SmarTrike Boutique: a great ride for your baby or toddler

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Margarida Fantini We road tested the SmarTrike Boutique, the new model tricycle/push-bike launched recently by SmarTrike, and we think it’s their best ever.

Put the beat in your feet with Alex Papps

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Babyology Popular children's entertainer Alex Papps has released an album full of songs that will certainly get the kids bopping.

Kids take a seat, Hamptons style

Babyology Bringing the Hamptons into your home for the kids.

Adorable Skeanie loafers for kids

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Jen Ng Your little toddler or preschooler can now get their nautical on with a new range of classic loafers by Australian show brand Skeanie.

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Colourful chairs for Lego fans

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These kid-friendly, colourful chairs are made to look like they were built out of giant building blocks.

Get the kids in the kitchen with cool play food sets

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SITE: BABYOLOGY Show your little one how to eat healthily, even while they pretend!

The fun, waterproof shoes for toddlers

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Babyology Not only are these animal-themed Mini Melissa shoes adorable, but they’re also waterproof – bring on the puddles!

The campervan bed that makes bedtime fun for kids

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Babyology This campervan bed is cute, playful and functional, and will be a hit with all its little bedtime passengers.

Track your kids with a GPS watch

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Babyology The HereO watch is the smallest GPS tracking device available and fits a child’s wrist perfectly.

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Brighten the night with a Casagami solar light

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Babyology What a great little night light this is – educational, fun and inexpensive!

iSwimband drowning detection app: new device available for pre-order

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Babyology While supervision will always be the best tool to prevent drowning deaths, the revolutionary iswimband may provide extra peace of mind.

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Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

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Babyology If this is your little one’s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

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Bed linen for your little firefighter, dancer, astronaut or princess

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Babyology We just love Snurk and its clever collection of children’s bed linen – they truly make bedtime fun, and look very cool too!

IKEA announces bed canopy recall

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Melanie Mahoney IKEA has recalled its range of bed canopies designed to suspend above children’s beds following reported cases of injuries and entanglement.

Kardashians launch clothing line for kids

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The Kardashians have expanded their fashion empire with the release of a collection of clothes and accessories for babies and toddlers.

Meet Arthur, knight of the breakfast table

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Babyology We’re always looking for things that make meal times fun, so an egg cup suit of armour ticks all our boxes.

Product recall for range of Britax prams

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Melanie Mahoney Britax has announced a product recall of several pram styles stemming from safety concerns overseas.

The new Chuck Taylor Converse designs for kids

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Babyology We love these Dr Seuss Converse sneaker for kids - so cute!

The adult-sized Little Tikes Cozy Coupe

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Melanie Mahoney Forget about kid-sized Ferraris - the ultimate way to turn heads on the road is with this adult-sized version of the iconic Little Tikes Cozy Coupe.

Luggo: the kids' backpack and suitcase in one

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Babyology These have to be the coolest little suitcases for kids, and the best bit is they can also be carried like a backpack. Oh, who are we kidding – the coolest thing is they look awesome!

Vans debuts 'Yellow Submarine' Beatles shoe collection

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Melanie Mahoney These cute shoes are the perfect choice for any little fans of The Beatles (and their parents)!

'As a guilty mum': toilet training

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Kate Browne A mini industry seems to have sprung up around toilet training children. But, as CHOICE's Kate Browne asks, do we really need all these special products?

Jolly Wombat Tidy Kids Game: The app that makes tidying up fun

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Babyology Hey kids, do you want to help me tidy up? (No response). Hey kids, do you want to play with the iPad? (Enthusiastic response).

Cute toy alert: nostalgic tin cars

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SITE: BABYOLOGY I’m a vintage toy tragic, and tin toys - well, they're the holy grail of yesteryear playthings. And we've found a great range of tin toy vehicles.

Super cute superhero blocks for your little ones

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Babyology Just when you thought you’d seen every set of wooden blocks possible – along comes this great little superhero-inspired toy.

Wooden kids' plates that wow

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Babyology We can’t guarantee that more food will go in stomachs and less on the floor, but everyone is sure to be in a better mood with these gorgeous plates.

