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.
Sharday Stirton Lately I'm finding myself apologising all the time. I'm saying sorry time and time again for things that my daughter has done, that I feel do not need to be apologised for.
JO HARTLEY Whilst to the outside world little people may appear to have it easy, it's actually not always the case – just ask any toddler who's had their toast cut up the wrong way.
Megan Nicol Reed To live vicariously through your child is to rediscover anxieties you thought dead and buried.
Staff writers We're probably all familiar with the pouty bottom lip and tightly crossed arms of a tot mid-strop.
Suzi Catchpole I'm not talking music made especially for kids here. I'm talking music from my childhood and it's the kind to really get down to (or not).
Staff writers Never mind The Wiggles, this toddler takes her musical inspiration from a very different source.
Staff writer James Williams had been trying to give three-year-old Mason a haircut for three months.
Meghan Leahy Is there ever a way to gently question friends' parenting choices with love?
Sometimes saying goodbye can be difficult - just ask this toddler.
Staff writers Four-year-old Summer Steer died after swallowing a button battery which lodged in her throat and caused her to have a heart attack.
EVELYN LEWIN If toddlers could express themselves fully, they'd have a few things to tell us. Here are the rules your toddler wishes you knew.
Staff writers` Buying a baby's first pair of shoes can be a special moment. For the family of little Harmonie-Rose, the occasion was simply extraordinary.
Staff writers Heartbroken mum Skye Quartermaine will never forget the moment she found her toddler son after he had been crushed by a chest of drawers.
Peter Holley Going to the supermarket was no small chore for Melody Leach and her daughter Beatrice.
LETITIA ROWLANDS A toddler has died five days after choking on a grape while eating with his family at a restaurant.
Craig Butt, Health Reporter Toddlers as young as 18 months are having rotting teeth pulled out, and in some cases older children are having all of their baby teeth removed in major operations, dentists say.
JODIE BENVENISTE What really defines a parenting style? And what are the elements of parenting that affect our children the most?
Staff writers One household in the US has an unusual Barbie problem: the dolls have started ordering their little owner to do their bidding. That's what she says anyway.
LETITIA ROWLANDS The transition from cot to big kid bed might be a little easier if every toddler had a bed like this one.
JO HARTLEY Silence is golden, or so the saying goes. But when it comes to children, quite the opposite is true.
MEGAN BLANDFORD A one-hour difference to the day is pretty big deal when you're little.
Staff writers A three-year-old who was plucked lifeless from the water has made a "miracle" recovery.
Dana Hedgpeth A 24-year-old mother who was found pushing her dead toddler in a swing has been indicted on charges of first-degree child abuse and manslaughter, according to two law enforcement officials.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Cash-strapped families with young children say the cost of childcare is the main reason for their budgeting woes, according to new research.
Staff writers When toddler Isiah met a young gorilla, he was thrilled – and so was his furry new friend.
LETITIA ROWLANDS It's a heartbreaking photo no parent ever wants to be able to take of their child.
Louise Fulton Keats Louise Fulton Keats shares her recipes for babies and toddlers, including corn and sweet pikelets, pumpkin and pea risotto, and cheesy bunny biscuits.
COSIMA MARRINER A childcare centre in Sydney has banned birthday cakes after parent complaints about excessive sugar and children with allergies being left out.
EVELYN LEWIN There comes a time when your child starts having different views to you. I didn't realise that time would come so soon.
JO HARTLEY You're out shopping with your little one and they're incessantly whining that they want a treat. It's easy to say no ... the first time, at least.
LETITIA ROWLANDS When the Make A Wish Foundation offers to help the biggest dreams of sick children come true, they usually get requests for family holidays, celebrity meet-and-greets or fancy toys.
Meghan Leahy Q: My almost-3-year-old is starting to figure out that he can lie when asked if he ripped the book, threw the food, hit his brother, etc. Totally normal, I know. How do we respond?
Josefa Pete Thirty seconds was all it took to turn a shopping trip into my worst nightmare.
Staff writers What's more important, a baby or a baseball? That's a question this dad seems to struggle with.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Exhausted parents from around the world are singing the praises of a "miracle" book which promises to put even the most restless child to sleep in just minutes.
LETITIA ROWLANDS It's something parents do in parks across the country every day of the week - pop their baby or toddler on their lap and slide down a slippery dip together.
They say if at first you don't succeed then try, try again.
Staff writers A family failed to notice their three-year-old daughter was missing from the backseat during a road trip on the weekend.
JO HARTLEY Remember that chubby little baby who rocked on all fours? Remember how you wished he would start to crawl? Then remember how you felt once he did?
LUCY BATTERSBY It is a paradise that only working parents of small children can understand: a place to sit for three hours without any interruptions while someone looks after the kids.
Kelsey Wilkie Two children broke out of an early childhood centre and wandered across a four-lane road.
LETITIA ROWLANDS When it comes to two-year-olds and birthday cakes there are a few requests that are usually at the top of the list. But a cake featuring a local personal injury lawyer?
Jane Gordon The phone calls started a couple of weeks ago. At about 5.30 each evening - if I am lucky - I will be greeted by a sweet, excited voice declaring: "'Allo Annie".
Meghan Leahy Your schedule is not important to your two-year-old, and you cannot convince her otherwise. So what can you do?
EVELYN LEWIN The truth is, I can no longer deny that my walking, babbling, somewhat-independent little miss is no longer a bona fide 'baby'.
Priscilla Dunstan Through their drawings, children can be classified into their dominant sensory modes - that is, if they could be classified as visual, tactile, taste/smell, or auditory.
EVELYN LEWIN We left home under optimal conditions. Operation Supermarket Shopping seemed promising.
ERYK BAGSHAW The boy was playing by the machine when he crawled inside the machine and managed to wedge himself between the pingu-penguin and a teddy bear.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Parents of toddlers all know the moment when realise your child is being suspiciously quiet. It can only mean one thing - trouble!
LETITIA ROWLANDS There are some things that most people realise go hand-in-hand with parenthood. Sleepless nights, early mornings, endless days spent at the playground.
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