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Most expensive daycare?

This day care in New York costs almost as much in tuition as Harvard University.

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Starting to walk

Parents always place so such emphasis on this milestone. It is one of the big ones, but it doesn't really matter when it happens.

Baby argument

You can't argue with a baby

Reasoning with babies is a futile endeavor that will ultimately end in disappointment - but it is still funny to watch.

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When should you pierce?

So what is it that shapes our opinions on what’s an appropriate age for our children to get their ears pierced?


Parent lines offer national support

Manawatu and Wellington parenting support services launch 24-hour national help line.


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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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Caring for baby BABY

Baby roadmap

Babies develop according to their own timeline, but there are some key milestones that are worth understanding and celebrating.


Zoey and Jasper

Rescue dog Zoey and BFF Jasper star in an adorable picture series together.


Thinking about breastfeeding?

Here are 11 breastfeeding tips to think about BEFORE you have have the baby.


Pumping world record

Melanie Boomker has donated almost 483l of breast milk over five years - earning her a spot in the Guinness Book of Records.

Health Crying newborn

Probiotics and colic

Colicky babies given probiotics as part of a large study, cried or fussed more than babies who were given placebo drops.

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Why this mums won't vaccinate

Stefanie Nauderer is a non-vaccinating parent. She doesn't want to subject her daughters to the possible side-effects.

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.


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 Volvo's inflatable child seat concept

Inflatable car seats

Volvo has created an inflatable child seat concept that will fold down easily and fit into a backpack.


Easter cuteness

Easter isn't just a chance to over-indulge in chocolate, it's a chance to deck your kids out in cute bunny-inspired gear.

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