Expert panel: Baby care

Looking after a new baby can be daunting, especially if this is your first time. Many of our readers ask for tips to care for their babies and strategies to overcome their exhaustion. If you have a question about caring for you young baby, take a look at our previously answered baby care questions. Or, if you can't find the answer there, why not submit your own question to be answered and shared with other readers.

Please note questions are not answered live. If you are at all concerned about your health or your bubs contact your doctor immediately.

Questions about Baby care

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Hello, I'm sorry for the delay in answering your question but I needed to check the accuracy of my reply. Yes, the Huggies Ultimate nappies are ma...

Answered: 11 Mar 2017
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Hi, Overall, this could be a good sign as it means he's probably getting plenty of milk and his urine output is satisfactory. The newborn nappies s...

Answered: 26 Feb 2017
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Hi, They probably are fine, but just to be on the safe side I'd suggest you throwing them away and replacing them. Some babies, particularly newbor...

Answered: 01 Feb 2017
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Hi, Your baby sounds as if she's doing what most nine week old newborns do. Her behaviour isn't so much clingy, though I understand it feels that w...

Answered: 11 Sep 2016
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Hi, Your sense on this issue is probably correct. Walking age is not an indicator for future intelligence and at five months she's a little young...

Answered: 09 Aug 2016
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Hi, Great question. The boy nappies are designed to be more absorbent in the front of the nappy so that they absorb more wee where their penis is ...

Answered: 24 Jul 2016
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Hi, I'm not sure what you mean by "exclusive", but I'm thinking it may be exclusive breastfeeding. Is this right? If it is then you won't need to o...

Answered: 19 Jul 2016
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Hello Chrisie The Huggies website has lots of information about how to look after a baby, so have a look here for the answers to your questions ab...

Answered: 04 Jul 2016
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Hi, It would be worthwhile for your baby to be seen and examined by your Child Health Nurse. Weighing and measuring him and then plotting him on hi...

Answered: 14 Mar 2016
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Hi, Thanks for your question. Putting it "out there" in the Huggies on-line community is sure to bring you some responses. Developing a network of ...

Answered: 14 Mar 2016
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Hi, Sorry for the delay in answering your query. I can imagine what you're describing and can imagine you are concerned about this. What may help i...

Answered: 05 Jan 2016
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Hi, Do you mean LSA? The linseed, soy and almond combination? To be honest, there's no nutritional need for a nine month old baby to need this. For...

Answered: 11 Dec 2015
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Hello, Research around this issue has shown that babies who grow up in bilingual households do take longer to develop speech and language however, ...

Answered: 21 Oct 2015
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Hi, Thanks for your query. Here is a contact link https://www.huggies.com.au/about-us/contact-us/products to direct your product question regarding...

Answered: 16 Sep 2015
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Hi, Thanks for your email. If you ring this phone number the staff should be able to advise you. For Australia call 1800 028 334 Best Jane

Answered: 31 Aug 2015
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Hello, You don't say how old your son is, but I'm guessing he's a toddler? Some arguments are best avoided altogether and it's easier to look for t...

Answered: 23 Aug 2015
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Hi, At eleven months of age it's unlikely he's refluxing, but not impossible. The back arching and screaming may be related more to behaviour and ...

Answered: 30 Jul 2015
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Hi, No six months is around the target age for babies to say Mama, Dada, Bubba. This does not mean that she identifies you as Mama, it's just that ...

Answered: 15 Mar 2015
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Hi, There's no problem with a five month old baby having nappies on all day. But they need to be changed regularly, their skin cleaned and good hyg...

Answered: 15 Mar 2015
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Hi, As long as she is well and healthy, thriving and gaining weight and reaching all of her developmental milestones then this may just be a stage ...

Answered: 09 Mar 2015
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Hi, You don't need to buy anything, in fact it's safest if you adhere to the sids and kids safe sleeping guidelines of not using any pillows or pos...

Answered: 28 Feb 2015
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Hi, This is not an uncommon observation. Boys with a lot of supra pubic fat can look like they have a very small penis but the fat is actually disg...

Answered: 06 Nov 2014
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Hi, There are a range of breast pumps available on the market and all are pretty good. My only suggestion is to look for one which has easy to clea...

Answered: 24 Oct 2014
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Hello, Your email question did not come up in its complete form so I'm not sure what you are asking. But the general advice around changing formula...

Answered: 12 Oct 2014
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Hi, As long as they are working for you and there's an adequate transfer of milk then you can keep using them until your nipples are comfortable an...

Answered: 06 Oct 2014
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Hi, You do sound concerned. Have you taken her to your CHN and had her checked? Rarely, there are issues with hips which have been missed in the ea...

Answered: 06 Oct 2014
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Hi, Follow the advice of the midwives in the hospital where you have your baby. It's useful to room in, place the baby on the breast as soon after ...

Answered: 12 Oct 2014