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...
Toilet Training Pitfalls: 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Toilet Training!
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Toilet training can bring anyone to tears, frustrated mums included. Here’s how to stay sane and make it happen, no stress, no mess. I’ve just emerged from the darkness of what seemed like never-ending toilet training. In the middle of this journey you can be fooled into thinking you’ll never make it out the other side. But surprise, you do!...
19 Things About Toilet Training You Won’t Find in the Parenting Books
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So, your kid is ready to start toilet training huh? Yet another fluffy milestone in your angelic little cherub’s short life so far.... You’ve read the articles, you’ve consulted the books and you’ve spoken to your friends who’ve been through it.  Surely it can’t be that hard, right? I mean you’ve got all you need…you’ve done the research, got the toilet...
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...
Don’t Blame Me for My Kid’s Bad Behaviour
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We’ve all judged that parent with the badly behaving kid.  You know the one. With the kid that whinges, whines, hits, hurts, back talks or bites. We look at the kid and see their behaviour as a reflection on their parent. As if somehow their kid would be better behaved if they were a better parent. But I’ve been that parent....
The ULTIMATE Guide: 20 Best Tips for Flying With Toddlers!
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Having parents from opposite sides of the globe, flying was destined to be part of my daughter’s life. At 3 years of age, she’s got two passports, thousands of frequent flyer miles and has completed four return trips to the UK with many more ahead. Adding a toddler to the mix changed everything I knew about flying. I quickly came up...
The No Bullsh*t Reality of Being a Toddler Mum
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Bravo! Your baby has turned two. Cut the cake, blow out the candles and celebrate surviving the first years of parenthood. But be warned. Just when you’ve dragged yourself out of that sleep deprived state that is having a baby, you stumble straight into a whole new stage with its own insanities – welcome to toddlerhood. Yes toddlers are cute. They...
Toddler Tantrums: Tips on Taming Little Arseholes
Ah toddlers and tantrums. Anyone who has had a toddler or hung around one will know that tantrums are a really tough stage. For the toddler and for the parent. And all the advice about how to handle tantrums just adds to the confusion. Time out. Time in. Don’t reward the behaviour. Ignore them and they’ll go away. It’s enough...
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...