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Kiddipedia was built with one main goal in mind- to help.

We are committed to delivering high quality content that can make a difference in the lives of everyday busy Australian parents.

Content that supports Kiddipedia's overall Mission:

1-To assist the every Australian parent in achieving their life goals and by giving them the tools to be all they can be as an individual, parent and guardian:
motto: Be all ‘you’ can be

2-To support the every Australian parent by giving them the tools to nurture their children to the very best of their abilities:
motto: Give your ‘children’ the life they deserve and a positive future.

3-To encourage parents to raise their children so they will continue passing this onto their children, and their children's children to help grow a better tomorrow and stronger Australia, for 'everyone'.

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Articles

Talking to Children about Violence

New Zealand was devastated by the recent events in Christchurch. So far 50 people died and dozens more were injured in terrorist shooting attacks at two Christchurch mosques.  At this stage, we still have no knowledge of what motivated him…. Continue Reading >

Talking to Kids about the Hard Stuff

Talking to kids about the hard stuff can be, well, really hard. As a parent it is our job to guide our children through life, and topics such as death, divorce and sex will inevitably come up and can be… Continue Reading >

Best Pancake Recipes

The annual pancake-munching day is here, but do you know why we have Pancake Tuesday?? Well, it’s the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, is traditionally a… Continue Reading >

Does the teaching suit your child?

There is a quote that floats amongst the teaching pages I follow and it reads: “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” It won’t come as any surprise that all… Continue Reading >

MCRI welcomes $35m Federal grant for Strep A vaccine research to prevent deadly heart disease

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute based in Melbourne will be a key partner in a $35 million national consortium formed to fast track a vaccine against Strep A, the highly contagious bacterium that causes around 500,000 deaths every year. The… Continue Reading >

Banana Raspberry Coconut Muffins and Summer Pavlova

Looking for some delicious recipes to share with family and friends? CSR Sugar has the solution with their Summer Pavlova and Banana Raspberry Coconut Muffins recipes. With only 25 minutes prep time and 5 steps, the Summer Pavlova will be ready… Continue Reading >

Lunch Box Ideas

Here are some Lunchbox Ideas and you can make sure your kids go to school with a tasty and healthy lunch, a few tips that can help are: Cut sandwiches and food into different sizes and shapes and smaller pieces for younger children. Cut up… Continue Reading >

How to Give Your Child a Head Start

Media proudly brought to you by ABC Reading Eggs Not sure how to support your child’s development in the early years? Worried they won’t be ready for school? Want to give your child the best start for a love of… Continue Reading >

Separation anxiety: An essential guide for parents

Media kindly brought to you by Goodstart Early Learning   Nervous about your child starting at an early learning centre or kindergarten? Many parents are. Below are some tips from a psychologist, to ensure it’s a smooth transition for your… Continue Reading >

Kid-Friendly Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Creating your own family traditions can be so much fun, and Valentine’s day is the perfect moment to get together and celebrate. So here’s a programme of ideas to fit into your day, crafting cards and sharing a cute themed… Continue Reading >

Back to School Checklist

At this time of year, there is so much to get organised for kids for the new school year! Mums of kids with allergies also have a heap of other items that they need to get organised such as action… Continue Reading >

New Beginnings Bring New Responsibilities

Your little one is getting ready to start school. This is a time of change which can be both exciting and challenging for children, and their parents, as they experience the early days of school and transition into a new… Continue Reading >

Chinese New Year and the Chinese Zodiac Animals

Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. It marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar. Celebrations traditionally run for 15 days and Chinese families gather for the… Continue Reading >

6 Tips to Keep your Kids Healthy & Active this School Year

Now is the perfect time to set up good habits that will keep your family happy, healthy and active all year long! And here are 6 ways you can get started!   Get involved in team sports! The first few… Continue Reading >

Getting Ready for Kindy

It’s that nerve racking time for many parents. The end of the holidays and start of a brand new year. Such a bittersweet time isn’t it? Getting children ‘ready’ for their first day of formal schooling is a topic that… Continue Reading >

5 Tips for getting ready on time for school

The kids have gone back to school and so the morning struggle to get out of the door on time has once again begun. So I have drawn on what worked in his kindergarten years as well as advice given… Continue Reading >

Summer is a Scorcher – Keep your little ones cool

Sleep experts share tips to help your family beat the heat   This summer is proving to be a scorcher, so experts are recommending keeping little ones indoors to make sure they’re cool and safe. The last thing parents want… Continue Reading >

After school snack advice from Susie Burrell

Recent Omnipoll research commissioned by Mayver’s found that one in two Australians feels confused about what is healthy. To help parents navigate conflicting messaging around nutrition Susie Burrell, a leading dietician and mother of two have some tips for getting… Continue Reading >

10 Cheap Ways to Keep Children Cool this Summer

We can’t stop the summer heat but what we can do is keep our children cool during this time. Most of us don’t have air conditioners at home so we have to rely on other means for our children to… Continue Reading >

Delicious Summer Treats!

I’m sure we all agree fresh summer fruits are one of life’s great joys , lucky for us they’re in season and with these hot summer days (and nights) we still have a while still to enjoy them! It’s so… Continue Reading >

Top Tips to keep your children hydrated

During summer children are at a greater risk of dehydration than adults. Making sure your children get plenty of liquids can be challenging but, as we all know vital. Here are Kiddipedia’s Top Tips to help keep your children hydrated… Continue Reading >

A new year brings change.

For many, young and old, a new year brings with it change. It may be a new mum heading back to work, a young child moving up rooms at daycare, a 4-year-old entering the world of schooling, new year classes,… Continue Reading >

Laura Geitz, Aussie athlete and mum talks about sleep and fitness regime postpartum

Like any new parent, former Australian netball captain Laura Geitz struggled to find the time to remain active around her son Barney’s schedule. Returning to work and fitness is possible following childbirth but is still a challenge, even for an elite… Continue Reading >

Fruit Salad Fun

Hot summer days call for fun new activities I say! If it’s too hot to be outside all day here’s a fun activity to fill a lazy summer afternoon that will fill their bellies with nutritious fruit and get their… Continue Reading >

Long weekend summer salad goodness!

  With the much-awaited long weekend here, McKenzie’s has shared two delicious salad recipes, which are perfect to bring along to a BBQ or get together! After a quick recipe to pull together in less than an hour? McKenzie’s Lentil,… Continue Reading >

Tips for boosting your kids STEM skills these Summer holidays

With just a few weeks left for the Summer holidays, many Aussie parents will be thinking about how they are going to keep their kids busy. Educational activities that are also exciting can be hard to find. These holidays are… Continue Reading >

No-bake Peach Melba Cheesecake

With summer in full swing, the entertaining season isn’t quite over yet and we have the perfect recipe for you! This mouth-watering No-Bake Peach Melba Cheesecake from CSR Sugar is great for any celebration and can be whipped up in… Continue Reading >

Fun school holiday recipes from Mumma’s Country Kitchen & CSR Sugar

Are you running out of activities to do with the kids these school holidays? It’s time to bring back fond memories by cooking up a storm in the kitchen with the kids! These delicious and fun recipes are in collaboration… Continue Reading >

Your Guide to Back to School Organisation

The first few weeks of the new school year are always the hardest for our little bundles of joy. Get super prepared and make it easier with this ultimate guide on ‘back to school’ organisation! It’s a school night! It’s… Continue Reading >

How To Tackle Back To School Anxiety

Although the first day back at school, or even the first ever day at school, can be an exciting prospect for some children, adjustment difficulties are common. Anxious feelings are expected and normal in children returning to school, changing schools,… Continue Reading >

Best Ways to Keep Your Kids Hydrated

Dehydration in kids means that their body lack enough fluids. They are much more likely to become dehydrated than adults because they lose more fluid quickly. It’s normal that kids are active all the time, so what we can do… Continue Reading >

Say goodbye to smelly pet odours with this one simple pantry staple!

There’s nothing like home entertaining with friends and family over the summer festive season, but when the unwanted odours of our furry friends come to the party, it can be a real mood killer! No one wants a home that… Continue Reading >

Kid Friendly Recipes for Summer

Summer is here and whether we like it or we don’t, we have to enjoy it with the kids around, especially now that it’s the holidays. One of the things that the whole family enjoys doing whether you are indoors… Continue Reading >

Peanut butter banana smoothie bowl and crunchy peanut butter slice

According to Dietitian Joel Feren, “Peanut Butter is truly nature at its most delicious! Not only is it a wholesome and tasty option for breakfast or a snack, but it’s also a versatile cooking ingredient that can transform a range… Continue Reading >

Top 10 tips for creating a body positive culture for you and your children

Beware! New Year’s Resolutions Ahead! Have you seen them yet? The January challenge? The New YOU? The cheap gym memberships? The online weight loss programs that are sure to shed those extra kilo’s! Culture is like wearing sunglasses that adjust… Continue Reading >

Ways on Making Realistic Resolutions and Keeping Them

As we all know, 1st of January is all about new beginnings, a time to start something new, change something for the better or stop something not beneficial to yourself. We often make use the start of the year the… Continue Reading >

Classic Christmas Pudding Recipe

Christmas is all about family and tradition would you agree? Do you have a special family recipe that has been handed down throughout the generations and you try make time to make each year? I’ll let you in on a… Continue Reading >

Christmas Leftover Recipes

We have all been there, after the holiday feasts, we end up with leftovers all kept in the fridge. We can reheat them and serve them again for the family but sometimes the children would want something freshly cooked instead… Continue Reading >

Quick & Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for Santa

Ah, Christmas Eve. Don’t know about you but it’s my most favourite day of the year; the hope, the anticipation and the build up. The excitement and energy of today is something worth waiting an entire year for. Why not… Continue Reading >

Getting a Puppy for Christmas?

