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How to change a newborn’s nappy

How exactly should you change a nappy? In this short video – they take you through in a step by step guide that will be really helpful if you’ve never done it before. One thing to note is that this video uses water and cotton wool balls – I think wipes are so much easier and more efficient but do decide for yourself what is best.

How to Bath your newborn baby

If you’re a first time mumma or dad then the idea of bathing your baby may fill you with terror. They are so small and fragile that it can be a very daunting task. So, in this video, you can see exactly how to safely bathe your baby.

Antenatal Educator Ruth Sutherland Answers All Your Questions About New Born Babies

Having a new born baby is hard. Sadly they don’t come with an instruction manual and can’t talk to let us know how they are and what they need. Which means that most of us have a thousand questions that we want the answers to. I know that I did and ‘google’ wasn’t necessarily helpful. So, in this interview with Ruth, we go through all the most common questions that new mums and dads ask and want to know the answers to. From ‘What colour poo…

What is the 4th Trimester?

The fourth trimester is the term used for the first twelve weeks following birth. It is now thought that parents should treat their newborns like they are still in the womb during the fourth trimester – meaning feeding them on demand, letting them sleep whenever they need to and giving them lots and lots of cuddles and love.

How can I get my newborn to sleep in her Moses basket?

by Ruth Sutherland Babies often don’t like sleeping away from their care-givers. They want to be close to you as this is what they are used to when in the womb. However there are a few things that you can try. Start by putting her in for short periods of time and keeping him/her with you initially so that they feel reassured by your presence. You may find just keeping your hand on their tummy before gradually withdrawing, may help them to settle. Another effective tip…