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The first months as a parent can be overwhelming. Stay on top of things by learning how to bond with your baby and by knowing how to "read" your baby's behaviour. In their first months of life, babies have very few tools they can use to communicate, so you need to learn how to decipher their messages. 

Whether we are talking about settling and sleeping, feeding time, or creating a daily schedule for your baby, in this section you will find a collection of tips dedicated to baby care.

These tips are especially useful to first time parents, who might want to learn more about how they can use these first months to create beautiful memories with their babies.

  • Kinderling Kids Radio

    Every parent knows the signs of sleep deprivation… especially after your second or third baby.

    The remedy?

    Getting all your children on an effective sleeping routine. Once all your children get their much-needed sleep, you will be able to create a sleep routine for yourself too.

    Child expert and Mothercraft nurse, Chris Minogue, shares her most effective methods for dealing with sleep pattern issues with your second baby. One of the key points she makes is that it's important to learn from the mistakes you may have made with your first child.

    Here are three tips to help you establish an effective sleeping routine with both your babies.

  • Raising Children Network

    Every baby's sleeping pattern is different. You can encourage your baby to sleep with some easy settling techniques. The key here is to keep experimenting until you find the method that works for your baby. Here are some settling techniques you can try:

  • Raising Children Network

    The way you wrap or swaddle your baby is important. It helps soothe them and it can also prevent sleeping accidents. Find out some easy and safe methods to wrap your little one for sleep.

  • Starting Blocks & Playgroup NSW

    For first-time families, it is hard to know when to start considering and planning for their baby’s first step into early childhood education and care.

    Starting Blocks, ACECQA’s family focused website, in association with Playgroup NSW, has developed a fun infographic to help new families prepare for their child’s learning journey.

    This illustrated journey places strong emphasis on play-based learning and encourages families to consider their local playgroup. Playing games, singing, talking and laughing together at home and at playgroup is a special time that helps create a unique bond and encourages children to learn, use their imagination and develop a variety of skills.

  • Playgroup NSW

    My Health Record enables families to maintain the best possible health. It can help you keep track of your child’s immunisations, doctor or hospital visits and other important medical information. It will allow you to take measures to ensure your child has the best possible start in life and to arm them with their important health information, all in one place, as they grow. 

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