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Top 10 Baby Names For 2017

Social research company, McCrindle, released their 2017 Baby Names Report with the top 10 boy and girl names across Australia. Out of over 300,000 babies born in Australia over the last year, 1 in 10 were named either the top boy or girl name, Oliver or Charlotte. Oliver has maintained top position for three years in a row with 2,145 given this name and Charlotte has maintained top position for two years in a row with 1,817 babies given this name.   Top 10 Boys Names: 1 Oliver 2 William3 Jack 4 Noah 5 James 6 Thomas 7 Ethan 8 Lucas 9 Jackson/Jaxon/ Jaxson 10 Lachlan   Top 10 Girls Names: 1 Charlotte 2 Olivia 3 Mia 4 Ava 5...

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Pregnancy Hospital Bag Checklist

The time has come to welcome your little one into the world. Your labour can come on unexpectedly so having your hospital bag packed and ready to go approximately 3-4 weeks prior to your due date ensures that you will not be in a mad rush before going to the hospital and possibly forget something.Below is a list of key items for your hospital bag preparation:  Bag – a large overnight bag or baby bag will ensure that there is enough space to hold all of the items you require. Pajamas/Dressing Gown – for when you have given birth and are resting throughout the day. Spare Clothing – for when people come to visit or when you are leaving the...

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Top 100 Baby Names For 2017

Social research company, McCrindle, released their 2017 Baby Names Report with the top 100 boy and girl names across Australia. Out of over 300,000 babies born in Australia over the last year, 1 in 10 were named either the top boy or girl name, Oliver or Charlotte. Oliver has maintained top position for three years in a row with 2,145 given this name and Charlotte has maintained top position for two years in a row with 1,817 babies given this name.   Top 100 Boys Names: 1 Oliver2 William 3 Jack 4 Noah5 James 6 Thomas 7 Ethan  8 Lucas 9 Jackson/ Jaxon/ Jaxson 10 Lachlan  11 Mason 12 Alexander 13 Henry 14 Liam15 Charlie 16 Max17 Harrison  18 Leo 19 Samuel  20 Hunter 21 Jacob 22 Isaac 23 Hudson  24 Benjamin 25 Cooper26 Oscar27 Levi 28 Harry 29 Joshua 30 Xavier  31 Elijah 32 Ryan 33 Archer 34...

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The Benefits of Baby Massage

  Most new parents know the feeling of putting your baby down to sleep and they start to cry, only to be instantly soothed once you pick them up again. Touch between baby and parent is an important part of your connection with each other and can be enhanced through the use of baby massage. Vimala McClure, author of Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents indicates that massaging your baby can assist with improving connection, promoting sleep and encouraging calm. Massage provides a soothing, relaxing environment for your baby at stimulates their central nervous system to encourage calm, much like the benefits gained from adult massage. Alan Heath and Nicki Bainbridge, authors of Baby Massage: The Calming Power Of...

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Why Your Current Skincare Could Be Harming Your Baby's Skin

When it comes to choosing skincare products for your baby, every parent wants to make choices that ensure the well being of their little one. However, there can be many synthetic or irritating chemicals hiding in popular skincare products that you may not even be aware of and are best left off your baby’s skin. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate – better known as SLS, this is a synthetic surfactant and is what gives many common body washes, shampoos and bubble bath products their soapy, foaming action. SLS and similar sulphates can be irritating to the skin in higher dosages, and can be more so for babies and young children. There are many natural and gentle cleansers available, such as the coconut derived...

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