Blended Families – Learning to Love your New Partner’s Children

Blended Families – Learning to Love your New Partner’s Children

Building relationships with children who aren’t biologically our own is often a challenge. It can be really hard to know where to start and how to get it right. Balancing genuine interest with not wanting to appear too eager can take some careful manoeuvring.  Children of course, are masters at sensing if an adult is… Read More »

New Baby Weight Gain – What’s Normal When Breastfeeding

baby weight

On average   babies   regain their birth weight by around two weeks after birth.  Prematurity, birth history, jaundice, or illness can all slow weight gain. But an increase in weight after birth is important and importantly, shows that the baby is growing. Babies gain weight when the amount of energy they’re getting in feeds exceeds their… Read More »

Expert Interview: Christine Kininmonth – Babywearing

Christine Kininmonth

Baby wearing has very much come back into vogue in recent years after waxing and waning in its popularity.  And although it is common practice in many countries and considered so much the norm that “nursery furniture” doesn’t even exist, in 21st Century Australia, baby wearing is still considered a choice. Recently, My Babybaby had… Read More »

Post Natal Depression

Post Natal Depression

Many mothers worry that they may have post natal depression (PND) but just aren’t sure if they do. One of the problems with depression is that it can be really difficult to be objective when you’re going through the experience. Lots of times mothers are aware they aren’t happy or particularly well, but describing how… Read More »

Folic Acid – Are you getting enough?

Folic Acid

Folic acid supplements are very important for women who are trying to conceive (ttc). But there’s lots of confusion about how much is enough and why it’s so valuable. What we Know to be True Folic acid is one of the B group vitamins which are found in green leafy vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and… Read More »