When and how to wean your baby is a huge question for many parents. You want to make sure you’re doing the best for your baby nutritionally and emotionally. For some parents the decision to start weaning comes easily but for others it takes more planning.
Maternity-Paediatric Dietitian and a Breastfeeding Counsellor Kristy Manners from Growth Spectrum gives some advice on how to tackle this universal dilemma.
Safe swaddling involves comforting and securing the newborn from their own startle reflex, but not restricting all natural movement. For healthy development, newborns need to breathe freely, have some movement of their arms and be able to frog and kick their legs.
Getting baby into a good bedtime routine is one of the best things you can do for your baby and yourself! It’s never too early to introduce your baby to a bedtime routine. We recommend starting the routine when your baby is very little. It will set up their sleep routine as they grow older.
Reflux is a common topic at any Mother’s Group. You might hear new mums discussing how much is normal for a baby to spit up? is it reflux? Are you wondering if your baby has a more serious reflux condition?
Let’s face it – the dummy can be a real lifesaver in the early days with a young baby. But the reality is that eventually it will have to go! When is the right time? What’s the strategy? Cold turkey or gentle weaning?
In 2010, Jenny McGregor faced the most horrific thing a mother will ever have to go through when her 18 month old son Jamie died suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep. It was completely unexpected and devastatingly painful. No mother ever expects to lose her child; however, Jenny was suddenly faced with the harsh reality that this does indeed happen… and it happens more than we would care to conceive.
In recent years, the practice of sleeping babies on their backs to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has resulted in a rise in the number of cases of plagiocephaly diagnosis. Bubbaroo is passionate about safe sleep practices and communicating the safe sleep message. Our goal is to help baby to sleep safely! We are equally committed to assisting new parents in identifying and preventing plagiocephaly wherever possible.
Red Nose (formerly known as SIDS and Kids) promotes safe sleep and education with the aim of reducing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome incidences to zero. Bubbaroo supports SIDS safe sleeping recommendations and is passionate about communicating the safe sleep message. Find out tips to keep your baby safe and minimise the risk of SIDS.
Colic is a term often loosely thrown around as a blanket diagnosis for babies who cry a lot in the first few months of life. For those who have it – it is definitely real. But why some babies get it and others don’t is a mystery.
It is natural for babies to cry that’s for sure. But if they’ve been fed, changed, are not too hot or cold and are still crying, what could it be? Could it be colic?
Is it safe to sleep with my baby? Many parents (whether breastfeeding or not) end up sleeping with their child at some stage. What is co-sleeping? Is it sharing the same bed? Sharing a sofa (a very big NO NO!) or just sleeping in close proximity but not on the same sleep surface? All of these constitute co-sleeping but some forms are much safer than others.