August 11, 2013Having a baby – especially your first – can change your life dramatically. And while lots of people focus on the mom, dads and partners have to cope with a whole new range of challenges, too.
Babies don't come with instruction manuals. But parents and healthcare professionals have learned a lot about the best ways to care for and nurture little ones.
Here's the latest advice and information to help you through the first 12 months.
August 11, 2013The first time your baby gets a cold, fever or upset stomach, it's normal to worry. But learning how to deal with them, can help you breathe easier.
August 11, 2013When your baby is between six and nine months, you will notice that he or she makes distinct sounds.
August 11, 2013Language skills in nine to 12 month old babies tend to flourish rapidly.
August 11, 2013Some mothers and babies have a difficult time when learning how to breastfeed, particularly in the first week.
August 11, 2013Raising a child can be challenging at the best of times. Doing it as a single parent is even more demanding, but help is available; don’t be afraid to ask.
August 11, 2013A food allergy occurs when the body mistakes a food as harmful. An allergic reaction is the body’s immune system fighting back.
August 11, 2013If your drinking water comes from a private well or other non-regulated source, ensure it's safe to drink.
August 11, 2013Many mothers don't realize the importance of skin to skin contact right after birth. Skin-to-skin contact is even more effective than the traditional baby warmers used in hospitals.
August 10, 2013Being bitten by a nursing baby hurts! Does that mean you have to stop breastfeeding once your baby's teeth come in? Absolutely not.
August 7, 2013Babies have delicate, sensitive skin that is easily damaged by the sun, even on cloudy or overcast days.
August 6, 2013A strong support network is important for new parents. Here's some advice to help ensure you're surrounded by a supportive team to help you become the parent you want to be.
August 4, 2013When you experience domestic abuse, it can affect every part of your life. And breastfeeding is no exception.
August 4, 2013Milk ducts are the channels in your breast that milk flows through to get to the nipple. If a duct gets plugged the best thing to do is keep breastfeeding.
August 11, 2013Breastfeeding alone can provide all the nutrients your baby needs for the first six months – with one notable exception.
August 10, 2013Choking is another thing you have to keep in mind when your baby starts on solid foods. Here are some safety precautions.
August 13, 2013Immunization is the best way to protect your baby from a long list of serious diseases. Without it, your child could get very sick.
August 2, 2013If you have to be away from your baby for more than a few hours, you can express your breast milk and store it for later.
August 10, 2013Baby equipment can be helpful, but it’s important to ensure the items are safe before you use them.
January 5, 2014Making the decision to supplement is an important one - sometimes it’s medically necessary.