Whether you choose to bottle feed, or need to use an occasional bottle, here are some handy hints to make it enjoyable - and safe - for you and your baby.
Babies can get their first tooth anywhere between three to 15 months, but commonly between four to nine months. Here's what to look for and how to help soothe your child.
Knowing what to do in an emergency situation can make all the difference. It's recommended that all parents complete a first aid course with an organisation like St. John’s Ambulance or the Red Cross.
Dilvin Yasa I’ve noticed there’s a marked difference between the way I mothered my first child to the way I look after my second. And I'm a little ashamed.
Moata Tamaira I've discovered that puppies are for boys, cats are for girls, and ducks and giraffes are gender Switzerland. But why?
Karyn Thurston These are the words I wish I'd read before jumping headlong into mummyhood with my books and my ideals and my high horses. They're flawed, and they aren't all pretty, but they're hard-won and honest and as true as I can get them.
LETITIA ROWLANDS A US courtroom has become the latest place a breastfeeding mother has been asked to leave, despite laws setting out a woman's the right to breastfeed in public.
Jo Hartley A new scheme hopes to lift low breastfeeding rates in the UK by providing food vouchers for women who breastfeed. But is 'breastfeeding for pay' a good idea?
Staff writers with SMH Massive cuts under the federal government's present public service jobs freeze.
Root vegetables have a naturally sweet taste so are perfect for puree baby food.
Raw fruits are best since none of the nutrients are lost in cooking. You can combine two different fruits together when you make this weaning recipe.
Apples are ideal first fruits as they are easy to digest and unlikely to cause allergies.
Kathy Sundstrom Sarah Smith has received the best Christmas present she could have hoped for when she got to cuddle her son Finn, who was diagnosed with bacterial meningococcal last month.
Sandra Sharpham When he was born, Saxon Evans had an extra toe and a skin tag. Little did his family know there was a much more troubling diagnosis in his future.
Melanie Mahoney Doctors made a shocking discovery when they found a dandelion growing inside 16-month-old’s ear canal.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Fisher-Price has released a baby seat which comes complete with a space for an iPad. But is their 'Newborn to Toddler Apptivity' seat the worst toy idea ever?
COSIMA MARRINER Summer babies are more likely to struggle with sharing, concentrating, making friends and helping than those born during winter, new research suggests.
RACHEL BROWNE It’s natural for parents to want the best for their children, but current emphasis on cognitive development puts a huge amount of pressure on everyone.
Babyology It’s such a simple concept – to ensure a pram comes to complete stop when both hands are taken off the handle. It’s truly a life-saving idea that’s been brought to reality from one of the world’s most popular pram brands.
Babyology Babies love getting their little gums around keys - but these ones are cleaner and more fun than the set on your key ring.
Melanie Mahoney Angelcare Monitors is recalling 600,000 baby monitors in the US and Canada after the deaths of two babies.
Check your baby's length and weight for their age against the World Health Organization's standard growth charts for children aged 0-3 years.
This chart will help you keep track of your baby’s feeds and nappies throughout the day and night so you don't have to remember when the last feed was.
This monthly guide to your baby's first year covers development, sleeping, baby care, immunisation reminders, feeding and more.
Congratulations on your new baby! There are lots of useful tips and information to be found here, and it is a great place to ask those questions that crop up through these early months.
First foods, crawling, words. This next six months includes plenty of new things - you will find advice, tips and questions answered in this forum.