A mum's review of the Britax Safe-n-Sound Platinum PRO SICT

The new Britax Safe-n-Sound Platinum PRO SICT.

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Dinosaur products for babies and toddlers

Dino photo prop by Our Photo Engraving on Etsy.

Suzi Catchpole Dinosaurs are one of those classic childhood crazes. We've put together a host of products for dinosaur-mad parents, babies and toddlers.

Gorgeous summer hats for babies and kids from Little Papaya Studio

Hats from Little Papaya Studio

Suzi Catchpole Made from swoon-worthy retro fabrics, the summer hats from Little Papaya Studio will keep them protected this summer.

Sneak peek: BZBX Tower Chair

The BXBZ Tower Chair in its various configurations.

Suzi Catchpole Other convertible highchairs are justifiable running scared. Here's the latest designer highchair of-your-dreams and the best thing is, it will last until age 7.


Saltwater Sandals for babies and toddlers

Saltwater sandals for babies and toddlers.

Suzi Catchpole Many mamas are wearing Saltwater Sandals - why not buy them for your babies and toddlers too?


Sneak peek: Maxomorra bee dress, t-shirt and romper for babies

Summery-fresh bee romper by Maxomorra.

Suzi Catchpole Cutest snap find on the planet - bee rompers, tees and dresses for babies.

Sneak peek: new Love Mae bamboo dinnerware designs

Love Mae new season bamboo dinnerware

Suzi Catchpole We do love ourselves some brand new designs in tried and true products. The renowned bamboo dinnerware from Love Mae has just had several more members join the family, in addition to a brand new website.


Sneak peek: Geleeo self-cooling pram liners

Geleeo self-cooling pram liners

Suzi Catchpole We just spotted Geleeo, a brand new self-cooling pram liner you can buy in time for summer.

Best newborn baby hampers to buy online

Monochrome hamper from Pamper Hampers

Suzi Catchpole Looking to send a baby hamper to family, colleague or friend? We have the best line-up imaginable, and you can order them all online.

'It sort of became an addiction': parents buying, reselling Bonds Wondersuits

One of last year's Bonds Baby Search winners in the popular Confetti Wondersuit.

Lucy Battersby and Kim Arlington Your baby might be crawling around in hundreds of dollars worth of clothing.

Exclusive video: Collette Dinnigan's 'Young Hearts' for Aldi

Young Hearts by Collette Dinnigan for Aldi.

Suzi Catchpole Hot off the press: Collette Dinnigan has paired with Aldi to release an exquisite range.


Interior trends: chevron - love it or over it?

Chevron: love it or over it?

Suzi Catchpole Chevron - love it or over it? Cast your vote now.


Classic wooden blocks for babies and toddlers

Bajo Architecture Blocks, $99.95 from Down That Little Lane.

Suzi Catchpole There's no denying wooden toys deliver a tactile sensation that plastic ones rarely do. We've discovered the best classic wooden blocks to suit all budgets.

Incy interiors launches elegant gunmetal Ivy cot

Incy Interiors Ivy Cot

Suzi Catchpole There's a new baby on the block at Incy Interiors and her name is Ivy.

First look: 2015 Bugaboo by Diesel Denim collection just announced

Bugaboo by Diesel Denim 2015

Suzi Catchpole Bugaboo and Diesel have just announced baby number two is on the way.


Tutti frutti baby fashion with Wilson and Frenchy

Wilson and Frenchy Tutti Frutti

Suzi Catchpole Wilson and Frenchy do a fruity take on baby fashion for spring summer 2015/16.


Maxi Cosi Euro NXT convertible car seat: rearward face your baby until 30 months

Maxi Cosi Euro NXT convertible car seat

Suzi Catchpole Despite compelling evidence that extended rearward facing children in the car is much safer, Australian parents haven't had a choice of seats to do this. Now we have the Maxi Cosi Euro NXT convertible car seat.

