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Great deals can be found at Big W, and right now you can get up to $75 off a range of baby products. So stock up on your essentials for sleep, play, feeding and getting out and about now!

Make nappy changing fun with clever playsuits

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Babyology These baby playsuits will make changing nappies fun and easy. There are so many colours and designs to choose from.

What a newborn really needs


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


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.

First look at the Bugaboo Bee3


Babyology The newest Bugaboo Bee – the Bee3 – offers a variety of improved features, including a much asked-for bassinet and a rainbow of colour combinations.

Most and least useful baby products


What products could you not do without with a young baby? What do you wish you hadn't wasted your money on?

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Parents told to stop using Nap Nanny recliner after deaths

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LETITIA ROWLANDS A recall has been issued for Nap Nanny and Chill Infant Recliners following the deaths of five babies in the US.

Jellyfish-based nappies the next big thing


Forget about plant-based biodegradable nappies: the future generation of eco-friendly nappies could very well come from the sea.

Charlie Crane: minimalist furniture for the nursery


Babyology Minimalist, slick furniture is all the rage, and that styling is front and centre in this new range of baby furniture from Charlie Crane.

Hacker screams at child through baby monitor

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LETITIA ROWLANDS Baby monitors are supposed to help parents keep an eye on their sleeping child, but one family was shocked recently when a hacker was also able to remotely see - and speak - into their daughter's bedroom.

Rozibaby: the pram system with a difference or two

Rosh Ghadamian and Tahir Baig

Adam Courtenay Two childless men in their late twenties wouldn't usually be your first port of call when looking for advice on baby prams, but the pair behind Rozibaby are finding much success with their range of customisable prams.

Your baby's first shoes, made with your own hands

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Babyology Imagine someone saying to you, "Your baby’s shoes are magnificent, where’d you get them?" And you reply, "Oh, these? I made them."

The billionaire baby with $10,000 worth of prams


When money is no object you can go all out when it comes to baby transportation, as this billionaire socialite has shown.

Itchibubs: clothes for babies and toddlers with eczema


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


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.

‘As a guilty mum': teething products


Kate Browne While teething can be a great scapegoat for all that ails our babies, it’s a controversial topic. One thing that can’t be argued with, though, is the mini industry of teething products on offer.

White noise machines could harm babies' hearing: study


Catherine Saint Louis Devices that produce soothing sounds in order to lull infants to sleep can be loud enough at maximum volume to damage their hearing, researchers have found.

Top baby finds for twins and multiples

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Babyology Are you the parent of newborn twins or multiples? We've found a great range of products just for multiples, from prams to clothes to furniture.

Baby Jogger City Select pram - the ultimate ride for a growing family


Babyology If you’ve found yourself in the market for a pram built for two, this particular ride comes highly recommended and is definitely worthy of some further investigation.

Stokke launch new stroller colours & Xplory pram upgrade


Babyology We love it when new colours are added to the collections of our favourite strollers, and these gorgeous new hues from Stokke are no exception!

Cake Lingerie - maternity bras for a larger bust


Babyology Now you can have your cake and eat it too thanks to Cake Lingerie.

Redsbaby: designer looks at a budget price


Babyology The designer look without the designer price tag, Redsbaby has you covered with a pram that’s as stylish as it is practical, with a price tag that has to be seen to be believed.


Charlie Be Home sleeping bags for babies and toddlers


Babyology We do love a beautiful infant sleeping bag, and these are just about as lovely as they come - with a hip twist.

Fanfan the Fawn: a perfect first toy


Babyology If this chap looks familiar it’s because Fanfan the Fawn is the little brother (adopted, obviously) of Sophie the Giraffe.

Kiinde Twist now available in Australia


Babyology with staff writers The amazing breast milk collection, feeding and storing system is now available locally.


Fun for little feet with My First Volley


Babyology No shoe could be more ready for fun summer outfits than these cool new baby kicks from Volley.

My pregnant shopping spree: the post-baby verdict


LIBBY HAKIM Several years (and two kids) after my first steps into a baby superstore, it’s time to deliver the verdict on some of those items the pregnant me put in the must-have basket.


Tommee Tippee dummies recalled due to safety concerns

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Melanie Mahoney Jackel Pty Limited, the suppliers of Tommee Tippee products in Australia, has announced the voluntary recall of a range of its dummies.


IKEA recalls lamps after child's death

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Melanie Mahoney IKEA has recalled their popular range of SMILA wall mounted lamps following the death of a toddler who was strangled on the power cord.

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Essential Baby test drives the Bugaboo Buffalo


Marion Turner If you’re the kind of parent who loves to get out and about in nature, it’s good to know there’s a pram that can come along for the journey. The new all-terrain Bugaboo Buffalo does the trick.

The Navigator pram from Phil & Teds has automatic brakes

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Babyology It’s such a simple concept – to ensure a pram comes to complete stop when both hands are taken off the handle. It’s truly a life-saving idea that’s been brought to reality from one of the world’s most popular pram brands.

Kleynimals: fun, clean keys for babies


Babyology Babies love getting their little gums around keys - but these ones are cleaner and more fun than the set on your key ring.

Angelcare monitors recalled after baby deaths


Melanie Mahoney Angelcare Monitors is recalling 600,000 baby monitors in the US and Canada after the deaths of two babies.

Nuna Pepp: the compact, lightweight stroller


Babyology A stylish, compact stroller that weighs less than nine kilos? Here it is.

The Easywalker MINI stroller

Babyology I often wonder why car companies don't manufacture prams and strollers. Just imagine switching on the indicator, shifting gears and flooring the pedal to overtake those slow walkers or to make a hasty exit from a glassware shop.

