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What sleep equipment does my baby need?

You've been counting down the days until your little one arrives, and with less than four weeks to go, you couldn't be more excited. For months in advance, you and your partner have been reading every baby-related book you thought possible, checking every article for further information, and asking ...
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How do I breastfeed with a skin condition?

Breastfeeding isn't always easy, in fact, it's pretty rare for the process to be smooth-sailing from start to finish. But it can prove even more difficult if you have a skin condition that affects your breasts, areolas, or nipples. Sometimes, bottle-feeding formula is simply the best option for you ...
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What is a lip-tie? And what is a tongue-tie?

Each of us is born with little strings of skin tissue, known as frenula, that attach the lip to the gum and the tongue to the floor of the mouth. However, sometimes the frenulum is either too thick, too tight or both, which then restricts a person's lip and tongue movement. This is what's known resp...
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Do babies have kneecaps when they're born?

If you've ever found yourself wondering whether your baby has kneecaps, you're one of many curious parents asking the very same question. And it makes sense. A baby's knees are much softer, much more flexible, and far from the firmness of an adult's knee. So, what is the answer? Do babies have kneec...
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What to do if my baby bumps their head?

How will I know if my baby has bumped their head, what are the symptoms?As a new mum, you've got a lot on your plate. One moment you're preparing formula and pumping breast milk, the next you're changing a dirty nappy or rocking your baby to sleep. And as you're so busy multi-tasking, you're startin...
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What to do if my baby bruises themselves?

Hearing your baby cry out in pain after accidentally knocking into something or bumping their head is one of the worst feelings in the world. No parent wants to see their little one cry, and it's always a little distressing wondering whether they could have really hurt themselves in the process. ...
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What do I need to look out for with nappies and washing my newborn? (Week 2)

It's now the third week of your newborn baby's life, and although she's still so tiny and so young, you already feel like you've known each other for a lifetime
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What do I need to look out for with nappies and washing my newborn? (Week 1)

When you found out you were going to have a baby, it was the little things that you were slightly apprehensive about. Since this was going to be your first time as a parent, you questioned things like, will I know what to do in an emergency?, am I going to know how to hold my baby properly? and, wi...
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Common symptoms that look serious, but are nothing to worry about

Unlike some of your friends, you've never been much of a hypochondriac. While you know that finding the odd spot or mole can send some people into a flight of panic, you've always been more of the ‘brush it off' type. “It's probably nothing” you'll think, and move on with your day.That was unt...
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Can I use bug spray on my baby?

Now that it's summertime, you and your baby are spending a great deal of time outdoors; going for walks, sitting in the garden under a big, shady tree and playing in the park! Now, since they're in the sun rather a lot, you always pop a little sun hat on their head, dress them up in light clothing, ...
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