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If you plan to birth your baby in a hospital, then choosing a Baby Friendly accredited hospital means that you have a better chance of establishing breastfeeding successfully and going on to exclusively breastfeed your baby for a longer period of time. Read More
Another baby sales catalogue has arrived in our letterbox. The range of baby gear is overwhelming to me, let alone new or prospective parents: what is necessary? What could we do without? What might be really helpful? What will it turn out to be a waste of money? So how do you know what you REALLY do need? Read More
We regularly feed the chooks at our house – do you?! We feed the chooks for many surprising reasons we’ve found to be helpful… find out how keeping chooks can be a huge benefit for your family and for the the environment. Read More
Steps and tips for successful potty training. How can you tell when your toddler is ready for potty training? How can you help them? Read on! Read More
From the time you discover you are pregnant, you can find yourself the target of 'helpful' advice and you may at times have to assert yourself with family, friends and health professionals to get support for your choices around birth and parenting. Find out how you can get the outcome you really need with these great tips from Pinky McKay. Read More
Father’s day gift ideas (and not so good gift ideas!) from the point of view of a father, Peter Loupelis. A short, light-hearted piece designed to help you get dad a present he’s really going to like this father’s day! Read More
Many mothers ask, Can I breastfeed after a caesarean birth? So, does caesarean birth pose potential problems with breastfeeding? What can you expect and how can you give yourself the best chance of successful breastfeeding after caesarean? Read More
Caesarean section or vaginal birth? Why bother going through the process of giving birth vaginally when you can have a planned caesarean section? What does the tried and tested, ‘old-fashioned’ vaginal birth process have to offer by comparison? Read More