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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 has bigger horizons. It’s about ‘SETTLING,  SLEEP,  SOLIDS,  PLAY and TODDLERS.  It lays out the nuts and bolts of the first two years of your child’s life. This 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.

Blog About Babies

Attunement to Baby

Babies: Like You and Me

March 22nd, 2014|2 Comments

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 ...

Attunement to Your Baby

January 22nd, 2014|2 Comments

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

Solid Data on Solids (3)

May 6th, 2017|2 Comments

FFully breastfed infants start to need other foods at around six months. By then they have run their stores of iron down and also need to supplement the vitamin D in their diet. Also breastmilk

Solid Data on Solids (2)

March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Children Eat What They Enjoy, and Enjoy What They Know....     HHumans are omnivores – they’ll eat anything that looks nutritious, and therein lies a problem: they can also poison themselves in

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Infant Sleep

Breastfeeding to Sleep

February 11th, 2016|21 Comments

Just lately I’ve had a question from a couple of mothers through email and Facebook asking me what to do as their babies are now 6 months old and they are still exclusively falling asleep

Sleep and the Six month old

June 23rd, 2014|59 Comments

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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Unsettled Babies

Christmas Colic Time Is Here!

December 5th, 2015|8 Comments

OOh no, Christmas is coming! Too much food and drink,  Jingle Bells,  presents under the tree.  And lots of unsettled, howling babies. Most babies loath Christmas. Too many turkeys (like old dear Uncle Tom), parties,

Swaddling: Mostly Pros, Few Cons.

September 7th, 2013|5 Comments

 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 month

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Babies and Whooping Cough

March 30th, 2015|6 Comments

    Whooping cough is a terrible disease in babies and it is the under-1 year-olds that are the most severely affected with nearly 1% of the infected dying from it.

There is no connection between Autism and Vaccination

October 1st, 2014|0 Comments

There is no connection between Autism and Vaccination

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General Subjects

Sun and Bugs

November 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

With the return of the warm weather parents have started asking me what to do about their babies regarding insect repellants and sunscreens.   Mosquitoes and midges agree that babies are delicious and

Do you have a good baby?

October 12th, 2016|0 Comments

“Do you have a good baby?” Says the sweet-faced old lady to you in the shopping centre. Just to be clear, this is code for “Does your baby sleep for long periods of time and

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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: Phone Tamara on: 0497 643 273

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..