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Essential baby care in pictures

These step-by-step guides can help you master essential baby care skills and techniques such as breastfeeding, bathing and safe sleeping. And when baby’s ready for solids, there’s our guide to homemade baby food.

 
  • Baby massage

    Baby massage

    Massaging your baby is a special way of bonding that can soothe you both. This guide shows you some techniques.
     
  • Bathing newborn - in pictures

    Bathing a newborn

    It takes some practise to bath a newborn with confidence. This guide will help you through the process step by step.

     
  • Illustration of dad cuddling newborn baby

    Bonding with your baby

    This parenting guide offers ideas on how to bond with your baby. It includes techniques such as cuddling, talking and reading.

     
  • Breastfeeding positions - in pictures

    Breastfeeding positions

    Comfort is a big factor when it comes to daily feeds and this guide suggests some different breastfeeding positions for you and baby to try.
     
  • Breastfeeding techniques - in pictures

    Breastfeeding techniques

    From stimulating the rooting reflex to attaching to the breast, this guide offers tips on techniques that can make breastfeeding more successful.

     
  • Illustration of a cloth nappy and pilcher http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/pip_cloth_nappy.html/context/429

    Changing a cloth nappy

    Time to change your baby's nappy? This guide shows what you will need, how to secure a cloth nappy and how many you'll need in a day.

     
  • Changing a disposable nappy

    Changing a disposable nappy

    What's the best, least messy way to change a disposable nappy? This guide has the answers, including what you'll need and how to do it.

     
  • Checking for decay in child's mouth

    How to brush teeth

    You can start cleaning your child's teeth as soon as they come through. This guide shows how to brush teeth and check for signs of decay.

     
  • How to resuscitate your baby

    CPR (resuscitation) for babies

    When a baby stops breathing, a combination of rescue breathing and chest compressions may help revive them. This guide shows how to perform CPR on a baby.
     
  • Crying baby

    Crying baby

    Babies use crying to communicate but it can be difficult to know how to help when your baby is crying. This guide shows how you can comfort your baby and cope with crying.

     
  • Illustration  of man cradling a baby

    Handling and holding a newborn

    A newborn’s neck and head need support. This parenting guide shows how to pick up and hold your baby in various positions.

     
  • When your child is choking

    How to stop choking

    When a child is choking and can't get their breath, this step-by-step guide shows how to clear the obstruction.
     
  • Illustration from newborn routine parenting in pictures guide

    Newborn baby routine: an example

    This parenting guide offers daytime and night-time examples of the feed, play, sleep routine for newborns.

     
  • How to wrap your baby

    How to wrap your baby

    Wrapping helps some newborns feel snug and secure for sleep. It also stops her arms from jerking in reflex and waking her up. This guide show how to wrap your baby.
     
  • Ideas for solids

    Homemade baby food

    When baby is ready for solids, you can prepare your own homemade baby food using fresh ingredients.
     
  • Sleeping tips that may help prevent SIDS

    Guide to safe sleeping

    The way you put your baby to sleep may help decrease the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). This guide shows sleeping positions which may minimise the risk.
     
 
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