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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.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Fri 11-Nov-16

    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. 

  • Raising Children Network

    Fri 11-Nov-16

    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

    Tue 18-Jul-17

    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

    Fri 11-Nov-16

    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

    Thu 19-Jan-17

    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.

Playgroup of the Month

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We value all our playgroups and their amazing stories. This is why, each month, we want you to meet one of them, hopefully their stories will inspire you.

This month, the focus is on Arcadia Playgroup. The determination of this special group of people will surely inspire you.

Play Activities

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Children love playing with balls of all shapes and sizes. And with good reason: balls are great for group play, organised sports or just playing by yourself. They are also suitable for a variety of age groups (from babies to children and even adults).

Featured Video

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In celebration of our 45th birthday, we’ve produced a fun, short video which we hope you enjoy. Thanks to all the playgroups and others who contributed to it.

Featured Article

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Mothercraft nurse, Chris Minogue, answers one of Kinderling Radio listener’s question on how to keep their child safe on the ground.

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