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Issue 65 | 23 February 2016


Advice for parents

Changing a baby’s nappy

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Changing your baby’s nappy is something you’ll do a lot. By the end of the first fortnight of your new baby’s life you’ll have changed more than 100 nappies! But if you’re waiting for your first baby to arrive, you might be a little bit anxious about when, where and how to change a nappy...
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Alternative methods for inducing labour

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Inducing labour is a common procedure and there are many alternative methods women use to prepare the cervix or stimulate the contractions of labour...
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What is gestational diabetes mellitus?

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Gestational diabetes mellitus is a specific type of diabetes that only occurs during pregnancy. It is usually temporary and goes away after the birth of your baby...
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Fine motor skill development milestones for 5 to 8 year olds

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In early primary school children develop increasing mastery of complex fine motor tasks like writing, preparing and eating food and manipulating smaller, fiddlier objects...
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Our competitions this week

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Win 1 of 4 cartons of Mater Nappies – the Baby Care Product of the Year 2016
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myVMC: Win 1 of 6 copies of the woman’s guidebook “Powered by Health”
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Competition winners

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The 10 winners of the book “Healthy Food, Healthy Gut, Happy Child” have been announced!
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Inspirational quotes from Walt Disney 


“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
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“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.”
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“When you’re curious, you will find lots of interesting things to do.”
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Of interest this week

Mindful parenting reduces child stress

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Why fish intake by pregnant women improves the growth of a child’s brain

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Food allergy linked to hyperactive immune system at birth

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What’s a teacher’s tipping point? Study researches teachers’ reasons to refer anxious children

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The ABCs of healthy school lunch box preparation

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Nose spray for pain relief in childbirth is not to be sniffed at

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Teens heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images in YouTube music videos

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