10 toddler playrooms that will blow your mind

The amazing playroom in the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem

Suzi Catchpole For many of us a playroom for our children is a pipe dream; for others it's a reality. Here are some playrooms that will blow your mind.


Sweet and traditional toys from Moover

A selection of Moover toys

Suzi Catchpole Sweet wooden toys with Scandinavian style, your toddler will love the toys from Moover.


Clothes for twinning with your kid

Pizza shirts from Etsy.

Suzi Catchpole If you love having a mini-me, we've hunted down the best clothing brands for twinning with your child, whether you're mum or dad, daughter or son.


ABC Shop perfect for Christmas gifts

These are just some of the prizes in our two prize packs from the ABC Shop.

Suzi Catchpole What a boon it would be to have your toddler's Christmas gifts covered this year. We have two awesome ABC Shop prize packs to give away to two lucky winners.

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Toddler food made irresistible with Doiy Dinner Sets

The Doiy Landscape dinner set.

Suzi Catchpole Imaginative play and food are not two things that parents often like to see coming together at the dinner table, however Doiy has nailed toddler meal time.

The Owl Outside My Door: a comforting nighttime story for little ones

The Owl Outside My Door by Vicki Wood and Judith Mary Davidson.

Suzi Catchpole If your child is a little anxious about night time, this sweet and soothing story will do the trick at bedtime.


Christmas gift guide for babies and toddlers

Newborn photo prop beanies from JerribeccaHats2 on Etsy.

Suzi Catchpole We've got the best list of both the practical and beautiful in baby things.

Gift picks for toddlers from Australia Post

Our picks for toddlers from Australia Post's Christmas offerings for 2015.

Suzi Catchpole We always love the offerings for kids from Australia Post and here are four great picks for Christmas 2015.


Check out the new Peppa Pig Holiday Range

Some of the 2015 Peppa Pig Holiday collection

Suzi Catchpole The new Peppa Pig holiday toy range is out just in time for Christmas. Take a look with us and enter our competition to win a huge Peppa Pig prize pack.

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The best toddler gift ever? Nine gender-neutral play kitchen picks

Play kitchens by Micki (left) and Hape.

Suzi Catchpole Without a doubt, one of the best gifts for a toddler turning two or three is a play kitchen.


Kardashian Kids: September drop now at Big W

Kardashian Kids spring 2015

Suzi Catchpole There's more in store for girls with the Kardashian Kids September drop hitting Big W stores right now.

The amazing Tee Pee bed and kid-friendly Frankie Bunk bed

The awesome Tee Pee bed from Domayne.

Babyology These kids' beds definitely fit the brief of providing personality and personal space for little people who are moving up in the world.

12 brilliant Ikea hacks for kids’ rooms

Sort Lego pieces into tins that adhere to the Grundtal magnetic knife rack.

Babyology Check out these creative upcycling ideas that transform regular Ikea items into something special for your little ones.

Major Maxi-Cosi car seat recall

car seat

Staff writers The Maxi-Cosi A2 and A4 Euro car seats have been recalled due to safety concerns.

Capture magic moments with the Little Hoot app


Babyology This great app takes your child's quotes and turns them into professional-grade art pieces that can be saved, shared on social media and even printed professionally.

10 of the most amazing playrooms

A playroom by 6th Street Design School.

Babyology Designing a playroom for your kids? We've done the research and found the best play spaces out there.

Awesome outdoor play with My Cubby

A My Cubby Triplex.

Babyology Backyard cubbies have progressed from lean-tos made from an old tarp and a couple of branches to these magnificent mini houses.

All the fun of a sushi train - at home

The 'Sushi Go Round' from Akiba Toys.

Babyology A toy company wants to bring the fun of a sushi train right to your own dining table.

The gadget that alerts parents when kids stray too far

The Kiband is available for pre-order now.

Babyology This ingenious product is an example of prevention being better than cure - particularly when it comes to missing children.

