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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.

  • Raising Children Network

    After they've been up and about for a while, babies older than four months might need a break, while little babies might be ready for sleep. Find out which are some of the cues your baby might be using to tell you they need a break.

  • Playgroup NSW

    When should I start brushing my baby’s teeth?

    When should I take my baby for their first dental check?

    According to the Australian Dental Association (ADA), there are a few things you can do to start taking care of your baby’s teeth as soon as they begin to appear.

    But first, let’s find out a few important things about your baby’s teething…

  • Raising Children Network

    Massage is an efficient settling technique you can try with your baby. There are a few things you need to know first to make sure it's a soothing rather than an upsetting experience for your little one. Find out some useful tips to remember when massaging your baby.

  • Timea West ND. BHom. BNat. DNut. Nutrition Strategist, Facilitator

    At about six months, infants are often ready for their first food experience. When starting on first foods, always ensure that the texture is a smooth puree. Make purees out of foods that are iron rich and contain a variety of nutrients.

  • Kinderling Kids Radio

    Is your baby ready to try new foods? How do you introduce your child to a diversified diet? What are the foods to start with, how often should you feed your baby solids, and at what age should you start?

    In this article from Kinderling, we look at some tips for starting solids, as well as several yummy recipes for babies that you’ll definitely want to have a bite of too!

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Lake Albert Playgroup is featured as Playgroup of the month. Find out their secret to creating a welcoming environment for all their carers, parents and children attending their playgroup in this article. 

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