Baby Development


The proposed breastfeeding emoji might be available from next year.

A breastfeeding emoji may be on its way

It's how many new mums spend much of their time, so it makes sense that a breastfeeding emoji is being considered for inclusion in the next round of updates.

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Life with a Baby


The truth about big-headed babies

Research suggests that big headed babies become more intelligent than their smaller peers. One mum shares the positives and negatives of having a big headed baby.

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Baby Care


12 babywearing myths - busted

Myths like this sometimes mean that parents who may have benefited from babywearing miss out, so it's time we did some myth busting.

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Baby Sleep

Baby Food

Baby Health

The Steve family of Narrabundah supporting loud shirt day (from left) Alexander, 6, Oliver, 2, and dad Anthony, and mum ...

Loud shirts the call to help deaf children

A range of tests in baby Oliver's first month proved he could effectively hear nothing. But today he can hear – and talk – as well as any two-year-old, and his parents want everyone to don "loud" shirts next week to help others with the same problem.

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Education & Play

The baby fell facedown before flipping onto her back.

Baby's water survival video divides viewers

Is it responsible parenting, or is this baby being subjected to unnecessary distress? That's the question dividing viewers of a video showing a six-month-old girl fending for herself in a swimming pool after being enticed to fall into the water.

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Baby's future imagined in cute photo series

A French dad has captured his 3-month-old daughter, June, in a series that shows her in outfits of different professions in order to show the possibilities ahead of her. The dad, Malo, says that he, his wife and a few friends work quickly to avoid tiring the baby out.

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Baby Products

The ergoPouch sleep suit bag

Real mums review the ergoPouch Sleep Suit Bag

We asked the Essential Baby Real Mums' Review Team to check out the new ergoPouch Spring/Summer 1.0 Tog Sleep Suit Bag - here's what they thought.

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