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Encouraging oral hygiene from a young age

Parents are encouraged to introduce good oral hygiene to their children from a young age. Here are some tips for you.

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How to travel screen-free with kids

Shapeeze provide a range of ideas to help you avoid screen time when travelling with your children.

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9 tips for better day care safety and health

Discover these 9 tips from FeverMates to help keep your child healthy and happy in child care.

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Dirty cleaners - how to keep your household safe from chemicals

The chances of getting allergies from household products is high. As we use the products ourselves, we expose ourselves even more to contact with these chemicals.

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Surviving the plane ride with a teething baby

Get your holiday off a great start and make that plane trip with a teething baby or tot as hassle-free as possible.

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The invaluable gifts from a dog to a child

The life lessons children can learn from pet ownership are many and varied but your dog will also enjoy the rewards from this beautiful relationship.

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How to support your child’s immunity for school and pre-school

It can come as quite a shock to new parents when their child brings home from pre-school or day-care the first winter full of new bugs to share around. Many families who had prided themselves on their robust immunity suddenly fall like dominoes with the merry-go-round of coughs, colds, sniffles and tummy bugs that seem to often do the rounds of early childhood centres.

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Healthy mouths for the whole family

This article discusses the hows and whys of tooth decay, as well some techniques to help you avoid the pitfalls and maintain a healthy mouth.

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How to dress for each trimester

Each trimester definitely comes with its unique wardrobe challenges! Here is the Angel Maternity guide on how to best dress for each trimester.

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Is belly bacteria making your child cranky?

If your child has more bad belly bacteria than good, you could be in for a rocky ride. But that’s not the whole story – there is plenty that you can do to help.

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Energy boosting tips for mums

Franjos Kitchen provides some great insights into how you can boost your energy without solely relying on coffee.

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Tips for success with the second child shuffle

The solution generally involves compromising someone’s activities for another’s sleep. Dean Fanning, father of 3 boys under 4 when he founded Pramrolla, has some tips for making the situation less fraught for everyone.

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Water safety in Australia

Discover the SwimSAFER message from Swim Australia which promotes the application of various layers to protect children from drowning.

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Are we using time out in the most effective way?

'Time out' has been considered an appropriate behaviour strategy for many years. But are you using it in the most effective way?

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What is a healthy mouth?

Naturally, we all want our children to have a healthy mouth – one that is free from cavities and gum infection, has straight teeth and a beautiful smile.

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How to make brushing teeth fun

You want the best for your toddlers’ well-being but how can you make brushing teeth fun for them? Here are five tips courtesy of Baby Tooth Land.

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How safe is your sunscreen?

Cream or gel? SPF 30 or 50? Zinc or zinc free? To choose the best sunscreen for your lifestyle, outdoor activities, skin type and health priorities, here are some FAQs that size up important sunscreen basics.

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5 ways to combat separation anxiety

There are times when it's not possible to avoid being away from your child but there are things you can do to help ease separation anxiety.

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A nanny is more affordable than you think

A nanny can bring a huge amount of assistance and knowledge to your family, as well the advantage of having a one on one interaction regarding your child’s development - that cannot always happen in a day care setting.

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On the road to safer travel

You can’t guarantee your child will always be safe, but you can provide the maximum amount of protection and significantly reduce the risks through using a correctly fitted child restraint and booster seat whenever your child – or children – are in the car.

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Germs101: how to protect your family from getting sick

The truth is that protecting yourself from germs can be fairly simple, and it just takes a bit of common sense.

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Meningococcal disease

Meningococcal disease is an acute bacterial infection that can result in death or permanent disability within hours

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5 things to remember when hiring a nanny

A reminder for those who might be about to hire a new nanny, or a guide for those looking to employ their first nanny.

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Baby proofing the nursery and your home

First Aid For You take you through some simple steps for baby proofing your nursery and home.

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Choosing the right child care for your child… and you!

There’s an infinite list of things to consider when looking into an education and care service for your child. Little Learning School provide some tips on what to look for.

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Keeping kids safe around vehicles

After our own personal tragedy we researched ‘low-speed run-over accidents’ and discovered how often they happen.

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How you can prevent fires and burns

PBC Expo spoke with Mark Crowe who is a Station Officer and works with Julian Burton Burns Trust, to understand how you can prevent fires and burns in your household.

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Hairstyling tips for dad and daughter

Here are 5 tips that Ann-Marie from Tot Glamour tells dads that make the experience easier and fun.

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Flying with a baby

During school holidays, many of us choose to take a trip and visit family. However, the mere thought of taking your baby on a flight can be enough to bring on a panic attack. Fear not, preparation is the key to a smooth journey.

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Nappy bag checklist

What you need to pack in your nappy bag depends on how long you will be out and about, how old your bub is and the time of day you are out.

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Why babywearing is normal

Babies are especially adapted to being carried close to your body, it is natural and timeless.

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Pram and stroller options for new parents

Your choice of pram or stroller will vary depending on a whole range of factor

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Choosing the right shoes for your little one

Little feet are so cute! So don't you think they deserve to be supported and looked after?

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Handling baby’s fever

My baby’s temperature is high, so what do I do now?

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Why your buying decisions could be contributing to gender inequality

Is there something you can do to help correct the imbalance? Or is there something you are doing that is actually contributing to the problem?

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Choking - what to do

Choking is a very common childhood medical emergency. Every parent should know how to treat a choking child, as you never know when your skills may be called upon to save a life.

