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When joy takes time

Few things feel worse than being told to feel joy about something that fills you with an altogether different set of emotions.

KIDNAP BABY

Taken, despite security

Baby was snatched from Middlemore Hospital despite tougher security, implemented after a previous kidnapping.

Baby food

'I will never do that with my kids...'

I haven't been a parent long, but it's been long enough to know that half the things I said I'd always or never do before kids were lies.

breastfeeding

Breastfeeding or bottle?

For some women the 'breast is best' mantra has unintended consequences - provoking feelings of guilt, shame and failure.

money

Asking for money instead of gifts

Is it okay to ask for money instead of gifts for a christening or naming day, or is it in bad taste?

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Development Baby's 10th month

First milestones

Track your baby’s developmental progress during its first year with our milestone checklist guide.

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Sign up for monthly newsletters detailing your baby's milestones, and tips on everything from sleep to teething.

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Disrupting the routine

Ruby's a very cruisy baby, but even she will spit the dummy sometimes.

DAD AND BABY

A dad's diary: 5 - 8 months

Anxiety, joy, exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

Breastfeeding meg nagle

On lactaboobiephobia...

Lactaboobiephobia, or the fear of the lactating breastfeeding boob, was coined by Meg Nagle.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding linked to fewer infections

Breastfeeding is known to help ward off infections among infants, but a new study suggests that protection may be much longer lasting.

Health MOTHER AND BABY

Babies with a cold

Six tips to help ease cold symptoms so you and your baby can rest easier.

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Teething nightmares

It feels like teething never ends at the moment. I'm over it, tired, and fed up.

Education & play AWATEA

My kids and drawers

For weeks Miss A has been standing at the kitchen drawer, rifling through its contents like a detective looking for clues.

MOTHER AND CHILD

The benefits of baby talk

If you've found yourself cooing in 'baby talk' to your baby, you're off to a good start.

Products sproutling

Fitbit for babies

A new wearable monitor for babies is trying to give parents some peace of mind.

BABY GLUE

Baby head glue is a thing

For frustrated parents of bald she-babies, a company is selling glue to stick pretty bows on their heads. That's right, glue. To stick bows on your baby.

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