All you need to know: Preparing for your new baby

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When you're expecting your first baby, be ready for an information overload. Every tannie and her cat will have advice for you (whether you asked for it or not).

There's a lot to sort through, what you need, what's going to happen, how your life's going to change... like I said, there's a lot.

So we've gathered all the information you need to survive this new phase of your life. It's really not as scary as you think it is. 

Getting started

How much does a baby cost

Baby names finder

Print it: Baby Layette

Print it: Birth plan 

What babies really need

How to register your newborn baby

How to register your child's birth if you missed the 30-day deadline 

The great debate: cot vs co-sleeping 

How to buy a car seat 

10 useless baby products you shouldn't buy 

How to pack a hospital bag (for real) 

24 hours with a newborn 


Life with your newborn

FAQS on breastfeeding 

How to deal with confusing advice

Cloth nappies 101 

10 baby hacks to help you through that crazy first year 

How to set a routine for your newborn 

Five things I wish I’d known as a new mom 

10 odd things babies do 

Your post-birth body: what to expect 

How to cope with your newborn baby 

What to expect from your newborn 

5 lies about newborns 

It does not come naturally 

Health , Hygiene and How-To’s

Cramps and winds 

Tool: Vaccinations 

Baby's first poo 

Is it really nappy rash? 

What is cradle cap? 

Safe sleep positions for newborn babies 

How to care for your newborn baby

How to latch 

How to boost breastmilk

How to trim newborn baby's nails 

How to care for a newborn baby's umbilical cord 

How to burp a newborn baby 

How to bath a newborn 

How to swaddle a newborn baby 


Your baby’s development

Take the trauma out of tummy time 

What are the "wonder weeks"? 

20 things you need to know about your newborn 

10 crying soothers that work 

Tool: Developmental Milestones

How to play with your baby

3 movement games for babies

Top 10 developmental toys your baby will love

4 ways to encourage crawling

10 of the best ways to start solids

Teething made easier

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