Most new parents could be forgiven for not prioritising sex after they’ve had their baby. Mothers particularly, can find the whole idea of getting up close and personal with their partner again almost inconceivable in the early days following birth. But there does (eventually) come a time when sex does resume in some version of its former glory. Exactly when is unique to every couple.
In the first years of life, a baby's immune system is not fully developed. Immunisations help give babies a better chance of fighting off infections from specific diseases during this early stage of growth.
Sadly, each year, SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents claim the lives of many infants as a result of unsafe sleeping environments. It is essential that parents ensure their young infants and toddlers sleep safely at all times and that the research-based guidelines are followed.
There’s lots of information around for mothers who plan to continue breastfeeding when they return to paid work. But there’s less when it comes to bottle feeding. Perhaps because the practicalities seem a whole lot easier. After all, what could be simpler than making up a couple of bottles in advance and keeping them in the fridge until the baby’s hungry?