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.
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.
Sure, babies and kids are cute - but when they photobomb, they're hilarious. Here are some of the best shots of children stealing the spotlight.
CATHERINE RODIE Nikita Friedman was so angered by what she believed was inappropriate clothing being sold for young girls at Big W she took to social media to voice her outrage.
Martin Bruckner is dad to Harper, 3, and creator of spaghetti-toes.tumblr.com, a blog that features illustrations of the funny things overheard in his home. Some are said by his daughter, some by him, some by his wife ... but they're all bizarre, and very funny.
Take a look at what toddlers would say if they could text or use social media. #hilarious!
NOEL TOWELL Parents and providers alike are walking away from the federal government's expensive nanny plan.
MARISSA CALLIGEROS Christine Snelling looks after her grandson "out of love". But others like her want the cash.
From the clever to the strange, we've found a selection of products to help you toilet train your toddler.
Priscilla Dunstan It's something that can be taught as early as possible and reinforced as they get older and more mobile - even from toddlerhood.
Messy, cheeky and mischievous, kids really can test your limits. Here are some of our favourite photos from the 'Kids are the worst' Instagram account.
It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.
Staff writers A coroner has urged "constant watchfulness" around water after the drowning death of a toddler who was left alone in a bathtub for a minute.
EVELYN LEWIN Living with someone who lacks logic is both frustrating and endearing.
Liat Hughes Joshi With just one in 10 of the iPad generation getting enough exercise, families must figure out how to manage a child's tech time.
Jodie Benvenviste It's time to go back to work or study. Are you ready? And is your family ready?
KYLIE ORR Despite her proficient use of language, my daughter loves to slide into baby talk. And it drives me mad.
DONNA WEBECK Imagine for one moment what it would be like to see your one-year-old constantly in excruciating pain.
EVELYN LEWIN There are many times when it seems like maths can help you as a parent. But kids don't follow mathematical laws.
JO HARTLEY My son is not yet at school, but already he's mastered some of the finer skills in life that qualify him to do many jobs.
EVELYN LEWIN As Prince George started daycare, one mum wonders whether Duchess Catherine felt everything she did on that momentous occasion.
CAMERON ATFIELD A second childcare provider in the space of a week has announced it would welcome non-immunised children to its classrooms.
Amy Mitchell-Whittington A mum has helped her son say goodbye to his dummy by floating it on a toy boat down the river for a "new baby".
LETITIA ROWLANDS The toddler's grandfather has told how the family had enjoyed a "perfect Christmas" together just days before the little girl's death.
Staff writer Some people think farts are hilarious. Others aren't so keen.
EVELYN LEWIN As the new year approaches, your toddler would like to share some resolutions with you ...
DAVID BAKER A Perth toddler has undergone plastic surgery and needed nearly 50 stitches after being mauled by a pet Siberian husky in Westminster.
Staff writers Anyone with a three-year-old knows when they've got to go, they've really got to go.
DONNA WEBECK Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate the life of the mum and dad's best friend: the daytime sleep.
Vivienne Pearson Being somewhat of a pessimist, I've been waiting for this amazing attribute to disappear. but, fortunately for me, it's showing no signs of abating.
Staff writers Countless parents can't get through the day without a cup of coffee to keep them awake (and sane).
Adam Gartrell, National Political Correspondent Special arrangements will be put in place to ensure parents who work irregular hours – such as fly-in fly-out workers – don't miss out on the Turnbull government's new childcare subsidy.
Lauren Knight Is a daily bath really necessary for little kids? Moreover, do the negative effects of constant cleanliness outweigh the positives?
Eleanor Steafel An 18-month-old boy lost his right eye when he was hit by an out-of-control drone.
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.
Karina Lane After we made it through the first year with twins I thought things were about to get easier. I was wrong.
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.
Is your child ready? Looking for the signs and getting started
Coping with tears, tantrums and trying times
Compare your baby's length and weight for age against the World Health Organization's standard growth charts for children aged 0-3 years.
Sleep training and strict bedtime routines are the domain of parents with newborn babies, right? Yes ... and no.