LETITIA ROWLANDS The greatest gift toddler Easton Beach received on Christmas morning did not arrive until breakfast time - his first taste of bacon.
LETITIA ROWLANDS I can imagine the scenario on the day of politician Andrew Leigh's family Christmas photo shoot now.
CATHERINE RODIE Toddlers can be funny little creatures and sometimes they do weird things. For the most part, it is just normal toddler behaviour and we all get a giggle out of it. But when is a toddler's obsessive behaviour a sign of something more serious?
JUDITH IRELAND About 45,000 families will be worse off under the Coalition's childcare reforms because they pay childcare fees that are higher than the upper limits of the government's new subsidy rate.
Staff writers Childcare staff got a fright last week when they discovered a red-bellied black snake curled up on one of the children's beds.
Illinois dad Geof Grubb has shared the decorated eyepatches he's made for his daughter, Layla. The one-year-old has a small cataract and needs to wear an eyepatch to strengthen her eye.
LETITIA ROWLANDS The fact is that children can not live in a bacteria-free bubble - and nor should we want them to.
Bridie Smith Science Editor Babies born with hyperactive immune cells are more likely to develop food allergies by the time they turn one, researchers have found.
Karleen Gribble and Nina J. Berry the greater question of why so many Australian parents are buying toddler formula at all has been largely ignored.
With simple props and a bit of imagination, pretend play is a great way to role play and work through any anxiety about a particular event or activity - and also help set expectations and behaviour.
While it's cold outside, set up a craft area inside with some of these fun winter themed activities suitable for toddlers and preschoolers. Some will be great to use again at Christmas time!
Work on your child's fine motor skills while having fun with these play activities.
From keepsake items to decorative decor, arts and crafts and books galore, here's a great selection of non-chocolate Easter presents for baby, toddler and you.
Want to avoid the noisy plastic toy aisle? Stick with these educational, fun, unique and long-lasting wooden alternatives.
Compare your baby's length and weight for age against the World Health Organization's standard growth charts for children aged 0-3 years.
Time to start introducing the potty or toilet to your toddler and not sure where to start? Here is our section on toilet trainng with expert advice, other mum's experiences, and forums to share and ask advice from other mums.
Find all the information you need to keep your family healthy and happy during the chilly season.
Chat about your toddler's health, sleep, behaviour, eating habits and more with other parents in the Essential Baby forum.