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Babies and newborns
A young baby in a car seat Baby safety How to choose a baby capsule Find out what you need to know about choosing a car seat or baby capsule to help protect your child. Christie Cooper Christie Cooper Journalist
A young boy playing with blocks Baby wellbeing Four ways to give your child the best start to life We all want to give our kids the best start to life but did you know the choices you make even before conception can affect their life? Find out more here. Murdoch Children's Research Institute Author: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Logo Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Baby wellbeing Tips to help healthy brains grow Did you know your baby’s brain starts developing shortly after conception, and grows to 80% of its adult size by the time they are three-years-old? Here are some tips to help support your child to reach their full potential. Murdoch Children's Research Institute Author: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Logo Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Baby food
Crumbs on a baby's high chair table Baby food Baby-led weaning: why and how to start Tired of cooking separate meals for each member of your family? Baby-led weaning could help you cater for the whole family, including your baby, in one meal. Here, we give tips and a simple recipe. Jane Dickenson Jane Dickenson Health writer
A camel in the desert Baby food Is camel milk a good alternative for breastmilk? This week, celebrity chef Pete Evans was reported to be promoting the use of camel's milk as a breastmilk alternative. We worry this is an extremely dangerous message and think it's important to set the record straight. Christie Cooper Christie Cooper Journalist
A baby being fed by its dad Baby food Baby food: a guide to babies first foods Susan Martin Susan Martin Writer
Baby health
A stressed mother with a crying baby Reflux Five tips on soothing a baby with reflux Most parents of a newborn will face some sleepless nights and a baby who is hard to settle at some point. But add in soothing a baby with reflux, and sleep and feeding issues can reach all new levels. Jacinta Rose Jacinta Rose Journalist
A baby crying Reflux How to cope when your baby has reflux Saman Shad talks about her and her daughter's experiences with reflux. Saman Shad Saman Shad Journalist
A baby on a rocking horse Baby eczema Eczema: what it is and how to treat it Eczema is an inherited skin condition that is very common among babies and young children, affecting around 1 in 5 children under the age of two. Here are some tips on how to manage eczema in babies. Nerissa Bentley Author Nerissa Bentley Health writer and blogger
Baby milestones
Babys first steps Baby milestones Baby's first steps You may be anxious to see your baby walking. But when do babies start walking? This guide can help you understand what to expect. Paul Chai Paul Chai Journalist
A woman holding her baby's feet Baby milestones The baby milestones no one tells you about Father of three Chris Pavey shares some of the weird and wonderful baby milestones he never knew were so significant. Chris Pavey Chris Pavey Writer
Two toddlers playing in the grass Baby milestones When do babies start talking We look at what parents can typically expect when babies start talking, and discuss some of the common speech problems affecting children. Jessica McGrath Jessica McGrath Speech Pathologist
Baby sleep
A baby lying in a big bed Baby sleep Baby sleep cycles: what you need to know Understanding your baby’s sleep and wake cycles can help during what can be a trying (and tiring) time. Check out our guide on infant sleep cycles. Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
A baby crying in his cot Baby sleep Controlled comforting tips for your child It’s one of the most common strategies for teaching a child to settle, but controlled comforting isn’t easy. If you’re struggling, try these tips. Murdoch Children's Research Institute Author: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Logo Murdoch Children's Research Institute
A mother rocking her baby to sleep Baby sleep How to get your baby to sleep: the "camping out" method Baby not sleeping and wondering how to get baby to sleep? Check out our step by step guide on the camping out method. Murdoch Children's Research Institute Author: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Logo Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Breastfeeding
Two women drinking champagne in their dressing gowns Breastfeeding Alcohol and breastfeeding What you need to know After months of abstaining from alcohol during pregnancy, it’s natural to feel like a glass of bubbles is deserved, so let’s sort fact from fiction when it comes to breastfeeding and alcohol. Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
A baby being breast-fed Breastfeeding Breastfeeding 101: How to breastfeed We look at how to breastfeed and provide some practical tips to help make breastfeeding a little easier. Susan Martin Susan Martin Writer
A woman feeding her baby Breastfeeding Breastfeeding not as easy as one two three Breastfeeding may come easily and naturally for some but for others it may be a painful, difficult or impractical experience. Sarah Megginson Author Sarah Megginson Author, Journalist and Editor