Babies & Toddlers

Fertility options for same-sex couples 

KELLY EDEN talks with DR SARAH WAKEMAN about options for Kiwi same-sex couples wanting to start a family. If you’re a same-sex couple starting to think about having a family, there are a few options available in New Zealand. Adoption is rare, so the best chance …

Caring for your baby with Down Syndrome

KELLY EDEN explores some of the issues faced by parents and what support and resources are available for parents of babies with Down Syndrome. In New Zealand every week one or more babies are born with Down Syndrome. Down Syndrome is a lifelong condition that …

Early Childhood Education – Kindercare

Fostering children’s growth and development is what Kindercare does best. Children’s growth and development is best nurtured through loving relationships and in an environment where they feel safe, secure, valued, happy, and like they belong – then learning happens naturally. When our children are free …

Early Childhood Education – Playcentre

Playcentre is a parent cooperative that offers parents and caregivers the opportunity to be involved with their child’s learning.  At Playcentre, adults play alongside their children. A child-centred programme based on your child’s fascinations, strengths, and interests allows you to encourage children as they interact …

Early Childhood Education – Bottle Lake Preschool 

Supporting families to raise curious and engaged learners is the ethos at Bottle Lake Preschool. In the early years, young children develop many skills and habits that prepare them for school. Two of these essential habits are curiosity and engagement. Children who are curious about …

Mom life’ with Anika Moa

In the spotlight this issue with KINETA BOOKER is New Zealand recording artist, radio and television presenter, and mother of four, ANIKA MOA, who has just released her much-anticipated third children’s album, Songs for Bubbas Vol.3. What surprised you most when you became a parent? …

Osteopathy and newborn checks

KELLY EDEN talks with the team at Merivale Osteopathy about the value of osteopathic treatment for new mums. A few weeks after my oldest daughter was born, I noticed she seemed uncomfortable sleeping with her head turned to the left. Like the baby advice says, I would …

Sensational first Christmas

Baby’s first Christmas? Keep the celebrations stress-free with these top tips by DR LIN DAY, founder of Baby Sensory. Christmas is a special time of year for parents and an even more magical one for babies.  The Christmas tree, presents, shiny decorations, colourful lights, smells, …