed Baby Shower Ideas

Q&A: Did you have a theme for your baby shower? Have you been to a themed baby shower?

Advice for Cesarean Section Recovery

Q&A: My friend has just gone through a 23 hour labour resulting in an emergency Cesarean. Her n bub are fine. I’ve never had a c-section so I don’t know what advice to give her about healing and in general getting back to normal everyday life, can anyone give me some advice to give her?

Easter Gift ideas

Q&A: What are you getting your little ones (under 12 months) for Easter this year?

Circumcision Custom

Circumcision Details

Q&A: Parents share their advice and thoughts on deciding should I circumcise my baby

circumcision in older babies

Circumcision in an older infant

Q&A: Parents share their experience with circumcision in older infants.

Coping with an older baby

How have you coped with your baby in the later months, after the newborn stage has passed and your partner (and possibly you) are back at work? Do you sometimes feel like your in a rut and what have you done to overcome these feelings?

Constipation in babies: Community tips

Q&A: My daughter is 5 months and breastfed with one formula feed. She hasn’t pooed for a week (which is common) but she’s in pain with it.. What can i use to help her poo? Preferably natural as we’re on holiday with shops far away.

Negativity towards piercing babies ears

Q&A: I’m after some feedback on ear piercing from other mums. My DD will be 3 months old soon and I would like to get her ears pierced, but am concerned other people will react negatively due to her age.

fourth trimester

Your baby in the fourth trimester

The 4th Trimester is the name given to the first three months of a new baby’s life. It refers to the idea that in many ways a newborn human baby is not ready for the world. Thinking of a new baby still as a foetus and treating them as such, has it’s benefits.

baby food in bowl

Puree Suggestions

Q&A What suggestions do you have for a Puree Recipe swap ?

10 things I have learned since having kids

10 things I was oblivious to in my child-free days

When I fell pregnant for the first time, I knew my life was going to change. When people told me that the change would be drastic I even believed them. Then the baby arrived and I realised that there was a whole new world of normal that I never knew existed. Here are ten of the things I had no idea about before having my kids.

Water play

Kids love the water, and there are so many ways to incorporate it into playtime. With summer on the way, Jan Jones shares a number of water activities that we can use with our 0-6 year olds that are fun and will keep them entertained for hours.

Best Play Space Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

Babies inhabit the floor – and it is a very different world to what we are used to. Jan Jones, our early childhood expert, challenges us to get down and see things from our baby’s perspective and provides a range of activities to allow us to play at their level.

Project Baby: We’ve been busy!

Owen has been keeping Emma on her toes, battling through teething, newfound mobility, and a fall.