Essential Newsletters

Essential Baby is Australia's largest parenting community with information and resources for conception, pregnancy, birth, baby and kids - and some great lifestyle information just for you too!

With over 200,000 members (and growing fast) and over 10,000 individual posts appearing each day on EB's active forums  there is bound to be a topic of interest to you.

Essential Baby offer a great range of newsletters each month to keep up with the EB community, track the development of your pregnancy or child's development or just to provide updates on topics of interest to you!  Take a look at the great range of newsletters on offer below!


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Essential Baby weekly member newsletter
A great way to stay in touch with what is happening at Essential Baby each week including news and features, competitions, member profiles, bloggers and business profiles.

 

Essential Kids weekly member newsletter
For parents of preschool and school-age children, Essential Kids offers a weekly newsletter with news and features, competitions, member profiles, bloggers and business profiles.

 

Shopping and special offers
Receive information from EB's advertisers and supporters about the latest products and services, special offers and product sampling opportunities.

 

Weekly guide to pregnancy
A comprehensive, Australian guide to your baby's development and the progress of your pregnancy. Delivered weekly to coincide with the week of your pregnancy.

 

Monthly guide to baby's first year
A monthly guide to your baby's first year covering development, sleeping, babycare, immunisation reminders, feeding and more. Emailed to you each month to coincide with the month age of your baby.

 

Quarterly guide to your toddler's second year
A quarterly update packed full of information, tips and useful contacts on your Toddler's development between one and two years.  Emailed to you each quarter to coincide with the age of your toddler.

 


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How to tell if your child has a speech or language problem

 Left untreated, children who start school with speech and language difficulties face an increased risk of reading and writing difficulties, more bullying, poorer peer relationships and less enjoyment of school. So, what should parents expect of children at different ages?

Finding your tribe as a new mum

How was my renegade mother's group different from my first? They were my kind of people. My tribe.

Following your child's emotional roadmap

Psychologist Angharad Candlin will guide parents through their child's emotional development during her seminar at the Essential Baby and Toddler Show in Sydney this weekend.

Delivery room surprises: when gender predictions are wrong

Out of all the questions asked of mums-to-be, “Do you know what you're having?” would be right up there in popularity. Sometimes,

The fertility battle we don't talk about

“You’re nowhere near menopausal,” my doctor cheerily informed me, and my heart sank. I don’t want to live with worry about pregnancy anymore.

'My morning sickness was so bad I'm not having any more kids'

“All the horrible stuff was totally worth it to have my son. But there is absolutely no way I could go through it all again.”

The 'no children' wedding invite

It was the wedding of one of my oldest and dearest friends, and she had invited me to be her bridesmaid. It was quite an honour. But there was one problem.

Baby Dylan recovering well after spending five days alone

 For up to five days he lay alone after his mother died of a suspected drug overdose, but eight-month-old Dylan Micallef has made an incredible recovery.

Win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher

Fill out this quick survey and tell us in 25 words or less your best pregnancy or parenting tip - you'll go in the draw to win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher.

The mystery of William Tyrell, little boy lost

The question remains: How does a little boy simply vanish without a trace?

Woman fights off robber, then gives birth

A thief in the US got more than he bargained for when he try to rob a woman who was nine months pregnant because he figured she would be an easy target.

Video: Two-year-old tells mum off for laughing at her

This little girl is not happy that her mum started laughing during her performance - so she tells her exactly how she feels about it.

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

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Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else’s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby’s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend – me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum – I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women’s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

Does this baby say 'I love you'?

She's only 10 weeks old, but this baby is already dividing people around the world.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

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