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Baby On Board

The primary focus of Baby on Board is on ways you can love and care for your baby during the most vital time in a child’s development – the first few months. In this third edition of his successful book, leading Australian baby expert Dr Howard Chilton presents parents with all the information they need to be confident about looking after their new baby. He refers to the latest international medical information so they understand the reasons behind the advice. Not just the HOW but the WHY.

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Your Cherished Baby

This book lays out the nuts and bolts of the first two years your child’s life. It is the most critical time in their development. What they learn now about love, relationships and their value in the world will last them a lifetime. According to Dr Howard Chilton, one of Australia’s most respected baby doctors, you cannot give your baby too much love. Drawing on his 35 years as a baby physician, Dr Chilton explains the science that proves what many of us instinctively know: the way we feed, hold play with and settle our babies is what determines the kind of adults they will become.

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Attunement to Baby

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Babies: Like You and Me

A radio interviewer asked me recently as a baby doctor, how it was possible to know what sick babies needed? For those of us that work in the world of babies, who each day see them emerging wet, pink and screaming, from their mother’s womb, it is easy to forget that, for the ...

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Attunement to Your Baby


Human babies are born very immature. They have very little ‘working memory’ and the thinking, planning, evaluating part of their brain is not yet connected up. It will be months before they can learn about altering their patterns of living, like sleeping longer and ...

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Infant Feeding

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Food for Babies – and Iron Needs

Breastfeeding infants after six months of age who have no extra iron-containing foods are at risk from iron deficiency, as there is little iron in breastmilk

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Infant Sleep

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Sleep and the Six month old


At six months babies start to develop ‘working memory’ hence the ability to learn things – especially things for which they are rewarded. So it is true that the more you feed them at night the more they will wake up for it. But that is no reason to abandon them to cry!

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Helping Babies to Settle


 I’m getting confused between how to teach my baby how to “self-settle” and not employing “control crying”. Can you explain the difference, at what age you can start to teach self-settling and the best […]

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Unsettled Babies

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Christmas Colic


With Christmas on the horizon I’m sure you’ve got enough to worry about, but nevertheless spare a thought for very young babies small enough to fit inside a Christmas stocking (this, by the way, […]

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Swaddling: Mostly Pros, Few Cons.


 Many thanks for looking after our baby Hayden in Hospital and he will be seeing you again around 6 weeks. A question about swaddling, Hayden really likes to be swaddled, he will be 1 […]

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Chickenpox vaccination works well.

Anyone who is in any doubt about the value and effectiveness of chickenpox (varicella) vaccination should read the article published in Paediatrics journal this week.

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More Guidelines for Grandparents



WWith my burgeoning experience as a grandparent and the response to the recent ‘Six Guidelines for Grandparents’ () I’ve thought of a few more, which I hope will help […]

Six Guidelines for Grandparents

Behold Georgy and baby Lara.  On the 15th December 2014 I became a grandfather. Little Lara came into the world and I can now stop secretly worrying about things totally […]

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I now consult in Bangalow. Office visits for Babies up to Two Years. Available Fortnightly on a Friday for the moment - later more often. Need GP referral.

Bangalow Office Location:

Bangalow Consulting Centre

44 Granuaille Road


Contact for Appointments:

Phone Kimberley on :
(02) 9650 4966 (Mon – Thurs)

Fax: (02) 9650 4908

Baby On Board – Baby Development Book

Looking for the best baby development book to help you understand your baby’s needs in the first 12 months? This is the book for you. Filled with hints, tips and great advice from one of the most prominent baby doctors in Australia, Dr Howard Chilton has created a book that will assist first time parents through the exciting prospect of caring for their newborn baby.

Covering questions and topics such as:-

  • What do I do when my baby cries?
  • Why is learning to settle your baby so important?
  • Understanding your new baby’s body
  • How babies subjugate parents
  • ‘Colic’ and the unsettled baby
  • Understanding the reasons for Immunisation

This is the most thorough and informative book Dr Howard Chilton has produced yet.

Written in an easy to read format Dr Howard Chilton injects a sense of humor and affability that often has mothers and fathers chuckling from cover to cover.

Why Dads love this book

Many fathers identify with the methods and advice in this book as it uses science based information as opposed to old wives’ tales and mothercraft mythology. Written in a logical, solutions-based way, dads will find it difficult to put this book down once they start.

Child Development Books – there are so many, which one do I choose?

With the gamut of child development and baby development books on the market today, it’s hard to determine which book is going to suit you, your style of parenting and, most importantly, your baby. Dr Howard Chilton has been a neonatologist (a babies’ physician) for over 35 years and writes with a conviction and love of his profession rarely seen in the world of baby books for expectant parents.

He was Director of Newborn Care at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney for more than twenty years, and during this time he also gained experience, not only as a neonatologist, but, as a working father to two daughters – Georgina and Isabella.

This popular foray into the world of babies – the informative and easy-to-read “Baby on Board” helps new parents to not only understand and care for their baby, but also to enjoy them.

A book for new parents full of hidden gems and practical advice

“Baby on Board” is a book for first time parents written by an expert – and a parent – for parents who need gentle, caring guidance when it’s time to welcome their little one into the world. Dr Howard Chilton understands that parents want to do everything right by their new baby, from the time they fall pregnant, through to the birth, and later, when they take care of their little one at home. “Baby on Board” helps them to do that, in a positive, practical and caring way..