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German Baby Sleeping Bag Initiative Helps Prevent Cot Death (SIDS)
The Ministry of Health and hospitals in two regions of Germany are providing newborns with baby sleeping bags to help reduce the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). It is recognised internationally the use of a baby sleeping bag can reduce the incidence of SIDS... read more
C.H.I.L.D - Support for "Children Having Infant Limb Deficiency"
My name is Kate and in July 2008 I gave birth to my beautiful daughter Sienna. Sienna was born with a rare birth defect. We have registered a charity call "C.H.I.L.D" to provide a support and advice network for families in NSW with children with limb deficiencies. We are holding a fundraising charity auction in February... read more
emla® - Taking the Pain out of Vaccination for You and You Little One
Tears and tantrums at vaccination time may soon be a thing of the past with emla, a topical anaesthetic now approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for use prior to vaccinations in all age groups including full term babies 0-6 months... read more
No more dessert for Bubs!
A recent study into commercial baby foods has found that baby desserts are a real problem area. Paediatric Dietitians are also growing increasingly concerned about the increasing shelf space dedicated to desserts for babies. A 2007 Choice report found that many packaged baby desserts were not only unnecessary, but that they were also nutritionally empty... read more
Men and Breastfeeding - The New Frontier
"Blokes, Babies, Breastfeeding" is an Australian first - a fun DVD that takes the subject of breastfeeding and talks directly to dads. Made by men, for men, and talking the male language, the DVD is full of bloke humour. It explores facts, tips and the subtleties of breastfeeding while informing dads about how they can help to make breastfeeding manageable, successful and as pleasant as possible for their partner... read more
OnlineDivas.com.au makes online business ideas become a reality - with 'Pitch Club'!
Aspiring Online Divas have the opportunity to make their online business idea become a reality! Simply upload a 2 minute pitch video to www.youtube.com/onlinedivas and come to an event in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to pitch the idea and win a $20k package to launch your online business website!... read more
- Middle ear disease costing the Australian health system up to $163.3 million per year
- Cost of loss of well-being up to $2.6 billion per year
Alternative to Toxic Plastics for Australian Babies
With the current media focus on Bisphenol-A(BPA) in hard plastics, parents are growing increasingly concerned about which bottles they choose for their precious bubs. However, many have not given a thought to other places BPA may be lurking. This toxic substance can also be found in plastic baby bowls, food tubs, plastic pouches and the lining of cans of baby food and formula!... read more
44 Australian Communities to Get their McGrath Breast Care Nurse - Jane's Magic Continues
With 44 communities set to benefit from the addition of a Breast Care Nurse in their area, Glenn McGrath (husband to the late Jane McGrath and Australian cricket legend) is happy his wife's dream continues to inspire others to work together to provide greater support for women with breast cancer and their families... read more
Go Ga-Ga Australia and take National Babies Day seriously on October 17th
The Bonnie Babes Foundation is a non-profit volunteer based charity established for the health and well-being of families. Sadly, one in every four pregnancies ends in a loss. Over 17,000 babies are born prematurely, many of them often struggling for life... read more
Nine out of ten Australian women wake up tired
Australia is a nation of sleep-deprived women according to new research. As many as nine out of ten women are regularly waking up tired and too exhausted to get out of bed, prompting calls by health experts to wake up and get help... read more
The Mother's Choice World's Greatest Pram Stroll
Encouraging families to connect and be active
The People and Parks Foundation in-conjunction with Mother's Choice are pleased to announce that Kim Watkins and Shane Wakelin will be this year's Ambassadors for the Mother's Choice World's Greatest Pram Stroll set to take place on Sunday 19th October 2008... read more
Sydney Children's Festival Workshops
27 September - 11 October 2008
In the October school holidays, Sydney Children's Festival rocks into CarriageWorks and transforms every corner of this immense building into an artistic playground for Sydney children aged 5 - 15. Book in for a variety of workshops now - limited places!... read more
Taking the power and magic of play directly to the (little) people
Do we fully understand the power and importance of play in the lives and development of our children? As stated by the American Academy of Paediatrics, play-based learning is essential to development as it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional wellbeing of children and youth... read more
Several Leading Australian Pregnancy Vitamins Lack Vital Nutrients
An independent review conducted by a panel of respected Australian Naturopaths has revealed that some of Australia's leading prenatal and pregnancy vitamin supplements lack essential nutrients that are vital to mother and developing baby... read more
CarriageWorks presents the inaugural Sydney Children's Festival
27 September - 11 October 2008
In the October school holidays, Sydney Children's Festival rocks into CarriageWorks and transforms every corner of this immense building into an artistic playground for Sydney children aged 5 - 15. Mark it on your calendar now - block out the whole holidays! There are loads of performances, workshops and free activities for every child to get stuck into... read more
National Organising Week - Trim Your Waste 'NOW'!
Australian families waste valuable time due to ineffective organisational skills. Whether you work for a wage or are a full time parent, there are many areas that need specific organisation to be both time and cost effective... read more
Fun adventures in toilet training with Toot'nTinkle
Toot'nTinkle launches the world's first complete toilet training system! Toilet training need not be a stressful time for first time parents and their little ones. With Toot'nTinkle, toilet training can actually become a fun and rewarding experience. Also check out the Toot'nTinkle Toilet Training Tips page... read more
Seven ways parents can help ease pain in children
Although parents endeavour to make sure their child is as safe as possible, minor injuries and painful experiences can still occur. When a child is in pain parents need to provide fast, effective relief to ease their short term suffering and avoid ongoing effect like 'pain memory'. Try these hints to relieve children's pain... read more
Tiny Babies - Big Awards Winners
2008 New Business Awards - Pride of Australia.
Fiona and Moment by Moment were honoured to receive the 2008 NEW BUSINESS Award from the NSW Central Coast Business Awards. Fiona hopes that by winning this award it brings awareness to such conditions as pre eclampsia and premature birth... read more
Teddy Love Club Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support - Annual Quiz Night Fundraiser
Teddy Love Club Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support is a support program for bereaved parents who suffer the loss of their baby or babies to miscarriage, genetic inducement of labour, stillbirth and neonatal death. Support our biggest fundraiser of the year - our Annual Quiz and Auction Night... read more
Contamination of cord blood and toxic chemicals found in a newborn's body
When a newborn baby takes her first breath she is already contaminated with a range of chemicals. A recent shocking study by the World Health Organisation has discovered the contamination of cord blood and toxic chemicals found in a newborn's body... read more
Forget Hollywood's hot mummies - Aussie women are just as yummy
Who's a yummy mummy? Nicole Richie? Kate Moss? Kate Hudson? NO! 'I am a yummy mummy,' say 49% of Australian mothers who took part in recent research conducted by leading baby and toddler brand Tommee Tippee... read more
Give him DadGear this Father's Day!
Modern Dads don't want to be seen out with Mum's nappy bag. Dads want something styled for them. The DadGear range has been designed by Dads, for Dads. The Sports Bags, Backpacks and Vests all come with clever pockets and compartments... read more
Bags Of Love
The new Bumblebags range from Canvas Design has prompted mums and grandmas all around Australia to dust off their precious photos and put them on show. Bumblebags are exclusive handbags designed using precious personal photos... read more
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