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People have used slings to carry babies since time began, not only for safety, but also to be able to meet their infant’s primary needs.  The meeting of…

Occasionally figures are published regarding how much it costs to raise children. The costs are often eye-watering! One of the major costs for kids is clothes. But clothing…

Every year children are seen at emergency departments with injuries caused by toys they’ve just received as Christmas presents. 

This article provides ideas, help, and advice on all the major features of prams & buggies & strollers. There are so many styles of prams & buggies & strollers to choose from…

This articles gives great suggestions on what to consider when buying a portacot. Portacots are literally portable cots, which fold away for easy transportation and storage.

This article will help you find baby toys that encourage your baby to enjoy playing with toys and stimulate the next stage of discovery. In the first year…

For packs & slings, firstly you need to decide between a front pack, back pack or sling and then weigh up the features between different brands. This article…

This article outlines the main options for car seats for babies and children in New Zealand. Safety issues and costs of car seats are also discussed.

When you first start getting out and about with baby, you’ll feel like you’re packing the entire house – including the kitchen sink! It’s hard to know just…

This article provides you with all you need to know about highchairs before making that all important purchase – your baby’s high chair.

Here are some products to make baby feeding time easier for parents – we have tried to divide them into essentials and non essentials for baby’s feeding time. Feeding…

A layette is the traditional title for a set of clothing for a newborn – originating from the French word which translates as ‘little drawer’.  Make use of…

Here is an equipment checklist of baby products to help NZ parents with newborn babies, including “essential” items you need. We provide a shopping list of baby stuff -…

Nappy rash is common in babies in New Zealand – find out about nappy rash, the causes, signs and symptoms. Plus advice on available treatment, remedies, and prevention…

There are many accessories that go with nappies. Check out this handy guide to nappy accessories to see what will be useful. Whether you are using disposables or…

Modern cloth nappies (re-usables) are convenient, cost effective and kind on the environment. We review the pros and cons of modern cloth nappies here. Re-usable, pre-shaped cloth nappies…

The pros and cons of traditional square flat cloth nappies are reviewed in this article. Flat cloth nappies have been used successfully for centuries…they are cheap, gentle on the…

For a new parent choosing a nappy can be overwhelming, so we help you choose between traditional flat cloth nappies, disposable nappies, modern cloth nappies and natural nappies…