Since the SIDS and Kids Safe Sleeping Campaign was introduced in 1990 the rate of SIDS has decreased by 80%. So how do you help to reduce the risk?
A newborn's skin is so soft
and delicate - that's why it is so important
to protect it. Here are seven tips for caring for your newborn baby's sensitive skin ...
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Sleep deprivation will turn even the sanest person crazy and no amount of caffeine or sugar will help. So what will help?
What factors impact on the complex early relationship between parent and new baby? And why are they so vital in the creation of 'family'?
Here are some tips to ensure you are correctly positioning your baby to avoid flat head syndrome.
A women's physical and mental health can
be seriously compromised after childbirth. Find out how a residential early parenting program can help.
We've all seen baby food packaged in pouches. But did you know that allowing your baby to suck the food straight out could lead to issues down the track?
It may seem counter-intuitive, but catching a cold virus actually builds your child's future immunity against it.
Raising a child is already a challenge on its own, but for parents with
children who suffer from hearing disabilities, that challenge is
There is increasing pressure on parents to enforce strict feeding and
sleeping regimes to create a 'good' baby. But is this a risk to their health?
There are a few occassions when most of us enjoy a drink or two -
but what about if you're breastfeeding? Can you still have a drink?
Dental hygiene is important for babies and toddlers. But when should you start brushing their teeth and how do you brush their teeth properly?
The relationship between postnatal depression and breastfeeding is complex and different for each woman, it can be positive or negative.
The term baby blues refers to a
brief episode of mood swings, tearfulness, anxiety and difficulty in
sleeping that is very common in the first week after the birth of a
baby. Some 50-80% of women have such an experience. Read how to cope.
There are many reasons parents get angry but once you master your emotions, you'll have better relationships with your kids and you'll all be happier.
Everyone feels overwhelmed at some stage in those first few weeks with a new baby. Here are some tips on coping with your newborn ...
Are you planning a family road trip? When is the best time to drive and what do you pack? Here are some tips from our members to help the drive go smoothly ...
When flying with babies or young children the key is to be prepared. Here are some travel tips from Bub Hub members to help the journey go smoothly.
How do you know when your baby is ready to sleep? Here is our Hubbers' Guide to recognising your baby's tired signs and signals ...
When you put down the baby do you pick up the iPhone? Here are our Bub Hub members' fave apps for pregnancy, parenting and entertainment.
New mums have enough to stress about without worrying about their weight. Here are some tips to help you lose your baby weight without stress!
Do you dream of having more 'me time' now that you are a parent? Here are some ways to make the whole day feel like 'me time' ...
You leave hospital with a newborn in one hand and a pile of paperwork in the other. As if caring for your little one isn't time-consuming enough ...
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Get ready for Will and Lil to will rule the preschool as the two names top the national list of popular baby names in Australia in 2009.
Confused about what to pack in your nappy bag? Here's a handy checklist of essential items to take when you're out and about with your baby or toddler.
Is your baby having a fussy week? Maybe it is a wonder week! We chat to The Wonder Weeks author Dr Frans Plooij about the popular parenting book.
Unsure about what to pack in your hospital bag ready for labour? We asked our BH members for their best tips for packing a perfect hospital bag ...
Preparing for a new baby can be overwhelming - especially for first-time parents! But there are only a few 'essential' items you need for your new arrival.
Congratulations! After nine months of waiting you've finally met the new person in your life. But unfortunately babies don't come with a how-to guide.
The first six weeks can be tough. But it will all seem well worth it when you see your baby's first smile!
Things are probably starting to settle down this month. The visitors have stopped, your body is returning to normal and your baby is more predictable.
Your baby is turning into quite the character. She’s been smiling for a while now and soon she will add laughing to the list of things she can do.
Tell nana to watch her glasses and tell your friend that her necklace is in danger - your baby is starting to get grabby.
Wow – can you believe your baby is almost six months old? It is hard to believe that there is still so much more to come this year ...
Say goodbye to the days of leaving your baby on his playmat. He's going to be on the move soon, if he isn’t already, and it is time to think about baby proofing!
What a mess! Until now you could dress your baby in a cute outfit and expect her to stay gorgeous all day. These days, there's pumpkin on all her clothes (and yours!)
Move the DVDs from the bottom shelf and tell your dog that it isn’t safe to lie in the lounge room anymore - your baby is on the move!
No need for a gym membership, your little one will be giving you a workout. Life will move faster now your baby is beginning the transition to toddler.
Your baby is starting to look and act like a toddler. If you thought your life would be tantrum-free until the 'terrible twos' you might get an early surprise!
Send out the invitations, your baby is turning 1! It has been a long year and if anyone deserves a party it is you – oh, and your little one of course ...
Find out the latest information about the National Immunisation Program and details on where you can have your child vaccinated for free.
Tummy time is important for your baby - but try telling them that when they are lying face down and crying. Here are some tips on making tummy time fun.
Flat head syndrome affects one in 10 babies but it's easy to prevent and treat - if you start early. Here are some tips to help get started.
Are you keen to use cloth nappies but find yourself puzzled by the many brands and types? Here are some tips to help you choose the best MCN for you!
