Babies

1006, 2024

Dangerous Plants

By |June 10th, 2024|

Introducing your child to the great outdoors is part of the joy of parenting. Fostering a love of nature and curiosity about creation is par for the course. However, in Australia, the flora and fauna pose hazards aplenty. Be careful around unidentified plants!

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Birth Pangs: Be Prepared

By |June 3rd, 2024|

Life gets busy, and despite the instinct to nest and collect all necessities before birth, your due date can creep up on you before you know it. Preparing during your second trimester might be ideal, as you tend to have more energy then.

2705, 2024
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Childproofing Your Home

By |May 27th, 2024|

With the birth of your tiny human comes an awareness of things that could possibly go wrong. Suddenly, your home becomes a zone of veritable death traps. It is ideal to begin childproofing before your newborn starts crawling and natural curiosity imperils your offspring.

1705, 2024
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Parenting and the Outdoors

By |May 17th, 2024|

I am convinced that a love of the outdoors is innate in every child. It doesn’t need to be taught, but if it isn’t nurtured, it can fade fast and be crowded out by all of the artificial environments we have created in the modern world.

1305, 2024
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When Baby is Born: Make Him Feel Useful

By |May 13th, 2024|

I am grateful to have such a hands-on father as my spouse. Include your husband in your development as a mother, so that he too may grow as a father and together, you can be the best parents possible for your baby.

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Your Baby’s Cuteness is a Scientific Fact

By |May 2nd, 2024|

Lorenz suggested that a baby’s cute features trigger a nurturing response in adults, encouraging them to care for and protect them. Research has confirmed Lorenz’s theory many times over in the decades since.

2904, 2024
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Love and Let Go

By |April 29th, 2024|

Do you already have the “perfect” plan designed for your children’s lives? As mothers, I believe this is a particularly difficult area to manoeuvre. Wanting the very best for our children, we can get our hearts set on the best preschool to the best college.

1504, 2024
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The New Normal of Parenting

By |April 15th, 2024|

In the midst of a conversation about toilet training with another parent, a childless friend walked over, and we realised, this isn’t something you talk about with people without kids. With surprising ease, I came up with a list of things that have become my ‘new normal’ since becoming a parent…

1204, 2024
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My First 9 Months as an Adoptive Dad

By |April 12th, 2024|

The title above could just as easily read “My First 9 Months as a Dad”. I don’t think of myself specifically as an adoptive dad — I am a dad — to a beautiful, curious, vibrant little nine-month-old baby.

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Growing into the Role: New Dads and Brain Research

By |March 21st, 2024|

Scans actually showed significant biological differences in the dads’ brains as they grew into the role of fathering their infants. We can be the fathers our children need, and at just the right time. That should give us confidence and a sense of purpose as dads.

2202, 2024
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Introducing Squish! Her Real Name Is…

By |February 22nd, 2024|

Since August last year, I have been writing a series called ‘The Adventures of Squish’ about our adopted baby. For legal reasons, my wife Angie and I were unable to make our baby’s real name public until the adoption was finalised.

1502, 2024
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Flying With Your Baby

By |February 15th, 2024|

Here are some important lessons that Angie and learned from our first flight with Squish. Take time away to be with your family. Don’t let the fear of flying with your baby stop you from taking that important time away.

502, 2024
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Parenting Envy

By |February 5th, 2024|

Why, oh why, does parenting bring out this bizarre competitive streak in us? One mother posted an article begging her friends to please stop bragging across social media about how they’re winning at natural birth and parenting.

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