Toddler saved after being pulled from pool

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AAP An unconscious toddler has been rescued from a pool, prompting a warning to parents to remain "super vigilant" when their kids are around water.

Further recall of children's pain relief

Recalled: Apohealth paracetamol and iboprofen for children.

Staff writers The Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) has announced the recall of three more types of children's paracetamol.

Two children fall from second storey window

Two children have fallen out of a window in Eastwood.

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

The joy and isolation of being a stay-at-home dad in a foreign land

Matt Colville and his son Jude in Germany.

Matt Colville It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.

How to move house without losing your mind

It's important not to let the situation control you, and work out how you can minimise the stress.

RACHEL CLUN Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.

How a group of mums are fighting back against cancer - and how you too can make a difference

Channel Nine personality Georgie Gardner was emcee for the fundraiser.

DONNA WEBECK Witnessing her beloved dad lose his brave battle to oesophageal cancer was devastating for Michelle Heaton-Armstrong - just as it was for her children, who adored their Poppy.

Parents still failing to buckle up kids


Melissa Grant The lives of hundreds of children are being put at risk every year because their parents aren't restraining them properly in cars.

Couple poses for newborn shoot with adorable puppy

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Staff writers Tired of being asked about their baby-making plans, Australian couple Matt and Abby decided to give a creative answer.

Why you should think twice before putting your mobile phone number on Facebook


Peter Munro Facebook has been urged to strengthen its privacy controls after revelations a simple vulnerability could expose the personal data of users, including their mobile numbers.

Why I hired a 'hot nanny'


AMBER ROBINSON I thought that if a man could cheat on Sienna Miller with the nanny, what chance did I have? But now I've changed my mind.

Nutella doughnut milkshake, anyone?

Foodcraft Espresso's

CALLAN BOYS For such a simple equation it's a wonder we haven't seen it at more cafes more often.

More children's pain medicines recalled


Craig Butt, Health Reporter More generic pain relievers for young children have been recalled because the plastic bottle lids can splinter when opened

Family sleepovers: a tribute to my 1970s childhood


KYLIE ORR My memories of those nights in my childhood are all about fun: sleepover excitement, staying up late, watching movies we probably weren't supposed to watch ... freedom.

Portable pools 'more dangerous than permanent ones'

Three-year-old Hugh Ryder enjoys the warm weather in Grafton on Saturday with Eden Hiatt, aged two.

JULIE POWER Inflatable and portable children's pools may be required to be sold with compulsory fencing to prevent backyard drownings, with some experts even floating the idea of a ban.

The fire hazard in more than 70,000 Australian homes

Six models of the Samsung top loader washing machine are affected by a recall.

ANNA PATTY So far, 206 Samsung washing machines have caught fire and some have exploded. But many remain in people's homes.

The day my son started a fire


Josefa Pete Would you know what to do in a fire emergency? How safe is your home and family?

If women working outside the home creates tension, let's look for a solution

working mum

MEGAN BLANDFORD What's the answer to these frustrations between couples? Do women need to stay home to reduce conflict? Or do men need to get over themselves?

Children's painkillers urgently recalled

Pharmacy Choice ibuprofen and Chemmart paracetamol products for children have been recalled.

ALLISON WORRALL Chemmart and Pharmacy Choice pain relievers for children have been urgently recalled due to the risk of the bottle splintering when opened.

Gold-plating and baby in the front seat: the future of luxury child car travel

The Volvo Excellence Child Safety Seat Concept.

Letitia Rowlands and Stuff NZ Gold-plating and swivelling luxury leather front seats - is this the future of baby and toddler car travel? It could be, if two concepts unveiled by high-end car manufacturers are anything to go by.

When 'good' nannies go bad

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Tanith Carey While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.

Why some dogs might attack babies or young kids

Dogs and children can be the best of friends, but they should be supervised when together, experts say.

INGA TING A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.

Which sex is better at driving?

A new study has found men have less accidents than women.

STEPHEN OTTLEY The result of a new study in accidents may surprise you.


Can you spot the drowning child?

A crowded pool can be a dangerous place.

Staff writers Can you spot him in the video? The child who loses his rubber ring, panics, and then almost drowns? It isn't easy.

The dangers - and benefits - of Dr Google


JO HARTLEY Googling as a parent can be a dangerous thing, because it can potentially send us into a tail spin. But that doesn't mean we don't do it.

Grieving mum shares warning after common spice kills preschooler

Matthew Rader: 'It was like he was having a seizure and just collapsed.'

LETITIA ROWLANDS It's a common spice found in the pantries of homes around the world, but a grieving mother is warning of the dangers of cinnamon following the death of her four-year-old son.

Damp house played a part in toddler's death, coroner says

'What can I do now. It's too late': Emma-Lita Bourne died last year.

Laura Walters, Josh Fagan and Vernon Small Mould on the walls and floors, and a cold draught, played a part in a two-year-old's death, a coroner has found.

