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The Kiwi Families Team

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Baby Sleep Training – Week by week, month by month

Baby Sleep Training - Week by week, month by month

It seems that most new parents relish every waking moment they get with their newborn baby. But the honeymoon period can quickly wear off. And parents find themselves asking ‘how do I get my baby to sleep through the night.’ This is where baby sleep training comes in.

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ASICS Movement Coach program introduces your child to professional athletes


ASICS has launched a unique new program designed to engage and encourage children through their athletic journey. Continue reading »

5 Food Groups Teens Should be Eating – And What to Avoid

5 Food Groups Teens Should be Eating - And What to Avoid

As a parent or guardian, it can be quite tricky trying to cook family meals your adolescent kids will happily eat. We take a look at the 5 key food and beverage groups every teenager should be eating. Then we take a look at what your teens should be avoiding.  Continue reading »

Being Dad

Being a Dad

Dads have a special and important role in their children’s lives. Children are lucky if they have a dad who is involved in their lives, who knows their friends and is interested in how they spend their day. It really helps if children know they are loved and cared for by both parents. Continue reading »

3 Kid-friendly smoothie recipes with Whaiora smoothie blends


We’ve partnered with New Zealand-made smoothie blend Whaiora to create these delicious recipes. Adding Whaiora smoothie blends into our kids’ smoothies has to be the sneakiest way we know to get an extra dose of fruit and veg into the kids… by stealth! Continue reading »

5 more easy Easter activities with kids

how to make bunny ears

We just love Easter at Kiwi Families HQ. We like to include a bunch of activities, and story-telling, in the lead up to Easter weekend. And we try to make it more than just about chocolate eggs!
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Father’s Day subscription box gift guide


We know that all Dad really wants for Father’s Day, is a lie in with a newspaper and a cuppa. It’s always nice to get Dad a little something to say thanks for all that he does for the family though. But what to get? Continue reading »

Newborn advice with Dorothy Waide – feeding, burping, sleeping and more

newborn advice with Dorothy Waide

We were lucky enough to get some time with Dorothy Waide, sleep consultant to the stars, AKA the Baby Whisperer. Dorothy provides newborn advice for parents on everything from feeding to settling, from natural remedies to cloth diapers! Continue reading »

19 art activities for 3, 4 and 5 year olds using paint

19 art activities for 3 4 and 5 year olds using paint

Art activities for preschoolers are as important to your child’s development as reading, writing and other physical development skills. We’ve pulled together 19 art activities for 3, 4 and 5 year olds using paint. These paint activities are perfect for toddlers, and most can easily be extended for older kids too. Continue reading »

Easiest no cook play dough recipe

Easiest no cook play dough recipe

Play dough has to be one of the best inventions for children! We use the easiest no cook play dough recipe you’re likely to find on the internet. Our recipe has just 5 ingredients, that you’ll have sitting handy in the pantry already. It may not be the most robust, or the longest lasting of some recipes you can find. But it certainly is the quickest and the simplest. You’ll find this dough is lovely and soft, very pliable when warm, and should last for 3 months or longer if stored well.
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