Expert panel: Baby care

Questions about Baby care

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Jane ...
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First of all it's important to make sure that your baby's behaviour is due to teething. There is an excellent Ebook on Teething linked to the Huggi...

Answered: 03 Aug 2013
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Leann...
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Hi there, sounds like you have a little girl who is going to love foods, which is fabulous! You are right though 6 months is too early to self-wean...

Answered: 02 Aug 2013
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Leann...
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Hi there, thats great you and baby are going well with breastfeeding. Ideally by 7 months (corrected age) baby would be well up and running with so...

Answered: 02 Aug 2013
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Jane ...
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I'm guessing you're breastfeeding, when you say she won't take bottles. If she's a happy breastfeeder then at seven months her response is not unus...

Answered: 22 Jul 2013
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Jane ...
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Yes, you do need to brush her teeth but not use toothpaste at this early stage anyway. Just use a very soft, children's specific toothbrush or, a s...

Answered: 22 Jul 2013
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Jane ...
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Try not to be too concerned, his reaction is not an uncommon one. What is important is that you are giving him the opportunity and you keep trying....

Answered: 14 Jul 2013
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Jane ...
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The research, technology and design of baby car seats has changed enormously in the last 13 years. Essentially, they are very different to what the...

Answered: 05 Jul 2013
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Jane ...
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She could be teething, but this behaviour may also be due to her just being a little fussy, going through a stage of not wanting her formula or per...

Answered: 03 Aug 2013
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Jane ...
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At 8 months of age, it's reasonable for breastfeeds to cease and the last one be offered at around 10-11pm and the next one around 5-6 am. To do th...

Answered: 23 Jun 2013
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Jane ...
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Yes, it's fine to express until you've let down and the rapid, initial rapid flow of milk has settled. What's important is the pattern of weight ga...

Answered: 23 Jun 2013
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Jane ...
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What a great question and good on you for being so organised!. Nappies are fine to stockpile and don't have use by dates. They just need to be kept...

Answered: 16 Jun 2013
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Jane ...
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Generally not, as long as the baby is getting sufficient breast milk to grow and thrive, then they don't get constipated. Even though he is only po...

Answered: 15 Jun 2013
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Jane ...
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No, to the best of my knowledge Smugglers nappies are not commercially available here. However, Snugglers do make nappies so you may like to invest...

Answered: 10 Jun 2013
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Jane ...
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Hello, If he is very well hydrated and getting plenty of feeds-either from the breast or bottle then he's likely to have a good urine output. This ...

Answered: 10 Jun 2013
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Jane ...
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Teething can be blamed for a range of behaviours, but ultimately, we don't really know how each individual baby will respond to their teeth eruptin...

Answered: 10 Jun 2013
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Jane ...
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Free Varicella vaccination is available through the NIPS Australian Immunisation Schedule at 18 months of age. For children who've not been vaccina...

Answered: 10 Jun 2013
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Jane ...
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If you are formula feeding then it could be in relation to the iron in the formula. Otherwise, if you are breastfeeding then perhaps it's due to so...

Answered: 11 May 2013
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Jane ...
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If there is yellow or green pus present, then she may need some antibiotic drops or ointment, speak with your GP about getting a prescription. Some...

Answered: 11 May 2013
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Jane ...
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I would think that a check with your CHN and/or GP would be useful. Some babies don't learn to sit well until after they are crawling. It's importa...

Answered: 04 May 2013
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Jane ...
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It's great that you're aware of his tendency to favour his right side. Have you had him seen by your CHN? What needs to be ruled out is a potential...

Answered: 04 May 2013
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Jane ...
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It can be for some babies. This can continue until they are more mature and not sole breast or bottle feeding. As they become more "oral aware" and...

Answered: 04 May 2013
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Jane ...
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Yes, perhaps he could, espcecially if he had contact with this boy during the infectious stages. Check this link for specific information. http://w...

Answered: 27 Apr 2013
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Jane ...
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Have you had your little boy seen by a child health nurse or a lactation consultant, if he's breastfeeding? Sometimes a speech therapist who specia...

Answered: 27 Apr 2013
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Jane ...
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You may not need to buy any bottles if you're going to breastfeed. Breastfed babies don't need to have any bottles as long as they are getting enou...

Answered: 20 Apr 2013
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Jane ...
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Newborn rashes are very common and mostly due to hormonal influence. There is generally no treatment other than washing the face with warm water an...

Answered: 20 Apr 2013
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Jane ...
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There is no scientific evidence to support the claims that amber beads have any effect whatsoever on teething babies. The beads need to be heated t...

Answered: 20 Apr 2013
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Jane ...
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This is not an uncommon story, retaining a night time cough after having a cold can happen for a few weeks after the child is otherwise well. Wheth...

Answered: 13 Apr 2013
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Jane ...
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Are you pregnant at the moment? I'm not sure from your email but I think this is what you're asking - should you have the flu shot during pregnancy...

Answered: 13 Apr 2013