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Are we too soft on our kids?

Changing times mean new parenting approaches have emerged, so how can we find the balance between being too strict and too soft on our kids?

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Charlize Theron

Family planning

Charlize Theron adopts baby

Actress Charlize Theron has become a mother for the first time with the adoption of a baby boy.

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Newborn baby

Tools for finding a baby name

We’ve all browsed though baby name books, searching every one of those pages for one of those baby names to jump out at us. But since the internet has become dominant, the information superhighway has become clogged with baby-name suggesting websites that it’s almost impossible to decipher which ones are any good, and which ones aren’t.

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BPAs have traditionally been found in many baby bottles.

The toxic danger in every household

What if you were told that your child is coming in to daily contact with a substance that has been linked to cancer, obesity and other serious health complaints?

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"I think we should go from saying 'when in doubt, don't circumcise' to 'when in doubt, do'."

Doctors push to leave baby boys intact

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians has flagged it will not change its policy against circumcision despite evidence the procedure can prevent the spread of HIV and other sexual diseases.

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Children with Infant Limb Deficiency

Pregnancy is the most amazing time in a woman’s life. When the test comes up positive, you know your life is going to change forever. Most women have visualised holding their precious new born for the very first time. You imagine the first cry, you imagine yourself holding your child closely to your heart.

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Nursery Notice

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Nursery Notice

Announce baby’s arrival in style with Nursery Notice.

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baby sling

Baby slings under safety review

Baby slings may be convenient, but are they safe? As more than a million Infantino SlingRider products were recalled in the US, Australian authorities look in to the need for an Australian safety code.

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The Philips Avent Steamer Blender

Philips Avent Steamer/blender

Parents may be concerned about nasties like BPA in packaged baby food, but the thought of preparing nutritious food from scratch can be daunting.

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Daffodil day

Daffodil Day

Cancer is not something to be scared of, but it is something you need to be aware of.

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Natalie Bloom

Mum in profile

Natalie Bloom - mother, businesswoman

Natalie Bloom who took her hobby into a global business chats with Essential Baby about the challenges of being a working mother and how making an effort to get ‘me time’ makes her a better mother.

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Michelle Obama set to be Mum-in-Chief

Michelle Obama - more than 'mum-in-chief'

Elegant, passionate, a strong career woman and a devoted mum, Michelle Obama has already become a role model with an army of fans as she prepares to become the nation's first lady.

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The man cashing in on infidelity ... Noel Biderman.

Aussie women embrace cheater's website

The online dating service that outraged America has opened for business down under and Australian women are apparently relishing the temptation.

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Katie Noonan

Katie Noonan

Katie Noonan is the voice of alternative darlings george. Her sweet vocals have made her one of the most recognisable voices of our generation. Find out how she balances music and motherhood.

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