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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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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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