Babies & Toddlers

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, …

Great grands

For those children fortunate enough to have grandparents in their lives, the benefits are great – reflects KATE BARBER. In today’s world, many families are dispersed about the globe; and so the relationship between grandparents and their mokopuna may be anchored by weekly Skype sessions. But, …

Getting on the move with baby

One of the best things about holiday times are the visitors who come with it. When family are coming from out of town and bringing infants or young children, those hosting them often feel obliged to buy items their young guests need, like portacots, highchairs …

Screentime coaching

Stuck in a rut of daily screen time? That was us in 2017. By RACHEL MCFEDRIES As a SAHM with two little boys and a newborn, most afternoons involved Netflix for a couple of hours, while I rested. Before I knew it, screen time was creeping into …

Social development in toddlers

In their relentless drive to explore the world, toddlers gradually acquire social skills that enable them to get on successfully with other people. Many of these skills are acquired through observation and imitation of the adults closest to them, writes Dr Lin Day, founder of …

Baby brain

“If you want to make them ‘brainy’, then focus on your attachment”, says neuroscience educator, NATHAN WALLIS. By KATE BARBER. A baby’s brain is genetically and biologically designed to gather data as it wires up for life, says Nathan, and the complexity of this data is …

Let’s play!

KINETA BOOKER shares how her relationship with her child has changed through one-on-one play. We all know the importance of just letting our children play. It’s great for their imaginations, it’s amazing for their development, and great for their brains. But, really, how often do …