If you haven’t heard the saying “A puppy is for life, not for Christmas” you’ve maybe been hiding under a rock. However there are some benefits to bringing your puppy home over this period, the main one being – time…. Continue Reading >

CSR Sugar Christmas recipes

Thanks to CSR Sugar, there is no need to fret in the kitchen this year because they have you covered with deliciously delightful Christmas recipes. With all of the recipes entailing no more than 7 steps, this is sure to… Continue Reading >

Shining in the strength of her sudden life as a single parent

A compelling journey of loss and a new reality by author Suzanne Duncan   For some, cancer might be the inevitable, and for those left behind years of inability to cope, to move forward or to manage a new role as… Continue Reading >

Top Tips for Happy Travelling with Kids

The thought of travelling with kids is not something that fills most parents with joy. It’s often stressful for both parents and children, as well as those around you, but with Christmas holidays on the approach, it’s often obligatory for… Continue Reading >

Fun Finger Food Ideas for Christmas

Christmas is a time for people getting together celebrating this festive season. Family activities and parties all scheduled within this holidays. If you are planning to throw a party or just attending one, here are some finger food ideas that can… Continue Reading >

Healthy Christmas Food

Just because it’s Christmas, it doesn’t mean that everything we feed the kids needs to be full of sugar and rubbish. Even when you go to parties, it’s totally possible to come up with some gorgeous ideas with fruit and… Continue Reading >

DIY Christmas-Themed Gift Wrapping Ideas

Here are some easy and cheap ways to gift-wrap those presents this Christmas. I know you have already spent so much time, effort and money into buying those Christmas presents and now you need to spend some more to wrap… Continue Reading >

Christmas Table Setting Ideas

This Christmas season, we all want our lunch or dinner to be perfect especially with the meal itself and of course, how our table is set and decorated. The table setting sets the mood for the occasion and in turn,… Continue Reading >

Peanut butter satay chicken skewers

With a 5-star health star rating, Mother Earth peanut butter is completely natural with no additives, no preservatives and no added sugar or oils. It’s simply freshly roasted peanuts ground into peanut butter! Mother Earth peanut butter is made from… Continue Reading >

The Hampton’s Style: Interview with Porter Davis Interior Designer, Koraly Symeou

There are few modern interior design trends that are adored as much as the Hamptons Style. Inspired by the sophisticated homes of New York’s rich and famous, the Hamptons style defines casual luxe and is the epitome of timeless elegance. The… Continue Reading >

Christmas and party season will be upon us before we know it!

It’s really quite easy to make a child (or even an adult) with food allergies feel safe, included and welcome at a party that involves food. It’s our job as parents to teach our children to be kind and inclusive… Continue Reading >

5 Easy DIY Christmas Crafts for Kids

‘Tis the season to be crafty! Celebrating Christmas is so much more than ripping into presents on Christmas day. It’s about family – visiting loved ones, spending much need quality time with our kids, and equally as importantly, stuffing our… Continue Reading >

Butterscotch Apple Pie from CSR

CSR has come together to create a delicious Butterscotch Apple Pie recipe. This recipe is a scrumptious take on the classic apple pie and is bound to satisfy any dessert lover.   Ingredients 4 sheets defrosted shortcrust pastry or 250g… Continue Reading >

10 fun Christmas traditions to enjoy with your kids

The magic of Christmas is truly here and no doubt you began to love it even more since you become a parent for the first time, it really does come alive in children. It’s easy to get caught up in… Continue Reading >

Celebrate Brownie Day with these delicious recipes from CSR Sugar!

Did you know that December 8th is National Brownie Day? Celebrate the special day that is dedicated to their gooey goodness by treating yourself to one of these delicious recipes! Not only are they easy to make, but they’re also… Continue Reading >

Christmas-Themed School Holiday Fun!

Grinches aside, just about everybody loves Christmas! Grab the kids, get in the spirit and enjoy the cheeriest time of year with this ultimate list for Christmas-themed school holiday fun! Sure to get you feeling super merry in no time!… Continue Reading >

9 Tips For Styling a Fabulous Yet Functional Kids Bedroom This School Holidays

From Porter Davis World Of Style Lead Interior designer Stephanie Atanasovski A child’s bedroom is a wonderful place. It’s a place of creativity, play, safety, thinking, feeling, and imagining. Porter Davis World of Style Lead Interior Designer Stephanie Atanasovski shares… Continue Reading >

Where have all the Christmas cards gone?

Where have all the Christmas cards gone? I mean seriously, I remember when I was still younger and we receive Christmas cards from my Aunt and Uncle with special greetings for Christmas and New Year. Sometimes you would be lucky… Continue Reading >

Peanut Butter Myths BUSTED!

Peanut butter is a wholesome and delicious snack, yet there are many misconceptions about our favourite spread. Melbourne dietitian and nutritionist Joel Feren aka The Nutrition Guy sheds some light on seven of the top peanut butter myths!   1… Continue Reading >

Coconut & Lemon Shortbread Stars

With the festive season just around the corner, it’s time to get ready for all things Christmas! The tree is up, the presents are out, and the tinsel is sparkling, but what about the kitchen? Not to worry because McKenzie’s… Continue Reading >

The ultimate essentials your baby needs for holiday travel!

Plan for sleep these summer holidays! When travelling with a newborn or toddler it’s essential to ensure you prepare a comfortable environment for the little cherubs to rest and sleep. If you’ve travelled with little humans, when it comes to sleeping on… Continue Reading >

The Joy of the Toy

Featured content brought to you by Lucas Loves Cars. I’d love for to you to stop whatever you’re doing and go on a little journey with me, just for a moment, back to your childhood. Take a deep breath and… Continue Reading >

Coconut Recipe Inspiration this Festive Season!

The festive season is just around the corner! For some, this is an exciting time and for others, it can be incredibly stressful. Ever sit there and worry about what plate you’re going to bring along to a party? Worry… Continue Reading >

Christmas Gift Guide Vol 2

We understand Christmas is a busy time and can be quite stressful not knowing what to buy friends and family. Especially when we want to give a present that is memorable. For our children, with the ever-evolving toys and educational… Continue Reading >

Report finds bullying and emotional and behavioural problems impact on primary students’ learning ability

New research has found that a large percentage of Australian eight to 12-year-olds are being bullied and/or experiencing emotional difficulties – and these children are falling behind their peers in numeracy and reading in the classroom. The Murdoch Children’s Research… Continue Reading >

Christmas Gift Guide

We understand Christmas is a busy time and can be quite stressful not knowing what to buy friends and family. Especially when we want to give a present that is memorable. For our children, with the ever-evolving toys and educational… Continue Reading >

CSR Sugar’s Classic Vanilla Buttercream Icing Cupcakes

It’s time to get into the kitchen and enjoy this Vanilla Cupcake recipe. Thanks to CSR Sugar Vanilla All Natural Buttercream Icing Mix and CSR Caster Sugar, you can whip up these simple and sweet cupcakes over this week. The… Continue Reading >

A father’s experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Lachlan was diagnosed with ASD at three and a half years old. I remember being in denial for at least 6-12months. I thought it was just a phase of language/behaviour delay and that he’ll eventually catch up and grow out… Continue Reading >

Moonlite – Bringing kids’ bedtime stories to life

Mumtrepreneur, Natalie Rebot is bringing the magic of kids’ bedtime stories to life, with an innovative and award-winning product redefining the popular night-time ritual. Moonlite transforms any mobile phone into a storybook projector, as popular children’s stories are vibrantly projected… Continue Reading >

15 Healthy & Fun Alternatives for Trick or Treat

Children will always be excited for Halloween, the dress ups, the decorations and of course the loads and loads of lollies that will fill up their goodie bags. As much as we’d like our children to be excited for a… Continue Reading >

Fun Ideas for Trick or Treat Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner and a lot of us are already planning and preparing our fun and exciting costume ideas. Naturally, children are excited to show off their costumes to their neighbors and friends. Costumes can be as… Continue Reading >

Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes

Halloween is creeping up on us and it’s time to get baking! Thanks to CSR All Natural Chocolate and Vanilla Buttercream Icing Mix, you can make creepy crawly spider cupcakes and wicked witches hats for your little monster! Free of… Continue Reading >

10 Cool and Spooky Ideas for your Front Door Decorations

Halloween is just around the corner and aside from preparing our kids for their costumes for trick or treating night, we also need our house or particularly our front porch be ready for Halloween. Not all of us have that… Continue Reading >

Spook-tacular Halloween Recipes from McKenzie’s

With Halloween quickly creeping up on us, it’s time to get prepared for all things sweet! Looking to wow your neighbourhood trick or treating guests? These delicious and spooky cupcake recipes from McKenzie’s are perfect for all to enjoy! Get… Continue Reading >

The importance of play in the lives of young children

In early childhood education, play has characteristically been regarded as the main way that young children learn. There are many forms of play including, block play, symbolic play, water play, and so on, each with their specific definitions and association… Continue Reading >

‘Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be Kind, always’.

Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay Almost 1 in 5 Australians (20%) will experience some form of a mental disorder in any year. Over one in four (26%) young Australians experience a mental illness every year, undoubtedly you will know someone in your… Continue Reading >

Cooking and Recipe Tips

Looking for simple yet tasty snack options that kids can help create? Look no further than these delicious recipes using an Australian pantry staple, McKenzie’s Bi-Carb soda. Pancakes make a great afternoon or after school snack for kids and grownups… Continue Reading >

Is Your Home Pool Defence Set for Summer?

Pool and Spa Owners Urged to Take Action to Reduce Toddler Drowning Deaths Original Article can be seen on kidsafe.com.au   Olympian Matt Welsh OAM, today joined Kidsafe Australia to help save lives over summer at the launch of the… Continue Reading >

Tips to use technology to Cook like an Expert

  Aussies can turn to their mobile at every phase of their cooking journey: from deciding what to cook to improving their knife skills or discovering the best method to prepare a meal – all of this can be easily… Continue Reading >

Kiddipedia Is Proud to Announce Partnership with Starting Blocks.

Kiddipedia is committed to helping build a bigger, better Australia by providing an evidence-based resource that includes content written by subject matter experts and thought leaders. In doing so, we are thrilled to announce our partnership with Starting Blocks. Kiddipedia’s… Continue Reading >

Kid’s Birthday Ideas to Inspire Your Child’s Next Party

As soon as you organise one birthday party, it feels like next years is only around the corner. Kids grow up quickly. Each year, birthday parties present a new challenge for parents. Do you have it at home? Inside or… Continue Reading >

Parenting and Baby Tips

Most parents know all too well the challenges of maintaining a clean and odour-free home when you have flying spaghetti, dirty little footprints and smelly nappies to contend with. Parents are often time poor – and sleep deprived if there’s… Continue Reading >

3 Ways to Avert Bullying

Emmanuella Grace is a Voice and Performance expert, entrepreneur and mother. She has helped thousands of people worldwide to find their voice and flourish. She is the founder of Melbourne based Voice and Performance coaching studio, Find Your Voice. Qualifications… Continue Reading >

How to clean safely with a baby in the house

There are so many benefits to being a parent, however, what comes with them is also the responsibility of keeping your baby safe. This requires constant awareness because sometimes the danger could lurk in the most unusual place. That’s the… Continue Reading >

What Are The Benefits Compression Garments Provide for C-Section Recovery?