Personalised jigsaw puzzles from Tinyme

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Babyology It’s time to unite two things that kids love – jigsaws and anything with their name on it.

Six double prams: rides built for two

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SITE: BABYOLOGY If you have two little people to cater for in the one ride, this post is for you - these are the double prams Babyology has been able to check out lately.

Keepy: an app to store and share your children's artwork

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Babyology This is one of the most impressive ways we've come across to store your children’s artwork: it’s online, interactive and free.

Cuddly critters for kids

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Babyology This cosy collection of cute critters is just the thing to get the kids through the cold days ahead.

Preppy dressing with ties and bow ties for kids

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Babyology Like the preppy look for toddlers and little kids? This look is just for you (and your well-dressed offspring!).

So Fofo, so cute

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Babyology Australian online store So Fofo is the local distributor for Portuguese label PinkNounou, which offers adorable toys, pillows and wall decor for kids.

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Toddler spent $109 on 'free' iPad app

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SARAH WHYTE Consumer group steps in as three-year-old playing free app game siphons mother's bank account.

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DwellStudio at The Baby Closet

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The Baby Closet is offering 25 per cent off all DwellStudio toys.

The toy doula kit

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Babyology An Etsy designer has created a doula set containing all the necessary items for a woman in labour - all made from felt.

Not your average toy: the birthing doll

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Babyology A Canadian company has created an original range of handcrafted dolls that show different birth scenarios.

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Wild wall stickers for the nursery

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Babyology An elephant strolling through the playroom? How about a giraffe watching over the nursery? If decor on a giant scale takes your fancy, try dressing up your children’s rooms with some life-like wall stickers.

Babyology looks at Il Tutto's 'After Baby' bag

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Babyology It’s not a baby bag… it’s the After Baby bag!

Review: Mountain Buggy Mini

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AMBER ROBINSON With its light aluminium frame, black/chilli canvas seat and classic branded kick plate, we were looking forward to reviewing the Mountain Buggy Mini.

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Babyology looks at the all-terrain Bugaboo Buffalo pram

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Babyology Babyology looks at the all-terrain Buffalo pram that does it all.

Terry Rich children's beachwear - EXCLUSIVE OFFER

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One of our most popular promotions from this time last year was our exclusive 25% off all Terry Rich Australia gear from Terry Rich.

Review: LEGO DUPLO

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SPONSORED FEATURE by Amity Dry LEGO DUPLO is one of those wonderful kids’ toys that are everlasting; a toy that brings back memories of your own childhood and invokes a nostalgia for a time before iPads and Xboxes. Amity Dry and her children tried out the latest products.

Review: LEGO DUPLO My First Range

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SPONSORED FEATURE by Amity Dry There was much excitement when Amity Dry's children recently received items from the LEGO DUPLO My First Range. She shares what she - and her kids - thought of the brick sets.

Five apps for toddlers and babies

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Kit Eaton My two babies have one thing in common that they don't share with me. Some of their first toys were software apps on mobile devices.

Where is Carrie Cat? App review

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EB team As ipads and other tablet devices become more ubquitous in homes, the app market has expanded to reach the tiniest inhabitants. Touch screens are scarily operable by 1 year olds, but the good news is that there are a range of educational apps to suit them.

MIDA: boys clothing

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MIDA is a boys’ fashion brand catering for 1-6 year old boys - cool threads designed to appeal to children!

From my bookshelf

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Kylie Orr Kylie Orr has always loved reading, and is passing that love on to her children. She lists her family's favourite books, and asks what she might have missed.

Department store sells “Hung like Daddy” shirts for toddlers

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An American department store has come under fire for selling a range of offensive toddler shirts, including those reading “Hung like Daddy” and “Nice girls don’t pepper spray”.

What's On DVD February 2012

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Joseph Kelly This month we are watching The Hive Bee Happy, Little Charley Bear: Charley on Safari and Spy Kids 4.

Target toddler - car seat and pram

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Target sale on now - car seats and prams for toddler and baby.

