Week 20

Pregnancy

Congratulations! You have reached the halfway point. Your tummy button may pop out around this time and stay that way till baby is born.

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Sensory Pleasures

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.

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Magic moments

Baby

A child’s milestones all happen in a predetermined sequence, says baby development expert Gill Connell, with every journey unique and wonderful in its own way. Here she explains the early major milest ...

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Skincare during pregnancy

You & Your Family

Adapting your beauty routine for your hard-working pregnant body will help you feel good and stay radiant throughout. 

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Winding 101

Baby

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.

Go with your gut

You & Your Family

Research shows an important link between gut health and our mental and physical wellbeing. Casey McPike asks the experts how to ensure we can do the best for our insides and our family’s.

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Cramps and Braxton Hicks

Pregnancy

The different aches and pains during pregnancy can be a bit disconcerting, but tummy cramps and Braxton Hicks are all completely normal.

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Common skin issues in pregnancy

Pregnancy

Find out about the most common skin issues during pregnancy.

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Best foot forward

Pregnancy

Superstar Kiwi shoe designer Kathryn Wilson on her new role as mum to Lola Belle

Newborn baby

Caesarean lowdown

Pregnancy

One in four babies are born by caesarean in New Zealand. Tamara McLean explains why you might deliver this way, and what actually happens on the day.

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How to change a nappy

Baby

When you are starting out as a parent, the thought of changing a nappy can be quite daunting, so let us make the nappy changing process an easy one for you! After all, this is the time when you are fa ...

Superfoods for baby

Baby

It's never too soon to start slipping ‘superfoods’ into your child's diet. Packing a super punch of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants they’ll help give your baby a great start.

Baby sleep

Facts about sleep

Baby

Baby Sleep Consultant Emma Purdue explains how to help your baby (and you!) to get a good night’s sleep.

Bedtime blues

Baby

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.

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The Whens Hows and Whys of Sleep

Baby

Baby sleep consultant Emma Purdue answers the most common questions when it comes to getting small people to snooze.

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Summer sleep tips

Baby

Baby sleep consultant Emma Purdue shares her advice for helping your little one to slumber in the warmer months

Baby massage

Loving touch

Baby

Massage can have a powerfully positive effect on your baby and is simple to learn to do at home

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The tummy time debate

Baby

There is a host of simple ways to help your baby develop their movement and it can be as easy as getting down on the floor.

Solid sleepers

Baby

Understanding how starting solids can affect your baby's sleep could save a lot of discomfort and wakeful nights. Our Baby Sleep Consultant, Emma Purdue, explains

Healing herbs

Healing herbs

Renowned plant medicine expert and founder of Artemis Sandra Clair on how the healing properties of certain herbs can assist in supporting postpartum wellbeing.

Let's get physical

Our blogger and personal trainer Evana Patterson shares her top tips for getting back your fitness back after baby.