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Fake ERGO baby carriers pose serious safety risk
An illegal trade in potentially dangerous copies of a popular baby product has been discovered in Australia. Over the past few months, counterfeit versions of the immensely popular ERGObaby carrier have been offered for sale on online auction sites.... read more
The Essence of Parenting Interview Series - Hurry last day!
Being a parent is awesome, there are days when our child's little smile can make me feel on top of the world, and there are others when it makes me feel like I am drowning in a sea of guilt and worry. Today is the last day to register FREE for my series of 8 amazing expert interviews packed with tips and strategies about parenting... read more
Mums 'bummed-out' by nappy rash
Nappy rash: It's the most common skin condition of infancy, but according to a recent Newspoll study survey, a surprising number of Australian mothers felt personally responsible when nappy rash has affected their child. 72 per cent of the surveyed mothers have had children suffering from nappy rash, 27 per cent of those mothers/women felt personally responsible... read more
Party Plan Network Poses New Challenge for Business Mum
From making school lunches, to running a national party plan empire, Coomera business woman Donna Inns marked the beginning of summer...... read more
Give the year-long gift that brightens the lives of seriously ill children!
McDonald's Kids Calendars are the perfect Christmas stocking filler for your friends and family and you will be helping to brighten the lives of hundreds of seriously ill children and their families in 2010. By purchasing a Kids Calendar from McDonald's restaurants across NSW and ACT for only $2 you receive over $100 worth of family fun... read more
Denise Drysdale shares her views on:
Refunds, Regifting and Relatives this Christmas!
Australians are full of Christmas cheer and festive fun, but there are a few taboo topics surrounding 'good gift giving' behaviour which should be addressed for the record. Whilst we all know it is the thought that counts, some gift givers don't play fair so it's time to turn the tables. One of Australia's most-loved entertainers, Denise Drysdale has jumped in the sleigh with Darrell Lea this year, tapping into decades of family gifting experience to bring you a cringe-free Christmas!... read more
Annalise Law Joins Honour Roll of Women in Business
Annalise Law, managing director of promotional products company The Kanga Group, was awarded the coveted 2009 NSW Business Owner Award and was a finalist in the National Telstra Business Women's Awards and joins a distinguished group of extraordinary women making headway in business.... read more
Prebiotics key in reducing allergies, supporting the infant immune system
A global expert in infant nutrition has visited Australia for the first time to share insights into why breastmilk and its naturally occurring prebiotics are so important to the immune system of babies. Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that encourage the good bacteria in the digestive system to flourish, reducing the amount of harmful bacteria in the gut/intestines... read more
The Essence of Breastfeeding presents ~
The Essence of Parenting Interview Series
Whether you are currently pregnant, have a newborn, a toddler, or 6 year old, this interview series will help you deal with the day to day ins and outs of parenting!! Lorraine Cuadro, mum and breastfeeding counsellor from the-essence-of-breastfeeding.com has put together a fantastic team of experts in this series of 8 amazing interviews packed with tips and strategies about parenting. Register before 1st December 2009 to access them free... read more
The Great Kids Fashion Hunt!
kidsfashionreview.com has just launched a fundraiser to help families in both New Zealand with The Neonatal Trust and Australia with The National Premmie Foundation who have a premature baby. Founder Kate Gorman says, "I am thrilled Kids Fashion Review has chosen to support these two charities, as I personally know how important care of premature babies and their families are."... read more
Introducing the 2009 Charity Bear for Beanie Kids and CanTeen: Lindy-Loo the Poodle Bear
Each year Skansen Giftware releases 1 very special Beanie Kid to help raise much needed funds for a worthy charity and with the help of our retailers and you our customers $1.00 from the sale of every Lindy-Loo the Poodle Bear will go directly to CanTeen. CanTeen provides many support services for young people living with Cancer... read more
Top five tips: Shopping for the perfect present
With Christmas, anniversaries and birthdays littered across the year, learning how to overcome gifter's block is essential for any son, daughter, parent, friend or partner. Bianca Kristallis, mother of twins and the successful businesswoman behind Pamper Hamper Gifts, shares her top five gift buying tips with Mum Zone readers... read more
Mum's the word on haemorrhoids
New study reveals more than 50 per cent of women develop haemorrhoids during pregnancy Haemorrhoids is a medical condition rarely discussed among family or friends nor easily shared with medical practitioners, even by higher-risk groups such as pregnant women... read more
Retail Rip Off Tactics:
How Bricks and Mortar Stores Make You Spend More
