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Play - Benefits of Pretend Play for Child's Development,
Games, Scenarious, Ideas
The importance of imaginative play in a child's development
cannot be stressed enough. Often, parents concentrate on
getting their preschoolers school-ready by paying a lot
of attention to learning the alphabet and numbers but forgetting
how important it is to nurture their child's imagination...
Breastfeeding no longer means sacrificing fashion just because
you're a nursing mum! With a celebrity baby boom and resurgence
of breastfeeding, maternity designers have taken note and
are now designing nursing wear just for breastfeeding. With
a little planning and a few tips, you'll be well on your
way to breastfeeding in style... read
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of cord blood and toxic chemicals found in a newborn's body
When a newborn baby takes her first breath she is already
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a newborn's body... read
Hollywood's hot mummies - Aussie women are just as yummy
Who's a yummy mummy? Nicole Richie? Kate Moss? Kate Hudson?
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New Parenting Tips
meals when you are pregnant
Cook and freeze meals before the baby arrives to make life
a little bit easier. Also it's a lot healthier for you than
trying to breastfeed and eat takeaway!
* Contributed by Eva, ACT
your egg cartons
Save your egg cartons to use for kids paint. You can
cut as many "cups" as you need, fill them with
different colour paints, then throw them out when you've
* Contributed by Remy, Victoria
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Furnish an example,
stop shielding, don't prevent
self-reliance and initiative, allow your
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