Does bedtime bottle work?

Does bedtime bottle really work? And what could be the trade-offs?

How often have you been told: "Just give your breastfed baby a bottle of formula at bedtime to make him sleep?"

Anne Hathaway: 'I cried a little'

Anne Hathaway's gym encounter left her in tears.

The new mum hit the gym to try to get back in shape - but a trainer's harsh words left her in tears.

Do you really need IVF?

'I believe at least 50 per cent of the people who got pregnant didn't need our help,' says a UK doctor working in an ...

Fertility expert says half of the couples who use IVF may have been scared into trying assisted conception unnecessarily.

Why is teething a nightmare?

Teething can be a tough time for bubs and parents.

If the tooth fairy takes baby teeth away, then it must be something like a goblin who brings them in the first place.

'You can't help the jealousy'

Dan Majesky and his wife Leah conceived a child after three years of trying.

One man shares a searingly honest account of him and his wife's three-year quest for parenthood.

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Baby

Mum's instinct busts hospital protocol

Danni Bett breastfeeding two-month-old Indi Nathan in Christchurch Hospital after being in a car crash.

10:50 AM  A car crash left her in a hospital bed, wearing a neck brace but staff were reluctant to let her breastfeed her distressed baby.

Does bedtime bottle work?

How often have you been told: "Just give your breastfed baby a bottle of formula at bedtime to make him sleep?"

Anne Hathaway: 'I cried a little bit'

Why is teething such a nightmare?

Pregnancy

Dead man's testes removed

The Australian Supreme Court ruled the man's testes and sperm were to be provided to an IVF organisation and stored, ...

1 min ago  An Australian woman is one step closer to being able to have a baby fathered by her late fiance.

Picture reveals reality of IVF

"It only took 4 years, 3 miscarriages, depression, 107 hormone injections... and several thousand dollars."

'I believe at least 50 per cent of the people who got pregnant didn't need our help,' says a UK doctor working in an ...

Do you really need IVF?

Fertility expert says half of the couples who use IVF may have been scared into trying assisted conception unnecessarily.

Little Kids

Boy shamed over Frozen outfit

Zackary was excited to put on his Queen Elsa outfit for a performance of Let It Go, from the movie Frozen.

A stranger told the toddler he should be embarrassed for wearing a dress to show-and-tell.

Coma toddler: 'She's still in there'

A family in the US has gone to court in their fight to keep their toddler on life support.

Hungry caterpillars make their way across Australia's red centre.

Caterpillar 'conga' caught on camera video

It appears caterpillars form long 'furry chains' when searching for food.

Big Kids

Actress discovers the Wonder of maths

Actress Danica McKellar is enjoying being back in the spotlight after years of pursuing her other passion - maths.

It's all adding up for former child star Danica McKellar

Bubble gun is big trouble

A five-year-old girl in the US is suspended after she brought a bubble gun to school.

Are lego figurines brandishing weapons appropriate for child's-play?

Lego accused of being more violent video

Lego toys increasingly display violence, shooting and threatening behaviour, researchers say.

Family Life

Becoming Mum's parent

"When I am my mother's mother I get a glimpse of what she might have gone through raising me."

When a mother is in the ICU, a daughter's role reverses.

Son shares 'skin to skin' duties

This is possibly the cutest example ever of a child being their parent's mini-me.

The studio runs dance classes for new mums and dads.

Dads get dancing fever video

Watch these men show off some serious dance moves, complete with babies on board.

Mum's Life

Anne Hathaway: 'I cried a little bit'

Anne Hathaway's gym encounter left her in tears.

The new mum hit the gym to try to get back in shape - but a trainer's harsh words left her in tears.

Mum gives best reason for car mess

"It may appear that working mums have it together but we are really all just running around... so no one is let down."

"When I am my mother's mother I get a glimpse of what she might have gone through raising me."

Becoming Mum's parent

When a mother is in the ICU, a daughter's role reverses.

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