Newborn health: in a nutshell

Don't be afraid to ask questions about your newborn's health – and keep asking until you find out what you want to know. Always consult a health professional if you're worried your child is unwell.

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Newborn daily care: in a nutshell

Caring for a brand new baby can be daunting. If you know the basics of baby daily care, it can make your job easier and more enjoyable.

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Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting your child and yourself against some diseases that can cause serious illness and sometimes death. Immunisations can be provided by your doctor, immunisation clinics, local councils, community child health nurses and by some hospitals.

Videos

 
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Dressing a newborn
1:58 min
 
 
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Holding positions
1:17 min
 
 
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Holding positions for dads
2:39 min
 
 
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Nappy changing
1:48 min
 
 
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Nappy changing for dads
3:00 min
 
 
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Safe bathing
1:13 min