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How to help settle your baby

How to help settle your baby

There are many different routines and strategies you can implement to try and settle your baby to sleep. Remembering every baby is different, some babies thrive off routine and it works really well for the whole family, and other babies may not settle whether they have a bedtime routine or not. Your routine may differ slightly from a day sleep to a night sleep, but it can contain any or all of the settling techniques discussed below. Every strategy is going to work differently for every child, always persist and do what works best for you and your little one.

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Visiting a new mama, what to know!

Visiting a new mama, what to know!

Visiting a new mama Having someone close to you give birth is very exciting, and it is fabulous to celebrate new life as well as celebrating the new mama. A baby is often the centre of attention when you visit after the birth, but the new mum deserves your attention...

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Supporting Breastfeeding Mamas, practical tips!

Supporting Breastfeeding Mamas, practical tips!

One way you can prepare for a successful breastfeeding journey is to have the support of your partner, and those closest to you. Support is invaluable while breastfeeding, as you are the only source of bubs nutrition and hydration and this usually consumes a lot of your time. 

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5 Tips on How to Create a Good Oral Care Routine for your Little one

5 Tips on How to Create a Good Oral Care Routine for your Little one

Hello Franjos Kitchen Community! My name is Jess, I am a parenting blogger, and today with the help of Dentist Dr Erica Tam, I want to share tips on creating a good oral care routine for your little one. From being pregnant to becoming a mum, the trials and tribulations for mothers seem to never end. 

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Birth trauma - what is this and how can we reduce the incidence?

Birth trauma - what is this and how can we reduce the incidence?

1 in 3 women in Australia consider their birth as traumatic - let’s improve this statistic!

There is no one way to define a traumatic birth, it is a subjective feeling that will be different for you and me, so it is essentially anything that you or partner describe as disturbing or distressing to you as an individual.

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I cried the first time my baby had formula...

I cried the first time my baby had formula...

I cried when I gave Phoebe my first daughter a bottle of formula. Not because there is anything wrong with it (spoiler alert / there’s not) but because I thought it spelt the beginning of the end of breastfeeding.  She was three months old and I weaned her at 18 months (my choice not hers).

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SIDS - sudden infant death syndrome

SIDS - sudden infant death syndrome

Today we want to talk about a very serious topic, and that is SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). The definition of SIDS is “The unexplained death of a baby under 12 months of age, usually during sleep.”

Safe sleeping is extremely important for all new parents/ caregivers to be aware of and to practice. There are simple evidence-based steps all families can do to help reduce the likelihood of SIDS, below is a list that should be implemented from day one, if possible. Always consult your health professional if you have any concerns or questions. 

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