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Natural remedies for soothing baby

Naturopaths Asti Renaut and Natasha Berman offer advice on natural treatments that support babies through life’s little challenges. Arriving in the outside world must be a rather interesting experience for a baby. Along with all the love they receive from these giant humans there are shadows and…

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What exactly is Attachment Parenting?

In the low-down of millennial context, we examine and demystify the modernistic approach of ‘attachment parenting’.   Every parent loves their child and wants to shower them with all the love and attention they can. But Attachment Parenting takes things one step further, and there are arguments for both sides …

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It’s time to put these myths to test!

Wondering what works and what’s just another old wives’ tale when it comes to your baby’s sleep? We tell you how true are the top five baby sleep myths. Myth 1: Big Babies Sleep Better. There is no scientific study comparing the sleep duration of bigger babies compared to smaller babies. …

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How newborns really see your face

If you want your baby to see your expression, just lean closer. It sounds obvious, but according to a study by scientists in Sweden and Norway, the maximum distance for a newborn to distinguish whether you are smiling or not is 30 cm (12 inches); that 30 cm corresponds to …

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Top baby names of 2015

The most popular baby names of 2015 were Emma and Noah – for the second year running. The two names topped the annual list of most popular baby names in the US, according to the Social Security Administration. That’s the third year on top for Noah, and the second in …

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My baby can't hear me: one mother's story

The Afele household can be pretty quiet sometimes, despite the presence of busy toddler Aria. That’s because much of the talking is done through New Zealand Sign Language, something 20-month old Aria and her parents Maryanne and Cody, have been learning for the past year or so. The couple discovered…

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Immunisation

Immunisation in New Zealand When your baby is born, he or she is protected against a variety of infections by your antibodies, which have passed to your baby during pregnancy. If you breastfeed your newborn baby, further antibodies pass to him or her through your breast milk. These antibodies help…

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