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    How to save for the big baby items

    How to save for the big baby items
    There are costs to having a baby. Between nappies and wipes, nursery furniture, clothes, and all the other essentials the costs really do add up. But there are a few things you can do - especially when it comes to the big baby items such as the convertible car seat, cot, etc. - to help you save money without the pinch! Read more »

    How to create a family budget you’ll stick to

    How to create a family budget you’ll stick to
    Starting a family and the first few years of parenthood has a big impact on your time, energy and bank balance. The costs of getting the house ready for your baby, childcare fees and all the other expenses that go with having another human in the house can stack up. Read more »

    How to make getting out with your baby easier

    How to make getting out with your baby easier
    In the early weeks of being a new parent, much of that time is spent at home. You’ll be enjoying snuggles with your newborn, taking the time to recover and slowly easing yourself into your new normal. Then, as cabin fever sets in, the time will come where venturing outdoors is the next milestone to tackle. Read more »

    Buying a new or second-hand convertible car seat - which is best?

    Buying a new or second-hand convertible car seat - which is best?
    Buying a convertible car seat for your child is a big decision. You walk into a baby store and you are overwhelmed with all the choices… and then you see parents listing their old car seats on Facebook marketplace at significantly lower prices than you can find for a new seat… but which should you choose? Read more »

    Should you invest in a baby highchair?

    Should you invest in a baby highchair?

    Introducing solids to your baby is one of the most fun and enjoyable experiences of the first year of their life.

    Watching them discover new textures and tastes, coupled with either delighted or scrunched up facial expressions, makes mealtimes entertaining for the whole family!

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    When can my child start using a booster seat?

    When can my child start using a booster seat?
    Booster seats are a safe and comfortable seat for kids to travel in with features that will continue to reassure you of their safety. But, when should you move your child to a booster car seat? Read more »

    Buying a new or second-hand convertible car seat - which is best?

    Buying a new or second-hand convertible car seat - which is best?
    Buying a convertible car seat for your child is a big decision. You walk into a baby store and you are overwhelmed with all the choices… and then you see parents listing their old car seats on Facebook marketplace at significantly lower prices than you can find for a new seat… but which should you choose? Read more »

    The real value of mum friends

    The real value of mum friends

    Motherhood changes you in every way imaginable. Some of the changes are physical… but the biggest changes are emotional. Once you have kids, your priorities change. It isn’t just about you anymore. Now your thoughts are taken up with caring for someone else and providing for them in every way you possibly can.

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    Taking a stroller on a family holiday

    Taking a stroller on a family holiday

    It’s a question many parents ask themselves; should you take a stroller on a family holiday or can you survive without it? There are a few things that you’ll want to consider when you’re making a decision about taking a stroller away with you. Are you traveling by plane, train or foot? Do you need your stroller to store things while you’re traveling? Will you require the stroller when you reach your destination? Are there costs involved in taking it along with you?

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    Planning a road trip with a baby or toddler

    Planning a road trip with a baby or toddler

    There’s one word that comes to mind when I think about the first road trip we took with our new baby. And that word is: STUFF. We packed, actually we over-packed, our car with all of the essentials that we thought we needed and ended up with such little space in the car that it made the journey more uncomfortable than needed. Of course, taking a newborn on a long car journey does require a little more forward planning than the pre-kid days. It just doesn’t need to result in a military operation-style plan – or, an overstuffed car.

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