Media brought to you by SRC Health. Pregnancy is a period of considerable changes in a woman’s body. During this time, abdominal muscles are stretched to their limit. Ligaments and muscles that were stretched and strained during pregnancy require time… Continue Reading >

Mental health issues for Primary School children

By Marianne Connolly It’s the question every parent eventually faces: “Is it normal for children to react like this, or could there be a mental health issue?” I really empathise with parents.  There is so much information out there and… Continue Reading >

Why is STEM Education so important for children?

Well, it is estimated that 75 per cent of jobs are within industries requiring skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We are seeing a strong national demand for STEM skills as Australian businesses are looking to hire people with engineering… Continue Reading >

Sustainable Home Styling

We are all well aware of how quickly we have descended towards an irreversible global warming. Thankfully, while our governments try to catch up with policy, many of us have recognised the difference we can make with the smallest of… Continue Reading >

The best family outdoor activities for Father’s Day

It’s that time of year again. Father’s Day has crept up and with it comes the age-old question of what to get dad. If you’re stuck and are looking to treat him to a different experience, a fun family outdoor… Continue Reading >

Step Up, Step Back: A Father-Cub Relationship

Written by: Dr Matthew Roberts Website: My Doctor’s Handwriting   As my son was invested into his Cub Scout Pack a few years ago, I found myself standing back a bit from the action. There he stood alongside his fellow rookies,… Continue Reading >

Morning Madness is a thing of the past with these Breakfast Recipes from Scott Gooding

A healthy, nutritious breakfast that provides your kids with adequate energy is a great way to start the day. We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it can sometimes be skipped due to… Continue Reading >

10 Ways to show your Dad you love him on Father’s day

A son’s first hero and daughters first love is their Dad. He can play like a kid, give advice like a friend and protect like a bodyguard. Despite how much they are loved many of us can find it difficult to… Continue Reading >

Household Cleaning Tips

With Spring fast approaching, now is the perfect time to get ready to clean and refresh the home. Our cupboards are often overflowing with different cleaning products that we rarely use, but did you know that you can clean your… Continue Reading >

How It Feels Adopting An Adult You’ve Raised As Your Own

By Jodie Myintoo Jodie Myintoo, a counsellor based in Melbourne, shares her experience officially adopting her adult daughter in the County Court.   I had the privilege of adopting my step-daughter, Monique. She is turning 23 this year. Some might… Continue Reading >

Spring Cleaning Tips and Ideas

It is almost that time of the year again when the whole house needs thorough freshening up. Spending hours scrubbing and washing, though, certainly isn’t the most pleasant way to spend your free time. Spring cleaning is without a doubt… Continue Reading >

8 Top Household Tips for Busy Mums

So you’re reading an article about establishing a morning routine with yoga and meditation involved to really kick-start your day. If your response to that is, “Good joke! I’m a Mum.” read on sister… We have 8 tips and hints… Continue Reading >

World Honey Bee Day

By Becky Searles – Family Garden Life   In celebration of World Honey Bee Day, we thought it was the perfect time to get buzzing in the garden with the kids. It’s a great reminder for our kids to recognise… Continue Reading >

Top 10 Reasons Why Children Should Play Sport

Media brought to you by Kelly Sports Let’s face it, how lucky are we to live and raise our children in Australia! The sun and climate allow our children to play outdoors twelve months of the year.  Our houses, gardens, and parks… Continue Reading >

5 Tips to teach your children mindfulness from pre to post birth

Imagine being able to teach your child a skill that gave them confidence, stability and peace from their first day on earth, and it could cost you nothing. Professional performers in all disciplines from singing and public speaking to Olympic… Continue Reading >

How To Teach Children the Value of Money

Media brought to you by Spriggy. Every parent wants the best for their child with the hope they have a happy, healthy and prosperous life, and one that surpasses ours. Without knowing it, a parent is a child’s first teacher…. Continue Reading >

Dr Sam Elliot Top 5 Tips to get the most out of Children’s Sport

As the official partner of the Football Federation of Australia’s (FFA) ALDI MiniRoos program, we want to encourage kids to be healthy and active. While exercise and nutritious food is a part of this, there is another key element to… Continue Reading >

Breastfeeding Tips and Quotes to Inspire

No matter how many children you have breastfed, each child and each experience can be different. One thing is for certain… people are keen to offer you their opinions, whether they are a family member, friend, or even (especially) a… Continue Reading >

Lactation Cookies

Something has to be said for the unspoken support women give each other in sisterhood; the support, advice, inspiration, encouragement, tips and tricks. We all know that uplifting feeling of what it’s like to receive a special message from a… Continue Reading >

Mr 3rd baby, who refused to even try to breastfeed.

I always imagined l would have three children.  We had two beautiful little humans already, but I just love being a mummy and l really felt that there was meant to be a third little soul to add to our… Continue Reading >

What makes a ‘safe’ trampoline safer?

Trampolines aren’t what they used to be. Thankfully, they’ve come a long way from the rusty old springs of our childhood. But with so many variations out there in the market – in both old and new designs – it… Continue Reading >

Men with pre-existing mental health conditions four times more likely to experience problems during transition to parenthood

Did you know men with pre-existing mental health conditions are four times more likely to experience problems during the transition to parenthood? Well, it’s true. New research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) shows that men with a history… Continue Reading >

Healing Nappy Rash Naturally

What is nappy rash? Nappy rash describes a variety of skin conditions that can appear in the nappy area. The discomfort level for baby can range from mild to severe.   How to recognize Nappy Rash A nappy rash appears… Continue Reading >

Going organic when expecting: what are the benefits?

Content written by The Organic Butler  There is no doubt that healthy, balanced diet is important for everyone. However, it is also hard to deny that quality nutrition is particularly important at certain life stages, pregnancy being one of the most… Continue Reading >

Dressing your Baby for A Better Night’s Sleep

Dressing your baby for sleep can often be a bit of a guessing game, particularly during the colder months when nursery temperatures drop and parents’ anxiety levels skyrocket!  What is the right temperature for my nursery? What is a tog… Continue Reading >

A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.

What was your favourite children’s book when you were growing up? Do you remember your favourite characters? Is there any part of them that resonate with you now as an adult? I think we all agree how important it is… Continue Reading >

Too many books? I think what you mean is not enough bookshelves.

“You can’t possibly buy any more books, we have no room!” -my husband, circa, 2015. I have a problem, it’s a children’s book collection problem. As a teacher, I had a little stash of books that I had collected along the… Continue Reading >

Keep the family snug during Winter with these heart-warming soup recipes

As winter well and truly takes over and we’re relegated indoors, there’s nothing more comforting than sitting down over a heart-warming family meal and soup is the regular go-to dish for the cool months. Whether you’re warming up during a… Continue Reading >

50 fun and easy things to do with your kids at home

We’re in the middle of the school holidays right across Australia which means many parents are probably hearing their kids whine about how bored they are, am I right? Well don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with an epic list… Continue Reading >

ALDI MiniRoos Mighty Menu-Part 3

Primary school years are busy ones and children need good nutrition to help them concentrate at school and to fuel their day to day activities. Proper nutrition is important especially in growing children and vital for child and adolescents training… Continue Reading >

Exercise Motivation Tips for Busy Mums

Exercise Motivation Tips for Busy Mums Let’s face it. Sometimes motivation can be hard to find. While we all want to embrace a healthy, happy and active lifestyle, our busy day-to-day schedules can make it hard to find time for exercise (understatement… Continue Reading >

Goodstart helping families to reduce their out of pocket costs

Goodstart Early Learning has launched more flexible options to help families make the most of the new Child Care Subsidy. New 9 and 10 hour sessions, in addition to the ‘all day’ session, will help reduce the risk of families… Continue Reading >

Almost 80% of serious burns and scalds to young children occur in the home.

Experts are urging parents and carers to be vigilant and take action to reduce the risks of burns and scalds this winter, a time of heightened burns risk. The call comes at the beginning of National Burns Awareness Month– an… Continue Reading >

YOU KNOW YOU’RE A PARENT WHEN…

At this time of year (the end of it) we can all feel a bit frazzled and disorganized, not to mention a tad drained simply by the daily grind of parenting. There are some universal truths when it comes to… Continue Reading >

ALDI MiniRoos Mighty Menu-Part 2

Many children are engaged in sports and hobbies, in an era where childhood obesity has reached a recored high, regular exercise through sport and play are vitally important for the health of children and teens. Healthy eating supports good exercise… Continue Reading >

10 play ideas to beat the winter blues!

1- Have a Disco- the Trolls movie soundtrack is high on repeat at our house! Turn off the lights, turn the music up, forget the housework and dance away with your little one. You’re never too little or too big… Continue Reading >

ALDI MiniRoos Mighty Menu Part 1

Kiddipedia is thrilled to support Aldi in their partnership with the Caltex Socceroos for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. ALDI is the major partner of MiniRoos, Australia biggest football program for kids. Their aim is simple: help kids to keep… Continue Reading >

Are you a Helicopter Parent? How to Keep Your Brave Kids Safe.

Whoever said ‘silence is golden’ clearly never had kids… silence is most often kids up to mischief. In many cases, kids are naturally braver than we are as adults. Some think they are super heroes, stunt men or stunt women,… Continue Reading >

Bringing in the bed

Featured content brought to you “Shop Inside” As your baby grows you tick a number of milestones off the list. Rolling, solid food, crawling, walking…….finally the day comes where it’s time to bid farewell to the cot and move to… Continue Reading >

How to do pelvic floor exercises

It is estimated that around 30% of women believe they are doing their pelvic floor exercises, when they are in fact actually bearing down or performing valsalva maneuver. This, over a long period of time, may be inching your closer… Continue Reading >

Getting Along: How to Skip the Sibling Rivalry And Raise Best Friends.

The relationship between siblings is an incredibly special one. It’s a bond forged by years of togetherness, through the times you get along and the times you don’t. As parents, helping our children to get along as they grow is… Continue Reading >

Child safety around dogs

As with any topic that can draw strong emotions, this can be a very passionate debate on what exactly is responsible parenting and responsible canine guardianship. Statistics & the hard facts Did you know that 70% of dog bites occur… Continue Reading >

Time to Let Go!

With holidays now over and school and child care happening, many parents have to face that phase of getting their children comfortable with the idea of returning to school.  For many children, particularly those who are just starting child care,… Continue Reading >

How Messaging Apps are Changing the Game for First-Time Parents

We know all too well the challenges and experiences of becoming a new parent. On top of crying babies and midnight feeds there is always family and friends who want to call you relentlessly, or drop by unannounced to meet… Continue Reading >

The Secrets of How to Raise a Confident Child You Probably Don’t Know

Confidence is a very important trait in children as it helps them to overcome their weaknesses and embrace their strengths to improve their lives. However, confidence in children does not always come about naturally. That’s why parents should work on… Continue Reading >

To the best mother – you!

