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Father and baby

New dad: The first few weeks after the birth

(6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
After months and months of preparation and waiting, one of the biggest days of your life has finally arrived. Nothing can fully prepare you for that moment, it is a moment of learning and...
Father changing baby

New dad: It’s back to basics as Rodney learns ‘baby 101’ – Rodney’s post...

(1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
With their precious cargo now safely home Rodney found himself with a lot on his plate. Luckily he is a fast learner when it comes to newborn care and in no time at all...
Doctor checking boy's mouth

Kids not cattle: Kelly discovers first-hand how to help her kids through hand, foot...

(5 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5)
Hand, foot and mouth disease is an often misunderstood and unnecessarily feared disease due in part to some confusion with the animal disease, foot and mouth. But rest assured hand, foot and mouth disease has...
Man sleeps while unhappy looking mother holds baby.

Postnatal depression: Renee’s battle with the blues

(11 votes, average: 4.36 out of 5)
The first few weeks after the delivery of a new baby are a time of considerable change for mothers. Coping with all the responsibilities that come with a newborn and the changes in relationships that...
A doctor handing a mum her newborn baby

Packing for hospital: Things Mum will need during labour and after childbirth

(4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
What to pack for hospital? How do you make sure you don’t forget something important? If you’ve ever packed a holiday bag you know that no matter how well you plan, you’ll probably realise something’s...

Famous fathers speak on the joys of parenthood

(10 votes, average: 4.90 out of 5)
Is one of those things that's a trade off: you get the joy and the love of this being that you brought in and the tremendous responsibility, and you also get the worry. - Bryan...
New parents

Inspirational quotes and poems for new parents

(12 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself – Chinese Proverb Stop worrying about the world ending today. It's already tomorrow in Australia. - Charles Monroe Schulz You are never too old to set another goal...
pregnancy belly ultrasound

Pregnancy: How Tania learnt the baby-making business

(2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)
To all you first-timers out there: If you have just fallen pregnant or are planning to have your first child, and you want to learn a bit about the business of making bubs, Tania...
Newborn baby in hospital

Packing for hospital: What to take for your newborn

(7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
If you’ve never had a baby before or even if you have, you may be struggling to think of all the things your newborn could possibly need in the first few days of life....
Pregnant belly

Bonding: Baby in the womb

(2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
So there's a new little person getting cosy in your belly? If the thought of a human inside you is a little daunting, or the thought of having a little penis growing slowly in...
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