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Newborn Care and Development

Newborn Care
Sleep can be a complex and confusing issue for many new parents. Read Midwife Cath’s simple ways to help begin and establish a sleep pattern for your newborn baby.
Read Midwife Cath’s starter guide to keeping baby clean and cared for, from umbilical cord care to skin rashes and more.
Every parent bonds with their baby in their own time. Read Midwife Cath’s advice on how to encourage moments of connection with your little one.
A baby’s poo can reveal insights about the overall state of their health and well-being. Read Midwife Cath’s guide to deciphering the baby poo code
Crying is baby’s primary way of communicating. Read Midwife Cath’s advice on the common reasons baby’s cry and how best to settle your bub.
Newborn development week by week
The first week of your baby’s life will be one of enormous change.
It is common for parents to feel a sense of overwhelming relief when their babies are around 2 weeks old.
Your baby has been with you for a few weeks now and, in some ways, looking after it will be getting easier.
You will probably find your 4 week old baby is looking more unique with each day that passes.
You’ve passed the one month stage by now and the business of caring for your baby is likely to be getting a little easier.
Premature babies
When a premature baby is ready to go home parents may feel that the worst is over, but premature baby care can be quite daunting adjusting to the transition from hospital to home.
By definition, a premature birth is when a baby is born before 37 weeks of gestation.
It’s Huggies mission to ensure every baby gets the best start to life.
Worldwide, 1 in 10 babies are born prematurely – that’s 27,000 babies a year in Australia alone.

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