Pregnancy Week by Week - 33 to 36 weeks
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A weekly breakdown from 33 to 36 weeks Week 33 Your baby is the size of a cabbage. The bones are now fully developed and hardening. However, the skull bones remain soft and malleable to allow the birth of baby through the birth canal. Antibodies are being passed to your baby to promote the development of a healthy immune system. The liver is storing iron and your baby will use these stores within the first six months of life. Your baby can demonstrate the rooting reflex by turning their head and opening the mouth in response to touch or stimulation. Week 34 Now the size of a butternut pumpkin ..read more
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Pregnancy Week by Week - 29 to 32 weeks
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A weekly breakdown from 29 to 32 weeks Week 29 Your baby is the size of a squash and has started to produce red blood cells in the bone marrow. The lungs are maturing and breathing more consistently with a regular rhythm. The eyes are open, the eyelashes have grown and baby is learning to focus the eyes. The amount of lanugo or fine hair on your baby’s skin has peaked and will now begin to slowly fall out. All the organs have developed and most are fully functioning, preparing your baby for life outside of the womb. Week 30 Your baby is the size of a head of lettuce. The skin cells begin produ ..read more
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Pregnancy Week by Week - 21 to 24 weeks
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A weekly breakdown from 21 to 24 weeks Week 21 Your baby’s arms and legs have grown and are now more in proportion with the body. The eye lids which have previously been closed and sealed are now beginning to separate. The pancreas is starting to make enzymes to breakdown food for digestion. A growth spurt is likely at this point as your baby’s stomach is now equipped to absorb energy boosting nutrients from the amniotic fluid that is swallowed. However, most of your baby’s nourishment is still coming directly from the placenta. Your baby is the size of a carrot and hair follicles are pigmenti ..read more
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Pregnancy Week by Week - 13 to 16 weeks
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A weekly breakdown from 13 to 16 weeks Week 13 Your baby is the size of a lemon and vocal cords are starting to develop. Soft hair is starting to grow on baby’s head and eyebrows are in place. Fingerprints are forming on baby’s tiny fingers. A pregnancy bump may begin to show as the uterus moves upwards and outwards to accommodate baby’s growth. Common pregnancy symptoms experienced may include fatigue, food cravings and aversions, heartburn, indigestion or constipation. Week 14 Your baby is the size of a peach. The intestines are starting to produce meconium, the waste product that makes up t ..read more
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Pregnancy Week by Week - First Trimester
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A weekly breakdown of your first trimester Week 4 Your baby has implanted into the uterine lining and is currently a collection of cells called a blastocyst. These cells become an embryo this week and form the placenta to nourish and protect baby. Baby is the size of a poppy seed and your child’s characteristics such as sex, eye colour and hair colour have already been determined through its chromosomes. Week 5 A missed period is experienced. The rise in HCG hormone levels will typically be detected in the urine on a home pregnancy test. Your baby is the size of an apple seed and is positioned ..read more
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Get on the floor: the importance of floor time for babies
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As a parent, sometimes the overwhelm is so real. Then someone tells you that even young babies need play time too. Sometimes it feels like there is so much to think about. But when it comes to babies, quality time trumps everything else. And one great way of achieving this is through floor time. Floor time for babies is precisely what the name says: it is an opportunity for babies to spend time on the floor. Studies show that for babies, something as simple as spending some time on the floor every day can have tremendous developmental benefits. Many experts recommend that babies need to spend ..read more
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How to capture family photos with neurodivergent children
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Choosing a family photographer that works with neurodivergent children can be challenging. This is because neurodivergent minds work differently than neurotypical minds. Parents with neurodivergent children do not need to worry about their children during a family photo session. With some understanding of neurodivergence and employing strategies that work for the neurotype, such as using visuals or working in shorter bursts of time, it is possible to have successful sessions with beautiful photos. A photographer who understands this can help you decide which style of photography works best. C ..read more
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5 tips for taking photos of your newborn before leaving the hospital
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What an exciting time! New life is finally here. No doubt, you and your family will want to take some photos of your baby to celebrate its arrival into the world. After all, this time is such a blur, and you’ll by relying on images from the first couple of days of your baby’s life to remember the time by. I’ve come up with some tips to help you make the photos you take as great as possible! Take advantage of natural light Hospitals are notorious for their fluorescent, unflattering lighting. It can either be too bright – washing everything out, or too dark, leaving you with muddy, noisy photos ..read more
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9 tips for those first newborn months
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Your new bundle of joy is here and home safe. Now what? Here’s some simple tips for new parents to help you manage this exhausting but exciting change in your lives. Cut yourself a break You can have all the books and helpful Pinterest boards in the world but bringing a newborn into your home is still going to feel overwhelming. Don’t stress about the small stuff. It’s ok if your meal prep falls by the wayside, it’s ok if your laundry doesn’t get folded for a few days. Cut yourself some slack and focus on the bigger picture – caring for this new life you’ve created. Get some sleep when you ca ..read more
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The cost of childcare in Australia
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Childcare is a necessary cost for a lot of families to place their child/children in care while they work, for early education reasons or simply for a necessary break to re-charge. While the cost of childcare in Australia is not free, the Federal Government does support parents and can provide financial assistance in the form of Child Care Subsidy (CCS), provided parents meet the requirements. What is covered in daily fees? 5 nutritious and multicultural meals a day prepared by an on-site cook Nappies Incursions and excursions by an external provider Dedicated on-site Educational lead ..read more
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