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Babies and playtime

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Kids' Health - Topics - It's playtime!

Playing is about having fun. When the fun stops then it isn't play any longer - it may even be work!

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Tummy Time is Good for Baby Because | Red Nose

Benefits of supervised tummy time for baby include strengthening of his/her neck, shoulder, arm and back muscles (he/she uses these muscles to move around), being able to see the world from different angles, which helps brain development and the time away from resting on the back of the head helps prevent developing a flat spot on his/her head.

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WWWT Worksheets/Strategies: The feed-sleep-play routine for your baby

Babies thrive best when the day is structured to meet their needs, not the needs of adults. The Feed - Play - Sleep routine is the core structure of a babys day at any age, making life more manageable for everyone. It takes some weeks for this routine to become familiar and we all need support from our partners, family members and friends as we introduce it. You will be able to refine it to suit your baby and your own situation with time. There are details about how to begin on the following pages.

Read more on WWWT - What Were We Thinking! website

Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Safe sleep for babies and toddlers

While babies are asleep they may get into dangerous situations, eg suffocate under bedding orbe caught between the cot side and mattress.

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Being a father after childbirth- Getting used to newborn care, baby sleep patterns and changing nappies Gazs story

No one wants to stay in hospital after childbirth, but its a useful time for new fathers to learn about breastfeeding and how to change a nappy. Getting home and starting a new life together as a family is always a pleasure, but Gaz found out that being a father is not all fun and games. Newborn baby sleep patterns take a bit of getting used to and lack of sleep quickly catches up with new parents. Find out more about Gazs first few weeks with his baby after childbirth.

Read more on Parenthub website

Good sleep habits for infants and children

Getting a good night's sleep is important for a child's development. Here are tips to encourage good sleeping habits for newborns through to school age children.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

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