Sweet Love Mae wallpaper for the nursery and kids' rooms

Love Mae wallpaper

Suzi Catchpole Dreamy florals, floating feathers, monochrome woodlands and perky polka dots all form the divine children's wallpaper collection by Love Mae.

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Fun Sunny Life pool inflatables just for babies

The swan and flamingo pool seats are suitable from 6 to 24 months.

Suzi Catchpole The babies of 2015 will thus be thrilled to paddle their happy baby legs in these brand new flamingo and swan baby inflatables.

All accessories included with the Silver Cross Pioneer Graphite

Silver Cross has released its all-inclusive Pioneer Graphite model, which comes complete with a huge list of inclusions.

Suzi Catchpole Silver Cross has released its all-inclusive Pioneer Graphite model, which comes complete with a huge list of inclusions.

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Designer kids' clothing good enough to eat: Oeuf gets Foodilicious

Oeuf Foodilicious Collection 2015

Suzi Catchpole Although we are soon heading into our hot season, we couldn't go past the latest winter collection by cult kid brand Oeuf.

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Etsy Design Awards: vote for your favourite now

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Staff writers Etsy is currently hosting its very own design awards, and there are nine Australian baby and children's design shops named as finalists.

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The Shiny Chevron Collection.

Suzi Catchpole Bugaboo sure likes to keep things fresh, and with the Australian spring/summer season coming up, there are two new Bugaboo pram releases.

The Shnuggle bath: comfort for bub, reassurance for parents

The Shnuggle bath.

Babyology I think everyone would agree that bath time is one of the most precious moments between a baby and their parents.

Beaneasy: sweet nursery furniture with a twist

The Beaneasy range offers fun shapes and colours.

Babyology If you're looking to introduce an organic element into your baby's nursery but want to step away from natural timber, we have the perfect alternative.

Review: Cybex Platinum PRIAM pram

The Cybex Platinum PRIAM pram in autumn gold.

Nicole Thomson-Pride I'm not usually one who believes in love at first sight but that's exactly what happened when I first saw the Cybex PRIAM.

Six beautiful rocking chairs for your nursery

The London rocking chair by Hobbe.

Babyology To the uninitiated, a rocking chair is just a moving chair, but to those in the know, it is also a back-saving position to feed a newborn and the ultimate snuggle spot for bedtime reading adventures.

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How to set up the perfect nursery for your baby

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JO HARTLEY You'll soon be meeting your baby, but you've got one big task to get done first: setting up a comfy, calming nursery you'll both be able to enjoy.

Forget booties - now babies can wear high heels

Some of the shoes for sale.

LETITIA ROWLANDS Remember the days when news of a pregnancy meant grandmas and great aunts would be busy knitting booties for the soon-to-arrive bundle of joy? Well, forget them.

Comfort for newborns through to toddlers with the Bombol Bamboo Bouncer

The versatile Bombol Bamboo Bouncer.

Babyology If you can find a bouncer that looks great, can be machine washed and is strong enough to hold a toddler, then you have well and truly hit the jackpot. You can now consider that jackpot hit.

The modern cloth nappies too cute to cover up

Designer Bums in 'Fancy Pants', $34.95.

Babyology If you're only just joining the modern cloth nappy movement, or would like to spruce up your collection, we have to introduce you to Designer Bums.

Toy safety: keeping your baby safe

Periodically check your home for possible dangers

Lucy Cooper Creating a safe play environment for your little one is vital. You need to consider both the toys you offer your baby, as well as the space in which they play.

Reclaim your home with the invisible play pen

The Mint Rhapsody designers aimed to make the play pen 'blend and not offend'.

Babyology Australian designers Mint Rhapsody have come up with a simple but innovative idea that ensures your playpen can 'blend and not offend'.

Easy milk heating and thawing with the Nutto Mama's Milk Warmer

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Babyology What looks like a thermos, is the brain-child of a mum, and was designed by an aerospace engineer?

Best gifts for newborns, new mums and christenings

Some great gift ideas for babies.

We've compiled a guide to some of the most popular presents for newborns and new mums, and for christenings and naming days.

Baby must-haves and must-heaves: what's really needed?

Baby change table? Try the floor instead.

Andrea Orr Note to new parents: You don't really need all that stuff.

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Big W Real Mums Test Drive: Dymples clothing, nappies and bath products

Some of the items in the Dymples clothing range.

Michelle PItt We asked a real mum what she thought of the Dymples range from Big W.

Big W Real Mums Test Drive: Infasecure Trident Deluxe Compact Convertible Car Seat

Tamara's son in the Infasecure Trident Deluxe.

Tamara Cazzulino The Trident Deluxe has a handful of great safety features that caught my eye.

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Big W Real Mums Test Drive: Childcare Vector Reversible stroller

Karen's daughter in the Childcare Vector stroller from Big W.

Karen Blackhall I expected a slightly fancier version of an umbrella pram but the Childcare Vector was so much more.

Better sleep for babies with the comforting Lulla Doll

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Babyology There's a new weapon in the never ending quest to help babies sleep and settle well – and her name is Lulla.

Hi-tech baby monitors offer no real benefits, new research shows

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Stephanie Pappas Monitors meant to reassure parents that their sleeping babies are still breathing are "smarter" than ever, but they're still not proven to keep little ones safe.

The history of the disposable nappy

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Marion Donovan, inventor of the first disposable nappy, had one question that guided her work: "What do I think will help a lot of people, and most certainly will help me?"

Great gift ideas for first birthdays

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Babyology From soft toys to balance bikes, here are some great ideas for first birthday gifts.

Organic clothing for babies and children

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Babyology Check out some great environmental clothing finds by Babology that is both good for the environment and sensitive skin baby and children's skin.

