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12 photos you need to take of your toddler

12 photos you need to take of your toddler

We often take hundreds of photos during our baby’s first year; first family photo, first birthday, first Christmas, but don’t stop there! Remember to capture those equally precious moments as your baby turns into a toddler. You’ll be glad you did when they’re older.
5 Ways to stay fit while raising young kids

5 Ways to stay fit while raising young kids

Having young kids may seem like quite a workout routine on its own, but incorporating a strength training and conditioning routine into your busy life can actually give you more energy to cope with a hectic parenting routine. Here are 5 ways you can stay fit while raising young kids.
6 ways to help maximise grandparent childcare

6 ways to help maximise grandparent childcare

Find out how to make the most of grandparent childcare when you need some extra help and how to keep that relationship running smoothly. It’s a great way for grandparents and grandkids to spend time together, especially if you put a few guidelines in place.
When kids prefer one parent over the other

When kids prefer one parent over the other

Preferring one parent to the other is a normal stage of development for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. While this can be quite hurtful for the parent who is being excluded, it is helpful to remember that it is a phase and will pass. Find out why kids sometimes have a parent preference and tips on what you can do.
5 Great tips for road tripping with toddlers

5 Great tips for road tripping with toddlers

Taking your toddlers on a New Zealand road trip is a great opportunity to enjoy new sights and explore new places with your family. Travelling with toddlers provides a perfect opportunity to strengthen family bonds and do all the crazy things you want to do! Follow these travel tips for a fantastic family adventure.
Consequences of untreated antenatal or postnatal depression

Consequences of untreated antenatal or postnatal depression

When antenatal or postnatal depression is left untreated or poorly managed, you and relationships in every part of your life can be affected. If the condition is left untreated, depressive symptoms will generally worsen over time. We take a look at some of the common consequences and what to do if you need help.
15 reasons for babies & kids to see a doctor

15 reasons for babies & kids to see a doctor

You should always rely on your gut instinct as you know your child best, but here are 15 common reasons when you should take young kids to a doctor or seek out medical advice.
Parent’s separation anxiety

Parent’s separation anxiety

It’s not uncommon for young children to suffer from separation anxiety, but parent’s separation anxiety is common too, especially when it comes to leaving their little one for the first few times. Check out these tips on how to manage separation anxiety and make leaving your child a little bit easier.
6 ways to support parents with premature babies

6 ways to support parents with premature babies

If someone you know has recently had a premature baby there are lots of things you can do to help out and to make the parents' lives just that little bit easier during the first few weeks. From celebrating the birth, to buying gifts and cards, making meals and offering more practical help so that they can focus on their baby.
Choosing a babysitter or nanny while on holiday

Choosing a babysitter or nanny while on holiday

Choosing the right nanny or babysitter to care for your children is one of the most important decisions you will make, especially while you are on holiday or travelling. We look at taking a nanny on your trip and hiring babysitters at your destination to help you choose the most suitable option for your family.
Getting through airport security with young kids

Getting through airport security with young kids

Going through airport security is usually a fairly mundane procedure, but when you have young children in tow you may need to do a little more planning. Check out these 10 travel tips to help make getting through airport security a little easier next time you fly with kids.
8 common pitfalls to avoid when hiring a nanny

8 common pitfalls to avoid when hiring a nanny

We take a look at 8 common pitfalls you’ll want to think about before hiring a nanny. You’ll be wanting to find the best nanny for you and your family, but the pressure to find someone in a hurry can often cloud your judgement and make the final decision and hiring process a messy affair if you don’t consider the full picture.
Choosing your kids testamentary guardians

Choosing your kids testamentary guardians

Do your children have testamentary guardians? Have you appointed someone to take care of them if you die and are no longer around? Nobody ever wants to think about themselves dying, least of all parents of small children, but it can and does happen, and it can be really hard for children if there is no plan in place.
Enrolling newborns with a GP

Enrolling newborns with a GP

Recent policy changes mean that newborn babies can now be enrolled with their GP soon after birth. An established relationship with a primary health care provider is a critical factor in children receiving essential healthcare and the timely delivery of immunisations.
Could you have antenatal/postnatal depression or anxiety?

Could you have antenatal/postnatal depression or anxiety?

Are you wondering if you are experiencing symptoms of postnatal depression/anxiety or even antenatal anxiety/depression? We take a look at the symptoms, the problems with delayed diagnosis and the steps you can take to receiving help.
How do I get help if I think my child has special needs?

How do I get help if I think my child has special needs?

As parents we all dream about the possibilities for our children long before they ever realise them. However what happens if your child does not develop like the other children of his/her age. What should you do if you have a worry about your child’s learning or development?
Buying guide to highchairs

Buying guide to highchairs

Are you on the look out for a highchair? It’s often difficult to know where to start! We’ll help you find a highchair to suit your baby or toddler and guide you through the things you’ll need to consider before you make a purchase.
NICU - common terms explained

NICU - common terms explained

NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) is an intensive care unit designed with special equipment to care for premature or seriously ill newborn babies. It can be a daunting place the first time you visit either your own baby or someone else’s. Here we’ll explain some of the common terms and equipment used by the medical team to help guide you through.
Nappy Time Check List

Nappy Time Check List

Not all babies enjoy having their nappies changed! So to make life easier for both of you, be as organised as you can and have everything to hand. Use our Check List to help you!
Buying guide to buggies

Buying guide to buggies

Who would’ve thought there’s so much to think about when buying a buggy (pushchair, pram or stroller)! As well as sticking to your budget, there are so many different types, different brands and different features you’ll need to consider when buying the best buggy to suit you and your little one. Check out these useful tips.
Recovering from antenatal/postnatal depression or anxiety

Recovering from antenatal/postnatal depression or anxiety

Have you been diagnosed with antenatal/postnatal depression or anxiety? If so, you are likely suffering from significant stress in your life. While everyone’s road to wellness will vary, here are some common things you can do to help your recovery from both a holistic perspective and through the use of medication. Plus steps you can take to help you get back on track.
Prepare, practice, preach water safety this summer

Prepare, practice, preach water safety this summer

It’s officially summer! Maybe you’ve already dipped your toes in the water and picked out your little one’s togs and jandals for this season too. Whatever tradition you have in your family this summer make sure to add practicing Water Safety to that list, because at the end of the day, it could save someone’s life.
7 lifesaving tips for parents at the beach this summer

7 lifesaving tips for parents at the beach this summer

Going to the beach this summer? A YMCA Auckland Lifeguard shares 7 lifesaving tips that could make the difference to your family’s lives this season.
Asthma and pregnancy

Asthma and pregnancy

So how does asthma affect your baby when you’re pregnant? We take a look at asthma medications and what you need to be aware of before, during and after your pregnancy.

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