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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.

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    Have you ever wondered if your child really needs all the special baby products that you can find at your local shops? They are advertised as being manufactured especially for your baby’s gentle skin, so you might feel inclined to purchase them.

    The question that gets asked frequently by a lot of concerned parents is: does my baby really need soap and shampoo?

  • Raising Children Network

    How can you tell when your baby is hungry? There are a few different methods your baby might use to communicate that. In this video you can find out which are some of the most common "I'm hungry" cues babies used by babies.

  • Raising Children Network

    There are a few different ways your baby might be telling you they are tired. Find out which are some of the most common "I'm tired" cues and how to respond to them.

  • Starting Blocks

    Day care or other forms of childcare or early education can be a lifesaver, especially for parents who cannot take a lot of time off from work and whose families are out of reach. When searching for the best solution for your child, start by understanding what your options are.

    There are multiple types of early education and childcare - how do you choose the best one for your child(ren)? Although similar in the types of activities they undertake, you should pay close attention when choosing an early learning centre for your child, as each of them comes with its own particularities.

  • Raising Children Network

    Settling a crying baby can be a stressful and confusing situation. A checklist can be the perfect tool to help you keep calm and focused on the right way to help your child calm down. This video offers you a checklist to follow next time your baby starts crying.

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