Quite a few years ago I was listening to talk back radio on a long road trip to help keep me awake and alert. The radio announcer was talking about relationships between estranged parents and children and was inviting people… Continue Reading >

Motherhood Muddle

Motherhood has changed me. I now have two little people who rely on me for everything, I’m more patient (although still a little yelly at times) and I have different priorities.  When I was pregnant for the first time. I… Continue Reading >

8 MINUTES A DAY? – Quality Time

I’ve heard it said spending just 8 minutes of your day with (each of your) children is sufficient to sustain and build healthy relationships. I’m thinking “just eight minutes? I spend heaps more time than that…” Then I really start… Continue Reading >

Choosing the Right Baby Thermometer

The times have changed and time poor Mums now need to rely a lot more on new technology to keep them posted on baby’s condition. A fever can be one of the symptoms of an underlying illness or just baby’s… Continue Reading >

Encouraging your child to read

Earlier this year my son started school and with that we’ve been introduced to the daily ‘reader’. If you’re the parent of a school aged child you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. Every night your child brings home a… Continue Reading >

Planning, it makes life easier.

As a busy parent, we get asked a million questions a day. But what is the one question that gets you shrugging your shoulders? “What’s for dinner?” Given we know dinner happens every day, you would think that we would… Continue Reading >

They gave their tomorrow so we could have our today.

Do you think there will ever be a time when children are going to grow up and not understand what ANZAC day really means? How do we even try to explain to the children of the next generation what Anzac… Continue Reading >

Debate: ‘Mums need to get back into workforce’ research shows

In a provocative new study it’s been said that stay-at-home Mums are a drain on Australia’s economy and should get to work for their own benefit and the good of the country. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) landmark… Continue Reading >

Your peace of mind matters too.

Tonight I took my Son to the hospital with a very high temperature. As he was burning hot, the first thing I did was strip him and administered Panadol as per directions. As a single Mum it was terrifying, I… Continue Reading >

Why This Single Mum Loves to Shop

Content written by Beanstalk Mums I know what you’re thinking. That I’m ‘in the money’, right? Wrong. I wish it was so. But I’m your everyday single mother. I work to survive, I budget constantly, I save religiously and I… Continue Reading >

How to manage fussy eating

Put your hand up if you’ve got a fussy eater in your house… I’m pretty sure every parent has and man can it be frustrating! Something we need to understand is that there is a whole process that can come… Continue Reading >

The Importance of Music

Music is a powerful regulator of our emotions. Music makes us feel, in a controllable and safe way. It allows us to experience feelings and the power to evoke incredible emotion and anchor us back to former place and time. Out… Continue Reading >

Household cleaning tips with vinegar

Vinegar is one of those things we’ve all got in our cupboard. We use it to flavour food all the time, but did you know just what a great cleaner it could be? It’s very versatile and there are many… Continue Reading >

You know you’re a Mum when… part 2

Being a parent of a new baby can quickly sap your strength and keep you wandering aimlessly in a land of not-enough-sleep. No matter how calmly you try parenting will eventually produce bizarre behaviour If you’re a Mum here’s 10… Continue Reading >

Crafty Activities to Improve Your Kids’ Motor Skills

Believe it or not, we weren’t born with perfect motor skills. That was yet another thing we’ve all had to learn! When we’re babies, toddlers and even young children, our ability to move and perform physical actions such as picking… Continue Reading >

How to Raise Good Little People

Does your kid smile at complete strangers? Offer to help someone in need? Say please, thank you and excuse me? Show compassion, kindness and respect at all times? Invite and include everyone in their classroom to their birthday parties? If… Continue Reading >

Benefits of including kids in household chores

Considering how much there is to teach children as they grow up, it’s important to utilise every educational opportunity going. One way to teach kids a lot of important life lessons is to include them in household chores. Every family… Continue Reading >

Talk about the hard stuff

One Saturday evening my Son was with his Father, and I was at my parents house. After walking the dog with my Step-Dad we returned home and I checked my phone, five missed calls from my brother. Huh! five missed… Continue Reading >

Baby led weaning – real food from the start

Content written by The Organic Butler  There are all sorts of recommendations out there when it comes to introducing “real foods” to your little one when the time comes. This important milestone is a complex mixture of a lot of fun…and… Continue Reading >

You know you’re a Mum when…

As they say: don’t compare yourself to other mothers! Everyone’s losing it, some just hide it better than others… You can never describe how challenging (and rewarding of course) motherhood is. Something you would never change the world.. right?!? Well,… Continue Reading >

Pregnancy and Private Health – Is it worth it??

In short for me, yes. Having private cover and a private Obstetrician was worth every cent. When you’re considering trying for a baby and begin researching health insurance it can be overwhelming and confusing. There are so many options –… Continue Reading >

Are you slowly exposing your family to toxic chemicals?

As we become more aware of synthetic chemicals and their links to disease, we also become more concerned with what we consume, and now, with what we put on our skin, especially what products we use on our children. At… Continue Reading >

Playtime Rules

Child: “I’m bored! Can I watch something?” Mum: “No, you’ve seen enough tv.” Child: “Muuuuuuum, there’s nothing to doooooo…” Mum: (suggests one thousand different ideas that are not the tv or an electronic device and then says) “Well… you’ll think… Continue Reading >

Time Poor exercises!

For lots of mothers, it is hard to get a chunk of the day that you can have the luxury to call all yours. It takes a lot of commitment, especially after a poor night’s sleep to get up early… Continue Reading >

5 Fun Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Dyeing Easter Eggs undoubtedly is one of the most fun activities you can share with your kids during the Easter holiday. It’s a cheap craft activity, which can be make into an annual tradition, that gives you a great opportunity… Continue Reading >

Top Tips for Allergy Free Easter Baking

It can be really overwhelming learning to cook allergy friendly or gluten free at first. My biggest piece of advice is to find some recipes that suit your restrictions and start there. You can modify your old family favourite recipes… Continue Reading >

DIY Easter Crafts

Easter is the most anticipated long weekend in Australia. At this time the family does a lot of activities like Easter egg hunts and other exciting games with the children. There is also the exchange of chocolate gifts, money or… Continue Reading >

Quick & Easy Easter Treats To Make At Home

There are plenty of lovely Easter treats to buy, however for mums that are concerned about food additives, it’s really easy to make your own treats at home and you can use whatever quality products you like. I always make… Continue Reading >

Fun Easter Activities for Kids

Easter is here and there are a lot of ways to be excited about since it showcases a lot of light and bright colors plus anything that gets to do with eggs and bunnies. Our kids really enjoy getting into… Continue Reading >

A Little About The Baby Blues

After the elation of welcoming your new little bub and bringing them home for the first time, it’s quite common for women to feel more than a little anxious. Uncertainty about doing everything the right way in tandem with fatigue,… Continue Reading >

Top 10 ‘Egg-cellent Easter Egg Hunt’ Ideas

Ok, it’s time to get planning for this years Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Easter Sunday is only days away, why not put a bit of effort in to create some nostalgic special memories for the kids this year. Here’s Kiddipedia’s… Continue Reading >

The long road to Independence.

As parents, its inevitable there will come a day when our children will move out and begin to lead their own lives, although the thought of it now has been sick to my stomach! When it does happen though, I… Continue Reading >

Craisins® Hot Cross Buns

Here is our amazing recipe for our favourite hot cross buns combined with dried cranberries. These would be perfect to serve this Easter Holidays. I’m sure the children would love to have these while they are enjoying the Easter activities… Continue Reading >

How to clean and organise toy rooms

Kids love to spend a lot of time in their toy rooms, so it’s particularly important to keep this area clean and tidy. They’ll be able to find everything they want, and you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing… Continue Reading >

Reasons to eat what’s in season: 6 amazing benefits of seasonal produce

Content written by The Organic Butler  You’ve likely noticed the trend: health professionals and culinary gurus alike say you should aim to eat “seasonally”, which basically means including foods in your diet that are grown at the same time of… Continue Reading >

How to Motivate Your Kids in the Morning

As parents, we’ve all experienced that dreaded morning madness. Getting the kids out of bed, dressed, fed and ready to be at school or day care with lunches, school bags and everything else, and maybe even on time… it can… Continue Reading >

ABC Launches ABC Kids Listen

Today, in a world surrounded by digital media, parents are keen to find fresh ways to divert their children’s attention away from screens. I’m sure it’s not alarming to know a recent study by the Australian Institute of Family Studies found… Continue Reading >

Children and Our Beautiful World.

“It’s hard to imagine how this next generation is going to save the environment if they haven’t actually spent time in it. Play outdoors.” After reading this quote a little while ago, it has stayed with me ever since. There… Continue Reading >

Vomiting and Your Pelvic Floor

Recently I had the misfortune of getting food poisoning after a business lunch in a local café and spent the better part of next 12 hours intermittently calling out to God via the porcelain telephone. After each vomiting episode my… Continue Reading >

Today was one of ‘those days’

Today was a bad mothering day. It started bad and I cried. It all started when I was woken at 4.45am by my three year old (after being up with my teething baby all night). It was dark, his face… Continue Reading >

Pregnancy Can Uncover Kidney Disease – Dr Shilpa Jesudason

Recently we spoke with Dr Lisa Murphy as Kidney Health Australia has Warned Women Risk of Fertility Issues and miscarriage by remaining unaware of their risk of developing kidney disease.In Part Two of our two-part series, we speak to Dr Shilpa… Continue Reading >

Dr Lisa Murphy Warns Women of Fertility Issues during Kidney Health Week

Australia’s leading kidney health organisation, Kidney Health Australia, has warned that Australian women risk infertility and miscarriage by remaining unaware of their risk of developing kidney disease. Kidney Health Australia Interim CEO Dr Lisa Murphy urged women hoping to start… Continue Reading >

How to keep your kids healthy while you travel

by Bessie Hassan Travelling with kids is one of the best parts of being a parent. Holidays are a great way to create memories as a family. But one of the toughest parts of travelling with younger children is keeping… Continue Reading >

Object Permanence

The game of peek- a -boo is an exchange that has been played and loved by almost every parent and child. While it is fun and interactive, it is also a great game to play to build turn taking skills,… Continue Reading >

How to Get Your Kids Outside & Active

There are so many health benefits to getting your kids outside and active. Regular physical activity improves strength and endurance, helps build healthy bones and muscles, and can even reduce anxiety and stress. And being outside has been proven time… Continue Reading >

ANGELS AND DEMONS – shape shifting behaviour in our kids

How wonderful it feels when the school teacher or day care provider compliments our child’s behaviour, or comments on something particularly amazing or thoughtful they witnessed that day. Then before you’ve even returned home there’s been a scuffle in the… Continue Reading >

What you need to know about health insurance and pregnancy

by Bessie Hassan Deciding to have a baby is obviously an exciting time. However what probably doesn’t cross many future parents’ minds is the process of taking out the best value health insurance policy with pregnancy cover. But having this… Continue Reading >

Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce

If you’ve got a really fussy kid like me, you know how important it is that every mouthful they eat is good quality food. One change I made in our house was to start making my own tomato sauce. My… Continue Reading >

Your Baby Just Needs You

Having a baby is life changing. The overwhelming amount of love, the sleep deprivation, the good, the bad and the ugly amount of information all mixed in with the gut wrenching self-doubt. When I had my first baby, I experienced… Continue Reading >

When to start night time toilet training

It’s always difficult to know when the best time to start night time toilet training for your child should be. There is no specific date or time to start – it’s really up to your parental intuition and child’s physiological… Continue Reading >

Turkey Cranberry Roll-ups

Prep Time – 5 minutes Yield – Makes 4 roll-ups   INGREDIENTS SAUCE: 1/2 cup Ocean Spray® Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce 1/4 cup chopped pecans 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion 1/8 teaspoon dried poultry seasoning ROLL-UPS: 4 wraps 4… Continue Reading >

Fun things Your kids can do with the family dog.

