toddler impersonation

Monkey see, monkey do

Little Ellis has noticed his pregnant mum walking a bit different. His impersonation is hilarious.

jasmin chug

The perfect party

Kiran survived Jasmin's first birthday party and even says it was a success.

Milin and Jasmin

Should kids be bored?

Is it good to let children get bored, or is it better to amuse them for every minute?

Toddler girl

Help - my toddler is pulling out her hair

After our son was born our 2-year-old daughter starting pulling her hair out, sometimes in handfuls. The doctor said to ignore it, but I can't.


Ditching the dummy

Advice panel

When is a child too old for a dummy? My daughter who is 2, still uses one and cries when I take it away. If she is too old, how to I get her to stop?


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Development toddler

Toddler milestones

It is important to realise that a child’s developmental progress does vary greatly, and is not a race.


Toddlers: 13 to 15 months

It's all happening now... your little baby is becoming a toddler. Read on for some helpful advice on some of the changes you can expect in the next three months. What an exciting year you have ahead.

Caring for toddler toddler playing

Guilt and childcare

A week before my son was due to start childcare, I found myself arguing about it with a friend.

Toddler bedtime

End bedtime battles

The sleepless toddler is every parent's nightmare. Now researchers are offering a new way to treat it.

Health & nutrition Rylee Taylor

Facebook saves sight

Tara Taylor had no idea posting a photo of her toddler on Facebook would lead to the diagnosis of a serious disease.


Taking toddlers to the dentist

I remember being told by my Plunket nurse to take Milin to the dentist before his second birthday. I don't really have an excuse why I didn't.

Education & play tech-savvy toddler

TV over books for Kiwi toddlers

Kiwi kids raised with a bedtime story are increasingly of a bygone generation, as research shows a third of 2-year-olds are not read to daily.

Milin and Jasmin

Time to read

Looking around Milin and Jasmin's rooms, it's hard not to notice the piles of books, but my kids have had quite different reading journeys.

Behaviour toddler tantrums

I failed the sippy cup test

Celebrity UK nanny Emma Jenner has listed five ways in which modern day parents are failing. I don't get a passing grade.

toddler sleep

From toddler to terror

We didn't see it coming. Our little girl was a delight - but now my adorable angel has turned into a terror.

Products child playing with puzzle

Building blocks of success

Blocks, puzzles and other hands-on toys teach kids skills that set them up for success later in life, according to research.


The ultimate travel stroller

If, like me, you've just gone with a cheapie umbrella stroller as your default, you'll be amazed by this reasonably priced travel stroller.

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