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Baby Development

When will your baby’s eyes change colour?

Obsessed with staring into your baby’s baby blues? Or dreaming of passing down your partner’s emerald green sparklers? Or hoping your siblings all get to share the same gorgeous honey-hue? Well, it might be longer than you think before you can be sure of your baby’s eye colour. Often when a baby is born we get so excited to share all the details, the name, weight, height, hair colour and of course, eye colour. But...

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Breastfeeding

Reflections of a pumping mama (and what I learnt the second time around)

The sound. I’ll never forget that sound. These days many pumps are whisper quiet and cordless… But the memory of sitting there, hooked up to a machine with suction caps and long tubes that sounded like a cow was dying is one that will stay with me forever. Pumping milk, what a weird concept right? For mums who breastfeed, pumping often plays a big part of their overall feeding journey.  There are many reasons mothers...

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Sleep Behaviour

Managing routines with little ones over the holidays

Parenting is all about that juggle at the best of times – but throw in the silly season and it can go to absolute chaos in the blink of an eye. With Christmas parties, holidays and just the general pace that this time of year goes, it can be very easy to slip out of routines. You can quickly find yourself with little ones who are overtired, cranky and acting out. You may be inclined...

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Hygiene & Keeping Clean

Everything you need to know about bathtime for babies

Bathtime with a baby is a lot of fun in theory – but the reality can actually be a little overwhelming in the beginning. You’re still getting used to holding them when they’re all snug in their onesies and swaddles – let alone when they’re naked and wet! So here we break down everything you need to know about bathing babies to make it a lovely experience for you and your little one. View this...

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Out and About

Your first outing with baby: The newborn essentials checklist

When you finally get to take your precious newborn baby home from the hospital it’s the greatest feeling in the world. The little person you had imagined for 9 months is finally here and all you want to do is stare at them and nest in the safety of your own home. But at some point, you’re going to want (or need) to leave the house. And it can be a really scary thought. You...

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Hygiene & keeping clean

Make bathtime a breeze with Skip Hop’s Moby Recline & Rinse baby bath

Bathtime is a great way to connect with your baby and become a part of your nightly routine that will signal the end of another day. But bathtime can also be a little nerve-wracking when your baby is wriggling and wet (a.k.a slippery!) and you’re still not quite sure what you’re doing.  From poo explosions to starting solids, through to making mud pies when they’re busy toddlers, bathtime is going to be a big part...

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Development Tips

The 411 on baby growsuits: Everything you need to know

Growsuits are the MVP of your newborn’s wardrobe. Forget all the frills, press studs and don’t even get us started on tulle. In those early weeks and months with a newborn, onesies are your best friend. You’re all about survival, so do yourself a favour and save the fancy outfits for down the track. There will be plenty of time for that, but what other time in a human’s life is it acceptable, nay, encouraged...

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Settling & Self Settling

Medela’s new range provides a soothing touch for you and your baby

Dummy, soother, pacifier - whatever you call it, they’re the saving grace of parents everywhere. Providing that added comfort and reassurance to our babies when we can’t give it to them.  They’re one of the first tools that help babies learn to self-soothe, a life skill that they will use well beyond their infant years. 

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Sleep Behaviour

8 reasons your little one may be throwing a dummy spit at bed time…

We’ve all heard the saying ‘spitting the dummy’ but it’s not until you become a parent that you can say you’ve actually experienced it first hand. And boy, they can be tough! When it comes to babies the majority of these dummy spits seem to come at bedtime. They don’t call it witching hour for nothing. Just as we’re dreaming of a hot meal and some trashy TV - it’s like they know.

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Health & Wellbeing

How to make sure you’re using a soother effectively

Soothers (dummies, pacifiers or whatever you call them in your family) have been used by parents since the dawn of time to help calm and soothe babies for sleep. They are the saving grace of so many parents’ and not to mention there ​​is strong evidence that they are associated with a reduced risk of sudden infant death when used consistently.*

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