A Bucket List for Babies: 33 Things to do Before You’re 3!
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Children have the foundation of their personality shaped by the play, exploration and learning they undertake before their third birthday. These formative years develop the essential communication, creative and technical skills they will carry throughout their lives. DUPLO has compiled a witty and heart-warming, “Bucket List for Babies”. A checklist for kids and parents alike, that summarises the joys and...
How to Help Your Friend Who Has a Baby in NICU
When our son, James, was born prematurely at 30 weeks gestation, nothing could have prepared us for the hurricane that was about to tear full speed through our lives. It’s a different world that cannot be understood until experienced. It’s of course then no surprise that people have no idea how to help or even behave if someone they know...
7 Top Tips for Raising Resilient Kids!
You want your kids to be healthy and happy but you know life has its ups and downs. So how do you teach your kids to thrive in the tough times?  Here's seven tried and true tips for building resilient children. Trust us, resilient children are resilient adults - this is a truly important life skill! Let your kids know you...
Breastfeeding Woes: When Your Breasts Just Aren’t Committed
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I planned to breastfeed. I did the introductory breastfeeding class in my 3rd trimester, purchased a nursing bra and selected a lactation cookie recipe from thousands on Pinterest. Then the breastfeeding woes set in. Breast was best, I had no doubt about it, and I was all-in. “It’s like watching grass grow, isn’t it?” It was uttered by a tactless lactation consultant...
When Does my Baby Need Shoes?
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With so many styles and sizes of children’s shoes on the market from newborn and up, it can be confusing which ones to buy and when to buy them! When does my baby need shoes? What is the most important criteria when choosing them? Is a good fitting pair of shoes really that important? Read on and all will...
The Not So Shitty Truth About Cloth Nappies
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I have to say it took me by surprise. A close friend had chosen to use cloth nappies. Amongst all my breeding friends it had simply never entered our minds or conversations to debate cloth versus disposable. And we had discussed all the choices. Knowing the gender or not. Caesarean or natural. Drug free or drug me. Boob or bottle....
Keeping Sane and Maintaining Dental Hygiene With Kids
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Helping a child clean his teeth is fun and easy, right? Well, sure it is – if you happen to enjoy wrestling with an irate, bitey little octopus with attitude! (Just mine?) Mum Central sits down for a chat with Sydney dentist Dr Amy Dempster to get all the know-how for ensuring your kid's dental hygiene is tip top– without...
7 Simple But Entertaining Baby Toy Ideas that Won’t Cost a Packet
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Occupying your baby doesn’t need to be difficult or expensive. Truth however is that the days keeping a little one busy can be long! Here are 5 instant baby toy ideas to keep your baby smiling using things you already have in your home. Little hands love to knock down towers! All you need is some plastic cups from...
5 People You’ll Hate After You’ve Had a Baby!
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Just had a baby? Welcome to the sticky, messy, emotion-encrusted world of new parenthood. There’s something about being responsible for a tiny human that flicks a switch in your brain. Your view of the world is suddenly converted to a high-def, surround sound assault on the senses. Be prepared to see the world and the people in it, with...
10 Natural Remedies For Teething (Besides Your Finger!)
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So you’ve noticed your bub is unsettled, drooling bucket loads, and is chewing on just about anything within reach? It sounds like teething might be around the corner for your little one. Before you rule out teething because you’re not seeing little white spots or any ruptured gums, it certainly does not mean your child hasn’t started the teething process. They...