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.

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

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The S’coolbikes balance bike range

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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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SmarTrike Boutique: a great ride for your baby or toddler

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Put the beat in your feet with Alex Papps

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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!

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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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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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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.

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Office of Fair Trading reveals naughty toys ahead of Christmas

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Long-term reversible male contraceptive on its way

Men could soon have access to an injectable long-term contraceptive which works in a similar way to a vasectomy but promises to be easily reversed.

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Attack of the 'mummy brain'

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Mum of baby who fell ill after drinking raw milk speaks out

A Melbourne mother has described how her son turned grey when he became seriously ill after drinking raw milk.

Australian divorce rate lowest since 1976

Modern newlyweds are now well into their 30s and marriage still offers something powerful a new book argues.

The aftermath of a traumatic birth experience

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