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Simple signup. Big Impact. Why Parents are joining GenV.
Simple signup. Big Impact. Why Parents are joining GenV.

GenV is one of the world’s largest ever parent and birth studies. New mum Sangita joined GenV to help find new answers for autism and diabetes. Generation Victoria (GenV) is a research...

10 May 2022

10,000 babies strong – GenV reaches new milestone at the Royal Women’s Hospital
10,000 babies strong – GenV reaches new milestone at the Royal Women’s Hospital

World-leading child health research program, GenV (Short for Generation Victoria) has just reached a significant new milestone. Since the project commenced in December 2020, over 10,000 babies...

07 Mar 2022

12 things we wish we knew about the fourth trimester
12 things we wish we knew about the fourth trimester

If you’re nearing your due date, or have just brought your precious little love home from the hospital, you’re probably wondering what to expect in those first few weeks and months. Nothing...

17 Feb 2022

What we wish we knew before having a baby
What we wish we knew before having a baby

The three things you will wish you knew - and the ONLY thing you really need to know before having a baby. Working as an Obstetric Social Worker in a busy maternity unit, I am often told by...

31 Aug 2021

Guide to exclusively expressing breast milk
Guide to exclusively expressing breast milk

Even if a woman intends to breastfeed her baby before they are born, life doesn’t always go to plan. The reasons some women turn to the breast pump to ensure their baby receives the benefits...

28 Aug 2020

Overcoming baby bath time fears
Overcoming baby bath time fears

Whilst some babies love bath time, there are many who simply do not. For the newborns who protest, it’s often a case of them being sensitive to certain sensory experiences. They might not...

21 May 2020

Ditch placing high expectations on yourself to be the perfect mother
Ditch placing high expectations on yourself to be the perfect mother

‘We’re all perfect parents until we become one’. Can you relate to that quote? Before you had a baby, did you tell yourself that you wouldn’t co-sleep, give your baby a dummy (or use...

30 Apr 2020

What’s your baby thinking when you talk to them
What’s your baby thinking when you talk to them

Your baby is learning to communicate with you, and at first this might be difficult to recognise. Remember to take your time and slow down so that you are available for these communications when...

24 Mar 2020

Self-care doesn’t have to be so complicated
Self-care doesn’t have to be so complicated

Self-care has become such a trendy topic, but the conversation can end up hurting parents, rather than helping them. Parents are often told that they need time away from their children, that they...

12 Mar 2020

There are no shortcuts in the newborn stage
There are no shortcuts in the newborn stage

If you think there are tricks to getting your precious little newborn onto a routine, strategies to get them sleeping more at night, or tips to feeding on a schedule, then we are about to let you...

29 Oct 2019

Reminder of how fast time goes – savour your newborn
Reminder of how fast time goes – savour your newborn

You’re probably deep in the trenches of parenting right now. The night waking, the developmental leaps, the tears (yours and your baby’s), the bottomless laundry pile, the messy house, and...

11 Oct 2019

5 ways to Celebrate your first Mother’s Day
5 ways to Celebrate your first Mother’s Day

There is something pretty special about celebrating Mother’s Day following the birth of your first baby. It’s the first time you get to be the centre of attention on this special! ...

08 May 2019

Choosing Childcare – What Are the Options in Australia?
Choosing Childcare – What Are the Options in Australia?

For some women, the prospect of getting out of the house and resuming your ‘BC Identity’ (Before Kids Identity) is both exciting and daunting. Leaving your baby to be looked after by someone...

06 May 2016

Newborn Baby Advice – Learn to Say Yes!
Newborn Baby Advice – Learn to Say Yes!

A new baby brings the potential for debilitating joy...and debilitating exhaustion. The best advice I ever heard from a mother of many - ‘if you want to thrive then learn to say yes!”. ,...

08 Sep 2015

Sleep safety warnings following baby Leia-Mai’s death
Sleep safety warnings following baby Leia-Mai’s death

Parents are being urged not to leave their babies sleeping unattended in bouncers, swings or prams, following the death of a three-month-old baby girl. Leia-Mai Smith died after being left to...

26 May 2015

Attachment Parenting – what is it really?
Attachment Parenting – what is it really?

These days, everything has a label – and parenting choices are no exception.   Attachment parenting is one such label that’s experienced a revival in recent times, despite the...

23 Sep 2014

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