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Common mistakes to avoid when fitting a baby car seat or a child safety restraint

This handy guide provides practical information to help you select the best car seat for your needs.

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Your questions about soothers answered

Soothers - yes or no? The experts at NUK help demystify some common questions about soothers.

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Goats milk benefits for baby skin

Read on to find out the benefits of using goat milk skincare on your babys skin.

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Safe travels - choosing the safest car restraint

What is the safest child restraint? It’s a question that’s frequently asked, but one quite difficult to answer.

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Hearing loss in babies and children

Are you concerned about your baby or child's hearing? This article guides you through what to look for with a hearing loss and what you can do next.

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Burn safety in the home

The majority of burns are preventable. Approximately two thirds of severe burn injuries happen in the home. By being aware and making small behavioural or environmental changes, you can help to keep you and your family safe!

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Soothe winter sniffles the natural way

Check your jar or tube, as there are a few good reasons to take a closer look at the ingredient list.

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The true cost of buying second-hand

It can be tempting to pick up a secondhand bargain for some items, but before you do it’s important to consider what you’re actually buying.

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How to help avoid allergies in your family

We’re seeing a big rise in allergy rates, so what’s changed? We’re using more chemicals in our homes and people may get diagnosed with an allergy when they’re actually reacting to a chemical they put on their skin.

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5 natural remedies to treat your baby’s eczema

It’s natural for parents to seek chemical free remedies to help treat their baby’s eczema. This is because parents understand the delicacy of their baby’s skin and want to avoid as many steroid and petroleum based products as possible.

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Childproofing your home

PBC Expo spoke with Aussie Home Loans to get some tips on how you can childproof your home and make it a safe, child-friendly zone.

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Tips for toddler tantrums

A tantrum is a toddler’s way of expressing and coping with feelings they can’t control, or understand. Here are some reasons that tantrums can occur...

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Burns safety for babies and young children

This talk covers the most common burns injury types for young children followed by simple and easy burns prevention home safety tips.

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Dermatitis - what is it, what causes it and how to prevent it

PBC Expo spoke with Antonette from Little Innoscents to get the facts on Dermatitis.

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4 steps to designing the perfect nursery

What to know how to design the perfect nursery? Use these four simple steps to design a nursery you and your baby will just love!

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Babies first trip from the hospital

Like all baby equipment, there is a plethora of brands and styles of child car seats available. So how do new parents choose and use the right car seat to ensure their baby’s car trips are as safe as possible?

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St John First Aid basics and how to update your first aid kit

Accidents do happen!... Ever wondered what to do with all those items in your first aid kit? St John Ambulance shows you how to use various items in your kit in a variety of first aid scenarios.

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5 myths about learning to read

The creators of ABC Reading Eggs dispel some common myths about reading acquisition in children.

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Keep in mind they’re just a baby

It’s wonderful loved ones want to celebrate their arrival it’s important to keep your baby’s needs in mind.

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You’re pregnant. Can you still get a mortgage?

If you’re applying for a home loan with a baby on board, here’s what you need to know.

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Breastfeeding and returning to work

Many mums need to return to work whilst still breastfeeding. Here are some ways to make this an easy process for your employer, yourself and your baby.

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Product safety for your family

Did you know that children under four years of age have the highest risk of injury? For this reason most products for this age group must meet certain safety standards.

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Safer around water

Being safer in, on and around water is vital. Too many children die or suffer life-impacting disability as a result of not knowing about water safety. You can, and should, take steps to prevent this from happening to your family.

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What to look for when buying a cot

PBC Expo spoke with Gillian Rose from Danish by Design to get some tips on shopping for a cot.

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How to find your ‘forever home’

Most of us can’t afford our ideal home first up. But taking a long-term view might give you what you’re looking for.

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5 first aid tips

PBC Expo spoke with Tiny Hearts First Aid to get their top tips for the 5 most common first aid emergencies.

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Dry vs secondary drowning

Following a number of cases regarding children obtaining submersion injuries, we were prompted to write an article to explain both dry and secondary drowning.

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Oral hygiene for children

PBC Expo spoke with Jack N' Jill to get an insight into how to look after your children's mouth from newborn and beyond...

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Don't be fooled by big food

The Parents’ Voice is a not-for-profit online network of parents, grandparents and guardians, who are interested in improving the food and physical activity environments of Australian children.

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How to dress for your post-baby body

PBC Expo asked Lucie Trinco, founder of Il Tutto luxury baby bags and mum of three, how to dress for your new body...

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Travelling with kids

“Are we there yet, I’m hungry!” is a familiar phrase which can make travelling with kids stressful. Here are some tips to keep the kids happy and ‘in check’ while you hit the road for the next family holiday.

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Eco-friendly products: taking small steps with your family

Major life events like having a baby can really make us stop and re-evaluate our lifestyle and our daily habits, including the products that we use everyday. We have some simple steps to guide you through what can be a very confusing and overwhelming time.

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Home safety: protecting our little ones

Our world changed forever on April 16th 2011, when Peter came home from work, went to reverse his tool trailer and ute into the garage, and ran over our baby girl Georgina.

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Kids safety tips in the home and out and about

The main focus areas of Kidsafe and this Parenting Insights session are child safety in and around the home, water safety, playground safety and road safety.

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Eczema: what is it and learn what triggers it

A recent study found 30% of Australian kids will get eczema in their first year of life. Rates of the disease are rising, with as many as one in four suffering from it before they turn two. What is it and learn what triggers it.

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