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Kiwi Kidsites App

Kiwi Kidsites App

New Zealand’s own Kiwi Kidsites was developed to help kiwi mums and dads find child friendly locations on the go. Developer Katherine McMenamin has created a new app using GPS which currently pinpoints 200+ locations around NZ to help parents find the best & closest baby changing facilities, kid-friendly cafe's and playlands near you.
Benefits of oral storytelling

Benefits of oral storytelling

Oral storytelling is a traditional way many cultures around the world pass down knowledge, values, and beliefs. We can support children and give them a sense of belonging by engaging in oral storytelling ourselves as we pass on knowledge of our wider whânau, ancestors, where we’ve come from, where we are now, and where we might go together in the future.
Button battery safety for kids

Button battery safety for kids

Small silver round button batteries and lithium coin batteries look quite harmless, but they can be extremely dangerous if children swallow them, and can cause significant and potentially fatal injuries – in less than 2 hours! Find out how to keep your kids safe from the dangers of button batteries.
Early childhood education options

Early childhood education options

There are lots of options to choose from when it comes to Early Childhood Education (ECE) throughout New Zealand, from teacher-lead to parent-lead centres, to home-based care and more. Read up on what options are available and decide what’s best for your little one.
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.
8 Ways to save money on kids birthday parties

8 Ways to save money on kids birthday parties

Whether you’re on a tight budget or just want to cut costs in some areas, these quick tips will help you save money when it comes to your kids next birthday party.
Testing Baltic Amber jewellery for authenticity

Testing Baltic Amber jewellery for authenticity

Is your baby’s Baltic Amber necklace the real deal? There's a lot of amber on the market in New Zealand right now and at first glance it's difficult to tell if it's genuine Baltic Amber or plain amber, copal, or plastic. Try one of these tests to determine if the amber you have is authentic.
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.
Buying kids shoes

Buying kids shoes

Buying kids shoes can be tricky! Shoe sizes tend to vary from the UK, US and Europe, and they’re not always converted into NZ sizing. Our international shoe conversion chart will help you buy the right sized shoes for your kids, particularly if you’re buying online.
Merino wool keeping babies warm

Merino wool keeping babies warm

As well as being a natural fibre, merino wool offers many benefits to help keep your baby warm and comfortable during the day and throughout the night. Merino is the perfect fibre for little ones to wear all year long.
Modern cloth nappies explained

Modern cloth nappies explained

Does the talk of modern cloth nappies leave you slightly confused? Rarpz Design explains modern cloth nappies, the types of fabrics used and what trifolds, soakers and boosters are used for.
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.
Scooter buying guide & safety tips for toddlers

Scooter buying guide & safety tips for toddlers

Our buying guide to kids scooters has some useful information on what to look for when you're out shopping for your toddler's first scooter, along with some important scooter safety tips for toddlers too.
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) for your baby or toddler! As well as sticking to your budget, there are so many different types of buggies to choose from, 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.
Buying guide to highchairs

Buying guide to highchairs

Are you on the lookout for a highchair? It’s often difficult to know where to start! Our buying guide will help you find a highchair to suit your baby or toddler. From the different types of highchairs available to all those important things you'll need to consider when you're out shopping.
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!
Kids party planning checklist

Kids party planning checklist

Need some help when it comes to planning your kids birthday parties? Make your child’s next birthday party as stress-free as possible with our easy step-by-step Party Planning Checklist.
Kids party planning tips

Kids party planning tips

There's lots to think about when it comes to organising and planning a party for your toddler or preschooler, and at times it can be quite stressful. So here is a quick guide to help plan your next party in 6 easy steps.
Baby settling & sleep tips

Baby settling & sleep tips

Having trouble getting your baby to settle or to sleep? Many parents struggle with a sleepless baby so you’re not alone. The settling and sleeping will get easier, but in the meantime check out these helpful tips to make this frustrating time a little easier.
8 Tips on planning a party for toddlers & preschoolers

8 Tips on planning a party for toddlers & preschoolers

Need inspiration for your kids next birthday party? There are so many things to think about, but here's a quick guide to get you started.
Questions to ask preschools before signing up

Questions to ask preschools before signing up

You have a list of preferred preschools, daycare centres or childcare options for your little one, but how do you choose and how do you know if it’s going to be right for your child? Here are some questions you can ask the preschool to help alleviate any fears and help you to make the right choice.
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 your kids development. While this can be quite hurtful for the parent who is being excluded, it is helpful to remember that it is usually just a phase which will pass soon enough. Find out what can you do when your kids tend to prefer one parent over the other.
The problems with bribes & rewards

The problems with bribes & rewards

Are you guilty of bribing your kids or over-rewarding them? We take a look at the difference between bribes and rewards, the long term effects of both and instilling positive values.
5 Ways to set up a great bedroom for toddlers

5 Ways to set up a great bedroom for toddlers

Creating a great bedroom for toddlers that won’t be outgrown too quickly, can take a lot of creativity and planning. By allowing your toddler input into the design of their room, you can create an engaging space that reflects their personality, and where they will want to spend time. Check out these 5 easy ways to help prepare your toddler’s room.

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