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Your little one’s brain is still developing, and building relationships takes a lot of brainpower! Sometimes they can only focus on one relationship at a time, and it may be a matter of ‘waiting your turn’. Your child will also learn from routines, so if one parent is responsible for the majority of the caring, this could influence the dynamic between the child and each parent.

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Posted in Toddler Infants Parents and caregivers By Baby Bunting

While welcoming a new baby into the world can be a momentous life event and a wonderful moment many people look forward to, it doesn't always go to plan for every family. Some babies are born prematurely or are born into the world with an illness or condition that requires managing before joining their family at home. 

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Posted in Newborn Parents and caregivers By Rahul Gautam

Being the parent of a premature baby can be confronting, but plenty of support is available to you. If you are already the parent of another child, you will need to manage their expectations and understanding around their premature sibling as well as your own. You may experience a bit of a learning curve as you adjust to your new reality, but with the guidance of your hospital team, loved ones and other professionals, most families get through the experience together.

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Posted in Newborn Parents and caregivers By Baby Bunting

Welcoming your baby into the world is often thought of as a joyous event, but those who encounter birth complications may experience trauma, stress or other challenging emotions. A premature birth can make a parent’s experience very layered, a bit confusing and sometimes scary. It’s common for parents of premature babies to struggle mentally, but remember that support is always available. 

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Posted in Newborn Parents and caregivers By Baby Bunting

What Do Midwives Do?

18/05/2021 12:26 PM

Provide ongoing support

Midwives (particularly those who practice privately) can have an increased capacity for support post-birth. Your midwife can visit your home until your little one is six weeks old. During these visits, they can help you with breastfeeding, should you choose to try. They’ll also check in with your mental wellbeing and can be a great source of emotional support – especially as you’ll know them quite well after nine months.

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Posted in Parents and caregivers By Baby Bunting

Wondering how to maintain your social life while parenting? Read on for some tips!

Now that you’re a parent, your social life will go through some changes. Your priority is taking care of your family, but remember that looking after your mental wellbeing is part of this, and remaining connected with loved ones can help.

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Posted in Parents and caregivers By Baby Bunting

Becoming a parent can be an overwhelming stage of life. While it can feel like the expectation of new parents is to be thrilled with their new arrival, it is common for parents to experience mental health difficulties during pregnancy or in the year after the birth (known as the perinatal period).

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Posted in Parents and caregivers By Baby Bunting

Receiving Unwanted Advice

8/04/2021 5:06 PM

From announcing your pregnancy to bringing home your newborn to your child moving out of home, you’ll likely be receiving advice from others whether you asked for it or not. Most advice is well-intentioned, but not all advice feels helpful.

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Posted in Parents and caregivers By Baby Bunting

How to Make Time for Yourself

8/04/2021 5:03 PM

The moment your baby enters the world, they become priority number one. This shift in focus can result in new parents forgetting to take care of themselves. Guilt, overwhelm, and stress can be hurdles for new parents and ‘me time.’ These emotions are quite typical when adjusting to parenthood. If you’re experiencing anxiety or negative thoughts for more than two weeks, chat to your doctor about coping strategies. 

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Posted in Parents and caregivers By Baby Bunting

Once you become a parent, your life is likely to revolve around your little one. Their wellbeing is your priority now – your schedule will probably change to suit them, and they’re probably on your mind 24/7. 

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Posted in Parents and caregivers By Baby Bunting
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