Australian retailers are using clever tricks to encourage shoppers to spend more than necessary. Three out of four Australians say they regularly experience shopping 'tricks' designed to entice them into spending, according to research just released by DealsDirect.com.au, Australia's leading online department store.... read more
Toddler Deaths from Blind and Curtain Accidents – They Can be Prevented
The death of a two-year-old in Victoria last month after the toddler strangled on a blind cord highlights how important it is for parents to check their homes for safety hazards. Since 2000, over 12 children have died as a result of blind cord accidents in Australia, and each year many more come close to strangulation and are saved just in time.... read more
Meet Lauren Newton - Celebrity Mum
Mother of two Lauren Newton talks to Mum Zone readers about motherhood, her children Sam and Eva, her husband Matt Welsh, her parents Patti and Bert Newton and her brother Matthew Newton.... read more
Administrative Nightmare Stops Families From Claiming Carer Entitlements
Sydney nanny agency's Andrea McNulty, from "Heaven Sent 4 U," says one of the most confusing issues around employing nannies is whether or not families are entitled to any child care benefit for registered care, and whether those benefits are means tested. To help families understand their entitlements, payroll4families.com.au has recently launched its 'Nanny Kit', including a simple check list and access to the right forms... read more
Ibuprofen is best to treat one of the most common childhood injuries: new study
As children prepare to spend the summer months playing outside, the results of a new study confirm simple over-the-counter medicine ibuprofen is preferable to paracetamol with codeine to treat children's arm fracture pain. A recent study has found that ibuprofen was at least as effective as paracetamol with codeine and children receiving ibuprofen had fewer adverse effects and better functional outcomes... read more
Bizness Babes Helps Launch Twenty New Entrepreneurs Into the NSW Business Community During Small Business Month
Coinciding with Small Business Month, 20 enterprising mothers are set to join the 168,000 women currently in small business in NSW when they graduate from Bizness Babes' self-employment training course on Monday 21 September.... read more
Bugaboo Encourages Parents To Save Lives By Buying (RED)
To mark their 10th anniversary, Bugaboo, the innovative design company renowned for its breakthrough mobility stroller designs, is joining forces with (RED) to empower parents across the globe to participate in the fight against AIDS in Africa. As of October 1, 2009, with any Bugaboo purchase, Bugaboo will contribute 1% of their total revenue to the Global Fund to help fund AIDS programs in Africa, with an emphasis on the health of women and children.... read more
Winner unveiled in national Business & Life Makeover Awards
Amanda Hartmann, 33, from Brisbane is the inaugural winner of the national Business and Life Makeover Awards. Amanda, who runs Wynnum Road Health Therapies in the Brisbane suburb of Wynnum, will receive more than $40,000 in prizes designed to totally transform her life and business. Run by Australian women's networking group, Essentially for Women, the Awards were presented at a gala dinner on Saturday in Brisbane.... read more
A-Mazing Acts, Spellbinding Stories, Wicked Workshops, Sydney Children’s Festival Rolls Into Town! October 2009
A must-do school holiday experience, Sydney Children's Festival brings out the artist in every child. Admission to the Festival is free and runs from Monday 5 to Saturday 17 October. With oodles of free activities, workshops, exhibitions and some ticketed events, the Festival is geared to engage the senses, stimulate the imagination and ignite every child’s passion for creative arts... read more
Hey Bambini - a Mum's pick of Melbourne's best cafes
Hey Bambini is a website dedicated to mums who want to get out and about with baby for a quick breakfast, lunch or just a simple coffee without the hassle of worrying about parking, changing facilities, payment options, opening hours and most importantly - entertainment for your little ones. We have handpicked the best of the best cafés in Melbourne that have a fun and exciting vibe with an environment suitable for you and your bubbas... read more
Breakthrough e-health tool launches free to Australian families
YourChildsHealthRecord.com is the breakthrough e-health tool that offers parents and guardians peace-of-mind by enabling them to independently control and manage their child's personal health and medical records, in a safe, secure and convenient online environment. A great way to store scattered medical information, the site helps users build an online journal of their child's key health and developmental milestones... read more
The Baby Feeding Survey Results are In!
Recently Mum Zone and Lorraine Cuadro (our resident breastfeeding expert conducted a survey asking readers to share their experiences and opinions on breastfeeding and bottle feeding. A big thank you to the 1,200+ readers who responded! The survey results are now in and Lorraine has compiled this very interesting report about what you had to say...... read more
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