Author: Baby Hints & Tips

Why Ball Play for Children of All Ages is Important

Why Ball Play for Children of All Ages is Important

Our Early Childhood Educator, Jan Jones, explains why ball play is such an important part of a child’s development.

autism journey

Autism Journey: A Real Mum Shares her Autism Experience

We always want the best for our children, so what happens when you find out that that they will never have a ‘normal’ life? Megan shares her son’s journey towards an Autism diagnosis and the hopes that she has for him.

Birth Stories

Birth Stories: Queensland Delivers in Style

Ahem, Queensland. Exactly what is going on up there? While we’ve all be focused on Book Week and getting out hair done post lock down (we see you Melbourne!) it …

kmart climbing ladder recall

Kmart Requests Return of Sold Out Toy Over Safety Fears

Kmart climbing ladder recall: The store has today pulled a popular new release toy from it’s shelves due to safety concerns. The retailer has confirmed that the Wooden Climbing Ladder, which …

Toddler Shared Nudes to Mums Contact List

We all know toddlers can be real arseh*les. But this story almost takes the cake. Well, other than the one about the most epic poo painting last week. Emily Schmitt, …

wine handbag

Kmart Has a Wine Handbag and Every Mum Needs One

Ever thought watching swimming lessons could be a little bit more fun with a sneaky wine? Or your mother in law more tolerable with six cheeky bevies? Well, your wish …

sun safety for children

Sun Safety for Children: 10 Steps for Protecting Kid’s Skin

The weather is hot, hot, hot and our children’s sensitive skin can be easily damaged by the harsh Australian sun and heat. Here are some ways that you can protect their skin while still allowing them to enjoy themselves outside.

WIN: Three Fab New Products for Baby

We love knowing what’s new and keeping our mums up to date with the latest product releases. You know what else we love? Giving you a chance to win them! …

Alcohol Advent Calendars

Alcohol Advent Calendars 2020: Strictly for Grown Ups!

There’s no denying that 2020 has been a doozy. But let’s turn that frown upside down and reclaim December as… boozy! Alcohol advent calendars are firmly on mummy’s Christmas list …

Baby Suffers Chemical Burns From Reaction to Sunscreen

After her daughter experienced second degree chemical burns to her face, mum Rebecca Cannon has urged parents to be more cautious. Rebecca Cannon (in Canada) had purchased Banana Boat Kids …

Dad Shares Toddler’s ‘Category Five’ Poo Incident & Parents Everywhere Die Inside

There are some accepted facts of life about being a parent. One of them is you will deal with poo. Sure, parenting can be a dreamy experience but as every …

Co-Sleeping Custom bed

Co-Sleeping: A Giant, Custom Bed Made for Seven!

There’s one thing you can be sure of when you talk about co-sleeping on the interweb. It always causes massive debate. Some people can’t think of anything worse. And some …

Pregnancy Planning Checklist

Pregnancy Planning Checklist

Falling pregnant is an exciting time but it is also scary when you start worrying about all that could go wrong.  There are lots of things you can do to minimise risk to baby and do your best to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

How to Introduce Cow's Milk to a Baby

When and How to Introduce Cow’s Milk to a Baby

Q&A: What age did your LO go from BF/FF to cows milk? How did you do it? Part transition? Bottle or sippy cup? Any issues?

Best Book Week Costumes

Best Book Week Costumes of the Internet

  Love it or loathe it Book Week is almost here again! But coming up with the best Book Week costume need not be a challenge. Research and planning is …

Prison Guards Charged After Using ‘Baby Shark’ on Repeat as Torture

If you’ve got a Baby Shark mega fan in your house you already know that what you’re about to read is true.  If you don’t you’ll probably think this is …

Fussy Eaters: Gluten Free Apricot Chicken Balls

Fussy Eaters: Gluten Free Apricot Chicken Balls Recipe

Apricot and chicken is a match made in heaven. Even the fussiest eaters will find it hard to resist the crunchy coating and sweet chicken flavour. You might want to make a second batch as these little roly polys will not last long.

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Post Pandemic Parenting in the Slow Lane

Wondering what lies ahead in post pandemic parenting? Ready for life to be different after 2020’s turmoil? Neuropsychotherapist and ‘Relationship Rejuvinator’, Joanne Wilson, shares advice on how to make meaningful change after …

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Baby Dies After Runaway Stroller Rolls onto Road in Freak Accident

A community is devastated after a five-month old baby has died in a freak runaway stroller accident.  Baby’s runaway stroller was hit by a van when it rolled away after it’s mother …

Best&Less Halloween 2020: Spookily Good Prices

With Halloween just weeks away you might be starting to plan Halloween costumes for the fam.  The good news is you haven’t left it too late too get organised. The …

Most Popular Baby Names 2020

150 Most Popular Baby Names 2020

It’s been a strange, strange year but one thing that’s remained fairly predictable is the most popular baby names of 2020. Sure, there’s been some shifts up and down the …

Mum Accused of ‘Breastfeeding Shaming’ as Woman Feeds 6 Year Old

Breastfeeding seems to always be a topic that always gets people riled up. Did, didn’t. Tried, didn’t try. Comp fed, formula fed. Weaned… never did! Whatever right!?  At heart we all …

Water Fear toddlers

Water Fear: Tips to Help a Toddler Who Hates the Water

Do you have a toddler who hates the water? Here are my three top tips to encourage them to conquer their fear and learn to love the water.

Preparing your child for preschool

Preparing your Child for Preschool or Kindergarten

There are a number of skills that you child needs to have developed before they start school, and they might not be the ones you think! Our early childhood expert, Jan Jones, discusses which skills you really should be working on (and worrying about).

Return to work when breastfeeding

8 Expert Tips to Return to Work when Breastfeeding

Returning to work isn’t as easy as it used to be when you were coming back from holidays. Now you might need to juggle routines, daycare, breastfeeding and the temperament of a little one who might not particularly like the changes they are being subjected to. Lynne-McKensey Hall IBCLC shares some tips for making the transition easier.

Mum Warns: Child Almost Lost Sight from Mouldy Bath Toys

An American mother has turned to social media urging others to not fall victim to the same fate as her little boy after a terrifying ordeal from what appeared to …

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Early Childhood Expert Tips: Choosing Childcare for your Child

Choosing a child care option for your child can be both daunting and overwhelming. How do you know what the best option is for your family, and will you instantly know if the centre is up to scratch? Our early childhood expert, Jan Jones, provides some suggestions for things to look our for and what each type of care has to offer.

Language Development Milestones

Language Development Milestones in the First Five Years

Many parents wonder if children’s language and listening skills are developing normally. While individual children develop their talking and listening skills at different rates, our early childhood expert, Jan Jones, reveals that there is a general pattern to children’s language development.

Free Holiday Activities for kids

5 Totally Free Holiday Activities for Kids

School holidays can become really costly really fast if you haven’t planned ahead and found some ideas for entertaining the kids that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Keeping …

Craft ideas for toddlers

Craft Ideas for Toddlers

Looking for some ideas for craft activities to do with your toddler? We have suggestions that will keep your little munchkin busy for hours.

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