First ISOFIX compatible childseat goes on sale in Australia

Left: Maxi-Cosi ISOGO Hera, $529; and right: Maxi-Cosi ISOGO Euro, $599.

LETITIA ROWLANDS It's a fitting system which has been used in Europe and America for more than a decade, now Australian parents can choose an ISOFIX compatible carseat.

The Boon Naked collapsible baby bath

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Babyology Make bathtime easy - and storing your baby bath even easier - with Boon's Naked 2-Position Collapsible Baby Bathtub.

Hot air balloon mobiles perfect for the nursey

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Babyology These unique hot air balloon mobiles can be matched to suit your nursery decor.

Creative DIY light shades

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Babyology The Pop Light light shade comes in a flat pack already made - it's up to you to design it as you'd like.

No more spills with the Lovi 360 cup

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Babyology Make the transition from the bottle to a regular cup easier with the secure, spill- free cup.

Fun nursery and playroom wall art

Babyology This Etsy store offers a large range of of vintage and retro-inspired pieces in a variety of sizes.

Mums review the Dymples range from Big W

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The Big W Dymples range offers parents a vast selection of quality products to keep their little ones happy and healthy. We asked the Real Mums Test Drive team to review some items - here's what they said.

Recall: Another cot deemed unsafe

Parents have been advised to check their baby's cot is not among several recent recalls.

Leah McLennan Parents are being warned to check their baby's cot is not one of those which have been recalled in recent weeks due to safety concerns.

Big W Real Mums Test Drive: Dymples Envy stroller

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Erin Govers I was given the Dymples Envy 3-wheel stroller to try out with my five-week old baby.

Big W for Everything Baby: real mums' reviews

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Essential Baby has been excited to partner with Big W to showcase the latest baby clothes, products, toys and accessories on offer this season.

Big W Real Mums Test Drive: Mistral Professional Ultimate Kitchen Machine

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Susan Young The Mistral Professional Ultimate Kitchen Machine is basically the Thermomix without the hefty price tag, and has opened up a whole new world of convenient cooking for this new mum.

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Big W Real Mums Test Drive: Infa-Secure Rallye Convertible Booster Seat

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Catherine Mahy The design is practical with all the safety features you would expect and want to find in a modern car seat. It is also relatively lightweight and the fabric is durable.

Big W Real Mums Test Drive: Bright Starts Ingenuity Bouncer

Seren enjoying her Bright Starts Ingenuity Bouncer.

Naomi Brooker It’s the perfect place to pop bub to keep her entertained and safe when I need to be hands-free - and as every mum knows, that's a lifesaver.

Big W Real Mums Test Drive: Peter Morrissey baby manchester

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Josie Stanford We tested out the Peter Morrissey manchester package - and loved it.

New wearable monitor is like Fitbit for babies

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A new wearable for babies is trying to give parents some peace of mind, and maybe a few extra hours of sleep.

Exclusive Andy Warhol 'Blondie' Bugaboo strollers up for auction

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Jen Ng Bugaboo and The Andy Warhol Foundation have teamed up to raise money for charity - and three exclusive, great-looking prams are now available as a result.

20 clever baby shower gifts

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Andrea Romano From quirky onesies to shoulder carriers, these unique gifts are fun, cute and great for parents and kids.

The hunt for the perfect nappy bag

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GREER BERRY One of the things I've had a few friends bring up is the idea of investing in a decent nappy bag. But the question is: what's best?

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Design your own stroller with Joolz

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Babyology Customised strollers let you be in the designer's seat: get the look you want with the all new Joolz Day Tailor.

Clever playsuits make nappy changing time easy

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Babyology These baby playsuits will make changing nappies fun and easy - and there are heaps of colours and designs to choose from.

What a newborn really needs

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Greer Berry The baby industry is a fricken minefield when it comes to the fine line between 'needs' and 'wants' for first-time mothers.

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Baby formula recalled after lizard found in tin

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Melanie Mahoney A popular baby formula brand has recalled a batch of products after a Sydney mum reported finding a dead lizard inside a formula tin last week.

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Girl smothers baby brother with peanut butter

This mum had a big clean up job on her hands.

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Young mum dies after being denied pap smear

A mother has died after she was denied a pap smear because she was deemed "too young" to need it.

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A childcare centre in Sydney has banned birthday cakes after parent complaints about excessive sugar and children with allergies being left out.

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Man arrested over toddler Nikki's death

A 31-year-old man has been arrested over the death of two-year-old Nikki Francis-Coslovich in Mildura.

Adoption ban on pregnant women to be lifted

Pregnant women will no longer be barred from adoption waiting lists in NSW, after the Baird Government decided the practice was discriminatory.

Are you getting enough magnesium?

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, but we don't talk enough about it and the vital role it plays in great health and energy, as well as disease prevention.

5 workplace lessons for new parents

Take heart in these principles that will transfer seamlessly from the workplace into your new life as a parent.

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The new Volvo XC90 SUV's focus on keeping you safe does not come at the expense of comfort in the XC90.

Kim Kardashian reveals she may have hysterectomy

Kim Kardashian has revealed complications during pregnancy means she might have to have a hysterectomy after the birth of her second child.

Why late night snacks wreak havoc on weight loss

 Loath as you may be to admit it, chances are that at some point you have found yourself in the kitchen late at night, devouring food.

Toddler twins pretend to be asleep to fool mum

They say twins have a unique connection. If this cute clip is anything to go by, these toddler sisters like to use their special bond to try to fool their mother.

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Getting out of the house is a big priority in the early years of parenthood and you need to take a well-stocked kit with you. We've chosen 10 of the best nappy bags sure to appeal to dads in style and function.

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