Issue 1 | 12 Sept 2012            Follow us on:

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Welcome to the brand new bundle of joy that is the first edition of the monthly Parenthub enewsletter!

There’s essential reading for parents-to-be right through to parents of uni students this newsletter. Learn about the best time to get pregnant, what to do when your kid has a big bump on the head, how to parent your grown up uni student from afar, dermatologist advice on how to have great hair days and much more news.

Add some variety to your weekly dinner menu with our healthy featured baby and kids recipe ideas and keep your kids giggling with some great action songs and how-to videos – a perfect way to educate and keep them entertained while waiting in cues or in the car.

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News this month

Fertility and preconception news

Have sex at the right time to get pregnant
A survey of women seeking fertility assistance to become pregnant found most did not know which days of the menstrual cycle they were fertile and most likely to conceive.... »
Eating right will improve an older dad’s sperm
A new study found that a healthy intake of micronutrients is strongly associated with improved sperm DNA quality in older men. In younger men, however,... »

Pregnancy news

If you can have a vaginal birth rather than c-section, it will benefit your baby’s brain
Vaginal birth triggers the expression of a protein in the brains of newborns that improves brain development and function in adulthood, according to a new study by.... »
Environment during pregnancy affects babies’ immune development
A new study shows that living in a super clean industrial environment while pregnant will increase your baby’s likelihood of having allergies.... »

Newborn and baby news

Sleep problems in infants are likely to sort themselves out and have no lasting impact
Parents of infants with sleep problems can be reassured that the problems are unlikely to persist and will not have long term effects on their child’s behaviour or mental health.... »
Media scaremongering on mum’s breastfeeding diet and baby’s first foods
Recent media reports regarding an association between breastfeeding and parent-reported nut allergy may cause confusion amongst parents. The ASCIA would like to clarify that.... »

Kids’ news

When your child has a fall or bump to the head – what you need to know
The gridiron is back in action. From little leagues to professional teams, football frenzy has begun, and with it, concerns about concussions. But it’s not just jarring tackles that ..... »
What to do if your child swallows a magnet
Children who swallow powerful neodymium magnets are at risk of serious complications, requiring emergency evaluation and possible treatment. That’s the message of.... »
New guidelines on when not to use cough and cold medicine in kids
Parents have been alerted to take note of important changes in the latest advice on dispensing cough and cold medicines to their young children.... »

Teen news

Having a physically fit teen will improve their academic performance
Having a healthy heart and lungs may be one of the most important factors for middle school students to make good grades in math and reading, according to.... »
How to parent a uni student
A psychology professor has helped ease the separation process for parents and their newly minted college students with a tremendously popular Emory orientation seminar on “Parenting a College Student: What To Expect.”.... »

Parents’ news

How a busy mum can have more good hair days
Want more good hair days? Dermatologists say how you wash your hair and the products you use could go a long way in maintaining smooth, shiny hair..... »
Playtime with both mum and dad essential for preparing kids with classroom skills
An Australian-first website is encouraging dads to ‘get serious’ about playtime in a bid to to better prepare their kids for school.... »
New on Parenthub
How to get dad’s sperm in top condition
A healthy pregnancy takes two and men need to prepare their bodies and their sperm... »
A teen mum tells her story
For most seventeen year olds life is pretty exciting. School is all but over, adventures and experiences... »
A mum shares her natural birthing experience and tips
For some expectant mothers the thought of a drug free birth can be downright terrifying... »

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Songs of the month

Baby Songs

Round and round the garden
Round and round the garden (Hold child’s hand with.... »

Open, shut them
Open, shut them. (On ‘open’, place both hands in front of you,.... »

Kids songs

Miss Polly had a dolly
Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick.... »
My dog Wags
I have a dog and his name is Wags, He eats so much... »

Recipes of the month

Baby recipes

Apple oatmeal
A delicious recipe for baby oatmeal with apple and cinnamon.... »
Chicken and sweetcorn puree
A quick, easy recipe for baby sweetcorn chicken puree, low in salt and sugar and.... »

Kids recipes

Sausage rolls
Perfect for school lunchboxes, an after school snack or a quick family meal.... »
A quick, easy recipe for macaroons which are dairy and gluten free... »

Parenting Thoughts

“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.”
- Bill Cosby

"How could something so small create so much of something so disgusting?"
- Steve Guttenberg in Three Men and a Baby

"When you have children yourself, you begin to understand what you owe your parents."
- Japanese Proverb

"If I had my child to raise over again:
I’d build self-esteem first and the house later
I’d finger paint more and point the finger less
I would do less correcting and more connecting
I’d take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes
I would care to know less and know to care more
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites
I’d stop playing serious and seriously play
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars
I’d do more hugging and less tugging
I’d see the oak tree in the acorn more often
I would be firm less often and affirm much more
I’d model less about the love of power
And more about the power of love."
- Diane Loomans

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