Before having children I had no idea about the plethora of products that I would end up finding useful and toddler milk falls into that category. While toddler milk isn‚Äôt an essential food, it has many benefits, not all from a nutrition perspective, that make it a welcome addition to our increasingly busy lives. Continue reading »
Wal Herring is the author of Healthy Little Eaters, and she has a wealth of wisdom to share about kids and food.¬† The Kiwi Families team had the chance to ask her a few questions, which shed light on why this is such an important topic for parents to think carefully about.
It‚Äôs well known that getting children immunised helps protect them from some serious diseases. What is less well known is that women can get immunised during pregnancy for whooping cough and the flu. Immunisation during pregnancy helps protect mums and babies from the harmful effects of these diseases. Continue reading »
One of our best friends’ daughters was turning six recently.¬† I asked her what she wanted on her cake… and she said a unicorn.¬† So this is what we created for her birthday party.¬† It’s really simple.¬† Really simple!¬† But pretty effective.¬† Here is a step by step tutorial so you can recreate the cake.¬† It has a checkerboard effect when cut (which is not time consuming or difficult, though it appears both ūüėČ ).¬† The most difficult thing is the unicorn, and if this troubles you – just buy one and stick it on top! Continue reading »
Many parents believe drowning could never happen to their child, but the stories from this summer show that all of our children are at risk.
When most people hear the word ‚Äúgamer‚ÄĚ, they usually add the prefix ‚Äúvideo‚ÄĚ subconsciously. But, while digital games have slowly become accepted as part of mainstream entertainment, the past decade has also seen the unexpected growth of an industry that many assumed would become redundant in the era of Playstations and iPads: tabletop board games. Continue reading »
I am happy when my children are happy.
Sounds pretty simple right? Well, I would be fooling both myself and you to say this state of utopia is achieved easily and constantly in my life. Continue reading »
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