Guidance for New Parents

New Baby 101 - A Midwife's Guide for New Parents

As a Midwife, Lactation Consultant, Mother and Grandmother I am often reminded that new parents need an ‘owner’s manual’ to take with them as they walk out of the hospital carrying their newborn home. New parents have so much to learn in such a short time, and every parent wants to do everything right – which no one can, of course.  Even the most capable, organised parents who are well prepared for their new roles realise there is so much to learn, and they often feel totally overwhelmed by their new responsibilities.  That’s why I have created New Baby 101 – A Midwife’s Guide for New Parents – Book, App, and eBook.

New Baby 101 is your ready reference to guide you through the first few months as you learn to care for your new baby.   “New Baby 101 – A Midwife’s Guide for New Parents” Second Edition Paperback Book, printed in black and white, is $20.00 including GST plus $3.50 postage and handling within Australia. (Click on the Paperback Book button to buy now)

You can download New Baby 101 as an eBook or PDF for $9.95, and access the free App for your smartphone here as well.

All of the New Baby 101 resources are supported by Five “how to” videos– Visit NewBaby101 YouTube Channel to view demonstrations of how to change baby’s disposable and cloth nappy/diaper, how to swaddle baby safely, how to bath your baby, how to breastfeed your baby, and 5 ways to fold square cloth nappies/diapers.

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New Baby 101 App

The New Baby 101 APP is a valuable resource for new parents seeking to have their most frequently asked questions answered instantly.

Lois Wattis is a Clinical Midwife who specialises in Lactation Consultancy, working in direct contact with new parents in a busy hospital setting.

New Baby 101 is currently unavailable via Playstore and iTunes. Buy the eBook HERE for $9.95


  • Before Baby is Born
  • Early Decisions
  • First Days at Home
  • Feed Time-Understanding Baby’s Needs
  • Feed Time-Problems and Concerns
  • Nappy Time
  • Bath Time
  • Bed Time-Sleep and Settling
  • Fun Times
Baby Apps for New Parents

About Lois

Lois Wattis is a Registered Nurse/Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Fellow of the Australian College of Midwives. Working in both hospital and community settings, Lois has enhanced her midwifery skills and expertise by providing women-centered care to thousands of mothers and babies, including more than 50 women who chose to give birth at home.

Lois is eminently qualified to offer advice and support to new parents via the New Baby 101 App. and Book. Lois is the author of numerous articles and professional guidelines which have been published in parenting magazines and midwifery journals in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. All advice provided in New Baby 101 is based on reliable evidence and research, and Lois’s common-sense approach will both inform and reassure parents as they gain new skills and confidence during the first few months of baby’s life.

About Lois Wattis

Compliments and Reviews

  • The people you often turn to for advice are your midwife, lactation expert, friends and family (especially those with young children) and, of course, your mum. But now you can get the expert help as soon as you need it with the new app and ebook, New Baby 101. New Baby 101 is the creation Read more

    Stacey Vanoska,

    Lois Wattis is an experienced voice when it comes to babies and she has written a manual for new parents to be able to access anytime, anywhere, because we all know that your baby questions aren’t going to wait until you are sitting close to your parenting books. We were able to get some more Read more

  • New Baby 101 is the creation of Lois Wattis, a Registered Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Fellow of the Australian College of Midwives. Lois is also a mother and grandmother herself. With over twenty years’ experience working in hospital and community settings, Lois has provided woman-centred care to hundreds of mothers and babies. Read more


    They say that until you've had a baby you can't understand the impact it has on your life. Well, they were right! When we were lucky enough to have little Jaxon enter our world there was so much to learn and so much we didn't expect. Having access to the support of Lois Wattis with the Read more

  • “At last! Everything new parents need to know is at your fingertips!” New Baby 101 eBookReview: Produced by local qualified midwife and lactation consultant Lois Wattis, New Baby 101 aims to help new parents navigate life with a new baby. It contains an abundance of practical advice in preparation for baby’s birth, as well as Read more

    Abby Stevens,

    Two Mums give positive feedback after reviewing New Baby 101 – A Midwife’s Guide for New Parents

    Cherie Smith-Rainsford,

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Buy the eBook HERE for $9.95. Make sure to click 'return to website' after completing PayPal.