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August 10, 2020

Iron Deficiency in Children

Iron is an important mineral found in blood that helps carry oxygen around the body. Iron is essential in providing energy and for brain development. It is common for children to be iron deficient. Dr Lexi Frydenberg explains why it is so common, how to prevent iron deficiency and how to treat it.

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Lexi Frydenberg

Paediatrician

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July 20, 2020

How do you know if you are done?

How do you know if you are done? Having children, that is? Is there a switch inside your brain that turns off once you have had your allocated amount of children, that lets you know that you are done?

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Christy Hopwood
Co-founder

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June 29, 2020

Boosting Your Child's Immunity

The Covid 19 Pandemic is not over yet – not by a long shot, and as the school holidays arrive, we are proceeding cautiously to avoid that second wave. How can we protect our babies and young ones and turbo charge their immune systems? GP Expert Dr Bill Bateman shares his expertise here.

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Dr Bill Bateman
GP Expert

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June 8, 2020

What Age do you Begin to Toilet Train

Parents often wonder, when is the perfect age to begin toilet training. There is an old wives tale that says, toilet training an older child is easier, however this is not what an extensive body of international research suggests.

 

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Monica Ferrie
Toilet Training Expert

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May 18, 2020

Returning to Exercise after the Birth of your Baby

Your fitness prior to pregnancy and birth determines your aims and your underlying fitness. It is reasonable to expect to return to that level of fitness – with patience and graduated effort.

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Annette Beauchamp
Women's Physio Expert

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April 27, 2020

Coping Strategies for these Challenging Times

Our world has turned upside down. Because we don’t have an experience of going through something like this, our normal coping strategies are being stretched. Here are some suggestions of ways to help manage the pressure, help your feelings, and take care of yourself.

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Dr Karola Belton Psychologist Expert

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April 6, 2020

Parenting Emotions during Challenging Times

It takes awareness, intention and practice, but when we focus on identifying and responding supportively to our child’s emotions, it can bring us into the present moment and can be calming for both parent and child. Together, then, you can tackle challenging times with strength and connection.

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Christiane Kehoe

Emotion Coaching Expert

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March 16, 2020

Staying Inside with your Little One

So Mama, maybe you have decided to isolate, or you are forced to isolate, or you have just decided to give the wide world a little space. Here are some ideas for what you can do with your little ones to get through.

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Christy Hopwood and Freya Owen

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March 2, 2020

Pregnancy and the Early Days

Pregnancy is an exciting time, yet it is also full of mystery, worry, and lots of unwanted advice. 

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Jess Libbis
Midwife Expert

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February 10, 2020

Shared

Experiences

From when I was five weeks pregnant with my first son, I had someone - other than my husband - to share the highs and lows of pregnancy with. I went through every niggle, ache, flutter, and stage with one of my closest friends.

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Freya Owen

Mama Expert

August 3, 2020

TLC for your skin

Mamas, our skin does crazy things in winter, but especially if we are pregnant. We’ve joined forces with the skincare Experts at Mustela to bring you our Pregnancy skin care tips.

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Christy Hopwood and Freya Owen

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July 13, 2020

Ten Tips for Toilet Training Success

Toilet training is an exciting time for parents and children. It is a developmental transition in a child’s life that can be challenging, frustrating, satisfying and wonderful.

 

It is another skill to be developed in a child’s life. Here are my Top 10 Tips to ensure success.

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Monica Ferrie
Toilet Training Expert

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June 22, 2020

Physical Care in the Early Postnatal Period 

Congratulations on your pregnancy and your baby. Here is a guide to what you can expect of your body in the early postnatal period - both in hospital and in the first few weeks at home.

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Annette Beauchamp
Women's Physio Expert

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June 1, 2020

Breastfeeding – The Ultimate Superpower 

The protective power that breastfeeding and breast milk has against infections and illness in newborns and infants is now more relevant than ever before. Breastfeeding and breast milk feeding really is your superpower right now!

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Rowena Gray
Lactation Expert

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May 11, 2020

Starting Solids: When, What and How

Starting on solid food is an important milestone in your child’s development. It’s a window of opportunity where good eating habits can be established and provides a strong foundation for your child’s future health.

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Shae Rickards
Dietitian Expert

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April 20, 2020

Top 10 Best Ever Tips for a Trouble Free Return to Work

Working parents, we salute you! Having kids has made you more efficient in the home, and now that you’re just back at work you’re taking it to the workplace. We’ve put together our 10 best ever tips to help get you back into the groove at work, so you can get in, get the job done, and get home to your loved ones.

