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Newborn baby essentials

Find out some of the essentials for looking after your newborn. Find out when your baby will need to have health checkups and immunisations. There is also lots of information on nappies, giving your baby a bath and teeth development.

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Birth injury (to the baby)

Giving birth in Australia is very safe, but sometimes during birth, the baby suffers an injury. Learn about birth injury causes, types and treatments.

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Corrected gestational age for premature babies

Corrected age accounts for your baby’s prematurity. It is important when assessing development, feeding and giving medications in young children.

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Having a small baby

Most babies born with a lower birthweight than average are normal and healthy, but some may be affected by foetal growth restriction.

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Newborn bloodspot screening

Newborn bloodspot screening helps you make informed decisions for your baby. Learn about tests, screening and early treatment of rare disorders.

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Positional talipes

Positional talipes is a foot problem where your baby is born with a foot that is turned in. Read on to learn how to treat positional talipes.

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Safe sleep for babies

It is important to ensure an infants sleeping area is kept safe. Experts have identified certain things can help reduce the risk of death and injuries.

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Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

Find out how to reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) — one of the main causes of SUDI.

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Getting out of the house with your new baby

Going out with your newborn can sometimes feel overwhelming. Get some useful tips on what to do and take when venturing out with your new baby.

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What is a neonatal death?

A neonatal death is when a baby dies in the first 4 weeks after they are born. It can be very difficult to deal with. Learn about where to get support.

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