Progressive development

The process of normal development   The more new parents understand what is normal is the more they can relax, encourage, identify and celebrate the achievements of their baby, rather than being consumed by worry about what’s normal and what’s not. When you bring your newborn home, they can immediately commence a small amount of […]

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Bathing your baby

Bathing your baby can be a wonderful experience for both you and the baby. The first thing to do is to be organised. Have the bath filled with really warm water usually at 38 degrees (best to have a floatly thermometer in the bath for accurate temperature) – anything cooler will have the baby screaming […]

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Consultations with Midwife Cath

Midwife Cath offers a variety of consultations. Phone and or Skype consultations are available for families around Australia and internationally. Private consultations for families living in Melbourne, Victoria are available only on Fridays. The consultations are available for pre birth consultations, breast feeding issues, parenting concerns or follow up developmental checks. You can see Midwife […]

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The First Six Weeks!

No one can really prepare you to have a baby.  The physical changes in your body, the birth, the sight and smell of your new born and the emotional highs and lows and that’s just in one hour…it’s a beautiful change of a woman’s body and not everyone likes pregnancy. For women it’s a major […]

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Pulled Elbow ~ OUCH

Safety   Always be careful to steer clear of games that involve swinging or grabbing a child by their hands or arms. This kind of seemingly harmless physical play can lead to serious injuries, most commonly a pulled elbow. These sorts of injuries are completely preventable; here are a few hints to prevent any painful […]

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