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Why is it that babies and young children seem to need a lot of stuff!

Our Babies & Kids Gear Hot Topics section covers everything from car seat safety to the benefits of cloth nappies, baby wearing, buying highchairs and everything in between!

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Avoiding hazards around your home

Avoiding hazards around your home

Is your house child-safe? You may have bought ‘child-safe’ products for your little one, but you will still need to supervise them at all times to avoid any potential hazards. Products that need you to be especially vigilant include baby walkers, prams and strollers, cots, pyjamas and bath seats to name a few.
Guide to modern cloth nappies

Guide to modern cloth nappies

Are you new to modern cloth nappies or thinking of using them on your baby, but not sure where to start or how many to buy?Use this helpful guide to modern cloth nappies which looks at how many reusable pocket nappies you’ll need, the cost of disposable nappies compared to cloth nappies and when to start using cloth nappies.
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!
Baby bath time essentials

Baby bath time essentials

So what do you need when it comes to bathing your baby? Check out these essential baby bath time items to help make your life a little easier.
Tips on using modern cloth nappies at night

Tips on using modern cloth nappies at night

You’re already using modern cloth nappies on your baby during the day, so how about using modern cloth nappies at night? Have a look at these helpful tips to get you started.
Inaccurate baby bottle markings

Inaccurate baby bottle markings

Recent findings show that some of the cheaper baby bottles available on the New Zealand market have inaccurate measurements marked on the side of them, meaning that some babies maybe getting infant formula that’s too concentrated, which in turn could cause possible health issues.
Introducing cups

Introducing cups

Teaching your baby to drink from a cup is always going to be a messy milestone, so be prepared! So when’s the right time to start introducing your baby to cups? Find out more about getting started and types of cups that are available.
Make an arty lamp shade for your kids room

Make an arty lamp shade for your kids room

Does your kids room need a new lamp shade for the main light or their bedside table? Why not have a go at making your own! It's easy to turn your kids artwork into a unique, personalised lamp shade they’ll love having in their bedroom. Or if your little one is too young for drawing, why not create the artwork yourself instead.
Baby swaddling techniques

Baby swaddling techniques

Check out these swaddling techniques on how to swaddle a baby. Swaddling simply means wrapping a baby securely. Swaddling is a great technique to calm a fussy baby and makes settling to sleep much easier. Many babies enjoy being swaddled well past 6 months old. There are many different ways to swaddle, but try these two different techniques and see which works best for you.
Things to keep from your baby’s first year

Things to keep from your baby’s first year

Babies seem to come with a whole lot of gear, but what items are good to keep from your baby's first year and add to their memory box for when they’re older? Here are some keepsake ideas for you to consider.
Moving your toddler to their first big bed

Moving your toddler to their first big bed

Moving from a cot to their new big bed is a milestone in your toddler’s life. Some are excited about the transition, whilst others find it all a bit daunting. Make moving to their first big bed easy for your toddler with these simple tips.
9 Tips on painting kids rooms

9 Tips on painting kids rooms

Is it time to decorate your kids bedroom? When it comes to painting kids rooms, it may sound like fun, but you'll find it's more than just choosing a paint colour. Painting and decorating can be hard work, but with a little preparation up front it won't feel so daunting. Have a look a these tips from choosing paint colours to finding décor and accessories to suit their rooms and grow with them.
8 Tips on helping young kids to tidy up their room

8 Tips on helping young kids to tidy up their room

Kids and messy bedrooms are nothing new! So here are some tips on helping young kids to tidy up their room. Ideas that will help your little ones sort through the mess, rather than resorting to simply sweeping everything under the carpet!
Make your own bath paints

Make your own bath paints

This homemade kids bath paints recipe will turn their bath time into a colourful painting session. These kids paints are lots of fun to use and cheap and easy to make with everyday ingredients.
5 Tips on bathing your baby

5 Tips on bathing your baby

At first, bathing your baby may seem like a huge undertaking, with all the things you have to remember. Don’t panic! It won't be long before it becomes a routine. Check out these useful tips to help make bath time a little easier.
Tips on getting toddlers to use cutlery

Tips on getting toddlers to use cutlery

You know introducing cutlery to your toddler is going to be messy! Whether you decide to wean your toddler with purees or go down the baby-led weaning route, all the effort you put in now will be worth it in the long run. Check out these useful tips.
How learning towers can help toddlers brain development

How learning towers can help toddlers brain development

Learning towers are great for boosting your toddler so they can stand up and interact safely at bench height, whether it’s ‘helping’ with dinner, baking or doing arts and crafts alongside you. However, the potential of learning towers extends far beyond the kitchen. They also have a positive effect on your toddler’s brain development.
Shopping for newborn babies

Shopping for newborn babies

How can babies be so small, yet need so many things! Whether you're planning to buy for your own baby or looking for ideas for a friend, our shopping list tips will help you on your way.
Essential water safety tips

Essential water safety tips

It’s officially summer and water safety is more important than ever as you spend your days at the beach or by the pool. It's not only important to actively supervise young children in and around water, but to be conscious of potential safety hazards too. These 5 tips will make an enormous difference to your family’s water safety over the holiday period and could even save someone's life.
Teaching kids to ride their first bike

Teaching kids to ride their first bike

Learning to ride a bike is quite a milestone in a child’s life. When you start to teach them is up to you, with some kids starting to learn as early as 3 years old. Generally though it’s usually around their 4th or 5th birthday or sometimes even later. Follow these easy steps to help them on their way.

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