10 wall decals for the nursery or playroom


Babyology Wall decals are the answer to creating a beautiful nursery or children's space without lifting a paint brush, a spirit level or even a hammer.

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

Play-Doh logo

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.


Stylish and playful car window shades

shades boy

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

cloud toy

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

aldi bus

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

Make kids' mealtimes fun and rewarding with Dinner Winner


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

The S’coolbikes balance bike range


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


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


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


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


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

Hampton furniture

Babyology Bringing the Hamptons into your home for the kids.

Adorable Skeanie loafers for kids

Navy loafers

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.


Colourful chairs for Lego fans

Colourful chairs

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

Babyology play food set

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

GPS watch

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


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

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

The iswimband

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


Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

Bunny light

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.


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


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

ikea recall

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

kardashian kids

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

egg cup

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

britax prams

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


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

The adult-sized Little Tikes Cozy Coupe

little tikes

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.


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

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Essential Baby & Toddler Show Brisbane (4-6 March). Register online now to save $20!

Newborn baby found in a nativity scene

Police are trying to trace a woman who abandoned a baby boy in the manger of a church nativity scene.

Life would be harder without my kids

The Humans of New York Facebook page is well known for sharing touching, real stories from one of the world's biggest cities – and it's just hit the heart of parents everywhere.

Mum dresses as Wonder Woman for last day of chemo

A Brisbane mum dressed up as a superhero to celebrate the end of her chemotherapy and created a moment her family will remember forever.

How a raisin can predict a toddler's IQ

All you need to assess a child's future intelligence is a plastic cup and a raisin, according to new research.

Former Hi-5 member's cannabis hope

Former Hi-5 star Tim Harding hopes a cannabis-derived drug will help control his daughter's epilepsy, which sees the four-year-old suffering between 50 and 100 seizures a day.

The top 5 reasons your toddler throws a tantrum

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.

Glenn McGrath thought he'd lost his wife and baby

Australian cricket ledged Glen McGrath has spoken about the moment he thought he might lose his wife, Sara and their baby daughter, Madison.


Inside my Centrelink nightmare

Mother Bec Smith has been trying for months to access Centrelink payments. A "serious error" is preventing her.

Warnings over push for hourly childcare billing

Australia's peak childcare body has called for caution around the Turnbull government's push for childcare centres to charge parents by the hour, not by the day.

Cate Blanchett thought about adopting for years

Cate Blanchett says her recent adoption of a baby girl had nothing to do with wanting a daughter after having three sons.

Kate Walsh: 'I can't have kids'

Grey's Anatomy star Kate Walsh has revealed she is unable to have children because she has experienced early menopause.

The parasite that could boost fertility

The Tsimane women of Bolivia are often revered as among the most fertile in the world - on average having 10 children in their lifetimes -- but some are even more fertile than others.

Family may sue cousin over genetics

A Melbourne couple is suing the Royal Children's Hospital for failing to diagnose a genetic disorder in their first child - an error they allege caused them to have another child with severe disabilities.

Strange things mums have done in labour

While most women in labour focus on the upcoming birth of their baby, some women do more interesting things.

Michael Clarke reveals baby's name

When Michael Clarke said he was wrapped around the finger of his little princess, he wasn't joking.

The logistics of breastfeeding twins

Our life is more or less divided into neat four hour parcels of time and it's hard to get much of anything done in the time between feeds.

How to stop people ruining Christmas

We can make a conscious effort about how we react to those curly Christmas day scenarios that can send us up the wall, or should we say chimney.

Lots of formula offers for desperate mum

The mum who was down to her last three tins of baby formula said she had received hundreds of calls and offers to send her formula.

Surviving breast cancer while pregnant

It was last thing Rebecca O'Donnell expected at 30 weeks' pregnant. One morning, while putting on her bra, she felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast.

Cot sheet brands for the nursery

With so many awesome cot sheet options these days, we thought we'd put together a list of go-to brands for you to seek out for your baby's bed.

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