At home with your baby
Congratulations on finally arriving home with your new baby (or babies as the case may be). This can be a lovely time; learning about your new baby, showing them off and watching them grow and develop so quickly. It’s also a big period of adjustment for mum, dad and other children. Mum is recovering from the birth, both parents are on a steep learning curve and baby is learning to feel safe and secure in their new world.
The first two weeks
The first two weeks can be a combination of pure bliss and perfect chaos. Whether this is your first or your fifth baby, there will be adjustments to make.Learn more
Safe sleeping for your baby
Whenever you put your baby down to sleep, day or night, give your baby a safe place to sleep.Learn more
Your newborn baby cries because they have to. When they are tiny, this is their only means of telling you that they are hungry or uncomfortable.Learn more
Bonding & attachment
Bonding and attachment are important because the early social interactions and relationships between you and your baby have a profound influence on your baby’s emotional, cognitive and neurological development.Learn more
Heatwave precautions for babies & young children
Babies and young children should be watched carefully during hot weather. They can quickly lose body fluids through perspiring, which can lead to dehydration.Learn more
Caring for your newborn baby
Bath time can be a special time for you and your baby. These videos show you how to prepare for your baby’s bath and make sure that they are safe during the process.Learn more
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