Parenting News

How a woman's age affects IVF success

Jo, from Melbourne, went through 10 IVF cycles before she fell pregnant with her daughter.

The chance of success is based on a woman's age and the number of treatment cycles undertaken.

Prince George told about Diana

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge look out of the window of the plane as they arrive at ...

The littlest royals are growing up with only one Granny, but Prince William keeps his mother's memory alive through stories.

'We have to start with kids'

Seven-year-old Nicholas Demetriou hasn't got time for gender stereotypes. He chooses clothes that he likes, regardless ...

The rise of gender-neutral childrens' clothing is encouraging kids to pick clothes they love, not ones they only think they should.

'I cried more than he did'

Mathias' birth was a shorter labour than with Sandoval's other kids, she said, but much harder.

A refugee support volunteer cut the cord at baby's birth in Hamilton.

Baby born in mall toilets

The baby was rushed to Starship Hospital in critical condition after it was born at Sylvia Park mall. (File photo)

Baby was rushed to hospital with its mum, in critical condition, after she gave birth on Friday.

The little prince at four

Prince George of Cambridge's official 4th birthday portrait.

Prince George, the future King of England, turns four on Sunday. Enjoy some of the highlights of his 4th year.

Expo earns plenty of party favours

Mia Tutaki, 5, has her face painted with a unicorn by Jeanette Poulson from Feral Face Painting and Body Art.

The country's first children's party expo a riot of cake, fairies, games and colour.

Fire pits good for preschoolers

Besides building confidence and safety awareness, intentional teaching also helps kids develop language and brain-body ...

While real tools and open fires aren't things you'd normally expect to find at an early childhood centre, new research suggests that perhaps they should be.

'Red raw' reaction to bath bombs

Bath bombs are meant for relaxation and body care

Girls left crying with sore genitals after soaking in bath bombs.

Latching on to health message

Staff at Wairau Hospital's Maternity Unit, from left, Gwen Costello, Jackie Martin and Debbie Fisher with proud parents ...

The number of mothers choosing to breast feed their babies has almost doubled in the past 14 years thanks in part to a new initiative.

Screen-time not the bogeyman

Screen time isn't always a waste of time, research out of the UK suggests.

Received parenting wisdom says screens are bad - now experts argue it can actually benefit kids.

'Bad mothers' could be just like you

Judging people is easy. What about trying to understand their lives?

OPINION: Judging people is easy. What about trying to understand their lives?

Pink slammed for multi-tasking selfie

Pink with her baby son, Jameson.

It's a scenario many mums will find all-too familiar.

Is it harder to name boys or girls?

Is it easier to pick a name for a boy? Or a girl?

Choosing the right baby name is always tough. But is one gender harder than the other?

Solo mums back Metiria

Cassie Keene with her children Taylor, 6, and Tamali'i, 4. Keene, 26, receives a sole parent support benefit.

Green Party co-leader's admission of benefit fraud no surprise to single parents struggling to make ends meet.

I said 'yes' to my kids for a full day

Can you judge my cartweels? Can you help me make a cubby? Can I crack a walnut? Yes, yes yes.

There's an argument that saying no to kids will breed resentment. But can saying yes more make a family happier?

Beyonce used Kim's doctor for birth video

Beyonce opted to use the Kardashians' gynaecologist.

It turns out Beyonce's twins Sir and Rumi are connected to the Kardashian kids by way of their gynaecologist.

Kate Middleton wants 'more babies'

GDANSK, POLAND - JULY 18:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend a reception ...

Are Prince George and Princess Charlotte getting a sibling?

Avoid supermarket baby food - expert

Babies need a range of nutrient-dense foods.

A child health expert is calling on baby food manufacturers to up their game.

Could I handle flying with a baby?

Five-month-old Simon Rampersad was rewarded with mouse ears for good behaviour during his first flight.

It truly takes a village to prepare a new mum for a flight with young baby.

Oh Vogel's ad, I loaf you

A great commercial can set the tone for the times.

OPINION: An ad melted Greer Berry's heart faster than a knob of butter on toast.

Mindy Kaling's big surprise

Actress Mindy Kaling is reportedly pregnant with her first baby,

In her book two years ago, the comedy actress revealed she would be 'fast and loose about kids'.

Admit it, looking after kids is boring

No-one tells you that parenting can be one of the most unrewarding and thankless jobs you've ever done.

OPINION: There's one truth that remains one of the biggest parenting taboos of all... the sheer, excruciating boredom.

Mum slams cafe's fluffy ban

When you tell a parent their child can't have a babycino, you're telling that parent their child isn't welcome in your cafe.

OPINION: When you tell a parent their child can't have a fluffy, you're telling that parent their kid isn't welcome.

Fish oil could prevent diabetes

Dr Ben Albert (pictured) led the research with Professor Wayne Cutfieldat the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute.

But for now, pregnant women are cautioned against taking fish oil supplements

Angst of choosing a school

Choosing a school is one of the most important parenting tasks.

It's one of the biggest decisions parents make, and schools themselves don't help.

Why isn't it cool to be a girl?

Being "girly" is fine, even for boys.

OPINION: Forget gender norms and bring on the boys in purple onesies. We need to let our kids be themselves.

In praise of the family digital detox

Is a weekend without wi-fi what every family needs?

It's a risk, I know, but worth it if I can reel my family back in and return them all to their proverbial factory settings.

Should kids under 6 use trampolines?

It is recommended that just one person at a time jump on trampolines, and that children be supervised at all times.

You commonly see mobs of young kids jumping on trampolines together, but should you?

Sneaky places mums binge-watch

Mothers desperate for "me time" are going to extreme measures to watch Netflix, a new survey reveals.

Mothers desperate for "me time" are going to extreme measures to watch Netflix, survey reveals.

Ad Feedback
special offers
Ad Feedback