0-6 Months

Find out what to expect when you bring your new baby home with our expert advice on everything from caring for your newborn, feeding tips & advice, your six week check-up and developmental milestones in baby’s first six months.

Latest 0-6 Months Posts

Eight jobs for new dads

Newborn babies are a bundle of joy, but they can also be demanding and challenging. Sometimes those first few months feel like they’ll never end, and watching your to-do list pile up before your eyes can be overwhelming. But if you have Dad to hand, here’s a few simple ways to put them to work, and […]

Expressing breastmilk: early days

It’s recommended that you exclusively breastfeed for the first six weeks in order for your milk flow to become established and for you and your new baby to get into a routine. Later, however, you might need to leave your baby for more than an hour or two, and this is when expressing comes in […]

World Meningitis Day: Know the signs

It’s World Meningitis Day once again, and a fitting time for us to remind ourselves of the symptoms of this deadly disease. Anyone can contract meningitis, but children and adolescents are most at risk. Knowing the signs and symptoms, and seeking medical help immediately, can be lifesaving so make sure you’re up to speed today. […]

Getting back to sleep after night feeds

While you never thought you’d be able to wake up for those night feeds, you now realise the skill lies in getting BACK to sleep. Your body is shattered but your mind won’t stop and tomorrow’s already going to be a very long day. Getting baby back to sleep is mission number one, then, it’s mum’s […]

Breastfeeding: There IS support out there

There is no doubt that when it comes to feeding your baby, breast is most definitely best. But despite most of us knowing this, Ireland has a very low breastfeeding rate. A recent study found that while more than three quarters of Irish mothers will try breastfeeding their new baby at least once, by the […]

How to survive the first three months

Yes, they’re tough. Yes, you’ll go slightly insane with the lack of sleep. Yes, they’ll feel like they’ll never end. But guess what? This too shall pass. Here’s how some of our readers survived the first three months of motherhood… Eliza, mum of two “I learnt a lot from my first baby, but most important […]

Swimming with babies: why it’s never too early

While new mothers should be careful when getting into chlorinated pools with fresh wounds from vaginal or Caesarean births, there’s no reason your baby can’t enjoy a little dip with their daddies or even grannies and grandads! Even the HSE agrees that it’s never too early to start swimming with your baby. Babies can get […]

5 Benefits of Tummy Time

Tummy time is a great thing to do with your little one. Even if it is just a few minutes throughout the day, it will help your baby become stronger and reach their milestones faster! Here are some of the reasons you should be practising tummy time with your baby, right now: Helps to encourage your baby […]

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