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Your baby’s developmental roadmap

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JODIE BENVENISTE Caring for your new baby can feel like driving along a dark highway without a GPS: you know your destination – a happy, healthy human being – but you’re not sure whether you’re heading in the right direction.

Winner or not, all babies are beautiful

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LETITIA ROWLANDS As the 2014 Bonds Baby Search gets under way parents are urged to have fun, but not take the competition too seriously.

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The illusion that makes your youngest child appear smaller

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LETITIA ROWLANDS When a new baby arrives in the family, your older child appears to get taller overnight. But has your toddler really gone through a sudden growth spurt or is at all an illusion?

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Caring for Baby more articles

Weaning a toddler off a dummy: a 15-day plan

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Nicole Villalpando Weaning your child off the dummy can be a traumatic experience for both of you. Here are some tips to help you through.

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Siblings and best of friends

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KIRAN CHUG I know we'll have some tense moments. I know there will be arguments. But I also know these two will always have this most beautiful bond.

Arion and Peleh take out Bonds title

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Melanie Mahoney Like most mums, Louise Schmuelly always thought her babies were adorable. This week, the Bonds Baby Search judges agreed with her.

Breastfeeding more articles

Mum sentenced to 20 years for breastfeeding death

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A judge has sentenced a woman to 20 years in prison for killing her daughter with an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk.

12 things you need to know about breastfeeding before you give birth

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VICTORIA BIRCH While every woman's breastfeeding journey is different, many hurdles are shared. Knowing what to expect will enable you to make informed decisions if - or when - you meet challenges along the way. Here are 12 things to think about before you have have the baby.

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Mum with 'insane' pumping skills breaks world record

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Melanie Mahoney She may have had a hard time breastfeeding her own four kids, but Amelia Boomker has helped feed thousands of other people’s babies.

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Baby Sleep more articles

Rescue dog Zoey and BFF Jasper star in adorable pics

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Photographer, self-professed "crazy dog lady" and mum Grace Chon takes photos of rescue dog Zoey and her 10-month-old son Jasper together. The results are just too cute. See more on Instagram @thegracechon.

Parenting all night? You've got to be joking

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LETITIA ROWLANDS Parenting sometimes requires a good sense of humour - particularly if it involves staying awake all night long.

Baby sleep: what's working for us

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KIRAN CHUG I always thought this kind of thing wasn't for me - or for us. However, with Jasmin, I honestly couldn't see any other way of making things change.

Baby Food more articles

Video: Baby tries salt and vinegar chips for the first time

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Melanie Mahoney Kids can have some very funny reactions when trying new foods – and little Sadie’s first experience with salt and vinegar flavoured chips is pretty darn cute.

Beef & vegie pasta salad

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This recipe can be changed to suit your child's developmental stage - you can make it silky smooth, lumpy, finger food or suitable for toddlers.

Roast lamb & vegie roast with potato wedges

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Iron-rich foods are recommended as first foods at around six months. This recipe will be a hit with your little one!

Baby Health more articles

Asphyxia link another piece of the SIDS puzzle

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LETITIA ROWLANDS An Australian study has uncovered information which could lead to a better understanding of why babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Experts concerned over whooping cough mutation

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LUCY CARROLL A study has found that the bacteria that causes whooping cough has mutated, making it more important than ever before that babies are immunised to help prevent exposure from those whose vaccines have worn off.

Dear parents: you are being lied to about vaccines

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Jennifer Raff The people who claim to be acting in the best interests of your children are putting their health and even lives at risk by rejecting immunisations.

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Education & Play more articles

Man devastated by fiance's faked quintuplet pregnancy

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Melanie Mahoney A woman has duped her boyfriend, friends and well-meaning strangers into believing she was going to have quintuplets until arriving at hospital to supposedly give birth.

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Clean start for thousands of babies' bottoms, thanks to kindness of strangers

Letitia Rowlands The inspirational team at The Nappy Collective are thrilled with the total number of nappies collected during their most recent drive.

Video: Baby starts his day with a dance party

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Melanie Mahoney Few people start their day the same way this little guy does – dancing, smiling, and generally having an awesome time.

Baby Products

Itchibubs: clothes for babies and toddlers with eczema

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Babyology Parents of children who suffer from eczema will know only too well the scratching that occurs around the clock. A new clothing range aims to help make everyone more comfortable.

New Kate Spade baby bag designs

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Babyology Don’t adjust your screen: this bright beauty is coming to you in full colour.