A recent Australian survey has shown that many babies are only getting eight hours of sleep a night, which is four less than the recommended amount.
Celebrity mum and actress Kimberley Davies shares her experience with the difficult milestone of teething.
How do you know when your baby is ready for solids? Here we list the important signs to watch out for and give you useful tips on first foods for baby.
Dentists say tooth erosion is the dental condition of the 21st century. Are you doing the right thing when it comes to yours and your children's dental health?
More than four young Aussies will die this week as a result of congenital heart disease. But you can make a difference - it's as easy as boiling the kettle!
What nappies are best for you and your baby? Here we explain the benefits of modern cloth nappies and how to determine if they'll suit you.
Read one mother's journey of discovery when her daughter was diagnosed with a condition called FPIES - food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome.
Are you looking for some classic picture books to buy for your children. Here we list the 20 BEST children's picture books of all time.
Our book reviewer has compiled a list of the top 10 books for children aged 0-18 months. Classic children's books that no childhood should be without!
Torticollis is the asymmetrical posturing of the head and neck. About 1 in 200 babies have torticollis ... find out what you need to do if your baby is one of them.
Here are 50 interesting facts that every new mother and mother-to-be should know about breastfeeding a baby.
Stuck for ideas for games and activities to play with your baby? Here's our list of free or low-cost activities and games to stimulate newborns to 1 year olds.
Knowing the secret to getting baby to sleep, and getting them to stay asleep, is something most sleep-deprived parents would pay for! Here are our tips ...
Crying is a young baby's way of communicating with you. See our top tips for settling a crying baby and our checklist of settling and comforting techniques.
Did you know that six children are born each day in Australia with a congenital heart disease/defect? It's time to do something about it.
What exactly is homoeopathy and what conditions, from pre-pregnancy to childhood, can a homoeopath treat? We ask homoeopath Patricia Hatherly ...
No Sweat Parenting author Renée Mill shares her thoughts on pressures that today's parents experience and whether or not the load can be lightened.
You're not the only new parent who feels isolated after the birth of a new baby. Here are some tips on meeting other parents!
Why is your child not eating? Is he/she sick, jealous of a new baby, attention seeking, tired? There can be many factors. Here are some tips.
Twins? Triplets, quads or even more ...! The news you're expecting multiples is usually quite a shock. Here are some tips on what to expect.
Breastfeeding can take perseverance. Producing breastmilk may be a natural process, but the art of breastfeeding needs to be learned.
If we can learn to let go of our expectations we are free to take each moment as it comes, to enjoy what we have got rather than focusing on what is missing.
The arrival of a baby can affect the family dynamics - including the furry members. TV vet and mother Dr Katrina Warren has this advice.
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Having a baby is the most amazing, beautiful and often daunting experience of your lives. Here are some things to consider to help make your journey easier!
Once the excitement of discovering your child's first tooth has died down, it's time to start the lifelong task of caring for them.
That first smile and those baby giggles are pretty special. But when does a baby chuckle start to develop into a sense of humour?
Find out what infant colic is, how to relieve symptoms of infant colic and what other parents with children suffering from colic are doing that works!
A naming ceremony is a non-religious celebration of a new baby. It's a way of welcoming the child and officially introducing them to family and friends.
These days there's no excuse for not having enough photos of our children. Here are tips on taking great photos of your baby and children.
Breastfeeding, while natural, is a learned skill and can be challenging in the early days for many mothers.
Set bedtimes, nutritious meals and polite children. There's no shortage of rules but sometimes, it's OK to throw out the rulebook and let anarchy rule.
There's a new reading program from the USA that has parents pondering our responsibilities even more. But can babies really learn to read?
If you start teaching your baby sign language at six months you'll be able to communicate with them at nine. Find out how baby sign language works.
Pregnancy and childbirth trigger hormonal changes that can lead to postnatal depression, low libido, weight gain, hair loss, tiredness and more ...
Babies are demanding little creatures and you may be unprepared for such an emotional ride. Here are seven ways to cope with the highs and the lows.
Which nappy options are available to you and how can you choose to minimise the effects of nappies on our environment.
Nappy choices explained - disposable, eco-disposable, modern cloth or terry flats? What are the pros and cons of each? Plus tips for safe and easy nappy changing.
Navigating through the long list of chemicals and plastics to avoid is not as daunting as it may first seem. Here is a guide to help you with the decisions.
Make sure your children are travelling in the correct, safe car seats that comply with current laws.
Life changes when a baby is born and so does your relationship. Find out how to adjust and keep your relationship on track.
Ready to take to the skies with your new baby or busy toddler? Follow
these useful tips from a jet-setting mother of two, Donna Sheppard-Wright ...
Bringing one baby home from hospital is overwhelming but very little prepares you for having two at once. Read our survival guide from a mum of twins.
Eating habits, foods and flavours that are introduced from the
beginning, will establish behaviour and eating practices for your bub
for the rest of their life.
Why is it so important to teach your baby to swim? What do babies and toddlers learn during swimming lessons ...
Early motherhood is a demanding time both physically and emotionally. Finding time to exercise can be just as challenging. Here are our tips ...
