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Natural ways to help your baby with teething pain

Natural ways to help your baby with teething pain

All babies experience teething pain differently. The one thing that is the same is that they all experience it, and they all get through it. If your little one is struggling though this phase, there are a few natural ways to help your baby with teething pain. Continue reading »

Immunisation is their best protection – make sure your child gets their boosters

immunisation

Babies and children can catch diseases at any time. Immunisation is your child’s best protection against many serious but preventable diseases like whooping cough. This disease is still common in New Zealand. It can cause unnecessary suffering for children and can even be fatal. Continue reading »

A new way of registering your child’s birth

Registering your child's birth

With all three of my children, we received stern letters from Births, Deaths and Marriages telling us that we needed to hurry up and register their births. And with two, we got *cough, cough* a VERY stern follow up letter telling us to hurry up and register or, y’know, our kids wouldn’t be able to go to school. Well, maybe not quite, but Births, Deaths and Marriages certainly takes the whole ‘registering your child’s birth‘ thing pretty seriously. Continue reading »

15 treasured Children’s Day ideas

Treasured ideas for Children's Day

Children’s Day – Te Rā O Te Tamariki – provides New Zealanders with an opportunity to give time to children. It is a fun day for activities that start new traditions as well as continue old ones. Continue reading »

Great Kiwi Families: The Want Family

Great Kiwi Families

Sometimes life throws us a curveball and it can be hard to know how to deal with it. In this series, we’ve been meeting some great kiwi families and in this article, we get to meet the Want Family. I’ll let mum, Pip, tell you their story.  Continue reading »

Great Kiwi Families: Jane McAllister and family

Great Kiwi Families: Jane McAllister

Over the next couple of months, we’ll be looking at how some great kiwi families celebrate and the first family is the McAllister family. I find large families fascinating and I think the McAllister family, with 14 children, is particularly amazing!  Mum, Jane also runs the successful company Dimples and in this post, we hear a bit about how it all works.  Continue reading »

It’s chunky, lumpy time – the second stage of solids

Baby Boy Sticking Tongue Out With Food

So your baby is well and truly into the puree phase of eating, and soon it’s time to move onto chunks and whole foods… Continue reading »

Great Kiwi Families: Kate

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Kiwi Families has a focus on pregnancy and babies at the moment, and we’ve been talking to some great kiwi families about their experiences. In this post we meet Kate, who shares with us her personal story related to processing a number of miscarriages and how they have profoundly affected her on several levels.  We are grateful for her openness – reading these experiences shared by many may well help those who are dealing with similar circumstances to know that they are not alone. Continue reading »

Great Kiwi Families: Shontelle Cargill

Shontelle Jayden and Ian..
Kiwi Families has a focus on pregnancy and babies at the moment, and we’ve been talking to some more great kiwi families about their experiences. In this post, we meet Shontelle Cargill, who together with her fiance Ian has been through a lot in respect to fertility, pregnancy and baby loss.  They have a beautiful boy, Jayden, and have been quite on a journey together trying to have another child.  Read their brave story below.

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Free rotavirus immunisation for babies can protect against serious tummy bug

rotavirus

Rotavirus is a very infectious tummy bug that is extremely common in babies and young children and it can cause severe vomiting and diarrhoea and lead to hospitalisation. Continue reading »

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