The ultimate travel stroller: the Mountain Buggy nano

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Marion Turner We tried the Mountain Buggy nano and give it an enthusiastic thumbs up. As the ultimate travel stroller, it's practical, has great features, and looks fab, too.

Tools

Baby Growth Chart

Check your baby's length and weight for their age against the World Health Organization's standard growth charts for children aged 0-3 years.

Your Breastfeeding Diary

This chart will help you keep track of your baby’s feeds and nappies throughout the day and night so you don't have to remember when the last feed was.

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Baby's First Year Guide

This monthly guide to your baby's first year covers development, sleeping, baby care, immunisation reminders, feeding and more.

Forums

Birth to six months

Congratulations on your new baby! There are lots of useful tips and information to be found here, and it is a great place to ask those questions that crop up through these early months.

Six months to 12 months

First foods, crawling, words. This next six months includes plenty of new things - you will find advice, tips and questions answered in this forum.

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Celebrity parents and their kids

Keep up to date with celebrities and their babies and toddlers with our photo gallery, updated regularly. We choose not to publish paparazzi shots of these famous families.

Life with anxiety

At times, I feel pretty worthless. In those moments, all I want to do is curl up into a ball and hide in the dark. I can try to quiet my mind, but it won’t shut up.

IVF leaves woman pregnant with another couple's twins

An Italian woman has been told the twins she is three months pregnant with are not hers.

'My mother-in-law found out our baby's gender behind our backs'

My husband and I mutually decided that we didn’t want to know our baby's sex before the birth, but his mother couldn't handle that.

What you need for the 'fourth trimester'

In my opinion, the first three months after the birth are the most intense. Here's what got me through that time after welcoming my baby.

Weaning a toddler off a dummy: a 15-day plan

Weaning your child off the dummy can be a traumatic experience for both of you. Here are some tips to help you through.

Choosing to be a solo parent

Two women share their stories of longing for a baby so much that they each decided not to wait for a partner before becoming a mum.

Asphyxia link another piece of the SIDS puzzle

An Australian study has uncovered information which could lead to a better understanding of why babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Rescue dog Zoey and BFF Jasper star in adorable pics

Photographer, self-professed "crazy dog lady" and mum Grace Chon takes photos of rescue dog Zoey and her 10-month-old son Jasper together. The results are just too cute. See more on Instagram @thegracechon.

The ultimate travel stroller: the Mountain Buggy nano

We tried the Mountain Buggy nano and give it an enthusiastic thumbs up. As the ultimate travel stroller, it's practical, has great features, and looks fab, too.

Mum's heartbreak as son dies in road accident

Daly Thomas and her two young sons were walking home from church on Tuesday afternoon. Her youngest son never made it.

New Kate Spade baby bag designs

Don’t adjust your screen: this bright beauty is coming to you in full colour.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one’s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

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Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

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What's hot on EB

Win the brand new phil&teds vibe

Check out the good looking new release of the Vibe 3 and the Verve 4-wheeler inline strollers. To celebrate their release, we have a Vibe with double kit to give away.

Baby sleep

From birth to one year and beyond, read about baby sleep, soothing techniques, routines, and sleep school experiences.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one’s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

7 tips for a kid-free trip, not a guilt trip

Although I’m jumping out of my skin to take my child-free holiday, I’m dreading the goodbye. But I’m determined to make the most of it without tarnishing it with guilt or sadness about leaving the kids.

Itchibubs: clothes for babies and toddlers with eczema

Parents of children who suffer from eczema will know only too well the scratching that occurs around the clock. A new clothing range aims to help make everyone more comfortable.

Ear piercing: what age is best?

What is it that shapes our opinions on what’s an 'appropriate' age for our children to get their ears pierced? Parents share their views on how young is too young when it comes to piercing.

Caring for kids helps grandmothers stay mentally alert

Looking after grandchildren can help grandmothers ward off brain disease - but it's also possible to get too much of a good thing, researchers say.

Why I loved my third home water birth

After two water births at home, I was determined to give birth to my son the same way. I just hoped this birth would be quicker than my last two.

Revealed: 7 ways food marketers try to trick consumers

If you’re confused by food labels, you’re not alone. Next time you’re shopping for food, look out for these seven common labelling tricks.

'My mother-in-law found out our baby's gender behind our backs'

My husband and I mutually decided that we didn’t want to know our baby's sex before the birth, but his mother couldn't handle that.

Free Printable Activities

Keeping little hands busy

Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.