Why register at Essential Baby?
With upwards of 1,500 members online in peak times, Essential Baby is just like a great big mothers group where you can meet like minded parents and parents-to-be and share tips, advice, friendship or just catch up for a chat!
By registering at Essential baby you can access a range of features that are only available to registered members. As a member you will be able to;
- Post in the forums
(EB hosts one of the largest women's forums in Australia with upwards of 1,500 women online in peak times)
- View member only forums
- Maintain your own online diary
- Sign up to newsletters including our famous Weekly Guide to Pregnancy emails, Monthly Guide to Baby's First Year, Quarterly Guide to Your Toddler's Second Year and more…
- Participate in one of Australia's largest online women's communities
- Buy and sell goods in the Essential Baby Trading Room
(NB: You are required to have 200 posts on the forums and need to be a member for 4 months to participate in the Forum Trading Room)
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Five new mums will join the Essential Baby Test Drive Team and discover great new baby toys from Fisher-Price & write a review to be published on Essential Baby.
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Cutest snap find on the planet - bee rompers, tees and dresses for babies.
A two-year-old girl who disappeared on Friday night from her great-grandparents' home in rural Ohio was found alive Sunday evening in a nearby field.
The transition from cot to big kid bed might be a little easier if every toddler had a bed like this one.
Woolworths appears to have taken the upper hand in its price battle with Coles after investing millions of dollars lowering the cost of groceries, according to new figures.
Parents say Australian babies are being "kept captive" and cannot come home after a ban on commercial surrogacy in Nepal.
If virgin women can become mothers through IVF, maybe we're ready for another miracle - genuine equality for men in the parenting debate.
What I once assumed about health and fitness is wrong.
I have two children: one living, the next an angel baby.
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They had just decided on a name they both agreed on, but then the grandparents threw in an offer of $10,000 in exchange for choosing something else.
After 17 years of trying, this man had given up hope of having a family.
Actress Claire Danes found it difficult pretending to have postnatal depression in Homeland, as she had just become a new mother herself.
It's a heart-warming photo this family will treasure forever.
While every woman's breastfeeding journey is different, many hurdles are shared. Knowing what to expect will enable you to make informed decisions if - or when - you meet challenges along the way.
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.
A mother-of-five who killed a paedophile has had her jail sentence reduced by a judge who described her case as a "truly exceptional" one.
We just spotted Geleeo, a brand new self-cooling pram liner you can buy in time for summer.
He might not utter a single word - but this toddler is having a great debate with his mother about nap time.
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Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.
The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Campsie mother Phuong Cao, but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel.
It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.
Check out the Essential Baby Names section for some inspiration