Archive for the Category: Baby Care

How to take care of the umbilical cord stump (video)

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Getting started with Baby-led weaning

BabyCentre has produced several videos to guide parents through baby-led weaning. We’ve selected four here and there are more on their You Tube channel. See link below.         Click here for more tips and recipes from BabyCentre.

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Small Wonders – Help for parents of premature and sick babies

Approximately 80,000 (1 in 10) babies in the UK are born prematurely or sick and Best Beginnings is a charity that aims to help families give their baby the healthiest start in life. The Small Wonders DVD was launched by the charity in June 2012  and over 95,000 DVDs have now been distributed. They are they being […]

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Is it safe to swaddle my baby?

We  highlighted concerns last year about the growing number of swaddling wraps and blankets currently available for sale on the internet ( some even made of merino wool) leading parents to believe that it is ok to swaddle their baby. The Royal College of Midwives has now also voiced concerns about the growing trend in swaddling. […]

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Children’s Heart Surgery in Leeds to Close

An official review recently concluded that Leeds General Infirmary should stop children’s heart surgery so care could be concentrated at fewer, larger sites to improve standards. Families in Yorkshire and the Humber region will instead have to travel to Newcastle or Liverpool for surgery. This has huge consequences for newborns and pregnant mums who would […]

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