Caring For Baby

How I missed my babies' allergy

Up to three per cent of all babies can't process cow milk's protein.

It took almost eight months before I realised that my twin girls are allergic to cow's milk.

'Think before you kiss a baby'

A UK mum is raising awareness after her 14-month-old son Oliver caught herpes.

A UK mum is raising awareness about the potentially fatal virus after her son caught herpes.

Safe sleeping for babies

Encouraging parents to put babies to sleep lying on their backs has led to a dramatic reduction in Sudden Unexplained ...

New Zealand sadly has one of the highest SUDI rates in the developed world.

Baby's crying. How can I help?

Colic is often worse in the early evening and can affect up to 20 per cent of babies.

Caring for babies with excessive crying or colic is very difficult, worrying, tiring and frustrating for parents.

Confessions of an introverted mum

"As much as I love spending time with my daughter, I crave the solitude that comes at night, while she's fast asleep."

"You don't need to justify exactly why you're parenting the way you do."

Break out the breasts, mums

Mums Elizabeth Carter and Michelle Pigneguy fed babies Niko Colman, 4 months, (left) and Isabella Pigneguy, 5 months, in ...

Ready, set, latch: Mums unbutton their tops in unity to promote breastfeeding.

Babies feed easier than in city

Gabrielle Hanak and baby Raphael Hanak, aged 9 months.

Mothers get together regularly in public on Waiheke Island to breastfeed and support each other.

World Breastfeeding Week

Angela Umbers with baby Emily Ker 11 months, left, and Leigh Beerens with baby Lachy Beerens, right, at last year's Big ...

Marlborough mums are set to join thousands of others across the world to help highlight the benefits of breast feeding babies.

'I raised 12 children over 21 years'

Raising twelve children isn't for the faint-hearted.

With kids at school you taste freedom. But then they always come home.

'If only I knew how much I'd love you'

Auckland father Patrick O'Malley has opened up about the bond with his daughter.

An honest letter by a father to his 3-year-old daughter has touched the hearts of thousands.

Can this doll help your child sleep better?

The doll has amassed fans around the world.

Parents are clamouring for the doll that helps little ones sleep by "sounding a bit like Darth Vader".

Dad couldn't fix his drowned baby

Junior as a newborn.

Mum went to hang the washing. Dad was on the computer. Junior slipped under the water.

Home cooked meals not healthier

The study stressed a varied diet was best for a child's development and nutrition.

Feel guilty about buying your young kids ready-made meals? Don't be.

Parenting tips for Mick Jagger

At 72, Mick Jagger's set to be a dad again.

This writer offers the Rolling Stones singer his dad-to-dad advice. Hilarious!

'I worked with 2 child sex offenders'

How do parents keep their children safe in a sometimes dangerous world?

'How can we help children navigate a world in which they will inevitably meet people who want to harm them?'

End of an era

Sisters Edyn and Deleya Radovanovich are the last two children in Marlborough to receive booster seats through Plunket's ...

The Plunket car seat hire service in Marlborough has closed its doors for the last time.

How To Dad strikes again video

Installing a car seat: The struggle is real.

The latest How to Dad video highlights a modern struggle many parents face.

Vegan baby malnourished

Parents have to be careful raising a baby as vegan.

Doctors were shocked by the condition of a 14-month-old baby raised on a vegan diet.

Breastfeed shaming... a toddler

The images of Charlotte that started it all.

Debate sparked after two-year-old Charlotte decided to breastfeed her 'baby'.

Parents given $100 a day for childcare

Kevin Macmillan of The Works.

It might sound too good to be true, but that is exactly what is happening at one Sydney business.

From anti to pro vaccine

12042016 News Photo CHARLOTTE CURD/Fairfax. The ministry on Health are trying to encourage all pregnant women to have ...

"I now view the anti-vaccine movement as a sort of cult, where any sort of questioning gets you kicked out."

Bowron: No end in sight to child poverty

Dirty and bare child's feet on gravel. Child poverty concept. Photo: 123rf.com

Government's band-aiding and irresponsible breeding are a shameful mix.

Putting baby outside to sleep

In Reykjavik it's common to see babies in prams outside cafes and shops.

In Nordic countries, it's common to see babies sleeping in prams outside, even when it's freezing.

'I can't find his warranty'

'I can't find his warranty, and am not sure I could face returning him, collection was bad enough. Any suggestions?'

We're sure this UK mum isn't the only one who has joked about wanting to "return" her crabby baby.

Tired mums share 'sleepy selfies'

Erin Kiernan

Two photos of mums have shown the world the physical impact of exhaustion in all its frazzled glory.

3 childcare viruses to watch out for

Things can get seriously chaotic when the bugs are unavoidably brought home from daycare.

Things get seriously chaotic when the bugs are unavoidably brought home from daycare.

Family 'baffled' by baby's death

Pam Willis with her grandson Wayne John Stormy Willis on the day he was born.

A baby dying suddenly in their sleep is not a new tragedy, but it is one that keeps happening.

'Brunch, pop out baby, cocktails'

OPINION: Mums unfairly reprimanded for fitting childbirth around social diaries.

Mum's kiss nearly kills baby

Kirsty Carrington at home with baby Ole-John, who almost died after she kissed him.

Kirsty Carrington had no idea a simple peck would leave her newborn son fighting for his life.

Make your own baby wipes

Joy Ratima with her youngest child.

Don't like all the chemicals in store-bought baby wipes? Watch this video for one mum's DIY version.

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