Caring for toddler
You can be an incredibly attentive parent and still experience the stress of a child disappearing.
Are you concerned about being seen to do the right thing, or do you define parenting in simpler terms?
Learning to walk would be so much easier if toddlers didn't have a big heavy bag of warm pee between their legs.
Even though we haven’t started daycare yet, all around me are friends and acquaintances whose children love it.
My husband and I went out on Friday night. To a pub. With a group of friends. It was the first time we'd done it in 16 months.
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When you’re six-and-a-half-months pregnant and have a 16-month-old at home, you have good days and terrible days.
Like all good things, daytime naps won't last forever. One day your toddler just won't want to go to sleep. Here's how to cope.
Two staff at a Tokoroa education facility have been stood down while an investigation into child mistreatment claims is carried out.
What's your stance on child harnesses or leads? Would you use them to restrain your energetic toddler?
Toddlers want to be outdoors, but in freezing cold London it's a little difficult for Kiran Chug to keep up with her weather brave 15-month-old.
Would you take photos of your child having a meltdown and put them on the internet? One dad did and he has become an internet sensation.
NZ parents who use pre-paid electricity meters are battling to keep up with payments and their children are suffering, research by the University of Otago has shown.
Matt Calman says some of the dad's in his Dad's Coffee Group feel a societal pressure that being a stay at home dad makes them less manly.
My aim as a parent mirrored my aim as a housewife. How quickly can I get all this boring stuff done so I can do what I want? Read the paper, a book, watch a movie, pour a drink, have an adult conversation.
Child restraints have again been hailed as life savers after a boy and a baby girl suffered moderate injuries in a serious crash.
Every two weeks a child is hospitalised with serious injuries after being run over on a private driveway.
Those tiny domestic planes were not designed for mothers travelling with mobile babies on their knees.
Tracy Grant's New Year's resolution of being a better parent was broken before the end of the first week of 2013. She now advocates for doing just the opposite.
Mother of two little girls, Jessica Rowe fesses up to being a helicopter parent. But she refuses to feel guilty about it.
It can never be said enough, sunscreen is a vital protector when it comes to skin cancer and especially important for young skins.
With three weeks to go until Christmas, the pressure is on to get sorted with gifts. Essential Mums has scoured a range of gift ideas for you, in case you needed some inspiration.
New Zealand's annual drowning toll is one of the worst in the developed world. Kids can drown in seconds. Here are some tips to keep them safe.
A child is hospitalised with serious injuries received from driveway runovers or incidents every two weeks.
If you're feeling guilty about not being the perfect parent you want to be, it might be time to lower your expectations.
A US woman was issued with a US$2500 ($3000) ticket after her toddler son tried to take a wee on their front lawn.
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