1. A swing – babies do no t need swings they need the floor!
2. A walker – babies will walk when they are developmentally ready to and walkers are dangerous
3. Seats –
The hospital’s care was great, Nat got through a caesarean (Max was 12 days late and just not coming not matter what we tried) and Max was doing ok. Then 4 days later we are sent on our way. We just leave the hospital with him,
There are conflicting views about wrapping your baby. I believe it’s important to wrap your baby. The wrap ensures your baby feels secure and settles those busy hands when you’re breastfeeding. It’s helps to wrap when you feed and when your baby is going to sleep.
Beta (β) Thalassaemia
Thalassaemia is a group of blood disorders affecting haemoglobin production. Haemoglobin is a protein in the blood that carries oxygen around our bodies. Thalassaemia is passed from parent to child in genes. Genes carry information about human characteristics such as eye colour,
Whooping cough (or pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by bacteria. It can affect babies, children and adults. For adolescents and adults the infection may only be a persistent cough, however for young children whooping cough can be life threatening.
A very young Midwife Cath with her son Lachlan
Being a big sister or brother is for life is so important and the first visit has a lasting impression on young children. I encourage you to talk to your child about being a sibling and to introduce the new baby as soon as possible.