Here are some great toys by Fisher-Price that encourage learning and development skills - fantastic ideas for babies and toddlers at Christmas.
Staff writers This year we've seen some Santas go above and beyond their usual role in shopping centres and Christmas grottos around the world.
Staff writers As far as surprise Christmas presents go, the one these young sisters received was pretty special!
Alexandra Spangaro Putting up the Christmas tree is a special event for many each December, but for those sick of lugging the spider infested logs into their home once a year here are some alternative options to help you get into the Christmas spirit.
LETITIA ROWLANDS A Canberra woman who took her foster child out for coffee with a friend recently did not expect a random act of kindness to leave her in tears.
Karina Lane Forget the pyjamas and books this year, Santa: this is what mums are really craving.
Suzi Catchpole Check out these gorgeous treats for baby's Santa stocking this Christmas.
Suzi Catchpole Kardashian Kids' 'Falling Stars' Christmas Collection has just landed at Big W stores.
Suzi Catchpole We've found lots of things that will be perfect gifts for babies and toddlers at Kmart.
Suzi Catchpole We've showed you this gorgeous brand before and now they've just released tasteful Christmas onesies for babies.
Pamela McIntosh We can make a conscious effort about how we react to those curly Christmas day scenarios that can send us up the wall, or should we say chimney.
Suzi Catchpole What a boon it would be to have your toddler's Christmas gifts covered this year. We have two awesome ABC Shop prize packs to give away to two lucky winners.
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PETER VINCENT There's nothing new about cheesy and forgettable Christmas music. Sadly unforgettably good festive songs are the exception, not the rule.
PINKY MCKAY Everyone will love your baby but your baby may not be so happy to be passed around a lot of new people - nor may you want to feed with an audience.
Suzi Catchpole We've got the best list of both the practical and beautiful in baby things.
If this is your first Christmas with a toddler, you may be wondering how you'll keep your Christmas treasures out of curious little hands. Here are some ideas to keep your child safe - and your festive decorations in place.
Raquel D'Apice I am a 10-month-old baby and I write because my mother has been sending out my "Christmas List" to people, and her list does not in any way represent the things I really want. Here is a comprehensive list of the things I want for Christmas.
Livia Gamble Follow our tips to be a healthy and happy mum-to-be this festive season.
Richard Meadows Here are some tips for a stress-free holiday that embraces the true spirit of Christmas, with none of the greed, one-upmanship or outdated traditions.
Looking for a few little treats to pop in your little one's Christmas stocking? Here are some great options they'll love.
Babyology It's officially time to get into the Christmas spirit. Why not branch out when you put up your tree this year and add a personal touch with a few DIY decorations? We've found the perfect easy-to-make ways to put more festive fever into your home.
Suzi Catchpole Babies love books and they will love this selection of Christmas books written especially for little ones.
Aileen Nakhle Christmas is a time to share with those we cherish most. But festivities and family are not always an easy pairing.
CATHERINE RODIE Everyone loves a personalised Christmas present - especially those which have been lovingly created by little hands. These Christmas gifts are so easy that even your toddler will be able to make them.
Livia Gamble Christmas turkey, seafood or ham; however you decide to dine this Christmas, if you’re pregnant there are a few things to keep in the back of your mind.
Melissa Browne Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.
Duncan Buchanan Pregnant, thinking of giving alcohol a miss for a while, or doing the Pregnant Pause over the silly season? Here are some tried and true tactics that can help you handle the hardest social situations without giving into pressure to have a drink.
Sally Heppleston We had a very happy Christmas Day in 2007, when we excitedly announced to our family we were pregnant. Then our baby was born stillborn and our lives changed forever.
Grab your partner, bestie or a tub of Ben & Jerry's and snuggle up for these Christmas classics.
Cal Wilson One of the things Cal Wilson has loved most about having a family is starting their very own Christmas traditions.
CATHERINE RODIE This December 25th will be Rachel Nobel's third Christmas without her young son Hamish, who died in a tragic accident aged just 20 months.
KERRI SACKVILLE As the holiday season approaches, I face my first ever Christmas as a single parent. Interestingly, though, it’s not with the emotions you might anticipate.
Lots more articles, activities, recipes, and gift ideas over at Essential Kids Christmas hub
My 18-month-old daughter and I were very excited to be selected to trial the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Toolbox.
We gave the opportunity for a few of our mums to try out some of the new Fisher-Price toys, here is mum to 3, Hannah who got to review the Fisher-Price Dance and Move BeatBo.
Maria, mum of a 9-month-old, reviewed the Fisher-Price Smart Touch Play Space for babies/toddlers.
The Little People Big Animal Zoo was a big hit with Angela's 3-year-old and 16-month-old.
A mum of three kids under four, Bec Sanderson got to trial the Fisher-Price Smart Stages Scooter and has already recommended it to her friends.
The Elf on the Shelf is a special scout elf sent from the North Pole to help Santa Claus manage his naughty and nice lists. Each morning he appears in a new place. Here are some of the most creative we've found.
Christmas costumes for babies have never been cuter - check out these little snowmen, reindeers, Christmas trees, elves and more!
A hilarious collection of scary, weird and sketchy Santas.
Chat with others about tree options, your Christmas shopping style, gift ideas, menu suggestions and your family traditions.
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