Finding fun things for your kids to do with the family dog can sometimes be a challenge, especially when it comes to safely getting children actively involved in the joys and responsibilities of caring for a pet. One of the… Continue Reading >

Accidental Poisoning in Children

Accidental poisoning is most common in young children between the ages one and three. As our children’s curiosity grows, they begin to explore their home environment, imitate what adults do (including taking medication) and put things in their mouth, as… Continue Reading >

The Big Secret: An Article for Dads

Hey Dads, gather around, I’ve got a little secret to tell you. It’s a secret that for some reason society and if I’m honest sometimes even us Mum’s, often keep from you. Here’s the truth; you are totally capable and… Continue Reading >

The Top 5 Health Benefits of a Trampoline

We all know trampolining is fun. It’s hard to keep a huge smile from spreading as you jump around in a state of euphoric fun.  But did you know there are also some serious health benefits you can gain from… Continue Reading >

Trampoline buying guide: What do the Safety Standards mean?

We know you want your kids to be safe, in everything they do. So do we. Every parent does. Which is why it’s so great that play equipment has come a long way in terms of safety since we were… Continue Reading >

Good things you don’t expect after divorce

Divorce. I’ve been there, I’ve done it. I’ve come out the other end. This makes me all-knowing and wise. Well, I like to think so anyway! Divorce is understandably associated with negativity and is certainly not a bucket list item…. Continue Reading >

Knowing What’s Best: by Dr Simon Kinsella, Clinical Psychologist

Parenting is an amazing experience.  Before you have your own children, it’s hard to imagine just how much joy children will bring to your life. I use to listen to parents carry on about their kids, and think “really, it… Continue Reading >

The importance of me time : Part 2

We all know parents have rigorous and hectic daily schedules. For many parents, the morning is a flurry of activity and it’s not until the 9am school bell sounds that they can stop to catch their breath. While it can… Continue Reading >

Cranberry Oatmeal Snack Cookies

Prep Time – 10 minutes Cook Time – 10 minutes Yield – Makes 2 dozen cookies   INGREDIENTS 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened 2/3 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups oats 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon… Continue Reading >

The importance of me time : Part 1

As the age-old saying goes you can’t pour from an empty cup, you must take care of yourself first. The more energy you have for yourself, the more you have to give to those you love. Did you know that… Continue Reading >

The Dangers of “Too Good” Parenting: Dr Simon Kinsella, Clinical Psychologist

There is so much emphasis on best practice parenting that very little time is given talking about how much is enough.  If you read a bit about parenting you’ll come across lots ideas about not letting kids cry, keeping the… Continue Reading >

Butterflies and Buddleias

Written by Carol Na As I contemplate my childhood, it becomes apparent that I have an unusually vivid recollection of the scents surrounding so many  precious experiences.  Here I am middle aged and still able to recall  a myriad of… Continue Reading >

Gluten Free Plum Muffins

It doesn’t take long for lunchboxes to get boring again! These yummy gluten free muffins make the most of beautiful season plums that are plentiful at the moment. If you need dairy free chocolate and you can’t find white choc… Continue Reading >

My Birth Story

Sunday night December 17th started as a normal night. We sat down for dinner as usual and after dinner, the girls were playing together with me while my partner was relaxing. I got up to feed the dog and while he was squatting… Continue Reading >

How pets can help your child with divorce

Nobody ever says divorce or separation is easy. Nooo sireee. As all-consuming as it is for adults, for children it is hard in many different ways. That’s why it’s important to help them through in every way we can. And… Continue Reading >

Checklist to Eat Out Safely With Food Allergies

When I talk to the mums in my Happy Tummies community and ask them the biggest problem they have with food allergies, the overwhelming response is that they can’t easily eat out. This affects their immediate family, as well as… Continue Reading >

Quick, Easy, Delicious Chocolate Crackle Recipe

Imagine discovering the ideal chocolate rice crackle recipe that only takes a moment to make up, nourishes the kids and will be a hit at any party you go to (for kids or adults). I have an answer, of course,… Continue Reading >

At Home With Two Dads

Here we speak to Geoff, who has three sons (a four-year-old and three-year-old twins) with his partner of 10 years, Nagel, about his family.  Can you tell us about your family? I grew up in country NSW and Nagel grew… Continue Reading >

Allergy-Free Coconut Bounty Bites

By Jodin Meyer @ After Midnight Co These were a major hit at a party when I made them. I mean, if you love coconut then Bounty is probably a fave of yours. Coconut is probably my next favourite thing… Continue Reading >

Tips on How to get your Baby Sleep through the Night

Good quality sleep is one of the requirements for proper brain development for our little ones. The first 6 months of their lives are crucial for developing good sleeping skills. So early on, we need to start training them proper… Continue Reading >

Unicorn Foods

We are sure you have already noticed rainbows, pastel colours, sparkles and unicorns are the trends right now. They are all over social media and our kids are going wild about them. Any food item decorated, dyed and added with… Continue Reading >

The Parents’ Playbook

It might be child’s play, but play is also a great parenting tool. Words: Natalie Ritchie As a psychologist who had mostly treated adults, Dr Larry Cohen realised once he became a parent that the single most important skill a… Continue Reading >

Careering ahead: Find your Purpose

By Natalie Ritchie We speak to two mothers who successfully changed their career after having children. They talk about the challenges they faced and how they found the job that is perfect for them and their family. Here, we have… Continue Reading >

BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES?

The holidays are finishing and the kids are all “bored”… it’s time to go back to school! Some of us cry ‘yippee!’ while others are sad to get back into the routine of the daily grind (packing lunches, drop-offs/pick-ups and… Continue Reading >

Man Camp

My son was 13 years old when we went on a camp to mark his transition into manhood. He was starting to want to isolate as a teenage boy and our communication was really limited. He was dragged kicking and… Continue Reading >

The Lego Man – Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught

Ryan is the one of only 14 in the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere to be a LEGO Certified Professional. Originally, from the corporate world, A Chief Information Officer; Ryan’s creativity was limited and bound by… Continue Reading >

It’s Got Potential

Midlife crisis or midlife awakening? What exactly does it mean to question the direction of our lives? Words Maria Tedeschi Everyone, except for the insightful few, reaches a point in their lives where they think ‘Is this it?’ We all… Continue Reading >

A 3 Step Guide to More Fun and Productive Weekends

Kids are easily bored when they’ve got free time on their hands, and the last thing you want is them complaining all weekend when you’ve got jobs to do. Give this 3-step guide a try and not only can you… Continue Reading >

Healthy Chocolate Superfood Bliss Balls

Nothing shouts “healthy snack” like bliss balls do. And there’s nothing better than making your own nourishing healthy nutrient and antioxidant-rich superfood bliss balls. These are always a hit at every party and the great thing about these is that… Continue Reading >

Tips to Follow before you get your new dog

There are some important tips to follow before you get your new dog and welcome them into your life forever. It can be an exciting time when you decide to get a dog, some would say similar to waking on… Continue Reading >

Dermatitis Facts

What is dermatitis? Dermatitis is a term for several skin inflammations, the most common being contact dermatitis. Other types include atopic dermatitis (eczema) and seborrheic dermatitis (different forms of this include dandruff in adults and cradle cap in newborns). How… Continue Reading >

Gluten Free Banana Bread

A great gluten free banana bread recipe is pretty handy in lunchboxes, or for a quick afternoon tea! This gluten free cake will keep well for a few days and is also yummy toasted and spread with butter if tolerated… Continue Reading >

Never underestimate the power of a woman

After 7 years with my partner, I was thrilled when I found out we were pregnant. It was hard as he was living in a different state due to his line of work, but we managed. Soon after I told… Continue Reading >

5 Engaging Learning Experiences for Home

Play has evolved very quickly, in a short space of time. It is a huge focus on Early Learning and one of which has been proven time and time again, to be extremely beneficial in children’s learning. Parents are extremely… Continue Reading >

Parenting Strong

How can we use our strengths to parent better? When I was a child, I studied classical ballet for nine years. I hated it, but I was good at it. So it was one of my strengths, right? No, says… Continue Reading >

Imagination Matters

In my last post, I gave some tips on how to encourage our children in free-play. Tips for them but also tips for us. I posted it thinking, “Wow, I hope parents don’t think I’m Captain Obvious or Offensive, telling… Continue Reading >

Create Memorable Activities with the Children this Holiday

This holiday season instead of just letting the children have their usual fun of playing outside so why not make this year special for them and create memorable activities that would last. These activities do not require a lot of… Continue Reading >

8 Cool Ways to Get Fit this Summer

Summer in Australia means fun outside, sunshine and days at the beach. It also means heat. But don’t throw in the towel on your New Year’s resolution just yet. We’ve got you covered with your ultimate guide to getting fit… Continue Reading >

“The Shift”

It was in our first and “foggy” week of parenthood that ‘Daddy-man’ and I discovered the beauty and effectiveness of what we now call “The Shift”. We have since shared this concept with friends and family who were/are about to… Continue Reading >

Baby Massage by Antonette Golikidis

Most mums see baby skin care is an important part of caring for baby’s health but did you know that baby massage can play an integral role in keeping your baby healthy and happy too? Baby massage has been used… Continue Reading >

Top 10 Toddler Myths

Why early walkers are child geniuses…and other toddler fairytales. Myth 1. Toddlers Should Walk at Around 12 to 13 Months Not true. A young child’s time is well spent crawling about the floor to develop the strengthening skills to help… Continue Reading >

Don’t eat the Playdough!

