Toddler Development

Prince George was happy to hold dad's hand.

Why more strangers should be like Justin Trudeau

Yes, we've all been there. Whether it's an acquaintance, a random person in a shop or a beloved grandparent, all kids have moments of not wanting to provide a requested high five, cuddle or kiss.

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Life with a Toddler

Toilet Training


Toilet training from birth? It is possible

This method, called elimination communication (EC or assisted infant toilet training), is becoming increasingly popular in the West.

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Some children have trouble toilet training because they are afraid of the toilet.

When toilet training doesn't go to plan

The books make it seem easy. You start toilet training, and within a few weeks, your child is no longer wearing nappies. In reality, things don't always go as planned.

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Toddler Health

Education & Play

The baby fell facedown before flipping onto her back.

Baby's water survival video divides viewers

Is it responsible parenting, or is this baby being subjected to unnecessary distress? That's the question dividing viewers of a video showing a six-month-old girl fending for herself in a swimming pool after being enticed to fall into the water.

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Baby's future imagined in cute photo series

A French dad has captured his 3-month-old daughter, June, in a series that shows her in outfits of different professions in order to show the possibilities ahead of her. The dad, Malo, says that he, his wife and a few friends work quickly to avoid tiring the baby out.

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Toddler Products


Melissa Jade Higgins allegedly falsified children's attendance records.

How Melissa made $3.6 million 'rorting' child care

A 28-year-old woman has been found guilty of fraud after she forged children's attendance records at her Aussie Giggles family day care centre to rake in more than $3.6 million in taxpayer funding.

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Dionne Barton (left), with Lawrence, 5, and Georgia, 7, and Claire Ormiston, with Samuel, 4, have concerns about Kids ...

'All about the profits': Families desert childcare

Some parents of children attending a for-profit childcare service run by the private equity firm that floated Dick Smith say its centres are being run into the ground as profits are siphoned off.

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Big business is moving into childcare.

The (very) big business of little kids

It's boomtime for corporate childcare in Australia, with for-profit operators and the big, listed landlords who own more than half the nation's centres boasting of strong growth, increasing rental income and multimillion dollar profits for their shareholders. 

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