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,...

Meet the Snoo High Tech Baby Cot. It’ll Help Your Baby Sleep (Like a Baby)

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Your baby sleeps where? On a totally flat, completely still surface? In a room that’s quiet enough to rival the local library? If that doesn’t exactly sound comforting, you’re probably right. Engineers from MIT created the Snoo Baby cot - a high-tech cot that is based on the idea that the current version isn’t what your baby is used to. What does...

10 Things You’ll Appreciate About Newborns When You Have a Toddler

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Remember looking lovingly at your newborn and thinking how you couldn’t wait for them to grow up? And walk? And talk? And be fun to play with? Yeah, us too. And wasn’t that a gigantic bloody myth. Toddlers are two and a half-year-old, unfiltered arseholes in self-chosen clothing. Here’s 10 things you’ll appreciate about newborns – only once you...

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