“Happy Birsday to youuuuu, happy birsday to you, HIP HIP HOORAY!!!” There a little voice in my house who has become obsessed with three things: playdough, making playdough birthday cakes and making playdough ice creams! Playdough is such a fabulous… Continue Reading >

A Time of Change

My family is going through a time of change. We have recently welcomed a beautiful little girl into our family, she is a delight. When I was pregnant, I was not overly worried about how I could ever love another… Continue Reading >

Speak Up

I’m a capable woman, organised, driven and a fast learner so being a mum should just be a breeze……Well that’s what I thought.  That was until someone with 10 little fingers, 10 little toes and a little button nose came… Continue Reading >

Happy Tummies helping your fussy eater

Some of us have children that are more than just fussy, like my son who has a food phobia. His food phobia developed because he had food allergies that were undiagnosed and eosinophilic oesophagitis. It was actually food that was… Continue Reading >

Nanoparticles Explained

In order for nanoparticles in sunscreens to be considered dangerous, they have to first penetrate the skin, then go somewhere they can do significant damage. For now, there is no solid proof this can happen in humans.   How it… Continue Reading >

10 Useful rules for a single parent household

Families come in all shapes and sizes. And this is great. It takes allsorts to make our crazy world go round. But it means all households operate differently, and with children, they must operate effectively and of course, happily. I… Continue Reading >

To Hug or Not to Hug

With the Christmas season coming, family and friends will be coming over to visit or get together parties will be lined up to attend to. These are the occasions for people whom we have not seen for a long time… Continue Reading >

Why walk?

In a world of Instagram Fit-spiration, the humble walk can often be overlooked as a serious contender in the exercise world. Walking is an excellent exercise for the days you don’t train at the gym or when you may be… Continue Reading >

Ways to Babyproof your Home

Babyproofing or childproofing the home is very important in keeping the little ones safe. It is making an environment safe for children. As your baby grows and learns to move around the house, they will have a greater risk of… Continue Reading >

Getaway to the Gold Coast!

Family holidays are something that should be treasured forever, not something that costs you all your treasure. That’s why NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort offers a range of affordable family holiday options that won’t break the bank. They also have… Continue Reading >

Turn moments into memories at NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort

NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort is located on the sunny Gold Coast – beautiful one day, perfect the next. Centrally positioned between the Gold Coast’s biggest theme parks and world famous pristine beaches, and a 15-minute drive north of Surfers… Continue Reading >

Planting A Seed Of Health In Your Child

As a kid growing up in the inner suburbs of Sydney, one of my favourite past-times was venturing around in Dad’s veggie garden through spring and summer. Watching the plants grow from seedlings to big towering plants. As they grew… Continue Reading >

Go somewhere great on your next family holiday!

NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort is located on pristine Arrawarra Beach just north of Coffs Harbour on the beautiful Coffs Coast. Surrounded by coastal bushland and with the beach at your doorstep, it’s the perfect spot for your next family… Continue Reading >

Escape to Victoria’s High Country!

Bright Holiday Park is your gateway to Victoria’s High Country. Local rail trails, short walks, long hikes, or day-trips to the nearby snow slopes, are the perfect way to get outdoors, breathing in that fresh alpine air. The park is… Continue Reading >

5 Ground rules for successful co-parenting

Being a parent comes with a multitude of challenges. There is no rule book, and often no right or wrong. It’s a process of learning and discovery. It can be tricky, emotional, rewarding and exhausting all at the same time…. Continue Reading >

The early postnatal period – the Do’s and Dont’s of Exercise

All too often pregnancy and the early postnatal period is 100% focus on the baby. Your baby will grow and thrive with love and care, this should be the same for you and your body. Your welfare is just as… Continue Reading >

How to start night time toilet training

Are you thinking now is the time to start – but what do I do next?   Read on and get on the road to nappy freedom. Make sure your child avoid drinks 2 hours before bedtime.  Ensure they drink… Continue Reading >

Hygiene in the home with a baby

Having a baby means a lot of changes to your lifestyle. From not going out as much to discovering a new found love for children’s stories, you’ll be surprised by how different your life gets overall. One important change is… Continue Reading >

Active vs Passive Participation in Play

Is your child learning or simply mesmerised by the flashing lights? Active vs Passive Participation in Play How does your child play with their toys? Here is an activity for the parents: Make a cup of tea or coffee, sit… Continue Reading >

The Magic of Mothers Group

So, you have just stumbled into your very first Mothers Group session with a less than ideal night of sleep, baby bags busting at the seams and packed with things you don’t even know how to use yet! And despite… Continue Reading >

Too early to walk?

Crawling is a hugely important milestone in a baby’s life as it indicates that your baby is developing well and that both sides of the brain are working and communicating together properly. Research shows that is it imperative that babies… Continue Reading >

You Might be Surprised What Your Kids are Eating!

It’s easy to avoid harmful food additives once you learn the basics. Take some time to educate yourself and familiarise yourself with what additives are not good to provide your children with the best nutrition possible. You might think that… Continue Reading >

Let them be little

As parents we are always told not to compare our children with others, that every child is different and they all do things in their own time. This, my friends is a very hard task. Every book, website and other… Continue Reading >

Pearls for Motherhood

Prior to having my babies, I was a craft enthusiast.  You name the craft supply, I had it.  I dedicated hours of spare time each week creating all sorts of beautiful pieces.  Many I kept to admire and many I… Continue Reading >

How to Raise Boys to be Gentlemen

By definition, a gentleman is a man with very good manners. It means that he is respectful and courteous to others. He is also polite and honest and considers other people’s needs. A child needs to be guided on good… Continue Reading >

How to Stop Children from being Materialistic

Nowadays, children tend to be fond of gadgets (tablets and smartphones) and sophisticated toys that are mostly advertised on the internet, from social media to the web ads. Or simply, children want things because others have them. They notice that… Continue Reading >

Organic Baby Essentials

One of the most exciting times in your life is when a new baby arrives. It is a wonderful and special occasion and it can create all new fun in your life. We always want to have the best for… Continue Reading >

How to teach your kids the gift of giving

    Christmas is fast approaching. It’s a time of joy, of love, of togetherness. It’s also a time of giving, compassion and kindness.   Here’s how you can teach your kids the warm, fuzzy side of Christmas this year…. Continue Reading >

How to Teach Children Manners

Behaving and treating others with politeness and respect is how one show good manners. Children will not know how to behave properly unless they have been treated the same. Parents will also need to teach and guide them on how… Continue Reading >

Gluten Free Christmas Donuts

  Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, can be egg free   Ingredients: ⅓ cup (35g) desiccated coconut 1 cup (140g) sorghum flour (or rice flour) ⅓ cup (60g) potato starch (or arrowroot – potato starch… Continue Reading >

DIY Backyard Fun! 15 Fun Ideas to Entertain your Kids!

  It won’t be long until school’s out for the year. While of course this means hours of warm, fuzzy family quality time together, you also don’t want boredom to creep in for the kids (need we say more). But… Continue Reading >

What is Risky Play in early childhood?

Risky play can be defined as a thrilling and exciting activity that involves a risk of physical injury, and play that provides opportunities for challenge, testing limits, exploring boundaries, and learning about injury risk.   Why is risky play considered… Continue Reading >

10 ways to teach children respect

Knowing how to respect others is one of the most important skills a person can learn. If learned early, it can positively affect the development of a child, particularly in becoming a responsible individual who knows how to value the… Continue Reading >

How to Get Christmas Sorted Early, Stress-Free!

  Christmas is fast approaching! Known worldwide as the time for warm, fuzzy feelings and time spent together, it can also be extremely stressful in the lead-up to pull it all together!   If the thought of juggling a long… Continue Reading >

Child Growth Development with Pets

Many parents have recognized the benefits of growing up with a pet and have experienced the irreplaceable bond children develop with them. Studies and research have shown pets improve social development and help children learn to be responsible, caring and respectful. Australian’s have one… Continue Reading >

How to support your introvert child.

A simple definition of an introvert, according to Cambridge Dictionary is a person who is shy, quiet and unable to make friends easily. They are more concerned with their own thoughts and feelings rather than other things. Does your child… Continue Reading >

Intentional Learning through Play

What is play based learning?  Play by definition is an activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation, especially by children. While learning means the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study or by being taught. So what is play… Continue Reading >

Top 10 tips to ease your child’s separation anxiety

Separation anxiety is common among children of all ages. It’s the normal fear expressed when removed from their mothers or caregivers. It starts as early as 7 months and continues, but we can help ease out that feeling as early… Continue Reading >

Top 10 Things I wish I knew before I became a Parent

  Becoming a parent is the best thing in the world and as soon as you get that news that you are becoming one, you start preparing yourself for the inevitable. Planning, researching and getting informed are some of the… Continue Reading >

Getting Back To Nature

With new technologies constantly being created, children are increasingly turning to digital as a source of entertainment. Phones, tablets, video games, movies and tv streaming – it’s now a lot easier to get instant entertainment and instant gratification. According to… Continue Reading >

Effects of Social Media on Children

Social Media has both benefits and risks when children use it. Although there are restrictions on the membership in most social media platforms, which only allows 13 years old or older to be a member, there are some issues which… Continue Reading >

Benefits of Children Learning to Cook

Teaching children how to cook is a great way of developing skills they can apply throughout their life without the help of their elders. Cooking is one way to teach children math and reading. By following instructions from recipes, they… Continue Reading >

10 Best Toys for this coming Christmas

Question, have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Here’s a little known fact, the later you leave your present buying the more money you are likely to spend, and quite possibly the less thoughtful the present may be. Did you know… Continue Reading >

Can stress when expecting harm your baby?

