Bonding with baby: a guide for the boys

At Beer + Bubs we bang on a lot about how important bonding is for newborn babies. Here, Carrina Bradbury, our Beer + Bubs Bunbury presenter, goes into more detail about exactly HOW dads can bond with their bubs. There is nothing more beautiful to a mum than the sight of her partner and baby […]

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Post natal depression: a dad’s guide

The Mental Health Association of NSW is behind Postnatal Awareness Week 13-19 November with a snappy post card campaign hitting the mailboxes of birth workers recently. The headline is EVERY SUPERMUM NEEDS A SIDEKICK. The “sidekick” they have in mind is a GP, midwife or child and family health nurse. These are such important resources […]

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Should men attend the birth of their baby? Not if they would rather be at the dentist.

“What used to be the secret business of the women’s circle is now the expectant father’s job description.” Lucy Perry, Cheers to Childbirth: a dad’s guide to childbirth support, Pure Publishing 2010. Unlike their fathers, men in the twenty-first century are encouraged to be present at the births of their babies. In fact, it’s a […]

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Top tips for first time fathers: those first few weeks with your newborn

“Anyone who tells you that the first weeks of their baby’s life were a walk in the park was either residing in another country to said newborn or seriously embellishing the truth. It’s exhausting but it’s not permanent.” Lucy Perry, Cheers to Childbirth: A Dad’s Guide to Childbirth Support, Pure Publishing, 2010. I’m sometimes asked […]

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