Archive for August, 2012

Essential items for your baby bag

August 31st, 2012

Getting prepared for a new baby can be a little overwhelming – with prams, cots, blankets and clothing to organise – let alone trying to figure out which products are essential for the care of your child! Don't stress though – we've got a list of the essential items to keep in your bag, to […]

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Be wary of baby flu this spring

August 30th, 2012

Although spring is less than a few days away, the risk of having a baby with congestion is still possible. Some parents start to relax a little more as the weather gets warmer shedding a lot more clothing layers off their baby for the season. But ensure that you are dressing your baby for the […]

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Dressing your baby for spring

August 29th, 2012

Spring is the 'in-between' season, where it can boast of warm sunny days and subject us to rain and blustery winds. Sometimes it can be a little hard in trying to determine what to dress your baby in, as you want to avoid them getting overheated, yet you don't want them to get baby flu […]

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Encourage healthy food choices with cartoon stickers

August 28th, 2012

Getting your toddler to eat fruits and vegetables can indeed be a very difficult task – where you'll find these nutritious meals often land on the floors and the walls! It's essential to include wholesome foods such as fruits, vegetables, cereal and dairy into your child's diet as it helps to provide the daily nutrients […]

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First breastfeeding drop-in centre opened in Victoria

August 27th, 2012

One of Victoria's first breastfeeding drop-in centres – Parents Place in Ballarat – was opened on August 23 by minister for children and early childhood development Wendy Lovell and member for western Victoria Simon Ramsay. The centre was established as a part of the Victorian Coalition government's $1.1 million project to boost breastfeeding rates, and […]

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When is it time to get rid of the dummy?

August 24th, 2012

The use of dummies is entirely up to the parents in if they want their child to use it or not – some find it handy in settling their child and keeping them occupied, where others are wary that their child may become too attached to it. For parents who opt to use the dummy, […]

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When is it time to get rid of the dummy?

August 24th, 2012

The use of dummies is entirely up to the parents in if they want their child to use it or not – some find it handy in settling their child and keeping them occupied, where others are wary that their child may become too attached to it. For parents who opt to use the dummy, […]

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This year’s flu season ‘one of the worst on record’

August 23rd, 2012

Although the winter season is drawing to a close, and the weather is becoming a little warmer there is still the threat of your child getting baby flu. The latest Queensland Health performance data shows that the flu season had a major impact on the efficiency of the state's emergency departments. Health minister Lawrence Springborg […]

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Milkshake for your toddler: National Healthy Bones Week August 19-25

August 21st, 2012

Treat your toddlers to a milkshake this week to promote good bone health with National Healthy Bones Week running from August 19-25. It may be time to review your child's nutrition and if they are getting enough calcium in their diet. It is essential that your children are getting enough calcium daily as it helps […]

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Freshening up for spring

August 20th, 2012

Many of us are counting down the days until spring – welcoming the bloom of fresh flowers, longer days and warmer weather. You may also find yourself getting ready to buckle down and get some good spring cleaning done! Remember your baby is still susceptible to getting baby flu – even though the weather is […]

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