10 Things You’ll Appreciate About Newborns When You Have a Toddler

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Remember looking lovingly at your newborn and thinking how you couldn’t wait for them to grow up? And walk? And talk? And be fun to play with? Yeah, us too. And wasn’t that a gigantic bloody myth. Toddlers are two and a half-year-old, unfiltered arseholes in self-chosen clothing. Here’s 10 things you’ll appreciate about newborns – only once you...

Why does breastfeeding hurt like hell?

I had problems pretty much immediately with breastfeeding my eldest girl, and even in the hospital, I remember crying out in pain. The lactation consultant took one look at the angry purple line on my right boob and tutted. She told me my baby wasn't latching on properly and I just needed more practice. But how could I practice when...

Bringing Baby Home – 10 Things To Do For a Smooth Homecoming

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For first-time parents, the idea of bringing a tiny, vulnerable little newborn home can be daunting. It’s unfamiliar territory, and there are so many things to consider. Have you bought enough stuff? Is your home baby-ready? What will day-to-day life with a newborn really be like? As you prepare your home, and yourself, for bub’s impending arrival, here are...

This David Bowie Song Turns a Screaming Baby into a Sleeping One in 30 Seconds Flat

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What helps your baby fall asleep? Rocking in a chair? Listening to a lullaby? This baby gets rocked to sleep, but not in the way you might expect.  You sing softly to your crying baby. She lulls off to dreamland. That said, not every newborn needs a mummy-led rendition of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" to calm down. This mum found that...

This Sweet Photo of Twins is Going Viral for a Very Good Reason

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There’s a seemingly endless stream of ‘cute baby’ photos everywhere you look online. But, this pic of twin brothers Mason and Hawk Buchmeyer is taking the internet by storm! Not only is the photo of the awesomely adorable babies super-sweet, but it also has a truly touching story behind it. Baby Hawk was born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). CDH is...

Bankstown Hospital Gas Mixup Leaves Newborn Dead and Another Critical

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It has been revealed a newborn baby has died and another has been "severely affected" after nitrous oxide, often known as laughing gas, was incorrectly given instead of oxygen at Sydney's Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital. In a statement by NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner, it appears a machine in the neo-natal resuscitation unit had been incorrectly installed. The incidents occurred this month and last month. Ms...

It’ll Break Your Heart to See What These Purple Butterfly Stickers Mean on a Newborn’s Cot

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When Millie Smith got her 12-week scan she found out that she wasn’t just expecting one baby girl – she was expecting two!  Smith and her partner Lewis Cann decided to name the identical girls Skye and Callie. Twins run in her family, so the news wasn’t exactly shocking. That said, her family has never had a set of...

Watch The Miracle Baby Come Back to Life After Doctors Told He’d Died

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All mums know the bliss of holding your own baby for the very first time. But, this mum’s experience goes a step (more like several steps) beyond a simple first hug and hold. Warning: Grab a box of tissues before watching this video – you’ll need them, all of them. Kate and David Ogg tried, not so successfully, to get pregnant...

See Why These Mums Are Putting Their Newborns to Sleep in a Box. You’ll Be Impressed!

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Your BFF told you about “the” cot that every parent needs. Your cousin swears by her favourite brand of bassinet. But, you’re going with a box. A box? That’s right! A box! Recently, Temple University (in the US) made headlines for giving mums a “newborn baby box” after delivery. Filled with essentials that new baby needs and information, the box also...

India’s Biggest Baby on Record is Born and She’s How Big? Whoa!

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A 15 pound baby girl? No, we’re not talking about 3-month-old, or even a 6-month-old. We’re talking about a 15 pound newborn. That’s right – newborn! Nandini (she goes by her first name only), a 19-year-old from Hassan, India recently gave birth to the heaviest baby girl on record. The previous record (for a girl) went to Carisa Rusak of...

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