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How to soothe a fussy newborn

When you first hear your baby cry – it is a truly special and moving experience which tugs on the heartstrings. But as the days and (sleepless) nights go by, the novelty definitely wears off a little as you quickly become acquainted with the big set of lungs your little one is putting to good use.  Starting around 2-3 weeks, having a fussy period each day is pretty par for the course for newborns. And...

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Signs & Symptoms

How To Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS

When you have a baby, you will find yourself in endless conversations talking about your baby’s sleep. Now everyone has an opinion when it comes to doing things the ‘right’ way. But one thing you can be sure of, is that babies will sleep A  LOT in the early months. This may be in short stints for some but overall they will spend a lot of time in their sleeping environment. So, with this is mind,...

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Development Tips

Helping children use eye contact

They say the eyes are the window to the soul and when we first hold our precious newborns in our arms, we can’t help but look into their eyes. After nine months of waiting, we finally get to meet the little soul who was growing inside us. Staring into their eyes for the first time is nothing short of magic.  Indeed, eye contact is a crucial part of building your child’s social skills, so you...

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5 simple (but game-changing) ways to bond with your baby in the first year

When we enter into this parenting game, we have a pretty clear idea of the type of parent we will be – or think we want to be. But the reality of parenting every day is that all bets are off and some days it’s simply about surviving. And that’s ok. We often become parents thinking we will have this instant bond wash over us the moment we hold them in our arms or look into...

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5 tips for getting your little one dressed and ready for the day

You can file getting babies and toddlers dressed under “things they don’t tell you about parenthood”. Sure you swooned over cute overalls, adorable onesies and baby mittens (omg!) before having a little one of your own… But then you have a baby and realise the practical task of actually getting those clothes on a squirmy, (often crying) baby is a next-level degree of difficulty. Or it was until you read this article, that is! Because...

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Signs & Symptoms

Clinical Psychologist Jaimie Bloch on detecting ASD in babies and toddlers

Did you know that about one in 150 Australians are affected by autism, and boys are four times more likely to have it than girls? In fact, autism is so common in our society that most of us either know someone who has it (if not several people) or know of someone who has it. With notable celebrities like Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby and South African-born American entrepreneur and CEO of Tesla Elon Musk talking...

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