As mothers we carry our babies in our womb for nine long months and with life being so busy during this time frame so many things can happen. There are studies that prove mothers who experience a considerable amount of… Continue Reading >

10 Evidence Based Tips for Taming Temper Tantrums

If only we had a dollar for every toddler tantrum we’ve seen in a shopping centre or supermarket. The screaming, crying, dramatic falling to the ground, kicking, stiffening of limbs,  running away – it’s a parent’s worst nightmare! What is… Continue Reading >

Toddlers – the benefits in teaching structure

Teaching your toddler structure through their daily activities could be most beneficial for both you and your child. The ability to see routine in daily activities in a most positive way is crucial to the management of your time wisely every… Continue Reading >

Nutrition for Adults 101

Content written by The Organic Butler  Becoming an adult means that growth and development are done and dusted, but it sure doesn’t mean that it’s ok to ignore the core principles of healthy eating. The fact that there is no net… Continue Reading >

Food Labelling In Australia

Reading food labels and understanding food labelling requirements is a significant problem for families with food allergies and food intolerances. It’s mandatory in Australia at present that foods containing the top 9 allergens have these identified on the ingredients list…. Continue Reading >

Tips for raising a left handed child

There are many theories on why children turn out to be left handed, even if both parents are not. Some say it’s because of ‘genes’ and genetic factors, others say its ‘gender’ as slightly more boys are left handed whilst… Continue Reading >

Postpartum Fluffy Tummies

Postpartum bodies. It’s such an emotive topic in my mind. 19 weeks ago today I gave birth to my third son. I gained 12kgs when pregnant- my smallest amount for a pregnancy- and lost 10kgs within a fortnight. Job well… Continue Reading >

Is this even possible? 

I’m a working mother, I work 4 days a week and have had my job for 6 years. After both of my children I returned to work relatively early (7 months). Working gives me balance and purpose. Plus, I like… Continue Reading >

Benefits in Messy Play

Messy play fosters a child’s imagination, curiosity, experimentation and encourages good concentration. It allows young children to make their own discoveries using all their senses and is an essential part of childhood. Parents may be unaware by sending little Johnny off… Continue Reading >

Zero Childhood Cancer program’s national clinical trial launched today

Australian children suffering with aggressive cancer will have access to personalised treatment in real time, irrespective of where they live thanks to Zero Childhood Cancer programs national trial.  Zero Childhood Cancer program’s national clinical trial has launched today.  Every week… Continue Reading >

Play ideas to develop friendships

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” ~Plato Many decades of research have demonstrated that parents play a large role in teaching children how to develop friendships. The ability… Continue Reading >

What is nappy rash and how can you prevent it?

If your baby could talk, he or she would definitely tell you that nappy rash is no fun. Nappy rash occurs around the backside – anywhere that’s usually covered in nappy. It’s particularly common around the edges of plastic-edged nappies,… Continue Reading >

ALDI MiniRoos’ Recipes

ALDI Australia and the Caltex Socceroos’ Chef & Nutritionist, Vinícius Capovilla, have launched the ALDI MiniRoos Mighty Menu, a meal plan especially designed to help Aussie kids score goals on and off the field. ALDI and Capovilla have developed the… Continue Reading >

5 Fun Exercises For You And Your Toddler

Many of us mums would love to find the time to exercise more, but when you happen to be the mum of a toddler, there isn’t much time for anything – except chasing behind them! Finding time to go to… Continue Reading >

The Fable of the Tooth Fairy

The most exciting part of losing a tooth when I was a child was knowing that the Tooth Fairy was going to visit. With the new visible gap in my smile, I would place my tooth in a glass of… Continue Reading >

Eight vital skills children develop in early learning and care settings

Here are eight vital skills your child can develop in an early learning and care setting. Confidence Children build confidence when they are able to master new skills in a supportive environment at their own pace. In early learning and… Continue Reading >

Teenagers: less processed foods, more nutritious meals!

As children hit puberty, their eating habits tend to change rapidly – and the parents tend to start freaking out in response. Are they eating too much? Or not enough? And is the stuff they’re picking any good for the… Continue Reading >

Gluten Free Gingerbread Men

Most kids love gingerbread men and you can have lots of fun with the kids decorating them. I usually use plain white icing (water and icing sugar) and let the kids loose with a piping bag. On occasion we mix… Continue Reading >

Supporting your child’s transition to school

The transition from kindergarten to school is an important and special time for families. In school, your child will build on the valuable skills they’ve learnt in kindergarten as they take on exciting new challenges and learning experiences. Your child’s… Continue Reading >

Part 2: Make Bullying Un-Cool

Bullying causes scars we cannot see, however remain for life. Just because they are not visible to the eye doesn’t mean they do not exist.  They are real, very real and as a result of immeasurable pain and suffering. In… Continue Reading >

Prepped for Prep

Ms5 started Prep this year (sob) BUT not until Term 2. I was surprised they allowed her to start part way through the year, as Prep has become compulsory – in QLD at least – as of 2017. She was… Continue Reading >

How do you choose?

Have you ever found it hard to choose which of your children’s drawings to keep? When you feel stuck you could sort your children’s artwork into one of four piles: one for display one for storage one to give away… Continue Reading >

What is nappy rash and how can you prevent it?

If your baby could talk, he or she would definitely tell you that nappy rash is no fun. Nappy rash occurs around the backside – anywhere that’s usually covered in nappy. It’s particularly common around the edges of plastic-edged nappies,… Continue Reading >

15 Ways to Help Raise Compassionate Children

Compassion is defined as the sympathetic concern for another’s suffering or misfortune. Children’s brains do not develop the ability feel malice or ill feelings until the age of 8 years of age. That said, they are naturally loving and compassionate,… Continue Reading >

A World First Parenting Website, right here in Australia.

The 2016 Census counted 3.6 million families with children within Australia and roughly 4.4 million children aged 0-14 years old. With countless amount of parenting websites, books, magazines, print publications to choose from;  this can leave parents overwhelmed with choices…. Continue Reading >

Top Ways to Be Prepared for a First Aid Accident

Unfortunately for us as parents, our little ones can find themselves in a first aid accident at any age, anytime and any place. While seeing bub hurt or injured can be distressing, it is important for parents to prepare themselves… Continue Reading >

How to Strengthen your Child’s Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Every parent, and caregiver, wants to give their children the best chance to succeed at life. Time and time again when speaking to early childhood educators they mention parents concern, and anxiety, of their children’s academic development in preschool. Did… Continue Reading >

Finding Balance and Time for Activity

During pregnancy, your body goes through changes that have to be experienced to be believed. Building a human body requires a huge amount of energy and of course results in a whole lot of mental and physical change. The hormonal… Continue Reading >

Part 1: Support for Parents of Children being Cyber Bullied

Do you believe it is possible to understand what someone goes through if you haven’t experienced it yourself? In our generation, if you were unfortunate to fall victim to a bully at school you were able to mentally escape, even… Continue Reading >

Breakthrough Study Discovers Potential Peanut Allergy Cure

The fear of your child suffering from an anaphylactic attack due to peanut allergies may become a thing of the past due a breakthrough in results from the Murdoch Research Institute. Professor Mim Tang, who pioneered this study, discovered a pro-biotic… Continue Reading >

How to make your own SLIME: (our top 5 picks)

These days, slime is becoming a phenomenon of its own. From kindergarten to teens, it’s a craze that at least won’t hit the hip pocket and includes many simple (and affordable) ingredients you would have at home. Better still, it… Continue Reading >

World-first scientific breakthrough to reduce miscarriages and birth defects

A world-first scientific breakthrough in pregnancy research is expected to save thousands of lives through preventing miscarriages. Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute announced the breakthrough discovering a major cause of miscarriages and multiple birth defects. The medical breakthrough has identified… Continue Reading >

Why do Women Choose to have Children later in Life?

There are several reasons why women choose to have children later in life. Some desire to be financially and emotionally stable before bringing up a child. Others are ambitious, living their lives with purpose aiming to achieve and accomplish specific… Continue Reading >

Kiddipedia Announces Partnership with Pregnancy, Babies & Children’s Expo

All great ideas start with a need and or identifying a gap within an industry or market. I think we’d all agree that necessity is the mother of all invention. 25 years ago Expo Founders Greg and Julie Rocke were… Continue Reading >

Top 10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before Becoming A Parent

1. You’re taking hot coffee for granted Your days of extra hot espresso are gone. Welcome, the new-you, who frequents room temperature instant Moccona with a “just pretend it’s an iced coffee” mentality. 2. Cherish uninterrupted conversations Well, let’s just….PUT… Continue Reading >

Gluten Free Orange Cake

As much as possible I try to buy fruit that’s in season and at the moment beautiful fresh oranges are plentiful. Orange cake is a great way to use them. It’s quick and easy to make and great in lunch… Continue Reading >

Kiddipedia Announces Partnership with Nestlé

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. For more than 150 years they have been committed to enhancing the quality of consumer lives and inspiring consumers to live healthier lives. Nestlé recognises the fast-evolving needs and expectations of… Continue Reading >

Delicious lunchboxes

Content written by: The Organic Butler  Driving to school, juggling after-school activities and making sure the children do their homework are not the only parenting hurdles of school aged kids. One of the most overwhelming yet important aspects of this… Continue Reading >

Choc Mint Bliss Balls

Bliss balls are a super quick and easy treat to whip up when you’re short of time. I don’t even roll the mixture into balls when time is short. I just whack the mixture into a small glass dish and… Continue Reading >

Vaccinate or Not Vaccinate?

Since vaccination has been such a hot topic for a while now we thought we’d talk to an expert in Chinese medicine, lay it all out on the table and have a nice chat about it. Firstly, Chinese medicine does… Continue Reading >

Eczema Facts by Antonette Golikidis

What is eczema? Eczema is an itchy skin rash.  It often occurs in more than one member of the family.   How to recognize it? Dry, red and itchy skin that may appear inflamed or cracked, and in some cases… Continue Reading >

Gluten Free Scones – Happy Tummies

There’s nothing better on a cool afternoon than hot scones straight from the oven spread with lashings of butter and jam. This gluten free recipe is really quick and easy and doesn’t need many ingredients. I use Bob’s Red Mill… Continue Reading >

Pocket big smiles at Smiggle without breaking the piggy bank

Everyone knows that you can mix, match and style your whole back to school look with Smiggle, keeping you creative, focused and on point.  But you can also get the fun stuff for just a few bucks, all year ‘round!… Continue Reading >

Raising Healthy Happy Kids: Why Laughter is Important

Ask any mum, dad, grandparent, uncle, aunt, step mum, step dad or second cousin once removed what they want for their kids. The universal answer: they want their kids to be happy, and healthy. But how do we do that?… Continue Reading >

Toddler Nutrition 101

Content written by The Organic Butler  The toddler years of your child’s life (typically defined as 1-3 years of age) are both exciting and difficult for the little one and their caregivers alike. This is the time when children are… Continue Reading >

A Chi Khi 5 mins with Natalie Bassingthwaighte

Since 2003 Natalie Bassingthwaighte’s infectious charisma has shined a light on our lives in many ways, through our TV screens at home in her role as Izzy Hoyland in Neighbours and in fav shows including So You Think You Can… Continue Reading >

What are Woven Wraps?