Did you hear the one about the baby with a sense of humour? From baby's first smile to toddler giggles, there's something magical and healthy about laughter.
Eczema affects up to 30% of Australians at some time of life. Although there is no known cure for eczema, the condition can be controlled...
Febrile convulsions in young children are traumatic. This is why you need to be alert, not alarmed. This article is important for all parents to read.
Sleep is the all-important ingredient to a successful family recipe, and not only for you but also for your baby and toddler. Read our A-Z guide ...
Gastro is caused by a number of different viruses and bacteria but the most common, particularly in young children, is a virus known as 'rotavirus'.
At first, your baby's tummy is only the size of his tiny fist and breast
milk is very quickly digested so your baby will need frequent feeds.
Asthma is common among Australian children with approximately 15% having currently diagnosed asthma. There's no cure, so prevention is key.
Getting your baby into a successful sleep routine can be a challenge - but when the clocks change, how do you get your baby to adjust?
Drowning is the most common cause of accidental death for kids under the age of five in Australia. Read up on when to start swimming lessons for your baby.
Posted in: dads
Infants and young children need to move. It is one of the important keys to later learning. How can dads play an important role in this development?
We want to match the large amount of resources we provide for parents with specific stuff for dads, Bub Hub co-founder Brad Lauder explains.
Posted in: dads
For fatherhood expert, Sean Tonnet, active fathering is the key to having a more socially, emotionally and cognitively healthy child.
TV or no TV? That is the question many of us struggle with as soon as our baby reaches for the remote. So how much TV is too much?
As exciting as discovering the next musical genius is, music and movement classes offer great developmental opportunities for all children.
Aqua Movement is a warm water program which combines elements of massage, floating, stretching and creates a feeling of well being. Find out more ...
Fathers sometimes do it extra tough, as they're not always as available to their children as they'd like. Here are 7 tips for help you be a good father ...
Here are some of the main safety factors to consider when buying, borrowing or hiring nursery furniture, prams or strollers.
Our quick guide to when to start weaning your baby onto solids - the signs to look for, the pitfalls and the foods to avoid!
It is important to know the basics of bottlefeeding - from the equipment needed to correct sterilisation techniques. Read our bottlefeeding guide.
Everyone agrees that breastfeeding is best for baby. But where do you start? What will you need? And where can you go for help if it's not going smoothly?
Travelling by plane with a baby? Read our top tips for successful airtravel with young children.
Travelling by public transport is a new experience for baby but it's not always easy. Here are our top tips for travelling on public transport with your baby.
Our guide to how to bath a baby together with top tips for looking after your baby's sensitive skin.
Sun damage at a young age can have permanent, serious effects. Read our top tips for sun protection for babies.
Mothers often complain that their partners aren't as involved as they'd like. So how can mums help share the parenting load and save their sanity?
How can chiropractors help with the normal development of your
child? Is chiropractic safe for children and what do chiropractors do?
Posted in: pregnancy
Recent research has opened our eyes to an epidemic of iodine deficiency afflicting more than 50% of pregnant women and their offspring.
The WHO Code is a set of marketing rules for formula, designed to protect your family in a number of ways. Read more ...
Modern cloth nappies are the answer to a greener environment without the landfill created by disposables. Easy to use, and stylish, have you considered MCNs?
Babywearing allows a busy parent the freedom to continue their daily routine while providing a rich and desirable
environment for their child.
Babies and toddles as young as six months use their hands as a way to temporarily bridge the communication gap. Find out more about baby sign language.
Having a baby is expensive. Read our guide to government family benefit payments to ensure you receive the financial assistance you are entitled to.
It's a fact of life that accidents happen, and household fires and burns
are one of the most common household mishaps, often with the most
Here are some key points regarding play behaviour to guide you in the process of enhancing your child's social and cognitive development.
Taking babies and children to the backyard or the beach can be an anxious time. Read our guide to summer first aid to make sure you know what to do.
Having a baby with infant reflux can be a very trying time for parents. What is infant reflux and gastro-oesophageal reflux? Should you be worried?
A food allergy
can be life threatening but most are less
severe. What foods cause allergies, what are the signs and what should you do if a reaction occurs?
Learn the benefits of calm parenting and natural baby sleep from Pinky McKay, one of Australia's foremost parenting experts.
Breastfeeding in the first few days can be an anxious time. Is this normal? Am I doing this right? You are not alone, read about common concerns and feelings.
A beautiful smile showing beautiful teeth is what everybody wants, but caring for baby and toddler teeth
is not always an easy thing. Here are some tips.
Stroking and caressing your
baby is instinctive. Who can resist those tiny toes or that
fine, silky skin? But what are the benefits of baby massage?
Postnatal exercise - getting back to your pre-pregnancy exercise routine, posture, shape and tone can be daunting given the stresses of new motherhood.
Parents dream of their children being 'great eaters' but few
realise that we need to teach our children how to try new foods. How often should we keep offering?
Like learning to sit up, crawl or walk, everything takes
practice. Starting solid food is no different ... here are some tips on feeding your baby solid food.