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 a fun experience for your child. Just be prepared to get splashed!
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.
PINKY MCKAY 1:47pm Your care is helping your baby thrive. As your bond grows, he’ll show you in his own special ways that you are the most important person in his world.
Letitia Rowlands and Nick Miller Footage of Australian babies and children sleeping in their bedrooms are among the images on a Russian site showing live feeds from thousands of homes and businesses around the world.
Ariane Beeston A few weeks ago, some dear friends of mine had their first baby. As the proud dad texted me a picture I had to fight the natural instinct to say “Enjoy every moment!”
Nicole Thomson-Pride Forget about the bright, pretty baby things - while you're in survival mode, all you'll need are the essentials.
The need for a baby to spend time in specialist care is a very stressful thing for new parents to deal with.
Jen Ng Nurses who work in a neonatal intensive care unit in the US have helped give parents hope by imagining the premature patients in beautifully constructed illustrations.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Everyone has heard of people power, but what about passionate babywearing power?
Jennifer Chung New paernts can get frustrated when their newborn gets fussy and can't settle down. When you're feeling overwhelmed, try some of these simple tips to help soothe your baby.
Gabe McGrath Each year in Australia, over 40,000 newborns need the help of a special care nursery or neonatal intensive care unit. One day a year, the staff are honoured by the parents they help through those dark days.
CATHERINE RODIE Breastfeeding celebrities are great, but many mums say that we need to see bottle-feeding celebrities, too.
Babyology Christmas is fast approaching! Babyology have come up with a list of great gift ideas for babies to make sure they don't miss out on all the fun.
VICTORIA BIRCH In those early days he felt like my baby. My husband's too, of course, but it was hard to let him in.
Nicole Thomson-Pride Being a first-time mum is tough for so many reasons – particularly because you really have no idea what you're doing.
Anisa Arsenault As a new parent, you'll be hearing a lot of advice and opinions. Some of it will be really helpful, and some will be just plain wrong.
Josh Jennings ReadyStepGrow is a charity that helps the development of children born before full term.
GREER BERRY Greer Berry has dreamt about having a baby for a long time. Now the new mum reflects on the first week of parenthood following the birth of her son Sullivan.
Nicole Thomson-Pride Some mums are wracked with guilt when they leave their baby on the floor to attend to daily tasks. But really, this guilt is unwarranted.
Thuy Yau After many routine-led, tough years, we've realised that being parenting isn't about being perfect. It isn't about following a schedule to a T.
Nicole Thomson-Pride Did you think your only option for your baby’s old clothes was to pack them away or give them to the Salvos? Think again.
LINDY ALEXANDER It can be easy to assume our ideas around childhood are universal, but they are particular to where we live, as these practices show.
Emily Wax-Thibodeaux Truth was, I really didn't want to see milk coming from anywhere other than the store. If it did, it would mean there was still a chance I wouldn't survive.
Nicole Thomson-Pride A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.
Thinking of joining a gym but unsure about leaving your baby in the care of the crèche? Read a mum's story and five tips for a smooth transition.
Jen Ng Neli Prahova takes cute and very creative photos of newborns, making sweet images that will be treasured for life.
Babyology Some great linen ideas to customise your nursey's look and feel.
Jenna McCarthy Dad may not say it, but he could be feeling lost, confused and seriously left out. However, there are lots of things new fathers can do to be more included in the excitement of pregnancy and new parenthood.
HARRIET ALEXANDER Researchers have found a woman's relationship with her mother can have an impact on how she bonds with her own baby.
It’s mixed in amongst garbled baby talk, but this 10-week-old's apparent attempt at telling her parents that she loves them has made her an internet star.
AMITY DRY Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.
Natalie Feulner Here are a few lies we told ourselves (and anyone else who would listen) before we had our first child.
DANIELLE COLLEY How was my renegade mother's group different from my first? They were my kind of people. My tribe.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Jessica Arrendale died after being shot by her partner, but the devoted mother managed to save her baby's life first.
Melanie Mahoney “A baby’s first birthday is also mum’s first birthday.”
Jessica Plautz A hiker was taking in the view at the top of a cliff when he saw the startling sight of a baby crawling near the cliff's edge.
Letitia Rowlands The new documentary series Crash Test Mummies & Daddies takes a fly-on-the-wall look at the first months of life with a newborn.
KAREN ANDREWS On the rare occasion I catch sight of you at school, or around town, I think back to our earliest exchange. I’m sure you have no recollection of it at all.
Stacey Gladman Some Australian mums are being made to feel like criminals in hospitals around the country. Their crime? Smuggling in donor breast milk to feed their children.
Andrea Romano As the classic book says, everyone poops. But not everyone has such exquisite timing as Al Ferguson's newborn son, Ted.
Ariane Beeston It’s my husband’s first day back at work after paternity leave and my first full day alone with our baby. I have nowhere to be and everything to do.
Kiran Chug Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.
Jessica D'Ath You imagine that everyone is thinking badly of you, and you tell yourself you have to keep trying. Even though you are in an impossible situation, you still won't give yourself a break.
SONJA EBBELS The request to get booster shots before coming near a newborn is becoming more common, but it certainly gave me something to think about.
CATHERINE RODIE Testing ‘no more tears’ shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they’re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.
Harriet Alexander They have helped the sleep deprived parents of 7.4 million newborn babies, but has the work of NSW baby clinics changed since the first one opened a century ago?
Bill Gardner These baby triplet girls are so identical that their parents can only tell them apart by colour coding their toenails.
Sarah Wayland We often find that by living by ‘shoulds’ we set ourselves up to fail. So how can learning more about our children’s developmental stages change the way we approach parenting?
RICHARD GLOVER The government might be willing to pay for childcare from qualified people, so why shouldn't parents themselves be eligible? Here's a quick outline of a suggested syllabus.
MARK RUSSELL Jayde Pool's five-month-old daughter Bella died after being left in car on a hot summer's day. Yesterday a jury found the Victorian mum not criminally negligent for the little girl's death.
MICHAELA FOX There’s an irresistible magic about newborns. Of course they're not all smiles and rainbows, but they are undeniably cute and remarkable in so, so many ways.
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