Capture twins' special moments with Milestone Twin Cards

Milestone Twin Cards

Suzi Catchpole We love the singleton Baby Milestone Cards - now parents of multiples can get in on the baby milestone photo action with Milestone Twin Cards.

Marquise clothing for babies: spring/summer 2015/16 has landed

Marquise Spring Summer 2015/16 has landed

Suzi Catchpole Take a look at the latest baby and toddler clothing from Marquise for Spring Summer 2015/16.

Dad toys around to get perfect baby photo

The Baby Focus attaches to the back of the phone.

LETITIA ROWLANDS It might be a simple idea, but it's one Dave Canavan is adamant will work.

Jools Oliver Little Bird for Mothercare: a rainbow of clothing for babies

Jools Oliver Little Bird for Mothercare

Suzi Catchpole The sweetest baby rompers you will ever see from Jools Oliver's Little Bird range for Mothercare.


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.


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.

Eco-travel for baby: the recyclable Greentom Upp stroller

Greentom Upp baby stroller

Suzi Catchpole Never before has there been a pram with this much eco-cred. The brand spanking new Greentom Upp is launching this week in spectacular style, with a lot to recommend it to eco-aware parents.


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.


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.


Etsy Design Awards: vote for your favourite now


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.

The latest Bugaboo collections: cool chevron and runner prams

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.


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


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.

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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.


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


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


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


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


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

Organic clothing for babies and children


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.

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We've all done some pretty radical things after a big break-up, but Kourtney Kardashian has gone one better.

Video shows babies 'singing' to music in the womb

A new study has shown that babies may actually be able to hear from as early as 16 weeks – 10 weeks earlier than was commonly thought.

Prevent pelvic pain with pre-pregnancy exercise: study

Women who want to stave off aches and pains in pregnancy should exercise regularly before they conceive, experts say.

Dad's hilarious blog about life with twins

A stand-up comedian in the UK has plenty of new material since becoming a dad to twin boys.

Dinosaur products for babies and toddlers

Dinosaurs are one of those classic childhood crazes. We've put together a host of products for dinosaur-mad parents, babies and toddlers.

Restaurant manager sticks up for noisy baby

A mum was left upset by a note from neighbouring diners saying her screaming baby had ruined their dinner.

His name is Cayden: Mum and social media hit back after racist Facebook attack

When a man posted a selfie with a co-worker's son to Facebook, it became a magnet for racist comments.

The Chinese tradition for new mums that can now cost $37,000 a month

Opulent rest time is becoming the gold standard in postpartum recovery, inspired by a Chinese confinement custom known as "sitting the month".

How the media can shape our decisions when it comes to labour

We all like to think that we make our choices in fair, reasoned and well-thought out ways. Not many of us would admit that we allowed the media to influence us in our life choices.

Mum told to express in pet relief area at airport

A woman who flew from Boston to Washington says staff with United Airlines at Washington's Dulles Airport suggested she pump her breast milk in the pet-relief area.

Heartbreak as mum dies and her baby chokes to death

An Australian woman living in the US collapsed and died while feeding her baby, who then choked to death on his food. 

The hidden mental health illness of anxiety

Anxiety took over Robyn Read's life to such an extent she could not even buy the groceries and felt suicidal.

Two children fall from second storey window

Two young boys have been rushed to hospital after falling out a second-storey window of a home in Eastwood.

Mum gives birth to India's heaviest baby

An Indian woman has given birth to a baby boy weighing a whopping 5.97kg, setting a new record for the country's heaviest baby.

Grandma surprised with brand new granddaughter

Finding out you’re going to be a grandmother can be a very emotional moment. Finding out that you’re a grandmother and the baby is already here is just out of this world.

Saltwater Sandals for babies and toddlers

Many mamas are wearing Saltwater Sandals - why not buy them for your babies and toddlers too?

How to spring clean your body and mind

Whether you're pregnant, already a mum, or are just trying to be a bit more healthy, there are ways to use the rejuvenating season to give yourself a boost.

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