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What you need to do before the changes to Child Care Begin

2 July 2018 is the due date as far as the new Child Care system is concerned. If you are already receiving some form of Child Care Benefit or Child Care Rebate, you won’t automatically transfer over to the new… Continue Reading >

Camping With Toddlers

When my oldest daughter was about 10 months old we decided to go camping for a weekend away. It was nearing the end of winter so it was cold to say the least and I really wanted to take her… Continue Reading >

Kiddipedia welcomes KidzAid Australia, a team of healthcare professionals who specializes in Paediatric First Aid.

Every parent wants to provide their children with the best opportunity to build a positive life. We live in a first world country that protects our children with strict child safe and compulsory minimum quality standards. All in all, Australian parents… Continue Reading >

Another day, Another accident, Another hospital trip.

So usually my days are pretty standard routine nothing that exciting happens, but this day went a little differently. Usually, on a weekday the day starts with my partner Lachlan going off to work nice and early around 6.30 am. At that… 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 >

What is right and what is helpful?

“Honey, how much formula is bub having at the moment again?” “OH seriously, I told you yesterday how much formula he is having” Before becoming a dad my memory has always been one of my strengths, something that has been… Continue Reading >

Pregnancy Loss

Trigger: This article deals with the experiences of pregnancy loss. It’s the club nobody wants to be a part of and it can often be treated a bit like a secret society – a taboo that should be spoken about… Continue Reading >

Sugar – the good and the bad

What is sugar? Most of us think of sugar as the white stuff we put in tea or add to a cake, but sugar is so much more than that! Sugars are the building blocks that make up carbohydrates (along… Continue Reading >

Favorite Parenting Advice

When we become parents, the world seems to bombard us with advice on just about everything. It can be very overwhelming but I have found that it is a great idea to listen to it all but only take on… Continue Reading >

The dos and don’ts of meal planning during pregnancy

Whilst exercise is important, dietary intervention has a greater impact on your health during pregnancy. However, if you’re like a lot of women, you get to lunch time and hunger takes over, causing you to grab the first thing in… Continue Reading >

The pregnancy dilemma – how to slow down and still live a busy life

Yesterday I saw a bit of a preachy post in a Facebook group aimed at pregnant women at large. The gist of the post was that all pregnant women must slow down. In the past week, this post-natal worker had… Continue Reading >

Some Tips for Teamwork in Step and Blended Families

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Adams Parenting, in general, comes with great and many expectations, fears, rewards, joy, confusion, laughter and tears. Parenting in a stepfamily you may… Continue Reading >

5 lullabies to put your baby to sleep that you will love too

Putting our little ones to bed can sometimes be an uphill battle. For some of us, we follow a strict routine, for others, it’s a case of winging it each and every night. One thing many parents can agree on… Continue Reading >

A Birthday Do-Over

In the lead up to my birthday, I was not excited. Sad but true. Normally I’m super excited and happy. I daydream about what the kids have bought me, and what hubby might have organised. This year I think the… 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 >

Exercise in your Second Trimester

Continuing on from my previous post this one will focus on exercising during your second trimester. At this point, you will see and feel noticeable changes in your body. At this point in your pregnancy, your baby is growing and… 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 >

From the loss of a nephew to a national disco broadcast that raises funds for Red Nose!

This year marks 10-years since my nephew passed away. It breaks my heart every time I hear of a family going through the loss of a child. A loss is so obviously heartbreaking for parents, it also breaks the hearts… Continue Reading >

Should you go gluten-free?

Gluten is one popular and controversial topic! Despite the boom in gluten-free products, the health claims made around gluten, and the number of people claiming to eat gluten-free, many of us don’t actually know what gluten is or how it… 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 >

Starting Solids

Solids So you’re starting to get the hang of life with a young baby, things all seem to be falling in to place and then your Maternal Child Health nurse tells you that it’s time to start solids. Some parents… Continue Reading >

Mum Guilt: We’ve all been there.

As a parent you’re often reminded of the recommendation where an emergency situation requires that you  put the theoretical oxygen mask on your own theoretical face before administering it to the other theoretical person involved. Theoretically. However, as is so… Continue Reading >

Kiddipedia is thrilled to be in partner with Human+Kind, Raising Good Humans Podcast

In the last few months we have seen a positive shift in consciousness with the likes of the #MeToo campaign, passing of Marriage Equality in Australia and, following the tragic loss of Amy “Dolly” Everett who took her own life… Continue Reading >

3 Ways To Bond With Your Unborn Baby Using Sound

‘Shhhhhhh… Shhhhhhh…” Have you ever held a crying or grumbling baby or child in your arms and uttered these comforting tones? On countless occasions, no doubt. But have you ever stopped to think about why you so naturally use these… Continue Reading >

My experience of being a solo parent. 

Recently I had to be a “single parent” as my partner got offered to go away to Sydney for a month for work to fill in for someone up there. It was 2 weeks before our middle child’s birthday. She… Continue Reading >

 

 

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