Win 1 of 7 GroHush each worth $59.95

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The Gro-hush is a unique portable white noise baby calmer that will soothe and send your baby off to sleep when they are feeling irritable. It’s great for when you are out and about or traveling, as it is small and handheld! Transmitting white noise to your little one comforts them as it mimics the […]

Win 1 of 4 Babybeanbags worth $79.99

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Who doesn’t love the comfort of a beanbag? Now you can pass that luxury to your baby with the Babybeanbags giveaway! With two seat covers that grow with your child, your baby can be harnessed in to prevent any rolling off, and your toddler will have a seat of their very own. Because of the […]

Life on canvas

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Commissioned portraits in oil on canvas. Photographs are a good memory to keep for years, but a hand painted portrait feels somehow different. A painting is filled with life emotions. They depict the moment and at the same time it feels alive and changing. It captures your attention for longer so you can explore its […]

School Anxiety

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What your children really need to take with them to school By Shona Innes – Clinical and Forensic Psychologist While you sit back on a hot summer’s afternoon watching the tennis or cricket, there are likely going to be boundless numbers of commercials reminding you about back to school stationery, “proper fitting” shoes, and lunch […]

How to choose shoes

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School shoe shopping is always hard for little feet podiatrist Tim Branson sheds some light on how to choose the best shoes. With 70% of your brain’s information for movement coming from nerves on the soles of your feet, leading podiatrist Tim Bransdon recommends that children wear light, flexible shoes that emulate the natural movement […]

Getting ready to go back to school


How to make getting back to school easier! Madeline Mitchell from HI IQ has some simple pointers to help prepare your child in returning to school with a head start!Returning to school can be a challenging task for both children and parents. January is hot. Holidays are fresh. The excitement of Christmas still lingers in […]

Eco Weaning


My Child columnist and environmental engineer Laura Trotta tell us about her different approaches to weaning the Eco-friendly Way You only need to venture down the baby aisle in your local supermarket to see the huge variety of first foods on offer. From rice cereal to rusks, purees and casseroles, it’s easy to see how […]

When is it too soon for school?

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When is it too soon for school? Jesper Juul, author of “Raising Competent Children” and head of FamilyLab international counsels Samantha about her five year old son. She wants to find out if it was alright for Jimmy to start school at five. Jimmy started school when he was five. His parents, his child carers […]

Baby Proofing Your Home


Helen Cunningham  Has some tips to help keep everyone safe when baby is on the move.Suddenly your little one is mobile and there are lots of little things you did not  think about until the last minute. Baby proofing is essential and being one step ahead of your baby can be even more crucial. Suddenly […]

Mums in Motion

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It is possible to get that body back into shape, here are a few ideas and ways to do it, and for more information and ideas  

Get fit with i’MFIT


i’MFIT are giving  My Child readers a 20% discount! It’s sweat, splash and rainproof! The I’MFIT is the best thing you can have to help you get you back to your peak fitness level It wakes you up and reminds you to exercise with silent vibration It tracks your calories burned and your daily activity […]

Moving Forward

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Six months pregnant with her fourth child Josie walked out of an abusive relationship, she has over come terminal cancer, and now dedicates her time to helping others in a similar situation. Josie Parata is a lady on a mission and nothing is going to get in her way.   Josie grew up in an […]

Nut-Free Chocolate-Fruit Snack Bars

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  We love the combination of dried fruit, oats and chocolate! These absolutely awesome nut free bards are so good for you,and great for school lunch boxes. They take about 15 minutes to put together, 35 minutes to cook and about an hour to cool. The honey means they take a while to cool  down. […]

Homemade Bath Paint

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Now here is a way to make bathtime fun! What you need: Mix 8 tablespoons cornstarch (really just add as much as you need to get it to a thicker consistency) 3/4 cup baby soap (I think that using baby shampoo would work just fine too…especially if it is tear free) Food colouring How to […]

How to Shop In Peace


Kirsty Newbury and Susan Clarke help take the stress out supermarket shopping with these seven tips Let’s face it, taking the kids to do the grocery shopping (we’re talking children, trolley, high-stress stuff) is generally unavoidable. That is, unless it’s done late in the evening after the kids are in bed, when you’d much rather […]