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7 Things to know about newborn babies

7 Things to know about newborn babies

Every newborn baby is unique, but they already have the most amazing brain ready to soak in new experiences and the ability to learn. Here are a few basic things you need to know about your newborn baby's senses and development.
Common eye problems affecting young kids

Common eye problems affecting young kids

Most kids suffer eye problems at some stage or other, it comes with the territory. But are you prepared? Here’s what you need to know about the most common problems affecting toddlers and preschoolers.
10 Benefits of babywearing

10 Benefits of babywearing

Babywearing is all about carrying your baby close to you in a sling or baby carrier and has been practiced for centuries around the world. It’s a great way for parents to bond with their baby and can be used for many different reasons and in all kinds of situations. Find out more about some of the benefits of babywearing for both you and your baby.
Effects of dummies & thumb sucking on kids teeth

Effects of dummies & thumb sucking on kids teeth

Does your little one suck their thumb or use a dummy? It can be a way to pacify them when they’re young, but did you know that it can cause long term damage to their teeth as they grow nearer to school age?
8 Sleep tips for the Christmas holidays

8 Sleep tips for the Christmas holidays

Even babies and kids who are usually good sleepers may find it difficult to get enough sleep or settle during the busy Christmas period. So here are some useful sleep tips for the Christmas holidays to help ensure your baby and kids sleep is not disrupted during this hectic time of year.
Childhood apraxia of speech

Childhood apraxia of speech

Does your child have childhood apraxia of speech? Find out more about this muscle disorder, the main characteristics of apraxia of speech and how it can be treated.
Basics of toilet training your toddler

Basics of toilet training your toddler

Every toddler is different when it comes to toilet training, but here are some basic tips on what you might expect. From understanding whether your toddler is ready to start toilet training, tips on using a potty versus a toilet seat and some toilet training techniques to help you on your journey.
The effects of fruit on kids teeth

The effects of fruit on kids teeth

We all know that fruit is full of vitamins and an important part of kids diets, but did you know that too much fruit (whether it's fresh fruit, fruit juices, dried fruit or canned fruit) can have a negative effect and contribute to problems such as cavities and erosion, especially if your kids are grazing on fruit all day?
Flat head syndrome

Flat head syndrome

Does your baby have flat head syndrome, also known as positional plagiocephaly? We take a look at some of the causes, treatment and tips on how to prevent flat syndrome. As well as ways to improve your baby’s posture, balance and head control, and encouraging natural correction of their head shape.
Kids pet allergies

Kids pet allergies

How do you know if your kids have pet allergies? We take a look at what signs you need to look out for, dealing with pet allergies, testing for pet allergens and common culprits. Plus we share some helpful tips on living with your family pet and ideas on what to do if allergy symptoms persist.
Buying guide to babies thermometers

Buying guide to babies thermometers

Would you know if your baby’s room or bath was too hot for them or whether they were running a temperature? Unlike adults, babies aren’t able to tell us how they’re feeling, so thermometers designed for babies and small children are important pieces of equipment that help take out some of the guess work. Check out these useful tips on things you need to know about thermometers for babies.
Keeping kids safe around water

Keeping kids safe around water

Water play can be a great source of fun and exercise for the whole family, but it can also be dangerous for kids if the proper water safety precautions are not taken. The good news is though there are many ways to keep children safe in and around water. Check out these helpful tips.
Healthy spines & smarter brains

Healthy spines & smarter brains

Find out how growing a healthy spine and a learning brain both need the same thing for your kids to develop and why movement is so important. Kids these days just don’t move as much as they used to. So, what can we do to support a healthy spine and a healthy brain?
6 Tips on dealing with accidents at home

6 Tips on dealing with accidents at home

Do you know what to do if your child has an accident at home, perhaps fell on their head or were choking on their food? Learning about first aid and acting quickly and confidently in those vital first minutes could be the difference between your child’s life and death. Check out these 6 tips on dealing with accidents at home that could help save your child’s life.
Infant reflux – real-life advice

Infant reflux – real-life advice

If you type ‘Infant Reflux’ into any internet search bar you will come up with thousands of articles. What is harder to find are the personal experiences, the real-life advice on what to do to get through it from a mother and baby who have been there and have come out the other side. Here's one mother's story.
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.
Managing infant reflux

Managing infant reflux

Infant reflux is not uncommon in babies, but how do you go about managing reflux and doing what's best for your baby? For many babies with reflux a few home management techniques will help ease their symptoms. However there is reflux medication available for those babies who might need it. We take a look at both home management techniques and reflux medication so you can see what might work for your baby.
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.
Preparing toddlers & preschoolers for a new baby

Preparing toddlers & preschoolers for a new baby

Find out how to prepare your toddler or preschooler for the arrival of a new baby brother or sister and make life as stress free as possible. Pregnancy can be a time of great joy for all the family, but it can also be quite an adjustment period for toddlers and preschoolers, especially for the first child who is used to having you all to themselves.
Taking care of your kids baby teeth

Taking care of your kids baby teeth

Kids baby teeth may only be around for a short time, but they’re more important than you might think. The health of your kids baby teeth is essential for their developing gums and for their permanent teeth which are growing underneath. Starting your kids off with good oral care can help protect their teeth for decades to come.
Quick guide to hand foot & mouth disease

Quick guide to hand foot & mouth disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is usually caused by a viral infection. It can occur at any age, but is common in children under 10 years old. It is not the same as Foot and Mouth disease which occurs in farm animals. Read about the symptoms, how it is spread and how it can be treated.
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.
Reasons why babies cry & ways to soothe them

Reasons why babies cry & ways to soothe them

Babies communicate through crying. It’s their way of saying ‘I need you’ in some way. However sometimes trying to understand what they’re telling you through their crying can be a bit of a challenge, especially in those early months. Check out these common reasons why babies cry and what you can do to help.
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.

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