Having a new baby, particularly your first, is one of the most exciting events of your life, but at times it can also feel like one of the most frightening.
A cry can mean many things and learning to understand what each one indicates can help you understand your baby's needs.
Introducing food to a baby’s diet is one of the biggest milestone of the first six months. But when should you start, and what can you give your child to eat? We look at the latest advice on starting solids.
EB staff writers We put six common beliefs to the test.
Brooke Wells Bath time doesn’t have to be structured play – as long as it’s safe, you should encourage any bath activities that make bath time fun for your child.
EB staff writers There's a lot to consider when it comes to bathing your new baby, but there are some general rules for making the experience a pleasure for everyone.
Little Aid Congratulations on your new little bundle! No doubt you’ve had the roller-coaster of euphoria, fear, joy, fear, contentment, fear, happiness and ... “Jeez this is just too much!”
A helpful guide to contact information if you are looking for help, support or assistance.
Eugenia Lee Although parents tend to overspend all that is required are a cot, a change table, and a feeding chair with low arms and a high back.
CATHERINE RODIE PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia) have shared a heart-warming letter to a café owner, in a Facebook post that has shone a night on the importance of kindness,
EVELYN LEWIN Do you still hold on to your 'baby stuff' even though you think your family's finished? Evelyn Lewin explores why we do this, and how to move on.
Karina Lane So you're expecting twins; congratulations! It's hard to imagine what that first year with twin babies is going to be like.
JUDITH IRELAND Australia's peak childcare body has called for caution around the Turnbull government's push for childcare centres to charge parents by the hour, not by the day.
Jule Scherer Our life is more or less divided into neat four hour parcels of time and it's hard to get much of anything done in the time between feeds.
Katie Burgess and Alexandra Back The mum who was down to her last three tins of baby formula said she had received hundreds of calls and offers to send her formula.
EVELYN LEWIN There are many new things you need to know as a parent. We explain the top 5 words and phrases that will become common use in your vocab.
Catherine Carter City planners and designers must focus on building female-friendly cities.
COSIMA MARRINER A new text service for fathers aims to guide men through the life changing experience of having a child.
MEGAN BLANDFORD Having a baby is exhausting, hard work. It's also one of the greatest joys of your life.
Rashida Yosufzai and Belinda Merhab Federal parliament is being urged to consider allowing MPs to breastfeed in the parliamentary chamber following controversy surrounding new mum Kelly O'Dwyer.
Staff writers A doctor did such an amazing job of putting a worried mum at ease that she felt compelled to wrote a special blog post about it – and it's since gone viral.
LETITIA ROWLANDS They are stunning photos that the parents of these beautiful no doubt feared they may never see.
You can always be sure of a few things not entirely going to plan during a newborn shoot – little accidents are almost par for the course – but this shoot was memorable for a whole other reason.
Staff writers Huggies has denied photoshopping a baby's legs in a nappy advertisement, issuing a statement explaining "all babies are different".
AMANDA DUNN What are the first few weeks and months actually like for new parents?
PINKY MCKAY We asked our Facebook followers what worried them most about bringing their newborn home from hospital.
Staff writers Ever looked at gorgeous baby photos and wondered how the impossibly cute images were captured?
Staff writers When you hear a baby's enthusiastic laugh it's difficult not to chuckle along with them.
Staff writers While some worry about how much pink will enter their lives, others have already swung into protective mode.
Staff writers A stand-up comedian in the UK has plenty of new material since becoming a dad to twin boys.
Staff writers It's a heart-warming photo this family will treasure forever.
CATHERINE RODIE Mums spend literally hours a day with a baby attached to their boob, or giving them a bottle. Surely they don't all need to be spent looking at the baby?
LETITIA ROWLANDS As any parent who has ever travelled with a baby knows it can be a daunting experience. The stares and attitude of unsympathetic fellow travellers only serve to make the journey even more stressful.
Helena Oliviero It's far more than just a bag for nappies - it's the travel companion for your baby that should contain all the things you might need when away from home base.
Staff writers When you're a baby, even getting off a bed and onto the floor can be a tricky procedure.
Staff writers When Brittany and Brandon Buell's son Jaxon was born missing much of his brain and skull, doctors said he only had days to live.
Nikki Macdonald The frontiers of life are advancing ever further into uncharted territory.
LETITIA ROWLANDS An illiterate and poverty stricken mother has abandoned her newborn triplets at hospital because she cannot afford to care for them.
Staff writers He may have only lived for 100 minutes, but that didn't stop baby Teddy from saving the lives of others.
Beth Whitehouse Tongue-tie can cause feeding problems. However once it is diagnosed, the condition can be easily treated.
Staff writers We don't know what he's saying, but this baby has a very clear message for his bulldog pal: let's walk - NOW.
DANIELLE COLLEY With a few simple tips you can take your images from random happy snaps to lovely clean images that create beautiful lasting memories.
JO HARTLEY A gorgeous new series displays photos of mums gathered together feeding their babies – by any means that they so choose.
Staff writers A clip sees a "miracle worker" surprised when a group of children she cared for as babies return with their parents to express their appreciation.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Jennifer Tiner was grieving the loss of her daughter Isabella, but the mum still managed to give a gift which helped save another baby's life.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Shelly Cawley said her connection with her daughter was so strong that the newborn's presence was enough to stir her from a coma.
John Carpenter Everyone knows this picture: parent or babysitter sits in a coffee shop staring at a smartphone, while a baby sits gurgling in a stroller.
Staff writers Trimming a baby's fingernails for the first time can be a daunting job for a new parent. But who knew it could also be so funny, too?
Suzi Catchpole Instagram is a haven for mini fashionistas, styled by parents and taking over the world one cute pic at a time.
JO HARTLEY It's not just your baby who's reaching new milestones - you will be too. Mentally cross them off your list and pat yourself on the back for each one you've achieved!
Jared Lynch and Mark Hawthorne How 20 million screaming Chinese babies and health conscious local mums are driving a twin boom for some Aussie milk companies.
Peter Wells I've just had a kid, but children come with no manual. So here's a quick guide to apps, websites and devices to help.
Carrie Friedman Before I had kids, I thought I knew what it would be like to be a parent. So I wrote a book about my beliefs.
CATHERINE RODIE My own darling girls dealt me my fair share of poo horror stories, from ill-fated nappy changes to ill-timed nappy-free time - and, of course, the classic 'poonami'.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Thousands of women have shared their own less-than-perfect motherhood moments in a show of support for a mum who left her two-month-old son in a supermarket trolley while she drove home.
Joanna Davis As the radiographer moved the wand over her abdomen, Shelley King got the surprise of her life.
Vivienne Pearson Take heart in these principles that will transfer seamlessly from the workplace into your new life as a parent.
Nick Bilton Three months ago, my wife, Chrysta, and I were driving along Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles when she let out a harrowing cry.
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Enjoy these beautiful images from new coffee-table photography book, Sleeping Beauties: Newborns in Dreamland, out now by Sellers Publishing.