The word “ergonomic” comes up very often in discussions involving baby carriers, wraps and babywearing. However, not many parents actually understand what it means. Very simply, an ergonomic baby carrier designed to provide the best support and comfort to both the wearer and the baby. For the baby, an ergonomic baby carrier must properly and…

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Milk bottle teats usually come in different sizes and are usually labelled with either S, M, L, XL, level 1-4 or 0-3m, 3-6m, 6-9m and >9m. However, there is no fixed or “right” time to change teat sizes. Some babies are content using newborn-sized flow throughout their feeding days, while more aggressive eaters may advance…

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I’d written about a possible routine which new parents can follow immediately after they return home from the hospital, so this post is a continuation on what to do right after that. Baby usually regains his/her birth weight between 8-12 days after birth. Once birth weight is regained, baby is ready to get used to…

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Your baby is usually born with stores of energy, and hence can survive without feeding for the first few days after birth. However a mother usually produces the ideal nourishment for her newborn immediately after giving birth, called colostrum. Colostrum is a yellow sticky liquid which is full of antibodies, vitamins and minerals, so it…

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Fathers and Mothers express themselves differently, but they love their children and their family all the same. Here’s some different ways mothers say “I love you” to their babies: Puts up with weight gain, dry skin, endless puking or hunger pangs, and more while carrying her baby Spends 6 hours a day having her nipples…

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We had mentioned before the benefits of breastfeeding, but anyone who has breastfed before will tell you – it is not an easy job at all. Today’s post will attempt to simplify the 2 principles you need to understand in order to avoid common painful issues caused by engorgement and/or blocked ducts. They are: Fully…

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The most important skill to learn when breastfeeding a baby is to ensure the baby gets a deep latch. But it’s often easier said than done. My favourite way of teaching this is the hamburger analogy. Huh?? Well, imagine you want to eat a very big and tall hamburger. And want to be able to…

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Wait, what? What are Padsicles? It is very common when giving birth naturally, that a tear occurs in the perineum. In Singapore, most gynaes also perform episiotomies to help the baby come out more easily and/or to control the “shape” of the tear. This wound naturally hurts quite a lot in the first week after…

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