31 Tips for Surviving Your First Week at Home with Baby

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If you’re bringing home bub soon here’s 31 expert tips from our real mums. You can do it! With nine months to plan for the arrival of your little bundle, it’s difficult to imagine that you would be anything but prepared when he or she (or both) makes an appearance. The nursery is all set, you’ve read the books and now...

Melbourne Woman Births Record 6.08kg Baby Naturally, No Epidural Just ‘Positive Thoughts’

Women Births Record 6.01kg Baby
When Natashia Corrigan declined an epidural she had no idea her baby was going to be a record breaker! Born in January at the Mercy Hospital baby Brian Liddle Jr. weighed 6.08kg and is the largest baby born in Victoria. Whilst bub was predicted to be large, measuring over 4kg at her 36 week scan his size was still a surprise to...

The Breast Crawl? It’s a Real Thing, and You Might Want to Try it! Watch the Vid!

Have you heard of the breast crawl? No, it’s not some new swimming stroke or a fad dance. It’s what newborns have the amazing ability to do almost immediately after birth! This video shows the absolutely amazing way that a newborn baby can crawl to get to mum’s breast. It's called the breast crawl.  Your baby isn’t going to get up...

Baby Makes ‘Metal Horns’ in Ultrasound Pic + 101 Rock n Roll Baby Names

This baby's ultrasound pic shows signs of a very rock n roll future! Inspired by her heavy metal ways, we've compiled some 'very suitable' rock 'n roll baby names the family might consider!  Makelle Throckmorton Ahlin hasn't even had her baby yet, but she already knows the little gal (or guy) is going to be a handful. How? Because thanks to an...

Here’s How a Crocheted Octopus Helps Keep a Premmie Baby Alive

What can a crocheted octopus do for a premmie? Apparently a lot! Well, who would have thought!? One UK hospital is using crochet octopus softies as a way to help premature newborns thrive. Yes, you read that right – a crocheted octopus. Not a new techy gadget or some modern medical marvel that some super-smarties developed in a lab. A...

Hilarious! How to Bring Your Newborn Home From Hospital in 20 Easy Steps

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Congratulations! You’ve survived giving birth and you’re the proud owner of your very own small human being. Now you get to bring your newborn home and begin a blissful life together. Easy, right? Right? Oh dear… 1. Walk out of the hospital exhausted but glowing with pride as you make your first public appearance with your newly-expanded family. Think “Look, world!...

Real Mum Confessions: Hilariously True Second Kid Shortcuts

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Sometime (when you’re pregnant, awaiting bundle of joy #2), somewhere (while you’re just minding your own business), someone (whether you ask for it or not!) will come up with this corker, ‘Ah you’ll be more relaxed this time round’… Now, let’s see, ‘relaxed’. It’s quite a considerate way of putting it, actually. Others might say you’ll be little distracted, others may...

40 Baby Names That Have Taken a Break: Will They Come Back in Fashion?

Gary said his first word today! Barbara is teething, send help! Geoffrey is finally sleeping through the night! Oh look, Nancy just rolled over... Chances are, you won’t hear these remarks made in mothers groups around the country today. The situations, yes. But the names? Not so much. While your parents’ generation is most likely rich with such monikers, these days nobody is calling...

8 Steps to Successfully Introduce Your Baby to Your Dog

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Bringing a new baby into the world changes yours completely. What a lot of dog owners forget is that it also completely changes the pack dynamic of your household. This can lead to tension and boundary issues if not great problems with your dog if it is not tackled up front.  Preparing Your Dog Ready For Your Baby’s Arrival Sad...

The Not So Shitty Truth About Cloth Nappies

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I have to say it took me by surprise. A close friend had chosen to use cloth nappies. Amongst all my breeding friends it had simply never entered our minds or conversations to debate cloth versus disposable. And we had discussed all the choices. Knowing the gender or not. Caesarean or natural. Drug free or drug me. Boob or bottle....

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