Caring for baby
Would you be brave enough to start the toilet training process before your baby was six months old? These mums did.
The never-ending night feeds, the constant nappy changes, the utter exhaustion - it all blurs into a distant memory.
If you want to call your newborn child Minister, Saint, VI or V8, then you are out of luck.
OPINION: Attachment parenting is a quick fix - but you're not actually fixing anything. Indeed , you're creating problems.
Stay-at-home dad Matt Calman finds that getting ready for baby number two is a whole different story to the first time around.
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Face-to-face interaction is the foundation of Western parenting. But many babies elsewhere are raised without it - and they turn out fine.
There is no scientific study that links not crawling to any negative outcomes. That doesn't stop parents from stressing though.
A study has found that once men have kids, they think they're better looking than before they were dads ... for a while, anyway.
While social media leads us to believe documenting every moment of a baby's life is a new phenomenon, it's not.
To give baby a head start, focus on motor skills, not enrichment.
Each culture has it own way of raising children, but it seems the basic aim for parents from America to Timbuktu is to do the best they possibly can for their offspring.
Lying to Plunket nurses has commonplace among first-time mums as they shy away from questions about their baby's milestones.
Everyday objects like curtain cords, rope, pillows and mattresses can be unassuming killers to New Zealand children, a special report has found.
When our babies were small, I remember being so damn tired some days I could barely find the letter box, let alone a divorce lawyer.
Four in 10 new parents start feeding their babies solid foods before their four-month birthday, according to a new US study.
A photo of a baby inside a locked car outside a Porirua supermarket has sparked outrage online.
Just because there is a right and a wrong way to swaddling a baby doesn't mean that parents should be made to feel afraid of it.
Not just for the rich and famous any more, nannies are on the rise in Kiwi households.
Jane Yee is returning to work and she and little Victor are signing off from Essential Mums, although she won't be blogging, you can still follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
There is only one thing we can be certain of when we start a family: we're about to be inundated with advice. Advice we never asked for, advice we don't need.
OPINION: The pressure to christen your baby when you don't believe in it seems like a non-issue to a non-believer. Unfortunately for some, it is not this straightforward.
It is that intimate, magical chemistry that allows a mother to show even the youngest of babies how she is feeling.
Research has shown that babies who are massaged display better sleep patterns and have lower levels of stress hormones than infants who aren't.
The relative freedom of my former life flashed before my eyes, and I was frightened I'd just made a terrible mistake.
A woman who was going to let people on the internet name her baby, for U.S $5000 not only wasn’t pregnant, but didn’t even exist.
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