Princess Anna gives birth in bizarre Frozen app

First a needle is inserted to knock Anna out ...

LETITIA ROWLANDS Ever wondered what it would be like to perform a cesarean section on a Disney princess? No, neither had I.

How Play-Doh 'ruined' Christmas

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AMBER ROBINSON Popular toy maker Play-Doh is under fire for its phallic-shaped 'dough extruder'.

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Office of Fair Trading reveals naughty toys ahead of Christmas

This generic brand helicopter toy failed the normal use test, the small parts test, the reasonable foreseeable abuse test, the drop test, and the tension test.

AMY REMEIKIS The Office of Fair Trading has pulled seven toys from shelves ahead of Christmas after they fail safety tests.

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Stylish and playful car window shades

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Babyology Toddler Tints gives you colourful and engaging options when it comes to car window shades.

Star Wars alphabet and number charts for the nursery or play room

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Babyology These Star Wars inspired alphabet and numbers posters are educational and great decorative pieces.

Bath fun with the Plui rain cloud

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Babyology To kids it might just be a fun way to wash their hair, but parents can rejoice that as they play away, the Plui Rain Cloud is also providing endless learning opportunities.

Recall: Aldi Wooden London Bus play set

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Aldi has announced a recall of their popular Wooden London Bus play set.

Make kids' mealtimes fun and rewarding with Dinner Winner

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Babyology Make mealtimes a little easier for fussy eaters with the Fred Dinner Winner plate.

The S’coolbikes balance bike range

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Babyology An alternative to starting your kids on training wheels is the S’coolbikes balance bike.

Keep your iPad safe with a kid friendly case

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Babyology The Clever Case for Clumsy Hands is practical and easy to use, protecting your iPad from the bumps and drops it experiences in the hands of small children.

Bring the outdoors in with a play camper tent

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Babyology Don't let rainy days stop your kids from enjoying the outdoors - let their imagination run wild inside with this pretend camper tent.

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

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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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RPA hospital contacting mums after discovering vaccine storage fault

Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) is trying to contact women who had babies at the facility after discovering a fault in a refrigerator containing vaccines.

'Nutella' not a baby name, French court says

A French court has blocked parents from naming their baby girl after the hazelnut spread Nutella, arguing it would make her the target of mockery.

Why I'm never calling myself 'just a mum' again

I’ve grown three human beings. I feed them, dress them, teach them, care for them and love them 24 hours a day. Yet for eight years, when I meet new people and they’ve asked me what I do, I tell them: “I’m just a mum”.

Rosie Batty named 2015 Australian of the Year

One year ago, Rosie Batty could not have imagined she'd be where she is. Tonight the grieving mum who put domestic violence on the national agenda was named Australian of the Year.

Five reasons to hug more

Hugging – some of us thrive on it, even depend on it – and then there are those who don't care for it really. So, are they missing out?

Help - my three-year-old has started throwing tantrums

My daughter never went through the "terrible twos" but began throwing wild tantrums shortly after her third birthday.

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Mum assists in own caesarean surgery

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How to handle common childhood regressions

Regression can be a natural and common part of development prompted by a variety of factors, but that doesn't make it less frustrating.

Disgruntled dad's pram ad goes viral

When buying a second hand pram, there are lots of things to take into consideration. 

Man discovers he's a dad after finding 55-year-old letter

Discovering you are about to father a baby is startling enough - never mind finding out you have a 61-year-old son.

15 thoughts mums have during a tantrum

Ranging from mild to feral and triggered by events both minor and major, tantrums certainly keep life interesting.

Natural pain relief in the early stages of labour

While managing labour pains on your own can be daunting, there are a number of natural pain relief options to help you cope until you are admitted to hospital.

Forgotten Baby Syndrome claims the life of toddler

One baby dies every eight days in the back of a car in the US, victims of 'forgotten baby syndrome'.

For a brief time, I was touched by an angel

For a brief time, I was touched by an angel. You stole my heart, and changed me into the women I am today.

Chrissie Swan has reached her "sex quota"

Chrissie Swan says she and her partner have sex once a year due to her fear of falling pregnant.

Chinese woman gives birth to quintuplets

After six years of trying for a baby, a couple’s dreams have come true many times over after the mum gave birth to quintuplets this week.

Five-year-old shoots nine-month-old brother dead

A nine-month-old baby boy died on Monday after he was shot in the head by his five-year-old brother in their grandfather's home.

'Is that baby yours?'

She is my daughter. I gave birth to her. I nurse her. But she doesn't have any of my genes.

Episiotomy in childbirth: not just 'a little snip'

Episiotomies have a place in maternity care – and can occasionally save lives – but should not be performed routinely.

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