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

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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

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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.

Apps

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.

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Babyology latest products

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.

The day my daughter almost drowned

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Sydney siege survivor names baby after victim Katrina Dawson

A Sydney barrister who survived the Lindt cafe siege has named her newborn daughter after her best friend who died in the tragedy.

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How to avoid a bloated tummy

Here are some foods to eat in order to escape feeling ghastly and gassy.

The great new picture book for anxious kids

My son is a worrier by nature. I learnt long ago that it was completely pointless to say to him "Don't worry about it!".

Budget stripped more than $15b from families

The combined impact of the two budgets for low and middle income people was "devastating", new analysis by the Australian Council of Social Service shows.

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As the winter chill starts to arrive, NSW Health is urging pregnant women to get their flu shots.

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It's not just waiting periods that couples need to consider - there are other factors to consider when thinking about health insurance.

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Nicole Trunfio breastfeeds baby on Elle magazine cover

Australian model Nicole Trunfio has taken the concept of multitasking to a fashionable new level for Elle Australia.

Warnings after baby girl died while sleeping in bouncer

Parents have been warned about the dangers of letting babies sleep in bouncers and swings following the death of a three-month-old girl.

Coping with fatigue as a parent

Sleep deprivation is a real hazard of caring for a baby. But there are ways to manage the challenges of fatigue better.

A very 21st century issue: parents, parks and smart phones

It's not all the parents, and it's not all the time, but there is often at least one doing it. And sometimes, that 'one' is me.

Appliances

Faulty washing machines linked to house fires

More than 80,000 faulty Samsung washing machines pose a fire threat in homes throughout Australia despite a nationwide recall of the machines.

'I had a lotus birth and I loved it'

Lotus birthing is not all that common, but for a number of women it feels like the most natural thing to do.

7 things you might not know about postnatal depression

Despite its widespread nature, there is still a great amount of mystery surrounding PND - and it's important to try unravelling as much of that as we can.

Is your family's car part of the world's biggest safety recall?

More than 50 million vehicles recalled for potentially lethal airbag fault - is your car affected?

Why drinking water can be deadly for babies

H2O is one of the necessities of life, but for babies a seemingly harmless amount of water can be fatal.

Mother-in-law faceplants during proposal

He had it all planned: a romantic proposal on a windswept beach. The whole family would be there so they'd all be able to celebrate the joyous moment together.

A preschooler suddenly goes mute - and it's not just shyness

When our son stopped talking, our sense of loss was painful and acute.

The mums who ask for a 'wife bonus'

They run their homes like domestic CEOs and work tirelessly to improve their family's social standing. And now, according to a new book, they want an annual perk from their husbands.

Woman shares photo of dimple on breast to warn others of cancer risk

A widely-shared Facebook photograph of a British woman's breast has raised awareness of a more subtle breast cancer symptom.

Starting a family despite a low sperm count

"I'd never really failed a test - how could I fail this particularly manly test?"

It's official: we must better protect our kids from toxic lead exposure

New guidelines have been released, aimed at reducing children's harmful exposure to lead. But they still don't go far enough.

Trouble-shooting toddler social skills

Chances are your toddler's behaviour is all completely normal - but here's how to tackle some common social problems.

Helping your first-born welcome a sibling

We did sigh with joy at the arrival of a royal princess - but, mostly, we sighed with pity at the sight of Prince George being taken to meet her.

Farewell, daytime nap

I've been in denial and I'm not too proud to beg, but it appears I must accept the fact that you have gone. I need to let you go.

The identical triplets who are one in 50 million

The father of identical triplets born in a Texas hospital says his three daughters, including conjoined twins, are "a miracle" sent by God.

Seven questions you should be asking about your health cover

If the last time you assessed your health cover was five years ago, there’s a chance it may no longer suit your needs. To ensure it’s still right for your family, click here for seven questions to ask.

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