Nature versus nurture
Are our children a product of the genes we pass on to them, or the way in which we raise them? Psychologist Dr Ruth Jillings looks at the current thinking and research.
Protecting your pelvic floor
Bladder weakness isn't usually something that new mums love talking about but it is incredibly common. Here are our tips for protecting your pelvic floor.
The difference between a grizzly baby and a settled one is sometimes as simple as a big burp. Baby Whisperer Sharlene Poole explains how to make that happen.
Pregnancy exercises classes
Exercise is often put on the back-burner in winter, but when pregnant or recovering from birth it’s important to keep it up. We look at three different low impact classes sure to get you excited about moving again.
Rainbow confetti cake
This fun cake looks impressive on the party table, but is incredibly simple to prepare!
As the use of sleep consultants becomes increasingly common, we spoke to three exhausted mums about what prompted them to seek help, what advice they were given and how it worked for them.
Looking after yourself when trying to conceive
We know that dietary and lifestyle factors can affect both fertility and a healthy pregnancy. Sandra Clair from Artemis shares her advice on the best ways to look after yourself at this important time.
The 12-week ultrasound scan is the first chance most mums get to see their baby. Here is a list of what the sonographer will check during the scan.
About Treasures nappies
Treasures Comfort nappies are proudly New Zealand made and have been wrapping around babies’ bums since 1975.
Breast changes in pregnancy
Pregnancy brings with it a whole host of body changes, and the first one to show will most probably be your breasts. Learn what is to be expected during this time.
It's in the bag
An important step in preparing for your baby’s arrival is getting your hospital bag together. Here is a handy checklist of items the Little Treasures team found useful to have, along with some extras.
NEWBORN & BABY
Bath time is a lovely, splashy affair for little ones and a comforting signal to parents that bedtime is not too far away, and now research shows just how beneficial it can be for everyone.
Getting ready for the arrival of your baby is one of the most enjoyable things about pregnancy. Here is a handy checklist of basic essentials you’ll need to have ready before the birth, as well as some ‘nice-to-have’ items for your wish list.
There are many benefits to wearing your baby, not just when they are a newborn but right throughout the first year and further. Here are some tips to consider when choosing a carrier.
Understanding your baby
Babies’ personalities play a huge part in how they interact and, crucially, how well they settle. Baby whisperer Sharlene Poole explains how to identify what sort of baby you have.
The importance of routine
Baby whisperer Sharlene Poole explains how having some structure to your day can help both mother and baby feel good.
Food for thought
In her new book, ‘Healthy Little Eaters’, nutritionist and mother-of-three, Wal Herring, encourages parents to look at their own habits and attitudes to food if they want to instill good ones in their children.
Raising Confident Kids
We’ve all got an idea of who we would like our kids to become and most parents would place confidence pretty high on the list of desirable traits. We share some expert advice on instilling confidence in your child at every age and stage.
Eight ways to tackle toddler tantrums
Sometimes you can see a tantrum brewing and other times you’re blindsided. Either way, it’s good to have a few go-to strategies up your sleeve.
While we sometimes struggle to maintain composure within our own family, childcare teachers seem to manage a room full of children with ease. Early childhood educator Miffy Welsh shares some of her insights with Casey McPike.
Unfortunately for parents, the night-wakings don’t always stop after the newborn phase. Baby Sleep Consultant Emma Purdue identifies common sleep issues for one- to two- year-olds and explains how to solve them.
YOU & YOUR FAMILY
Maternity leave 101
Preparing for maternity leave involves planning, paperwork. Victoria Wells explains some points to start thinking about.
Things I'll never do...
We all start on our parenting journey with the best of intentions, but Madeleine Tobert finds out just how quickly reality steps up to greet us…
Working from home is an increasingly popular way for women to balance motherhood with a career, but there are still sacrifices to be made. Here are some top tips for Working at home mums (WAHMs).
A fine romance
Having a baby means you suddenly have less time to focus on other things. Don’t leave your relationship unattended though – here are some easy ways to prioritise romance.
Sex vs. intimacy
During pregnancy (and after baby) sex can swing from the top to the bottom of your priority list, Dr Ruth Jillings explains some ways to stay close without going the whole way.
Competitions from our latest issue
Win great new books, the new Treasures Comfort nappies, Cotton On KIDS vouchers, and sorbent gift-packs!