New Parenting Articles
for Breastfeeding in Public
Even though breastfeeding education has come a long way
many mums still feel uncomfortable about breastfeeding in
public due to a perception that it is unacceptable. New
mums can also feel a bit self-conscious about feeding in
front of others and it is one of the reasons the women stop
breastfeeding early... read
a Child Restraint for Your Child
When bringing you information on child safety on the move,
She Buys website wanted to deliver you with the most detailed,
accurate and up to date information out there. That's why
we turned to our friends at NRMA who have given us access
to their latest research and results... read
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Latest Media Releases
standard on portable cots a win for child safety
Portable cots will soon be required to meet a mandatory
safety standard, following an announcement by the Competition
Policy and Consumer Affairs Minister Chris Bowen recently.
The new standard will take effect from 1 March 2009 and
will subject portable cots to a set of compulsory safety
requirements which currently apply only to regular household
prick tests identify asthma risk for toddlers with eczema,
says Melbourne research
Toddlers with eczema who have a positive skin prick test
for allergy have almost triple the risk of developing asthma
than those with a negative test, says an Australian study.
The study, led by the University of Melbourne, is the first
to clearly demonstrate that skin prick tests can be used
to assess how likely it is a baby or toddler with eczema
will go on to develop asthma later in childhood... read
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One Mum's Story
& Airlie's Story
At 27 weeks pregnant, Fiona was admitted to hospital
suffering from pre eclampsia and HELLP Syndrome which put
both her and and her baby girl in grave danger. Baby Airlie
was born via caesar weighing just 861 grams but with a strong
will to live. After weeks of living in the Neonatal ICU
taking each day's ups and downs moment by moment, finally
baby Airlie grew strong enough to go home... read
If you are a Mum who has a story to tell or you know of one, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a photo feel free to include it in your email.
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New Parenting Tips
"Puddle Suit" for Winter Playtime
Buy or make your baby or toddler a "puddle suit"
to wear for outdoor play during winter. It is just a pair
of waterproof pants and a waterproof top which go on over
normal clothes and will keep baby nice and dry but isn't
as restrictive as a bulky coat. They are easy to make if
you like to sew or can be bought at baby shops - a great
investment that saves a lot of washing but lets baby be
free to play - win win!
Display Your Baby's Life in Pictures
Just before each of my children's birthdays I get together
a collection of photos from the past year and put them
onto a big board to display at the birthday celebrations.
If you have space it's great to keep them on display for
the whole year then put them into a special year-by-year album,
then you have the board for the next round of photos. If
you tend to keep all of your photos on the computer this
is a great way to force you to print some of the special
ones and put them into an album as a keepsake.
* Contributed by Pauline, Victoria
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Featured Pregnancy Article
Pregnancy and Exercising - Reasons to Exercise During Pregnancy
Everyone knows that exercise is good for your health. Exercising during pregnancy can have additional benefits. Generally, exercise should be light, especially during the first few weeks of pregnancy while your body adjusts to the changes... read more
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Featured Business & Careers Article
Sustaining Success (Strawberry Communications)
As a business person you might think there would be no business if you weren't around, but this is not always the case. It pays to put some time into thinking about the type of business you want and plan for the end at the beginning... read more
Are you a Mum who would like to return to work, run your own business, work from home, change careers or any combination of the above? Our new Business & Careers Resources for Mums section is for you!
Now that you are a
parent/almost a parent do you worry more about violence
and crime than you did before?
Violence and crime are scary no matter
what, but since having a child or becoming pregnant have you found your protective
instincts have become stronger? Do you find yourself watching
the news and worrying about reports on acts of violence
and crime that have happened more than you did pre-baby?
Are you more concerned with personal security than you were
before you became a mum?
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Big Owls, Wise Owls And Night Owls, Find Them All At Baby Goes Retro!
Owls are THE coolest bird to have on your baby's shirt this season. Danish label
Ej sikke lej's cute and fashionable owl prints in fresh colours have hit Baby
goes Retro's shelves just in time for autumn and winter. All kids love this
intelligent animal and it is also Ej sikke lej's signature logo and print... read
Styling High Teas
Mishka'n'Milka together with Cedar Leaf
proudly bring to you two 'Maternity Styling High Teas' at
The Rocks in Sydney on the 2nd and 3rd of May.
You will be treated to a model styling
presentation by Wendy Mak of Smitten with Style, a gift
bag on arrival, door prizes, high tea and the opportunity
to purchase your favourite piece on the day to be delivered
to your door.
It's the perfect excuse to get a group
of girls together and relax and enjoy in style!
To book your tickets go to: http://www.cedarleaf.com.au/
Featured Baby Directory Listings
Poppiseed Designs has a gorgeous selection of baby announcements,
christening invitations, thank you cards and birthday invitations.
Personalized with your favourite photograph, you will want
to keep these forever as a beautiful memento. Professionally
designed, printed and available Australia wide. We welcome
you to browse through our online gallery.
Mama Moo offers a range of fun babies and children toys and accessories chosen
for their quality, educational value and of course, their funkiness. These
products are designed with your precious ones in mind, making them perfect for
Mini Moos. www.mamamoo.com.au
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New Product Review
Bubbaliscious Body Wrap Pillow
This pillow supported both my belly and my back throughout my pregnancy. It
relieved the symptoms of Sciatica and relieved the strain of my neck. I was able
to find a comfortable position to lie in right up to the birth of my child and
for a few weeks after, while recovering from a complicated delivery... read
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Struggling to think of a gift to buy for
a newborn? We have loads of ideas on our Newborn Baby Gift Ideas page!
A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.
~ Frank A. Clark