Review: Cosmopolitan Mountain Buggy

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NATALIE REILLY A new mum trials the Cosmopolitan Mountain Buggy - and learns an important lesson about pram suspension along the way.

Cots for every nursery and budget


Livia Gamble From practical to over-the-top, we bring you a round of cots to suit every budget.

Bugaboo reveals Andy Warhol collection


Babyology Hold on to your hats: we’re about to reveal the latest collaboration between Bugaboo and iconic pop artist Andy Warhol.

Coles recalls nappies after choking fears spread on Facebook

Alexandra Mayock and her 10-month-old daughter Lily

Kim Arlington Coles has pulled its Dry Fit nappies off supermarket shelves after a mother posted a safety warning on Facebook.

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Ergobaby Swaddler

Babyology One of our all-time favourite brands has just launched a new swaddle, and it’s fabulous! Read on to find out how you can get your hands on one when it hits the Australian market.

Introducing the ErgoPouch airCocoon


Babyology Summer is coming and the hot weather will have us in a tizzy mess about how best to sleep baby so she isn't too hot, yet is swaddled securely.

Magicbed: the amazing pop-up port-a-cot


Babyology This is the port-a-cot to rival all port-a-cots. With the flick of a wrist, you’ll have this beauty set up and ready to go.

Aussie parents make eco-friendly disposable nappy


Mitchell Smith A Brisbane couple has created a more eco-friendly disposable nappy, saying the discarded product breaks down in about 90 days.

The onesie that reports nighttime activity


Mashable There appears to be very few limits of where the self-tracking movement can go, especially if this piece of baby monitoring equipment is anything to go by.

Pop & Lolli launch new fabric decals


Babyology This beautiful brand continues to sweep us off our feet with each new collection of fabric wall decals.

Pram safety crackdown after increase in injuries


COSIMA MARRINER Crushed fingers and detachable pram seats prompt crackdown on stroller safety.


Top five baby mobiles

Babyology Trends come and go when it comes to kitting out a nursery, but one thing that never seems to change is the desire for a baby mobile to hang above a change table or a cot.

No crying over spilt breastmilk: the Kiinde Twist


Babyology I’m insanely jealous this wasn't around while I was breastfeeding. But not one to begrudge others, let me introduce you to the next great thing in expressing.

Bugaboo introduces a new pram


Babyology We love a new Bugaboo release and this one is hot off the press! It’s a new pram, and a whole new accessory range for the Donkey, Cameleon and Bee.

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Welcome to your new life


Babyology Ready for a ‘mummy memoir’ that will have you laughing out loud, nodding in agreement and cringing along with the author?

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Share the little things that make you smile

We're giving away a Mountain Buggy nano, the ultimate travel stroller - and here are some of the great entries so far.

Toddler pleads for return of "stolen" nose

A two-year-old's reaction to a game of "got your nose" shows it doesn't take much to make a toddler cry.

The 15 photos new parents share (and five they don't)

From the first scan photo to the baby covered in cake at their first birthday party, there are 15 photos most parents seem to share - and some they don't.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

Breastfeeding friendly café goes viral

A photo of a breastfeeding-friendly sign in a cafe has been posted to Facebook and shared by hundreds of mums around the world.

First look at the Bugaboo Bee3

The newest Bugaboo Bee – the Bee3 – offers a variety of improved features, including a much asked-for bassinet and a rainbow of colour combinations.

Childcare costs, not paid leave, the real issue for parents

Given the choice between maintaining their wage for six months to have a child, or having a reduced rate of pay for a time but a better deal on childcare when returning to work, there are no odds on what most working parents would choose.

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We’re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

We lost three babies in two years

Our first pregnancy ended the way we all expected it to - with a healthy, happy baby in our arms. What a true blessing he was, for we were not to know the heartache we were about endure.

Family turned back from doomed flight MH17

'There must have been someone watching over us and saying, 'You must not get on that flight,' says mother who narrowly avoided boarding the Malaysian Airlines flight which exploded in mid-air over the Ukraine last night.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Adorable Skeanie loafers for kids

Your little toddler or preschooler can now get their nautical on with a new range of classic loafers by Australian show brand Skeanie.

My baby is hypermobile

For months, I have been telling myself not to worry that Jasmin isn't crawling or walking. This week I heard the term hypermobile for the first time.

When you don’t bond with your baby

They say that there is no bond greater than the bond between a mother and her child. But for some women, the mother-baby bond takes more time and effort to develop.

Yumi Stynes: Having a baby after a 10-year break

After a long break, Yumi Stynes gets a reminder of the pain - and the pleasure - of giving birth.

Grieving father asks for help to Photoshop his daughter's image

When Nathan Steffel's daughter Sophia died from a liver condition at just 6 weeks old, he reached out for someone to create a beautiful image of his little girl.

Raising kids in a 'low media' home

Can you imagine a life without TV or computers? Some parents are opting for a low-tech, screen-free life for their kids.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

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

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Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We’re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

The beautiful moment a baby was born at the side of a road

It's not where she expected to give birth, but mum Corrine Cinatl is delighted that her daughter's roadside arrival was captured in a series of beautiful photos.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

The Nappy Collective starts new drive

It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.

Baby shower cake wrecks

From misshapen cake babies to questionable text, from odd colour choices to internal organ recreation, these are the baby shower cakes that taste forgot.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

Pregnancy progression photo ideas

Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Tin can craft and DIY ideas

Got a few old formula, Milo or coffee cans around the house? Use these fantastic upcycling ideas to create items for around the house and yard.

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