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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, but don’t stop there! Remember to capture those equally precious moments as your baby turns into a toddler. Toddlers have lots of milestones too that you'll want to record and look back on when they're older.
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.
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 useful tips to help make getting through airport security a little easier next time you fly with kids.
6 Ways to survive family holidays with young kids

6 Ways to survive family holidays with young kids

Planning a family holiday? Check out these tips on how to survive the trip with young kids in tow and ensure you all have a great time whilst you're away.
5 ways to help kids sleep on hot summer’s nights

5 ways to help kids sleep on hot summer’s nights

We all love summer, but it can wreak havoc with kids sleep patterns with balmy nights and daylight streaming through their curtains. A good night’s sleep is important for all of us, so help make things more comfortable with these 5 easy tips to help them get to sleep during the warmer months.
7 Tips on leaving your baby for the first time

7 Tips on leaving your baby for the first time

Leaving your baby for the first time can be a daunting experience for many and you could experience parent separation anxiety, but at some stage you may need to bite the bullet. Check out these tips to help make leaving your baby a whole lot easier.
Getting kids ready for daylight savings

Getting kids ready for daylight savings

The start of daylight savings means that longer days and the warmth of summer are not too far away, but how do you get your kids ready for when the clocks go forward an hour? As we ‘spring forward’ children’s body clocks can take a while to reset to the ‘new’ time as their daily rhythms are regulated by when they sleep and eat. Find out what you can do to help.
What is a naming ceremony

What is a naming ceremony

Naming ceremonies are starting to come into their own as an alternative to christenings. A way to mark your baby’s arrival without a religious ceremony. Find out if a naming ceremony is right for you and your baby.
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.
Tips on improving your kids listening skills

Tips on improving your kids listening skills

Do you sometimes struggle to get your kids to listen and pay attention to what you’re saying? Do you often feel frustrated or resort to raising your voice? Here are 4 quick ways you can encourage your kids to listen to you and help you restore your sanity!
Tips on photographing babies & young children

Tips on photographing babies & young children

With these few simple tips you can learn to take great photos of your children as they start to grow. From choosing the right time to finding the right place. No special equipment required!
Before buying a family pet

Before buying a family pet

Your kids may beg and beg for a family pet for Christmas, their birthday or just because, but it is a major commitment which needs some thought beforehand, particularly around the responsibility, suitability and cost of owning one. Here are some things to think about before buying a pet.
15 Practical skills to learn before starting school

15 Practical skills to learn before starting school

Starting primary school is often one of the most exciting times in your child’s life, but it can be an anxious time too. Help prepare them with some basic practical skills before they start. All children are different, but being able to do even a handful of things by themselves will help them feel more confident when they get there.
Tips on getting the infant bassinet when you fly

Tips on getting the infant bassinet when you fly

Flying overseas with a baby or toddler under 2 years old? Infant bassinets offer the perfect solution! Although infant bassinets are not necessarily guaranteed on each flight, it's something worth investigating before you leave to help make your flight a little more bearable.
Baby weight conversion chart

Baby weight conversion chart

One of the most frequent questions you’ll be asked is, ‘so how much did your baby weigh when they were born’? You’ll tell them the answer in grams and they’ll want you to work it out in pounds or vice versa! This baby weight conversation chart or conversion table will help you calculate how much your baby weighs in pounds and ounces and in grams and kilograms so there's no confusion.
Tips on flying with young kids

Tips on flying with young kids

Flying is such an exciting adventure when you’re little, but for parents travelling with small children it isn’t always easy. We take a look at ways to survive your journey and things you need to do before you leave, at the airport and on the plane.
Handy Baby Tips

Handy Baby Tips

At Bambina, we don’t profess to be experts, but we are parents too and hope our first-hand experience and tips will help you along the way.
Driveway Dangers

Driveway Dangers

This country seems to have more than its fair share of young children being hospitalised with serious injuries received from a vehicle driving in a private driveway. However driveway accidents are preventable. Read up on the danger signs and things you can do to help stop them happening.
12 Tips for starting school

12 Tips for starting school

For both parents and children, the transition to primary school is an enormous milestone. Find out what you can do to help support your child when their first day finally arrives and during those first few weeks.
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.
Top Toddler Tips

Top Toddler Tips

Toddlers can be lots of fun! Our first-hand experience, tips and ideas will help navigate you through the early years and make life just that little bit easier.
Twas The Night Before Christmas Poem

Twas The Night Before Christmas Poem

Enjoy reading the Twas the night before Christmas poem to your kids on Christmas Eve. It's one of the oldest and most popular Christmas traditions worldwide. It was written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1822.
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.

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