8 Steps to Successfully Introduce Your Baby to Your Dog
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Bringing a new baby into the world changes yours completely. What a lot of dog owners forget is that it also completely changes the pack dynamic of your household. This can lead to tension and boundary issues if not great problems with your dog if it is not tackled up front.  Preparing Your Dog Ready For Your Baby’s Arrival Sad...
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....
Get Off Me: How To Help Your Clingy Child Find Independence
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There’s nothing quite like having children to make you appreciate alone time. Before kids, I’d often seek out the company of other people rather than be alone. Now, my kids give me more company than I can handle some days, and after a particularly long day of one or the other of my kids attached to my leg, I’m desperate...
The New Mum Advice You Can Ignore
Having a baby means being flooded with unwanted advice. Mum Central’s Sacha Burkett is here to tell you what to abide, what to ignore and who to well and truly tell to ‘get lost!’ If you’ve a baby on the way or a brand new arrival at home you’ve likely been inundated with advice from everyone. From the accounts girls...
Researchers closer to understanding SIDS
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New mums of the future may sleep easier with a breakthrough in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) research this week! The Sydney Morning Herald has revealed Australian researchers are closer to unveiling the mystery of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The syndrome, which causes the death of otherwise healthy babies, sees their cause of death routinely ruled as of "undetermined". An Australian...
Tips for Staying Sane and Not Raising an Arsehole
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No matter how much I love them, sometimes my kids are just arseholes. To be honest, I think most truth-telling mums would admit the same. But as they grow, I hope that I can teach them to lose some arseholiness (that’s a word, I swear!) and become, you know… actual decent human beings. Of course surviving the arsehole stage and maintaining...
My Son Spent 6 Weeks in NICU and It Changed Me. Here’s Why
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November 17 is World Prematurity Day, a globally recognised opportunity to raise awareness of the leading cause of death of children under five. My personal experience with pre-term birth means this day holds a very special place in my heart. In honour of our very own miracle, James, I want to share six things I learnt about premature babies throughout...
11 Baby Names Inspired by TV Shows and Movies. Would You Choose Any?
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With the advent of Netflix and the current trend of ‘epic binge-watching’ there’s no surprise that many baby names are now being influenced by the shows we love! Probably actually a whole future generation of babies conceived on their parents couches – those kids definitely need a TV-inspired name! Either way, in celebration of the series we just can’t look away...
5 Must Have Baby Products and 5 Things You Can Live Without
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Most of us mothers have done it; walked around baby superstores rubbing our growing bellies and admiring all the adorable, lovely, ‘useful’ baby things that surrounded us. We’ve made a list of what the ‘essential’ must have baby products for bringing home bubs and we’ve started to picture how all these wonderful goodies would fit into our home. But what...
Join Us as We Discover the Craziest Baby Names of 2016
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Australia may have crazy animals that eat you and a trail of strange big things in small country towns, but it seems that when it comes to naming our little ones we play it pretty safe. The top 100 girls’ names in Australia in 2016 reveal nothing unusual. The top 5 were pretty – and pretty standard: Charlotte, Olivia, Amelia,...