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Toddler nutrition

Prebiotics & Probiotics – How do they work?

Research has shown that the first 1000 days is a kind of golden window of opportunity where the right nutrition is crucial for optimal growth and development. As this includes pregnancy, being at your best nutritional self during pregnancy could not be more important, given the benefits healthy maternal nutrition has on infant development.

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6 Easy hacks for disguising healthy food

Got a fussy little eater? Perhaps they don’t like a particular food, type of food, certain colour of food, or they don’t like their food touching – we’ve heard every excuse under the sun! If this sounds familiar to you, try these simple tips to get the good stuff into them.

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Self-feeding, Spoon-feeding and obesity

Self feeding is still the most natural, healthy and enjoyable way for able kids to feed, and sets great food habits. The jury is still out on whether it prevents obesity, and there are now tools to make it easier!

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Feeding a Fussy Toddler

If you thought feeding your baby had its challenges, then eating with a fussy toddler is going to be even more amusing for you. By the time your baby becomes a toddler at the age of 12 months, they are well on the way to enjoying foods that the family eats.

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Toddler development

Toddler Language Development

Language milestones depend on your toddler’s genetic abilities and the environment in which they are exposed to. Some toddlers are happy to babble away, while others wait until they have mastered the words in their head and then feel confident enough to speak them.

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Toilet Training

How will I know my child is ready to be toilet trained? Once your child begins to show they are recognising their bodily functions, this is a good time to think about starting toilet training.

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Toddlers helping in the home

Helping with household chores builds self-esteem and confidence and keeps toddlers busy and stimulated. If they are praised for their efforts, they are more likely to want to help again

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Tips on choosing the right child care service

This article from Starting Blocks, a government website, takes you through the step-by-step process of choosing a centre.

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Toddler care

Tips for travelling with Toddlers

Some handy tips for travelling with toddlers and how to hold their attention during long flights.

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Toddler Travel Tips

Travelling can provide a range of educational benefits for children from social interaction to communication, problem-solving and creative thinking. Children also benefit from being involved in the planning and preparations, which builds self-esteem and confidence.

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5 tips for staying safe with toddlers while out and about

We all know how fast toddlers can be. Those who look after little kids are well-versed in the safety hazards to look out for but when caring for an adventurous toddler isn’t your full-time job, it can be hard to remember everything you need to keep in check.

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Protect Children From Falling Out Of Windows

Kidsafe NSW provides practical suggestions, guidance and support to parents, grandparents, carers and anyone involved in keeping kids safe. The main focus areas are child safety in and around the home, water safety, playground safety and road safety. Kidsafe aims to make a safer world for kids!

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