Moving to the Big Bed: Strategies to Make Transitioning Easier!
The 'big kids bed' is a big transition! Mum Central shares tips to make it a smooth change for the whole family...  It’s hard to imagine that your precious bundle of joy who, only a couple of short years ago, looked so tiny in their cot is now a mischievous toddler who no longer needs railings to hold them back! The...
Bringing Baby Home – 10 Things To Do For a Smooth Homecoming
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For first-time parents, the idea of bringing a tiny, vulnerable little newborn home can be daunting. It’s unfamiliar territory, and there are so many things to consider. Have you bought enough stuff? Is your home baby-ready? What will day-to-day life with a newborn really be like? As you prepare your home, and yourself, for bub’s impending arrival, here are...
Pram Safety : The Bassinette Safe Sleeping Guidelines You Should Know
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Understanding current bassinette safe sleeping guidelines is something every new and seasoned parent should know and understand.   The Pram Bassinette There's a lot of talk as to whether it's safe to sleep a baby unsupervised in a pram bassinette. There is currently no Australian Standard for bassinettes which means that they are available in many shapes, sizes, styles and different materials. SIDS and...
SIDS & Kids SA Host FREE Safe Sleeping Seminars in Adelaide – BOOK NOW!
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SIDS and Kids SA are hosting a series of valuable information sessions aimed at educating parents, grandparents, carers or anyone taking care of small children on the latest safe sleeping research.   According to the safe sleeping report released by the SA Government, approximately 10 babies have died in the past year in SA related to sudden unexpected deaths in infancy. All...
Sleepless Teens: Bedtime Issues & Hormone Wars
Teenagers and sleep. A tumultuous relationship at best. As hard to get into bed as when they were a toddler and then in the morning even a brass band won’t rouse them. Girls or boys, they both require as much sleep as when they were toddlers. Not only is their body maturing at a fast rate, but physiologically and...
4 Simple Steps To Better Sleep
I distinctly remember a day in the early stages of being a mum to two, a newborn baby and toddler in tow, going for a walk at 5am! We had been awake for an hour and I had been up several times through the night feeding. I needed some fresh air, my newborn was unsettled and my toddler was...
Top 20 Tips for a Peaceful Bedtime
For most children saying goodnight to Mum and Dad is like saying goodbye, very hard. They want to be with you and what if they miss out on something fun? Make sure you incorporate play with your child every day; this will assist them to settle better at bedtime as their cup will be full. These tips are suggestions aimed...
Watch This Dad’s Unique Approach to Settling a Crying Baby
Meet Michela.  For several months she just couldn't sleep for more than 2 hours at a time. Cue tired and frustrated dad Nunzio who having tried almost everything, decided crawling into the cot to comfort Michela might work to settling a crying baby. It worked, right?  You be the judge. Have you been caught out like this? What did you do to settle...