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About the fontanelle

Fontanelles are soft spots on your baby’s head where the skull bones haven’t fused together yet. Learn what to expect and the signs that might mean your baby is not feeling well.

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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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Knowing your baby is well - podcast

Listen to Dianne Zalitis, midwife and Clinical Lead at Pregnancy, Birth and Baby, talk to Feed Play Love with Shevonne Hunt about signs your baby is well.

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Common worries and fears for parents

New parents often worry that they don't know what to do. There are practical ways to deal with the challenges so you can enjoy time with your baby.

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Your baby's growth and development - 3 months old

By 3 months, your baby forms a strong attachment to you. They respond with lots of smiles, and you can enjoy your baby as they develop.

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Flattened head

Plagiocephaly (flattened or misshapen head) means an uneven or asymmetrical head shape. Plagiocephaly won't affect your baby's brain development but it should be treated.

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Presentation and position of baby through pregnancy and at birth

Presentation and position refer to where your baby’s head and body is in relation to your birth canal. Learn why it’s important for labour and birth.

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Diarrhoea in babies and children

Diarrhoea in babies and children is common, but can be serious if your child becomes dehydrated. Learn about the symptoms of diarrhoea and how to treat it.

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How to tell if your child is sick

Here is some helpful guidance on how to tell if your child is unwell, common symptoms of childhood illnesses and when you should seek further advice.

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Sun and heat protection for babies and kids

Babies and children can easily get sunburnt and heatstroke, even when cool or overcast. Read on to learn how to protect your child.

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