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How to handle a toddler during pregnancy

How to handle a toddler during pregnancy

If you are pregnant with your second baby you already know it is tougher second time round when you have a rambunctious toddler to keep up with. Those opportunities to rest when you need to are gone. Being tired all the time isn’t a happy or healthy situation for you and the rest of your […]

Whooping Cough: why the whole family needs to be immunised

Whooping Cough: why the whole family needs to be immunised

You’ll be well aware of the whooping cough epidemic Australia is still experiencing. In recent years the number of babies under six months old catching whooping cough has increased alarmingly. Already in 2011 we have had a tragic death of a baby in Victoria; this disease is serious. How will your baby catch whooping cough? […]

Top Ten Safety Tips and Resources to get ready for baby

Top Ten Safety Tips and Resources to get ready for baby

The amount of information available on safety for your baby can make your head spin. To help you get ready for baby, here are ten tips on what to organise now during pregnancy so you know the hectic first few months with your baby will be spent in a safe environment. We have provided some […]

Classic baby name ideas that are not popular right now

Classic baby name ideas that are not popular right now

Are you looking for a name for your baby girl or boy that is a little bit unique; a name that few babies of their generation will have? If you like the current trend towards classic names you can still choose one aside from those popular right now. Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria has an […]

Four pregnancy items to buy now and sell later

Four pregnancy items to buy now and sell later

When getting ready for baby it can be hard to see a good buy amongst the huge range of products on the market. Not everything is essential, but some things can be very handy and can pay off if you sell them after you have finished with them. Judging by current prices for new products […]

How to get ready for baby without spending a cent

How to get ready for baby without spending a cent

As a first time parent you are probably daunted by the prices of all the baby paraphernalia you’ll need and the huge sum it will add up to. The good news is there is ways to obtain it all without spending a cent.

Cows’ Milk Protein and Type-1 Diabetes

Cows’ Milk Protein and Type-1 Diabetes

Nowadays quite a lot of publicity is being given to the suspicion that cows’ milk-based infant formula may be responsible for an increase in Type-1 diabetes among Australian children.

Many Aussie mums quit rather than take unpaid leave

Many Aussie mums quit rather than take unpaid leave

Many women are resigning rather than taking unpaid maternity leave, a new study has found.

Surviving the First Weeks With a Newborn Baby

Surviving the First Weeks With a Newborn Baby

It can be a bit daunting when you are on your own looking after a newborn so here are some simple guidelines for dealing with the basics.

Childcare: Are You Caring Enough?

Childcare: Are You Caring Enough?

Nothing divides the parental world more than the ongoing issue over childcare. Parental values differ dramatically over the role of childcare in the first five years of a child’s life.


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