Giving mum (or the primary carer) a break


Seamus Curtain-Magee For me, parenting is a team sport, and I was going to be down a team-mate. Here's what I learnt.

10 fruits and vegetables you're probably storing wrong

Bananas for potassium: Whether it plays a direct role in better health, or encourages a focus on healthy foods, the survey indicated potassium is a positive.

Candy Sagon To keep your produce fresher longer, remember these tips.

Large misconceptions about large families


Kylie Orr Statistics confirm that these days our family is practically a walking freak show.

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The day my daughter almost drowned

feet on edge of pool

Amy Joyce We had six adults standing there, so I felt like I could relax a bit. After all, what could go wrong with so much supervision?

Is your family's car part of the world's biggest safety recall?

Takata is responsible for the world's biggest automotive recall.

STEPHEN OTTLEY More than 50 million vehicles recalled for potentially lethal airbag fault - is your car affected?


The mums who ask for a 'wife bonus'


Celia Walden They run their homes like domestic CEOs and work tirelessly to improve their family's social standing. And now, according to a new book, they want an annual perk from their husbands.

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Kinetic sand warning after dog's brush with death


Staff writers A dog owner is warning of the dangers of the toy kinetic sand after her dog almost died eating it.

Cadbury announces Vegemite-flavoured chocolate - yes, really

A screenshot from the video Cadbury used to launch its new Vegemite chocolate on social media on Thursday.

Georgina Mitchell Vegemite and chocolate sounds like an unlikely combination, but blocks of it will be hitting the shops next month.

My laundry list of complaints


Evelyn Lewin The thought of washing actually once made me smile. Washing no longer makes me smile. It makes me tired instead.


16 things Sydney parents can relate to

harbour bridge

CATHERINE RODIE Every city comes with its own set of unique quirks, and there are some things that only Sydney parents will understand.


Stranger pays it forward for struggling mum of two

Lashae with her daughter Mia and son Leo.

Sarah Harris A mystery man has literally paid it forward for a struggling mum at a supermarket.

Cheese toastie lovers have more sex, says survey

Start your engines: A grilled sandwich cheese with tuna and Swiss.

MICHAEL KOZIOL If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, give him grilled cheese.

Dad thinks stay-at-home mum is worth $96,762 a year - at least

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Staff writers Some misguided husbands wonder just what stay-at-home mums do all day. Not Steven Nelms.

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When to call an ambulance for your child


Michelle Fiddian I’m often asked: ‘How do I know when I should call an ambulance? Wouldn’t it be faster if I just drove there myself?’ But there are a few variables that can influence your decision.

Easter bonanza 2015: $17,000 in prizes to be won


We're giving away more than $4,500 worth of prizes to go - enter today!

Grieving families give warnings after toddler deaths

Caiden made his way to a nearby dam last week.

Staff writers Two Queensland families are grieving the loss of their toddler sons after the boys drowned in separate incidents last week.

How to stay calm in an emergency

When something goes wrong, try to reduce panic and talk your way through it.

Michelle Fiddian I’m not expecting you to be as calm as you might be right now. What I mean is that if your panic levels are through the roof during a stressful situation, let’s bring them down to just under the ceiling.

Sheryl Sandberg's advice

'Choreplay': Help out at home to get more sex, Sandberg tells men


MICHAEL KOZIOL Forget foreplay. The new and improved route to intercourse is "choreplay" - it's good for your spouse, good for your house, and comes with the imprimatur of feminist du jour Sheryl Sandberg.

I'm A Celebrity

Why this 'I'm a Celebrity' tweet has outraged mums everywhere

Chrissie Swan.

Fairfax Media Entertainment commentator Peter Ford has sparked uproar online with a vindictive tweet about working mother Chrissie Swan.


How my iPhone addiction made me a terrible mum


Meredith Hale I embarked on an experiment. I decided to quit my phone, cold turkey, for one week. I wanted to see if I really needed all that connectivity.

In praise of growing up without a lot of money

Is having more money really better for kids?

Jade Warne It's about time I did an analysis of my life so I can celebrate all that’s good - and often overlooked - about the lower middle class.

The tidying trick that works for us

Sometimes it takes a fresh approach to get your kids helping with housework.

KYLIE ORR We have four kids. We could be the poster house for how not to display stuff. But I've discovered a new trick that's working ... for now.

Five second rule

Four times you shouldn't eat food dropped on the floor

Five-second rule: foods high in sugar and salt are safer to eat after being dropped on the floor.

LIVIA GAMBLE A survey found that 87 per cent of people would eat food after it was dropped on the floor - but here are four times you shouldn't.

Childcare centres and schools on alert over frozen berries-linked hepatitis

One of the recalled Nanna's frozen berry packs.

ESTHER HAN Childcare centres and schools across NSW are on heightened alert after a health warning on potential hepatitis A cases linked with recalled frozen berries.

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Kourtney Kardashian goes nude for art

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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