Tag: Expert 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Family Car Checklist: Things to Consider Before you Buy

Often the arrival of a new baby means the need for a bigger car – whether you are about to have you first, third or ninth here are some tips to help you choose the right car.

Gardening With Kids

Gardening With Kids this Spring: Get Outside!

Spring is almost upon us and that means warmer weather and great conditions for gardening. Gardening 4 kids have shared some fun and practical ideas to get the kids outdoors and active in the garden this spring.

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Post Natal Exercise Expert’s Tips on Safe return to Post Pregnancy Exercise

If you want your abdominal muscles to recover from a pregnancy and get a flat tummy within 6 months of having your baby you must not do.

Newborn photgography

Photographer’s Tips for a Newborn Photography Session

If you have seen those gorgeous newborn shots of babies sleeping contently and you’re wondering just how it’s done, Newborn Photographer, Elle Goss from Always Belle Photography shares her top …

Preparing for labour

Preparing for Labour: 9 Things to Consider Now!

Labour is a very daunting and life changing event. Samantha Birch discusses a wide range of things that you will need to consider before the contractions start.

Post natal fitness

How to listen to your body after baby

Pre and Postnatal fitness expert Jenine Dilts Bayman shares her tips on why it’s important to listen to your body after returning to exercise post birth. You may have heard …

Instagram Party ideas

Instagram Party Ideas Your Kids Will Love

When it comes to children’s birthday parties, a wow-factor is all the rage. Here’s our top tips for throwing a Pinterest-worthy birthday party with the top Instagram party ideas. Balloons …

Beauty Treatments During Pregnancy

Beauty Treatments During Pregnancy: What is & isn’t Safe!

If you liked to indulge in a beauty treatment or three prior to pregnancy you might be feeling a little confused right now. Well, here’s all the facts on getting …

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Relationship Problems After Having A Baby – Expert Advice

A newborn baby may do nothing but eat, sleep and poop all day but, the undivided attention and care they need can certainly put a relationship to the test, causing …

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What is the right age for kids to have sleepovers?

It’s a hot topic around the mum water cooler – what is the right age for kids to be ready have a sleepover? Baby Hints and Tips spoke with Psychologist, …

Epidural Pros and Cons

Epidural Pros and Cons – Understand the Risks and Side Effects.

This article was written by Penny, a registered nurse and midwife with 20 years experience as a nurse and 10 years as a midwife. She is also a mum to …

Tricky people stranger danger

Teaching your kids about tricky people and how to deal with them

While stranger danger was drilled into you as a child, parents are now encouraged to teach their kids about tricky people and how to deal with them.

Ask an expert – pregnancy category drugs. Which medicines are safe in pregnancy?

Learn about safe medicines in pregnancy. Our expert pharmacist, Tanya Burgess explains pregnancy category drugs and how to keep your baby safe.

Meningococcal Vaccinations – Cutting Through the Confusion

Meningococcal disease – it is rare, but we have all heard about it due to its high rates of serious disability and death. The disease is caused by a bacterium …

Toddler drowning: alarming statistics and ways to prevent it

Toddler Drowning: Alarming Statistics and Ways to Prevent It

Alarming statistics on toddler drowning underpin water safety message.

Flu facts - what does your GP have to say?

Flu facts – what does your GP have to say?

Your questions answered on the flu and vaccination.

Doctor’s Advice: Newborn Jaundice

With the help of our resident GP, Baby Hints and Tips takes a closer look at jaundice in babies. Find out the causes, symptoms and treatment of jaundice.

Febrile convulsions in babies and children

Febrile convulsions in babies and children

Expert advice on what to do if your child experiences a febrile convulsion.

Kid's sport - protect that smile with a mouthguard

Kid’s sport – protect that smile with a mouthguard

It doesn’t matter if your children’s teeth are baby or adult, mouthguards are important for their overall health when playing in kid’s sport.

Sunsmart baby

Sunsmart baby

With temperatures rocketing and the risk of sunburn high, find expert advice on making your baby a SUNSMART baby this summer.

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When Are Baby Teeth Signs Of Expensive Orthodontic Treatment

When are baby teeth signs of expensive orthodontic treatment – Our dentist explains when orthodontic treatment may be required and what the signs are

Delayed Cord Clamping – Midwife explains

Midwife Tips: Midwife, Michelle, explains what delayed cord clamping is and information on should you use delayed cord clamping with your children

Financially Preparing for a Baby

Expert Tips: Financially Preparing For a Baby. Tips such such thinking about private vs public maternity care, what government assistance is available etc

why crawling is important

Importance of baby crawling

Crawling is more than just your baby’s way of getting around before they walk. Learn more about the importance of baby crawling and how it is a milestone that is crucial in …

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