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New Parenting Articles
Keeping in Touch with Distant Family
We all may joke at times how we'd love our family to live in another state or country, but the reality is that many of us do live apart from family and find it hard at times. Flying home very often usually isn't feasible, but there are many ways to keep in touch with loved ones far away... read more
Organising your family on the night prior to flying
Planning for a holiday is very much like planning for Christmas - everyone is excited and there is so much to organise and pack away (either in suitcases or up high in a cupboard away from little eyes!). There are quite a few things that cannot be done until the night before, so here is a travel checklist of things to organise on the night prior to your big day of flying!... read more
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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 what Denise has to say about Refunds, Regifting and Relatives!
Essential Tips and Info for Looking After Your Child's Teeth
In an effort to raise awareness about the factors contributing to Early Childhood Caries (ECC), the Australian Dental Association (ADA) is launching a community health initiative to assist parents and carers of babies and toddlers on preventative oral care.
Read the information sheets provided by the ADA for essential tips and information about your child's dental health:
Latest Media Releases
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
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
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
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Parenting Expert Provides Strategies for Surviving a Toddler
We've all heard about the "Terrible Twos", and every parent who has experienced living with a toddler will agree it is a tough time, but parenting expert Laura Kiln has solutions to help you understand your child better... read more
Bikeride safely with the whole family this summer with Weeride!
Whether your child is one, three or five, Weeride has the perfect Christmas gift this year. The baby bike seat, balance bike and pro-pilot gives confidence for those learning to bikeride or for babies bikeriding with Mum and Dad this summer... read more
Epidurals - the Real Risk
How do pregnancy tests work?
Most women know that a pregnancy test requires a urine sample, preferably first thing in the morning. They know that a colour change or new line appearing (depending on the test brand) will mean pregnancy, either wanted or not. But how do these tests work?... read more
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New Parenting Tips
Sharing a room can help kids sleep
My two boys ages 3 and 5 always had trouble sleeping through the night and were in separate rooms. Not knowing what else to do I moved them into the same room and made the other bedroom a playroom to keep their toys in. I couldn't believe it when the first night they slept straight through and have been doing so most nights ever since. Much better for the whole household!
*Contributed by Kim, Victoria
Buying girls summer shoes
When buying girls summer shoes for toddlers, be wary of shoes which allow their feet to slip through the front so their toes touch the ground because they may not realise their feet are hanging out. Choose a shoe which isn't completely open at the front and get your toddler to try on the shoes and walk in them before you buy them.
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Has having a baby changed your relationship with your Mum?
It's impossible to understand what it's like to be a parent until you are one! Having a child can have a huge impact on your relationship with your own parents. How has this affected you?
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Why Have Babies? An Argument for Raising Children
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