How to help your late walker take their first independent steps

A child taking their first independent steps is a pretty big milestone in any parent’s life. Typically developing children generally learn to walk any time between nine months and eighteen months of age.  If your child is a late walker… Continue Reading >

Tips for Travelling as a Special Needs Family

Travel can be a daunting prospect for special needs families. Depending on the specific needs of your child, it can be tough finding appropriate accommodation, transport and activities to meet all your requirements. It can also be overwhelming leaving the… Continue Reading >

Camp Quality: 35 Years Young

The 1980s: an era of many wonderful things including great music, “fab” fashion and big hair. There was no such thing as the internet, or a mobile phone, and to be cool all you needed was a Walkman! It was also a time when a family who had had a child diagnosed with… Continue Reading >

Why is exercise important for kids?

Physical activity in children is important for a wide variety of reasons. It helps to reduce overweight and obesity increases strength in muscles and bones and can even improve concentration at school. Exercise is a vital component of any child’s… Continue Reading >

International No-Diet Day: YOU come first!

On a plane, we are required to fit our oxygen masks before taking care of our children. This is because we can only help our children if we help ourselves first. Similarly, we can’t expect them to have a positive… Continue Reading >

It’s not just monkey business. Why yoga and meditation for children is important!

Just like adults, Children can suffer from different stresses in their lives. Starting kinder, starting primary or high school, moving home, changes to family situations and more. One way we can help children to cope with situations of stress, as… Continue Reading >

Fun things to do with a Washing Basket

There are many regular everyday items around the house you can use to have fun with your little one and also support their development. One of our favourites is the humble washing basket. Is it a car? A pirate ship?… Continue Reading >

Feeding a Child is full of challenges: Get the Support that is Right for You

I remember that first month of breastfeeding my first baby as being incredibly challenging both emotionally and physically. No-one had warned me about this. As much as prenatal classes are interesting, supportive and prepare you for birth, once the baby is born, there… Continue Reading >

What the Heck is ‘Fitness’ Anyway?

If I were to ask you “what is ‘fitness’”, how would you respond? In your mind, is it the ability to sprint 100m in 10 seconds or the capacity to run a marathon? Maybe it’s just chasing after your kids… Continue Reading >

Is my child eating enough?

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Twitter #BaysideDietetic FB Bayside Dietetics Instagram @baysidedietetic   I have lots of worries. How many nights in a row can we get away with having chicken? Is Simon the best Wiggle? Make it… Continue Reading >