Your Baby

Getting to know your newborn is so sweet. Advice for new mums and dads about newborn care, crying, breastfeeding, baby bathing and skincare, newborn sleep, baby health, first immunisations, colic, reflux and more!

Mothering the new mother

Jojo Hogan, postnatal doula, massage therapist, yoga teacher, and owner of Bella Mama, explains why caring for mums in the early weeks of motherhood is so important.

Mums going back to work

So the babymoon is over, and you’re going back to work – how will you adjust? Will your brain still work? Will you still remember how to interact with adults, drink your coffee while it’s hot, and close the toilet door?

Let’s get practical about baby feeding

Here are some ideas that I hope may help you on your feeding journey, whatever your journey may be. Remember, above all, it is your journey, with your baby. You do what feels right. If your baby is being fed, you are doing great. Go, you!

Cry Baby, Cry: Learning a Baby’s Language

From a whisper, to a sing-song call, to a stern command, adults enjoy a wide range of communication strategies. Babies have only one most powerful strategy for communicating all their needs and feelings to you—crying.

How babies learn language

Learning a language involves listening, understanding, and speaking. Primary caregivers play a pivotal role in guiding the way a baby learns these processes.

The importance of joint attention

Joint attention is important in terms of communication skills and is a main focus of development for infants between 8 and 12 months of age.

The gift of being bilingual

More children in the world are raised bilingual than monolingual. Yet the science in this area, with respect to educational achievement in reading and writing, is relatively new.

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