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10 tips for a happy baby

Blogger and early childhood adviser Kirsty Foster shares her top tips for happy babies. 1. Use care moments to have quality …

Nappies


Growth and Development


Baby Names


Car Seats - the low down


What to Buy


Sleep


Babywearing


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Twins


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Expecting twins? Read this!

How to prepare emotionally and physically for twins: Two mums, Louise Ryan and Katrina Bowman have done the research and …

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Twins - Twice the fun

In terms of big news, finding out you’re expecting twins would be right up there. Three families describe that moment and …

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Tom & Caio

Breaking news Finding out we were having twins was a total shock. To be honest, I wasn't too happy about it when I first …

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Zachary and Nathan

The big reveal We first found out we were having twins at an early scan at seven weeks. We were very excited –I burst into …

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The Marshall babies

What was your first reaction when told you were pregnant with twins? Deborah: As I already had one child, I had no …

Weeks 1-12 Newborn Guide


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Baby guide week nine

Week Nine Your baby is now nine weeks old! YOUR BABY'S DEVELOPMENT - VOCALISATION Your baby is developing social skills …

4 - 12 month baby guide


Health and wellbeing


Your Newborn


Feeding


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Introducing solids

When should solids be introduced?From 4 to 6 months, although most commonly closer to 6 months as recommended by the …

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Tips for breastfeeding

It's often said that breastfeeding is much easier than formula-feeding - no equipment to sterilise, no rocking a screaming …

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Baby care 101: Feeding

No sooner do babies arrive ‘earth side’ than they seek out food. Fascinatingly, newborn babies are capable of doing the …

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Tips for introducing your baby to your dog

Bringing home a new baby is an emotional time – for every member of the household. This life-changing event doesn't just affect human family members, but four-legged ones too. It's essential therefore that you have some sensible precautions and …

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Five ways a baby will change your life for good

Becoming a parent is life-changing. Pippa Henderson takes a look at some of the changes you’ll face, and demonstrates that a new baby doesn’t mean the end of your story so far, just a twist in the plot. You’ll love like you never thought …

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Baby keepsakes: what's really worth keeping?

When it comes to baby keepsakes, how do you decide what to save and what to scrap? Christine Stride applies a useful theory to her drawerful of memories. When I stumbled across my eldest daughter’s first lost tooth that I'd tucked away for …

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The power of giving: Mental Health Awareness Week

Approximately one in seven new mothers in New Zealand experience postnatal depression. It can affect women who have never experienced mental distress before, as well as their partners. It carries an undeserved stigma that can harm the mother’s …

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Wanted: Clothing for newborn babes

The charity started by mum Laura Howard to help needy families giving birth at Middlemore Hospital is going from strength to strength. It's been renamed Littlemore and has a new Facebook page LittlemoreNZ.  Donations of pre-loved baby clothing can …

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What do babies need in their bathwater?

Skin care for the little ones is big business and not short of a controversy or two. We open a few bottles and question what babies really need in their bath water. BEYOND BATH TIME There’s nothing quite as relaxing at the end of a long day as …

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