Looking for your first baby carrier/sling can seem quite overwhelming at first with a large variety of types and brands available online.  Once you start you might quickly discover the world of woven wraps.  But what exactly are they, and… Continue Reading >

Why Children Should Dance – An Interview with Natalie Ayton

Dance has many benefits for children. It doesn’t just provide physical benefits, such as increased coordination or flexibility, but also helps young people learn to communicate and collaborate with each other. Natalie Ayton is an internationally respected dancer, choreographer and… Continue Reading >

Children, Play and Technology

By Dr. Julie Coultas What is the link between play, technology and learning? Researchers have proposed that technology is an integral learning tool for promoting social, linguistic and cognitive development in young children. But how does this ‘tool’ become part… Continue Reading >

How to remove pen and crayon from walls

When your child first picks up a pen or crayon and lets their creativity loose, it’s a wonderful thing – who knows, they could be the next Picasso! However, your excitement can quickly turn to panic when they start drawing… Continue Reading >

Circus – benefits for one and all

The benefits of circus extend way beyond wide eyes, happy grins and popcorn-filled bellies. Circus has a positive effect on kids and adults alike long after the curtain closes and the tent has been dismantled. Taking children to see live… Continue Reading >

Cradle Cap Facts by Antonette Golikidis

What is cradle cap? Cradle cap is a skin condition (a type of seborrheic dermatitis) that commonly affects babies for the first few months of life. It sometimes lasts longer and occasionally even adults can get it. Unlike other forms… Continue Reading >

Forget the worksheets: 10 strategies for starting school.

Will they be ready for school? Readiness: “The state of being fully prepared for something.” Starting school for a little one and their family is a momentous occasion that brings with it many emotions for everyone involved! There’s a mix… Continue Reading >

Toddler Nutrition 101

The toddler years of your child’s life (typically defined as 1-3 years of age) are both exciting and difficult for the little one and their caregivers alike. This is the time when children are starting to consciously learn eating behaviours,… Continue Reading >

We have some exciting news!

Think back to your childhood and what it felt like to jump on a trampoline. Having to be careful of the exposed springs (which always seemed a little scary) as you crawled up onto an unstable rusted frame, with faded… Continue Reading >

Why I’m Grateful – Happy Tummies

My son Alex is 10 years old and was diagnosed with food allergies when he was 3 and eosinophillic oesophagitis when he was 4½. We were lucky we missed a trip to the emergency department following anaphylaxis, largely because Alex… Continue Reading >

The Power of Community

Every now and then you hear a story that completely captures your heart and mind which elevates your thoughts and brings a fresh perspective on how beautiful the human spirit truly is. Here we share a powerful story of community… Continue Reading >

Why I’m happy to be a single mum this Mother’s Day

When I think of Mother’s Day, I think of relaxation, of brekkie in bed, of gifts and of enjoying all the best bit of my kids. Yet, as a single mum life has shifted, and Mother’s Day, like many other… Continue Reading >

Blinky Bill’s Sugar Cookies

Blinky Bill’s Sugar Cookies! (From Allrecipes) Preparation: 20 min Cook: 8 min Ready in 2 hours (allows time for chilling) 1 1/2 cups butter, softened 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 cups all-purpose flour 2… Continue Reading >

Teletubbies Celebrate 20 Years of Global Success

Can you believe that one of the most iconic and influential preschool series of all time – Teletubbies – celebrates it’s 20th anniversary of when it very first launched on television screens in the UK. The world first said “Eh-Oh” to… Continue Reading >

One of each – Congratulations!

Yes, I have a son and a daughter. Almost everytime people find this out, I am greeted with a comment like ‘well done’, ‘aren’t you clever’, ‘that’s a perfect family’ or my favourite ‘you must be happy, you got one… Continue Reading >

The benefits of Pre and Post Natal Compression Wear

During pregnancy, the human body goes through a significant physical change and it’s important to ensure your body receives the proper support, particularly if you engage in any form of exercise, to avoid injury and unnecessary stress on your body… Continue Reading >

When can women return to high impact exercise after having a baby?

New mothers are told that they can return to exercise after their 6-week check post baby. However, what we need to remember with all advice, including that given to you from your GP, is that there is not one size… Continue Reading >

Little Rockers Radio: NEW Partnership for Kiddipedia

Kiddipedia are thrilled to announce our partnership with Little Rockers Radio. An ingenious 24/7 Online Radio station dedicated to children from birth to 6 years with focus on children’s health and happiness. Founded by Sarah Morrissey, Little Rockers Radio was… Continue Reading >

5 Reasons everyone’s talking about the Tula Baby Carrier

If you’re researching which baby carrier is best for your family, it’s highly possible you’ve stumbled across the Tula baby carrier. When people refer to a Tula carrier, they are mostly referring to Tula’s soft structured/buckle carrier (they also produce… Continue Reading >

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

By Michelle Wright, CEO & founder of mishfit Pelvic floor dysfunction can vary greatly from woman to woman, with sometimes the symptoms being surprising similar. It is absolutely essential that women are given the correct diagnosis of their pelvic floor dysfunction… Continue Reading >

A letter from a mum…..

To my friends:  I miss you, I think about you all the time. I want to catch up, finding the time isn’t always easy, especially with two little children who get coughs and colds often. I also know that you… Continue Reading >

Transform your children’s drawing into wearable art objects.

At Kiddipedia we love innovation and partnering with companies who push boundaries to achieve the unachievable and create the unthinkable. Even more so we want to bring these companies to you; that’s just what we’ve done. We’ve searched the globe to… Continue Reading >

Super Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Summer is a great time to enjoy Smoothies. They are great way to pack in nutrients and an easy way to get your fill of energy-boosting proteins and healthy fats Try these Super-Healthy Smoothie Recipes full of the nutrients and… Continue Reading >

Po-Parent the Heck out of 2017

As we enter the New Year, we often reflect on the year past. For me I reflected on not only the positive impact I have had when it comes to helping people, but more so on how so many of… Continue Reading >

The Giving Games

WORDS Kate Symons ’Tis the season to be jolly, but the spirit of giving at Christmas can get lost in the spirit of ‘expanding our wish list’. This festive season, we celebrate the kids whose number one wish is to… Continue Reading >

Celebrate the Magic of a Perfect Aussie Christmas With ALDI.

This year, ALDI Australia is celebrating the Perfect Aussie Christmas with an extensive range of premium and affordable festive delicacies. Shoppers will be spoilt for choice with everything from Gold Topped Vintage Puddings, to Lobster Tails, Luxury Fudge and Turduckens…. Continue Reading >

We have some pretty exciting news…

You’d be far fetched to have never seen a copy of CHILD Mags Iconic Magazine in either a library, doctors surgery or creche at least once in your life. Let’s face it, they’re hard to miss. The beautifully oversized glossy… Continue Reading >

Playskool Heros brings Big Boy Brands To Little Boy Hands

With the latest PLAYSKOOL HEROES range from Hasbro, little boys can discover a world of superhero play with characters from their favourite entertainment properties, including Transformers, Star Wars and Marvel. Sized just right for little hands, the PLAYSKOOL HEROES range… Continue Reading >

SESAME STREET Is Back To Teach Ausralian Kids About Kindess In Sesame Street Prsents Elmo’s Super Fun Hero Show

Sesame Street’s mission to help children grow smarter, stronger and kinder, and in the show, Cookie Monster practices sharing, Elmo cheers up The Count, Abby Cadabby and Zoe bandage Big Bird’s bumps and boo-boos, while Super Grover thinks all super… Continue Reading >

How good is your knowledge of the 2000’s ?

There’s no doubt technology assists us in our day to day lives, helping make life that little bit easier, more efficient and generally just speeding things up however it’s also stoping us thinking for ourselves as much as we used… Continue Reading >

The ultimate family game TWISTER turns 50!

Hand’s up if you’ve played Twister before? Maybe I should have said Right Hand on Red! Left Foot on Green! Everybody would have had to have played Twister at least once in their life, and or been around friends or… Continue Reading >

‘The Future Belongs To Those who Give The Next Generation Reason For Hope’.

Featured content brought to you “GrowFit” If you could wish anything for your children, what would it be? No doubt your wishes would include for your children to have a happy, healthy, plentiful childhood to enable them to grow and… Continue Reading >

Celebrating the power of girls!

October 11th is International Day of the Girl celebrating the power of girls, highlighting the barriers they face, promotes their rights and highlights gender inequalities. There’s no doubt the world is slowly but surely seeing a shift in changing the stereotypes… Continue Reading >

Ergopouch Have Your Little One Covered For Day Care Sleeps This Summer!

***Product Review*** ergoPouch have just launched a new range of Organic Cotton Jersey Bags for the 2016 Spring/Summer season.  The idea to introduce this new Sleeping Bag into the market was born from a real consumer need.  As mums we… Continue Reading >

Play-Doh Celebrates 60 Years Of Inspiring Kids

Friday 16th September is World Play-Doh day with celebrations being held all around the world. You’d be far fetched to find anyone that hasn’t played with Play-doh atleast once in their lifetime. Even as an adult playing with it evokes… Continue Reading >

How to choose a baby carrier

Nikki Wilkins is a Certified Baby Carrier Consultant and founder of Australia’s largest and longest running baby carrier store, Nurture Nest Many parents or parents-to-be are aware of the incredible benefits of babywearing and that a safe, comfortable and easy… Continue Reading >

Choosing the right school for your child

If you have a child starting school next year you’re probably starting (or have already started) the process of choosing and enrolling them at a school. It is a big decision but what should you be looking for? How do… Continue Reading >

5 Things To Stop A Stuffy Nose And A Face Full Of Snot This Spring

There’s nothing is worse than a young child suffering through spring with a stuffy nose and a face full on snot.  One that comes with a sneeze that constantly shoots snot all over their face and clothes. As funny and… Continue Reading >

What the Olympics Games can teach children.

In the spirit of the moment I’ve come to realise there are so many life lessons the Olympics can teach children. Here’s a few that come to mind: The World Around Us In our technology driven world, where children are… Continue Reading >

Is your Personal Trainer harming you with exercise?

Last week I saw a new client. Her story (unfortunately) is not unusual. Let’s call her Laura. Shock was just one of the emotions Laura felt when she felt and saw something push out of her vagina. With help of… Continue Reading >

The Mummy Code

Early 2012 my husband and I discovered I was pregnant with my first child. I had what would be considered a uncomplicated pregnancy. Minimal sickness, good blood pressure and no real problems.  I planned to work up until two weeks… Continue Reading >

Safety Considerations When Using (and Choosing) Your Baby Carrier

Parents have been experiencing the benefits of babywearing for centuries.  Today there are a large range of different baby carrier options available, and it can feel overwhelming trying to choose the best option for your family. Babywearing is safe once… Continue Reading >

 

 

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