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Having a baby isn’t easy. There are always a huge number of people advising what to do. We are here to help you get the right information to help your baby and you have the best nights sleep. We work with experts in the field of sleep solutions to offer you help and support. If there is a topic that we haven’t covered and you would like some advice, please let us know.

Hip Dysplasia: The Silent Condition

Hip Dysplasia: The Silent Condition

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Focusing in on Hip Dysplasia On the back of Healthy Hips Week and we’re talking to Orthopaedic Surgeon & Associate Professor Leo Donnan about hip dysplasia and how parents can help manage, and even avoid this condition. So what exactly is Hip Dysplasia? Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH), or more commonly known as Hip Dysplasia, is a disorder that affects the hip joint in babies and young children. Hip Dysplasia isn’t always present at birth and can develop over time, hence the name Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH). DDH is a condition in which the femoral head (or...

Wrapping and swaddling babies

Wrapping and swaddling babies

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Why do we wrap or swaddle? I think most parents know exactly why we swaddle our babies. Perhaps when our ancestors relied on a burning fire for warmth, wrapping a baby was mostly to keep them warm. But today, we swaddle our little babies to avoid that sudden flailing of the arms and head that suddenly snaps them awake, undoing all the it has taken to get to them to sleep. Also we swaddle to create that ‘being hugged’ feeling that babies love so much. What is the startle reflex? Babies are born with the Moro, or what is more...

The Raw Facts about Eczema

The Raw Facts about Eczema

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Hi. I’m Rod Phillips and I’ve agreed to write some articles about your babies, children and sleeping. I’m a children’s skin specialist and it’s amazing how many aspects of your child’s health and upbringing can impact on sleeping and family well-being. Because this is Eczema Awareness Month, I thought I would start with some information about eczema on the cheeks. Cheek and face eczema is common in babies, particularly between the ages of 3-12 months. You can recognize this when cheeks are rough and dry and red. In more severe cases, there can even be weeping and crusting on the...

How much should my baby sleep?

How much should my baby sleep?

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The are so many studies that claim to prove the number of hours a baby should sleep. But these studies vary on what the exact number should be. The fact is, as humans, we don’t conform to an exact science - we’re all different. That’s the very reason there will be variations in what the research tells us, and variation in how much your baby will sleep. But how many hours should my baby sleep? Babies vary from day to day so how can there be a perfect number? Some sleep longer while others have fewer hours than ‘normal’ but...

ergoPouch acknowledged as 'Hip-Healthy'

ergoPouch acknowledged as 'Hip-Healthy'

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The life of new parenthood can be overwhelming. And with every piece of great advice, there’s a conflicting point of view (or sometimes serious side effects to consider). We’ve been there. We understand. And we’re here to help you navigate your way through the overload of information.  No doubt you’ve heard all about the many benefits of swaddling by now? Swaddling has been advocated by leading physicians such as Leo Donnan (Orthopaedic Surgeon and Chief of Surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne) as an effective way of settling a restless infant, but we now also know that if...