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Newborn Care and Development

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Newborn Care
Starting Newborn Sleep Routines
Sleep can be a complex and confusing issue for many new parents. Read Midwife Cath’s simple ways to help begin and establish a sleep pattern for your newborn baby.
A Guide to Newborn Hygiene
Read Midwife Cath’s starter guide to keeping baby clean and cared for, from umbilical cord care to skin rashes and more.
Bonding With Your Newborn
Every parent bonds with their baby in their own time. Read Midwife Cath’s advice on how to encourage moments of connection with your little one.
Newborn development week by week
Week 1
The first week of your baby’s life will be one of enormous change.
Week 2
It is common for parents to feel a sense of overwhelming relief when their babies are around 2 weeks old.
Week 3
Your baby has been with you for a few weeks now and, in some ways, looking after it will be getting easier.
Premature babies
Premature baby care
When a premature baby is ready to go home parents may feel that the worst is over, but premature baby care can be quite daunting adjusting to the transition from hospital to home.
Premature babies development
By definition, a premature birth is when a baby is born before 37 weeks of gestation.

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