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6 Tips for Flying with a Baby

You'd be forgiven for thinking that flying with a baby would be a challenge. But it's easier than you'd imagine if you're informed and prepared. A frequent flyer mum shares how you can make travelling with a baby easy.

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Don't forget your pet!

Have you thought about how the arrival of your new baby is going to affect your pet? Their routine, lifestyle and environment will change.

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Make moving house with kids easy

Moving house is one thing. Moving house when you’ve got kids is a whole different kettle of chaos. Tips on how to make moving house with kids as easy and stress-free as possible.

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3 Essential Considerations When Choosing Your Child’s Swimwear

With Summer just around the corner, comes the necessity to shop for bathers and picking the right swimwear for little ones can be challenging. There are many things to consider, along with style and comfort!

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Choking hazards: an ever present danger

As your toddler grows, so does their curiosity, making them more susceptible to choking hazards. Do you know how to act in an emergency?

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9 Things Modern Fathers Can Learn From The Vikings

Vikings are all the rage, but we often don't know much more about them than fighting and stealing. It turns out that they were actually pretty great dads!

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Turn a chore into something more

Meal times can become frustrating and a battlefield at times, so over the years I have tried to find ways to use my creativity so my girls can benefit, I can spend time with them and to make meal time much more inviting and exciting! I call it a “dad win”.

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Why New Parents Need to Care for Themselves and How to Find the Time

Between feeding, changing, and being enamoured, taking care of yourself may fall by the wayside. However, you need to take care of yourself too -- for your sake and the sake of your new child.

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Dealing with burns

Did you know 88% of minor burns occur at home, but 90% of burns sufferers don’t know how to correctly treat them? The aim of first aid for burns is to stop the burning process, cool the burn and cover the burn.

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What every parent needs to know about choking

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: watching their child struggle for breath as they begin choking. If you have a child or are expecting, taking a class that covers baby choking and infant CPR is a good way to be prepared.

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6 Essential Items For Easy Family Travel

Travel, especially long distance with kids can be daunting and if the thought of it alone makes your stress-levels rise, then you will be pleased to know that there are some helpful travel items available to make it easier.

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Food Allergy Safety

Once your baby is about 6 months old, he/she requires additional nutrients for their growth and development. It’s time to start introducing solids! This should be a fun and exciting time for you and baby, but naturally it can cause anxiety for new parents nervous about baby developing a food allergy.

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Lost property across the lifespan

Lost property is one of life's certainties. We take a look at the various ways you can lose your precious belongings, from babyhood to adulthood, and how to prevent such losses.

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Getting started preparing lunches - Handy hints and tips

Start with your “must have” shopping items for the week. The following items are what I generally always have in the cupboard or fridge.

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5 Ways Your Child Can Benefit From Playgroup

5 benefits of Playgroups for children and babies

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Forehead Thermometer versus Ear Thermometer: Which is Better?

A baby thermometer is an important household item for all parents, however it can be confusing to know what one is right for your child. This article looks at two popular infrared thermometers, the ear and the forehead thermometer and compares the pros and cons of each.

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What working mums should stop feeling guilty about

So you thought that first few months of motherhood was challenging. Now that you’ve returned to work and become a working mum, you’ve discovered a whole new meaning to the word ‘challenging’.

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Boost your child's self esteem with family photos

As a parent, I'm sure you have thought about how you can build your child’s confidence, and self esteem. Have you ever thought how photography can do just that? One major aspect of family photography, that we rarely consider, is how it can help us raise children with stronger confidence in their ability and work.

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5 Reasons to Encapsulate your Placenta

Placenta encapsulation is becoming more and more popular in today's society, and Kindred is here to tell you why!

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What makes a product truly organic?

With the increasing interest in healthy living and a sustainable environment, the popularity of natural and organic skin care has flourished. Yet terms such as ‘organic’ and ‘all natural’ are not always what they seem, and many of us are still bewildered about what makes a product truly organic.

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Treatment tips for babies with eczema

Eczema, or dermatitis as it is sometimes called, is a disorder which results in dry, inflamed and sometimes weeping or infected skin. It can cause redness and intense itching. Here are some treatment tips for babies with eczema.

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How to change your baby’s future in the first 1,000 days

New, ground-breaking research from the University of Queensland has highlighted just how vital the first 1,000 days is to your baby’s development.

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The true and false facts of Eczema

Eczema-prone skin affects one in five children on average worldwide, these are the true and false facts of Eczema.

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How to prevent childhood poisoning

Poisoning is still one of the most important causes of childhood injury in Australia, leading to thousands of hospital admissions each year.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why babywearing is normal

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

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Handling baby’s fever

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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