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What to expect when you bring your baby home - podcast

Listen to Dianne Zalitis, midwife and Clinical Lead at Pregnancy, Birth and Baby, talk to Feed Play Love with Shevonne Hunt about what to expect when you bring your baby home.

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Dental care for infants and toddlers

Baby dental care starts from their first tooth. Learn about the correct dental care for infants from bottle feeding to eating solid foods.

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Adjusting to parenthood - COPE

Becoming a parent leaves many people feeling quite different about themselves, their priorities and even their place in the world as they begin adjusting to parenthood.

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Bathing a newborn | Raising Children Network

Bathing a newborn is about safety and comfort. Use warm water in a shallow bath. Make sure everything you need is within reach. A bath every 2-3 days is OK.

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Bathing a newborn: in pictures | Raising Children Network

This picture guide has steps to bathing a newborn. Have everything you need within reach, run a shallow bath with warm water, and always stay with your baby.

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WWWT Worksheets/Strategies: Parents workload with a new baby

Tasks become harder to do and take much longer when there is a baby to look after. The unpaid workload is obvious only when it is not done. All couples have to re-negotiate who does what after the baby arrives. The first step is to work out who does what now and the next is to talk about whether you want to arrange things differently. Household tasks and infant care are not usually described as work, but are actually a major, but unpaid, workload. All couples need to develop the skills to discuss the division of the paid and unpaid workload.

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Cluster feeding and fussing babies | Australian Breastfeeding Association

 The early to mid (or sometimes late!) evening is often a time of the day when our babies and young children can go from their previously placid, contented selves to crying, unhappy infants seemingly at the flick of a magic switch. It is not known exactly why babies have periods like this, but as so many have them, it may be important to their development.

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Specialised care for your baby - Better Health Channel

If your baby is sick at birth or born too early (premature) they will be cared for in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN) by highly experienced medical and nursing staff.

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How to wrap a baby: illustrated guide | Raising Children Network

See how to wrap a baby in our illustrated, step-by-step guide. Wrapping can soothe some babies. It also reduces SUDI and SIDS risks. View, print or download.

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How to wrap a baby | Raising Children Network

See how to wrap a baby in this video. Wrapping can reduce SUDI and SIDS risk by keeping babies on their backs during sleep. It can also soothe babies.

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