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Amber Robinson

Managing Editor, Essential Baby and Essential Kids

Longer breastfeeding linked to higher IQ

Amber Robinson A study of 3500 infants has found that babies who are breastfed grow up to be more intelligent and wealthy.

Five fabulous summer buys at Big W

Amber Robinson With Christmas less than 19 weeks away, it’s time to start planning for the holiday season, from gifts to special occasion wear and travel gear. Here are our top picks.

Facebook's breastfeeding pic backflip

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Amber Robinson Yesterday we shared the news that Facebook has finally agreed to allow images of women breastfeeding on the social network. Today it seems to be a different story altogether.

The Perth tragedy is every parent's worst nightmare

The eight-month-old baby was left in his capsule outside a shop.

Amber Robinson We tumble through our busy lives without pause, from breakfast-dropoff-work to pickup-dinner-bath-bed, using schedules and routines to keep ourselves on track.

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Benefits of delayed cord clamping

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Amber Robinson A new review of delayed cord clamping trials has found that the practice can be of important beneft to newborn babies.

Breastfeeding, Kochie and double standards

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Amber Robinson David Koch urges breastfeeding women to be 'more discreet' - while featuring questionable material on his own television show.

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Tragedy in New York sees working mothers under fire again

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Amber Robinson When a nanny allegedly murdered two of her charges in a New York city apartment, it didn't take long for the blame to shift to working mothers.

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Amber teething necklaces a choking hazard, warn authorities


Amber Robinson Experts are alarmed at the use of teething necklaces made of Baltic amber beads, saying they present a choking hazard.

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Peaches and the parenting fails that befall us all

Peaches Geldof with baby Astala

Amber Robinson Yesterday, UK celebrity Peaches Geldof accidentally upended her pram, dropping her son on his head. We've all been there, right?

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Women need real help with breastfeeding, not just catchy slogans

Breastfeeding NYC

Amber Robinson The controversial 'Latch on NYC' campaign limits access to formula in hospitals. But what else is being done to support breastfeeding mums, Amber Robinson asks.

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'I’m mum enough to think this cover sucks'

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Amber Robinson The mother breastfeeding her three-year-old son on the cover of Time may have had good intentions, but the photo - and it's accompanying headline - has caused a media storm.

Review: Stokke Xplory V3

Stokke Xplory

Amber Robinson Winner of several design awards since its launch seven years ago, we road-test the latest incarnation of the head-turning Stokke Xplory.

EB picks: Toys for your 6-12 month old

Infant with blocks

Amber Robinson As your baby transitions to a toddler, he will be enjoying toys which stimulate his desire to move and communicate. Here are a few suggestions.

EB picks: Toys for your 0-6 month old


Amber Robinson Babies learn about the world and develop vital skills through interaction and play. You want to choose toys that are going to stimulate them mentally, physically, emotionally and socially.

Baby 'brought back to life' with skin-to-skin contact

Kylie Ogg

Amber Robinson Little Jamie Ogg was pronounced dead by doctors after his premature birth at 27 weeks, but his mother claims she brought him back to life with the power of her touch.

Anti-Immunisation doctor, Dr Andrew Wakefield, banned


Amber Robinson Dr Andrew Wakefield, the doctor who suggested a link between the MMR vaccine and autism, has charged with professional misconduct.

Motherhood and fashion: have you let yourself go?

Tired new Mum

Amber Robinson "It's a shame so many mums let themselves go", mused the young, childless hairdresser attending to my mop last week. "You see them around here all the time in tracksuit pants.