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Kate Pollard Return to Work Expert

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March 30, 2020

Be the Calm in the Storm

Emotions lie at the heart of parenting and all human interactions. While our own emotions influence how we parent, children are wired to quickly pick up on our emotions, which impacts how they feel in stressful situations too. When we are stressed, they are stressed. When we are calm, they are calm.

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Christiane Kehoe

Emotion Coaching Expert

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March 15, 2020

Let's Unite as a Village

We need a Village more than ever. At times like this we need to stop and think about what really matters, how we can support our families and help our neighbours. We're here to support you through the uncertainty.

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Christy Hopwood and Freya Owen

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February 24, 2020

How to Create a Sleep Sanctuary for Your Child

One of the easiest things you can do to help get your child sleeping through the night is to create what I like to call a 'sleep sanctuary'.

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Richelle Franklin
Sleep Expert

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February 5, 2020

Transition To Motherhood 

Osho once said, "The moment a child is born the mother is also born". We love this quote as it talks to the monumental transition of Motherhood. It’s such a huge shift isn’t it, and something that you can't really ever prepare for. But once you give birth to that little one, the transition really hits.

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Christy Hopwood

Mama Expert

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July 27, 2020

Quarantine Survival Guide

We are in the thick of it again ... lockdown 2.0 in Melbourne.

 

Here are tips to keep your children feeling secure and rested, and to help you keep your sanity while you’re at it.

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Richelle Franklin
Sleep Expert

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July 6, 2020

When is the Right Time to Seek Fertility Help?

Deciding to try for a baby is one of the most exciting times in a couple's life.

However, for some, falling pregnant can feel like it is taking forever, so when is the right time to seek help? Dr David Wilkinson has the answers.

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Dr David Wilkinson
Fertility and IVF Expert

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June 15, 2020

Extending Your Baby's Nap Time

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar…
Your baby wakes up in the morning after a solid night’s sleep. You feed her, change her, play with her for a little bit, take her for a little walk outside, then rock her to sleep and put her gently into her cot for her morning nap. 30 minutes later, she wakes up fussy and irritable and, despite your pleading, bargaining, and offers of riches, refuses to go back to sleep.

Let me help you with this, by giving you my top tips to extend your baby's nap time.

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Richelle Franklin
Sleep Expert

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May 25, 2020

Miscarriage: An Explanation

Miscarriage is one of the unfortunate and sad aspects of the care that I provide to women. It is, however, a persistent reality and is both upsetting and unnerving, not just at the tragedy of the loss, but also because it often makes you question your ability to achieve a healthy baby down the track

 

I would like to take this opportunity to explain miscarriage to you in more detail. 

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Dr Peter Jurcevic
OB Expert

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May 4, 2020

Head to Toe: Common Newborn Conditions

During COVID-19 many parents are nervous about seeing health professionals. If you are worried about your baby or feel that “something is not right”, please don't hesitate to seek help. Following is information about some common newborn conditions and how we suggest you treat them.

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Dr Lexi Frydenberg
Paediatrician

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April 13, 2020

Partner Support – 
the Critical Link
to Successful Breastfeeding

If you don’t have breasts then you’re not going to be able to help with breastfeeding itself, but your role as partner to a breastfeeding mother and baby is the critical link to long term breastfeeding success, which benefits the whole family. Lactation Expert Rowena Gray writes.

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Rowena Gray

Lactation Expert

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March 23, 2020

Looking After You

Mamas, looking after a little person all day can take the best out of all of us. It’s important to remember to look after you, too. Here are my top tips on how to create time for YOU and what to do with it once you have it.

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Nikki Morris

Mama Mindfulness Expert

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March 9, 2020

Medicine Cabinet
Must-haves

You’re about to bring home this brand-new baby and your mind is bursting with questions like ‘what have we done?’, ‘what were we thinking?’ and ‘now what?’ 

Today I’ll tackle an easier question. What should you have in your medicine cabinet?

 

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Dr Bill Bateman
GP Expert

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February 17, 2020

Calm Birthing: Reducing Anxiety Through Preparation

Labour. It's the one thing on every pregnant woman's mind, no matter how far along she may be. What will it feel like? How much will it hurt? How long will it take?

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Dr Peter Jurcevic
Obstetrician Expert

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December 2, 2019

Supporting You in Your Greatest Role Yet

Meet Freya and Christy, two Mamas with a big dream to help fellow Mamas navigate the life changing experience of becoming a Mum.

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Christy Hopwood

Mama Expert

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