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Everything you need to know about babies

The biggest change in life is to have your first baby and become a parent. There’s plenty to learn, and lots to wonder. Here we have collected our articles about babies and parenting in the first year. Have we missed something we should be writing about? Comment on the page or email [email protected]

Babies sweat in hot weather – should you give them water?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFinally the summer heat is here! What we’ve all been wa…

Baby poo
Baby poo – what is normal? Green poop or slimy – what does that mean?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about baby poo. Written by pediatricians for…

Bottle feeding a newborn with formula
Bottle feeding your newborn baby formula – how much do you give? And how often?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about bottle feeding your newborn formula, w…

Mother with anxiety when breastfeeding or D-MER
Breastfeeding anxiety – D-MER

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about the anxiety caused by breastfeeding ak…

Baby with RS virus receiving inhaler
Bronchiolitis (and RSV) in children and babies – symptoms and transmission

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about bronchiolitis (and RS virus) in babies…

Colds in babies – snotty and stuffy nose – how to help?

This post is also available in: SvenskaThe first time your baby gets a cold, you probably have so ma…

Colic in infants – gastric drops, acupuncture, what helps?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about colic and how to survive as a parent. …

Constipated child sitting on the toilet, pushing
Constipation in babies and children – does lactulose help?

This post is also available in: SvenskaConstipation is a really common problem in children and babie…

Cradle cap – this is how you get rid of it

This post is also available in: SvenskaCradle cap is a completely harmless form of dermatitis on the…

Children with diaper rash
Diaper rash, fungal infections and a red baby bum

This post is also available in: SvenskaA red baby bum can be a diaper rash, fungal infection or just…

Parent groups are a good way to find other parents on parental leave
Finding other people on parental leave – what to do on parental leave?

This post is also available in: SvenskaA few weeks ago, I asked a counselor at the neighboring child…

A family returns home from hospital for the first time with their baby
First weeks with your newborn

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about the first weeks with your newborn. Wri…

Gastroenteritis and breast-feeding
Gastroenteritis and breastfeeding

This post is also available in: SvenskaI’ve been asked some questions about gastroenteritis an…

Breastfeeding a newborn baby
Get started with breastfeeding – when does the milk come?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about getting started with breastfeeding Wri…

Having a baby after infertility

This post is also available in: SvenskaHaving a baby after infertility or IVF is not as easy as you …

Children who have fallen and hit their heads. Head injuries or concussion?
Head injuries and concussion when children hit their head

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about head injuries and concussion. Written …

Mom sleeps next to baby
Help babies fall asleep – tips for a successful bedtime routine

This post is also available in: SvenskaGetting a baby fall asleep is a really difficult art. Sleep, …

Hormonal spots are due to the baby's immune system being activated
How a baby’s immune system works – about breastfeeding and antibodies

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts about the baby immune system, antibodies and breastfeed…

How long to breastfeed is entirely up to the mother and baby
How long should I breastfeed for?

This post is also available in: SvenskaMany mothers are asking themselves and others the question &#…

Mom looks at sleeping baby and wonders if she should stop breastfeeding
How to stop breastfeeding – when is the right time?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about stopping breastfeeding, written by ped…

Babies sleeping, mom watching
Infant sleep – how much or little is normal?

This post is also available in: SvenskaInfant sleep is vastly different to adult sleep. Most newborn…

Lumps on the neck of a child
Lumps behind the ear, in the throat or on neck in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaHave you discovered a lump behind the ear, in the throat or o…

Milk protein allergy in babies and milk-free infant formula

This post is also available in: SvenskaMilk protein allergy, also known as cow’s milk allergy,…

A baby slumbers on a tired mom's shoulder
My baby just wants to sleep on me and your baby doesn’t want to be in your arms

This post is also available in: SvenskaSome babies just want to be close all the time, others never …

Never shake a baby – Shaken Baby Syndrome

This post is also available in: Svenska  If you shake a baby so violently that the head is thro…

A happy overweight boy bathing
Overweight children, childhood obesity and BMI

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about BMI and obesity in children, written b…

Poor growth in children – investigate and interpret the growth curve

This post is also available in: SvenskaIt’s common to suspect poor growth in your child. &#822…

Postpartum depression
Postpartum depression – when it’s hard to be a parent

This post is also available in: SvenskaDepression is a common disease. Postpartum depression is depr…

Baby potty training with the doll
Potty training – how to become diaper-free and when to stop using diapers

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice from pediatricians about potty training and …

Agnes Wold on advising new parents
Professor Agnes Wold on advising new parents

This post is also available in: SvenskaAgnes Wold is a Swedish professor in clinical microbiology an…

Sun protection for babies and children – sunscreen and more

This post is also available in: SvenskaChildren must be allowed to be outside as much as possible. T…

A baby eating a strawberry
Taste food portions – when and how to introduce food?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about taste portions. Written by pediatricia…

Baby sucks on pacifier
Thumb sucking and pacifiers – good or bad for your baby?

This post is also available in: SvenskaThere is a myth that using pacifiers and breastfeeding simult…

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? About vaccinations for babies

This post is also available in: SvenskaThere has been a lot of debate about whether to vaccinate you…

A mother travels abroad with babies and feeds her baby with a baby bottle in an airplane
Traveling abroad with babies – advice about flights and vaccines

This post is also available in: SvenskaTraveling abroad with an infant requires some thought. Read a…

Older sibling helping mum and baby
What does a baby need? Tips from a pediatrician for first-time parents

This post is also available in: SvenskaCongratulations! And welcome to the new world of parenthood. …

You can eat and drink whatever you want when breastfeeding
What medications can I take, and what can I eat while breastfeeding

This post is also available in: SvenskaThere is a lot of information online about what breastfeeding…

A baby sleeping on their back
When a baby wants to sleep on their stomach – do baby breathing monitors help against sudden infant death syndrome?

This post is also available in: SvenskaThe most important advice regarding newborns is this – …

Training in resuscitating newborns
When a newborn has trouble breathing, is my child deprived of oxygen?

This post is also available in: SvenskaIn the mother’s womb, a baby does not need to be able t…

Coughing baby - looks like whooping cough
Whooping cough (pertussis) – symptoms, how it sounds, tests and treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaStanding next to a small baby with severe whooping cough (per…

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