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.

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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.

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Beautiful in our eyes: Georgia's story

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Vin Diesel names daughter after actor Paul Walker

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How midwives can help women who experience domestic violence

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Mum describes giving birth during Cyclone Pam

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Marta Dusseldorp reveals breastfeeding cost her an acting job

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Female celebs (or their babies) with traditionally male names

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'If you're anti-immunisation ... take a look at this picture of my son'

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Forget foreplay. The new and improved route to intercourse is "choreplay" - it's good for your spouse, good for your house, and comes with the imprimatur of feminist du jour Sheryl Sandberg.

How to play with your baby

The first time your child learns a new skill at playtime is very exciting - for both you and your baby! Play is important to your child's development for a variety of reasons - here are some simple ideas for you to try at home.

I'm a single mother by choice

For me, being the best mother I can be means being a mum alone, at least for now. Thinking of my friends with inadequate partners, I wonder why more people don’t choose single motherhood.

Awkward wedding photos

Weird poses, surprise photobombs, bizarre editing: these are the wedding photos that should have never seen the light of day.

Four-week-old baby Riley Hughes dies of whooping cough

The mother of a four-week-old Perth baby who died after contracting whooping cough says her family has been left devastated by the loss of her "gorgeous, sweet" son.

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Oh boy! Video shows family's reaction to baby surprise

Little Peyton Williams thought she was getting a baby sister named Charlee. But the two-year-old has had to settle for a doll dressed in pink after her baby "sister" turned out to be a boy.

How to help build up your baby's immune system

We all know that having a strong immune system is the best way to stay healthy – but what can we do to help it along?

'Nick, you need to call an ambulance': home birth mum's tragic death

A Melbourne mum who died after the home birth of her baby pleaded with her husband to call an ambulance because she felt she was going to die, the Victorian Coroners Court has heard.

When dads believe their baby doesn't 'like' them

Q: My two-month-old baby doesn't like me. He's perfectly content with my wife, but when I try to hold him, he gets upset and cries. I've backed off a little, thinking that he just needs a little time to get used to me, but that doesn't seem to be working. I'm starting to think I'm just not a very good dad. Is it too late for me to build a relationship with my baby?

When was the last time a stranger praised your parenting?

Wouldn’t it be great to get some nice feedback every now and then? After all, everyone likes to hear positive praise, particularly when it comes to parenting.

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5 characteristics of great dads

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Why doesn't Australia have more breast milk banks?

When there’s no question that milk banks are important, why don’t we have more of them in Australia?

Carrie Bickmore announces birth of daughter

Television personality Carrie Bickmore has given birth to her second child.

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