Welcome to Baby Care articles
On that special day you bring your newborn baby home from hospital, life as you know it changes forever. Where to start with newborn baby care?
Huggies New Zealand has put all their baby care tips, techniques and information into 1 place, to help make newborn baby care as easy as possible for new mums and dads. Becoming a parent is a big adjustment! Having an online resource to support you through this life-changing event can help make this time even more special. Trust us, it will be over quicker than you think. Enjoy every minute.
So browse, read, learn all the great baby care information from Huggies and enjoy this beautiful time in your and your new baby’s life. Huggies can help with all your baby care needs, from advice through to products.
Breastfeeding is a very important element of baby care. Let us help you learn to breastfeed the right way at the right times. Our guides show you how to get your baby to latch on, and what to do if you get a breastfeeding-related infection like Mastitis. Breast milk is the perfect food for your baby as it has all the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs grow up healthy and strong. Find out more about ensuring your baby is getting enough breast milk.
If for whatever reason you decide not to breastfeed, baby formula is the next best thing. Baby formula is specifically developed to provide all the necessary nutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fats) as well as necessary vitamins and minerals to ensure your baby is well fed from birth. Do some research, ask your early childhood centre or doctor, talk to other new mums, and use the Huggies online forum to find out which baby formulas best suit you and your baby’s needs.
One of the most important things you can give your baby is a balanced, healthy diet. For the first few months, baby feeding is pretty straightforward because your little darling drinks her food, rather than eats it. But around 4 to 6 months of age, the next significant step in baby feeding takes place: eating solids. For first-time parents, this can be a big deal, as you probably don’t have a clue about what to feed your little one. Also, you may be worried about hygiene and all those food allergies that seem to be about these days.
Sleep is one of the most import aspects of your baby’s early development. Newborn babies sleep almost 16 hours a day and developing a routine that works for you and your new baby is important. Huggies can help guide you in creating good routines and sleeping patterns for your baby so that you and your baby get as much sleep as possible. Huggies also has great articles and information on common baby sleep problems and how best to try and manage them.
Even an experienced parent can get stressed and worried over what may really be a minor baby health care scare. The more you know about your baby’s health, the better and the more confident you will feel about caring for your baby and recognising how serious a condition or symptom may be. Huggies cannot replace the advice and care of healthcare professionals such as your doctor, but we can give you the basics and more on how best to care for your baby’s health and wellbeing, and also help answer the many questions you may have about your baby’s health and development.
Your baby will achieve some miraculous developmental milestones during the first few years of their life. But how do you know what milestones should happen, and at what age? Did you know, that at 2 months your baby should be able to smile? And at 6 months should be able to grasp objects in their little hands? Huggies provides a comprehensive baby milestone guide for all parents as they participate in their children’s development.
Newborn babies can seem tiny and frail, but they are always beautiful. How can you best provide newborn care for a baby so small and helpless? Huggies has tips and advice on not only how to care for your newborn baby but also on parenting so you can feel more confident about dealing with any bouts of stress and anxiety as well as the overall needs and demands of a newborn baby.
From the moment that your baby is born they begin to change. Your baby will continually amaze you as they grow and develop new skills. We take you through some of these changes that happen as they grow from newborn to toddler and provide you with some tips on how you can help them along their way. Huggies will guide you through these different developmental stages and give you indications as to what milestones your baby should be achieving all the way from 3 to 30 months old.
Your baby should make a remarkable amount of progress and develop a great deal in the first 12 weeks that your little one is home from the hospital. During the first week, your bub can already nurse and focus on your face. At 4 weeks old, your little one is gaining control of his/her body and can somewhat control head movements. At 8 weeks, most babies will start to lift their heads up when lying on their stomachs. At 12 weeks, babies tend to start vocalising more and you might even be able to hear a vowel here and there. Let Huggies guide you through the early 12 baby weeks, indicating what milestones your baby should be achieving during these weeks and how to stimulate further development.
From planning the party and creating baby birthday invitations to foods, baby birthday games, and baby birthday cake ideas for the big day, our party ideas will help you create baby birthday memories you’ll keep for a lifetime.
Traditionally, parents held a christening for their new baby to mark the beginning of their upbringing in the Christian faith. However, many parents now choose to christen their child for other reasons.
Creating the dream baby room or nursery is usually one of the first things a new mum-to-be will consider. But with so many different options for flooring, colours, furniture and more there are lots of decisions to be made. Luckily with the Huggies Interior Design Ideas you don’t have to be an interior decorator to come up with something trendy and unique!
Congratulations! Your little one is now on the move. This is a very special time for you and your baby as they transition from being stationary to crawling and walking. Bub has discovered a whole new world of opportunities as they crawl, bum shuffle or totter round the house! They are keen to explore and you are there to support them as they navigate their way around.
Huggies New Zealand is here to help you both during this exciting time. We’ve got practical strategies for managing your time, useful products and great ways to occupy your little one. Our online resources will support you, while you both learn how to see the world in a new way.
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