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Guys, things will change: how to be prepared

Guys, things will change: how to be prepared

If you have been lucky enough to get any advice out of your mates on what to expect from fatherhood, it probably has been that “things will change”. Instead of going in with this vague idea of doom, here is more detail on the top five things that are going to change and how to […]

Unpaid Parental Leave: What time off are you entitled to

Unpaid Parental Leave: What time off are you entitled to

So you know that since 1 January 2011 there is now Parental Leave Pay provided by the Australian government if you are an eligible working parent. But it is only talking about pay; it does not entitle you to actual time off. Here are the facts about what unpaid parental leave you are entitled to […]

Maternity wear basics to get you through autumn and winter

Maternity wear basics to get you through autumn and winter

As the season changes and your bump gets bigger your wardrobe will need some urgent additions. Looking lovely through your pregnancy doesn’t have to cost much if you stick to buying just a few maternity wear basics. Listed below are suggested basics to buy for cooler weather. These are all about bottoms – pants, skirts, […]

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 […]

Paid Parental Leave: Don’t miss out

Paid Parental Leave: Don’t miss out

From 1 January 2011 the Australian Government started the much anticipated Paid Parental Leave scheme. It is designed to support all types of working parents in the vital first year of life with a new baby, not just those that are full time. It is government-funded, so make sure you understand what you are entitled […]

Top ten boy names in 2010 in your state

Top ten boy names in 2010 in your state

Baby boy name trends across Australia can be a bit predicable. In 2010 Jack remains very popular, in the top three in every state across Australia except in the ACT where it is fourth. Looking further into each state government’s lists of popular baby boy name trends found on the web the following are some […]

Top ten girl names 2010 in your state

Top ten girl names 2010 in your state

Baby name trends across Australia are fascinating to look into when thinking about a name for your little girl. Each state government lists popular baby name trends on the web. Following are some insights gained from the 2010 figures for girls. Ruby has charged to the top, or near to it, of the ten most […]

How to enjoy Easter and keep it healthy for your pregnancy

How to enjoy Easter and keep it healthy for your pregnancy

With all sorts of vices off the list while you are pregnant it seems criminal that chocolate at Easter could be a no-no too. How do you avoid the pull of the incessant chocolate cravings that came out of nowhere? You have probably been made to feel guilty eating chocolate with the old adage that […]

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 […]


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