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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Handling techniques for your new baby

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals have provided some helpful tips for handling and holding your baby in ways that are helpful for their wellbeing and development. Picking your baby up To encourage head control, pick your baby up through this side lying technique. Turn your baby onto their side and lean them forward into your hand, supporting their chest and back […]

Taking the bite out of teething

Teething When can teething begin? Babies can get their first tooth anywhere between 3 – 15 months, but commonly between 4 – 9 months – although discomfort may start earlier. Dribbling at 3 – 4 months is usually as a result of your baby learning to put things in their mouth, which is part of normal development. What can you do […]

Drugs and medicines in pregnancy

To be on the safe side it’s best to talk to a health professional before taking any new drugs or medicines during pregnancy in case they might have any effect on the growing baby. Some medicines can harm your growing baby, and this can include certain standard over-the-counter painkillers, such as ibuprofen (Nurofen for example).  […]