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Babyology has some exciting and beautiful products showcased here that are new and coming soon. babyology.com.au.

EB Picks: Eco Living

Essential Baby loves these products made from natural fibres or encouraging sustainable living.

For and against

Should Blue Ivy have been at the VMAs?

Many were quick to condemn Beyonce and Jay Z after appearing on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards with their two-year-old daughter, but others thought it was a sweet family moment. What do you think?

Toddler attacked at gym creche

Two-year-old girl Eva Ness was left with a black eye and bite marks on her face and body after an altercation with an older child at a health club's child-minding facilities. Now her parents are calling for the centre to be closed.

Pregnancy a tricky matter of timing for FIFO couples

Manipulating rosters, coordinating 'conjugal' visits, working on site with your partner; getting pregnant can prove stressful for FIFO workers.

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Carseats have twice as many germs as a toilet

Most parents know their child's carseat is not always squeaky clean, but they might not realise just how dirty it really is.

Doctors remove foetus from 'medical marvel' after 36 years

Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years.

Nine months in six seconds: new parents' Vine clip a hit

We’ve seen some memorable time-lapse pregnancy and birth announcement videos before. Now one new couple has taken it to the extreme, capturing it all in just a six-second Vine video.

Sonia Kruger speaks of baby joy

Celebrity mum-to-be Sonia Kruger has spoken candidly about using donor eggs and IVF to fall pregnant at age 48.

Dressing to not impress: life through the eyes of a three-year-old

When it comes to getting dressed, my three-year-old has only one criterion: “I don’t want to look beautiful.” And now I've worked out why.

Special nappies made with love for angel babies

Angel Baby Nappies make and provide tiny bereavement cloth nappies for pre-term stillborn babies and premature babies who pass away in the NICU.

Inside the brain of a tantruming toddler

What's going on in your child's mind in the lead-up to a tantrum? And what’s the best way to respond?

5 secrets to a long-lasting relationship

When it comes to keeping your relationship strong, it’s what you do - and not what you want - that really matters.

When 'furbabies' meet real babies

I am obsessed with my dogs, and can't imagine loving them any less once my baby arrives. But that doesn't stop everyone from telling me I will.

The least popular baby names of 2013

Looking for a baby name that’s nowhere near the top 10 – or even the top 1000? Try the bottom five.

'I was so sleep deprived I crashed my car'

There are no laws regulating driving while tired, but statistics show that driver fatigue is one of the top three contributors to the road toll.

Why are there so few sexy maternity bras?

Rather than feeling ashamed of their post-baby bodies, women should be free to buy lingerie that makes them look attractive and pretty - no matter what stage of life they're in.

Toddler Alliyah one step closer to first trip home

She has lived the first 14 months of her life in a hospital intensive care unit, but Alliyah Broadby's parents hope to finally take their little girl home with them.

'Put people before IVF profits': IVF pioneer Alan Trounson

IVF could be done for hundreds of dollars in Australia instead of $8500 if clinics stopped charging what ''the market will handle'', a pioneer of the technology says.

Expectant parents urged to swap the pub for bub

Nearly one in five women drink while pregnant, but a current campaign is trying to drive down that unhealthy statistic.

Nutella supplies threatened by bad weather

There's bad news for fans of Nutella, the gooey, chocolatey hazelnut spread.

The cost of growing your own vegies

Does it make financial sense to grow your own veggies, or are you better off ordering produce from the local food co-op?

Breastfeeding mums less likely to suffer from PND, but all need support

A new study has shown the a complex relationship between a mother’s intention to breastfeed, her ability to do so, and postnatal depression.

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Testing ‘no more tears’ shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they’re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend – me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum – I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

Mums hit hardest as flu cases skyrocket

The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Australia has doubled the number for the same time last year - and women are 25 per cent more likely to get it.

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Feeling exhausted due to the demands of caring for a baby? Imagine the life of this mum, who gave birth to three boys and one girl in just nine months.

Everything baby at Big W

Lowest prices on everything baby, only at Big W. Sale starts August 4 and ends August 20 2014.

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