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Where Should a Newborn Sleep?

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Where Should a Newborn Sleep? image: portraits.vanburenphotography.com Deciding where your baby will sleep is a matter of your personal preference and the space you have available. There are also safety considerations that you should take into account but with so many differing pieces of advice of where your baby should sleep, it can be very hard to know what is the right thing to do. Well, as is the case with so many of these questions, there is no absolute right - just what is right for your…

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Caring for a Newborn - the First Few Days

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Caring for a Newborn - the First Few Days The first few days of your baby’s life are likely to pass in a bit of a blur, but from the day you bring him home from the hospital, the worry over how best to care for him begins! Making those first few uncertain days easier can be as simple as getting organised, so here are our best tips for caring for your little one in the first few days.

Be Prepared In the days before your baby is born, you should be relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet, but some…

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Reflux in Young Babies

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If you or your partner had heartburn during pregnancy, then you will know how uncomfortable and distressing it can be. So it is no surprise that gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) can be really upsetting for young babies.
Does my Baby have GOR?

GOR occurs when some food comes back up into the oesophagus. Your baby may vomit but it more likely they will be prone to spitting up some milk after a feed (posseting). Hiccups and coughing are other signs of GOR, as is refusing…

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Colic in Babies

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Colic in BabiesThere are a lot of misunderstandings around regarding what colic actually is. Some people call the symptoms of reflux ‘colic’, or refer to a crying baby as ‘colicky’ without really knowing what colic is. Colic is common in babies, and refers to excessive crying that doesn’t appear to have any cause. So when an otherwise healthy baby who is fed, clean and comfortable cries frequently for extended lengths of time, often drawing up the legs, this is colic. The symptoms…

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Caring for the Umbilical Cord Stump

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When your baby is born, the umbilical cord that connects your little one to the placenta will be clamped and then cut short. This cord is how your baby received nutrition and oxygen while in the womb, but don’t worry; your baby will not feel any pain or discomfort when it is cut. For around the first few weeks of your baby’s life, the umbilical cord stump will remain attached. While not very pretty to look at, it is important the stump is cared for properly and…

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