PLANNING FOR BABY

So you’ve got a baby on the way… What do you need to start thinking about? Where do you begin? Here, of course! We’ve got tips, ideas and lots of lists to help you prepare for your new addition.

Baby shower ideas

Baby shower ideas

A baby shower encourages friends and family to celebrate with you the impending arrival of your baby ... Read More
Baby shower themes

Baby shower themes

You either love a theme or you don't. They can be simple or elaborate, but whatever you choose, enjoy! ... Read More
Ways to afford a baby

Ways to afford a baby

Simple ways to make having a baby easier by ensuring you can afford it ... Read More
Fitting a car seat

Fitting a car seat

Find out the best way to fit a car seat and what to consider before buying one ... Read More
Popular Māori baby names

Popular Māori baby names

Read about the most popular Māori baby names and how/why names are chosen ... Read More
North Island babymoons

North Island babymoons

Find where you can go to get away and celebrate the arrival of your new baby, before she/he arrives! ... Read More
baby shower ideas

Baby shower food

Throwing a baby shower? Find easy recipes to help make the day extra yum ... Read More
South Island babymoons

South Island babymoons

Ready yourself for the incredible life change of a new baby with a relaxing South Island retreat ... Read More
Predicting the sex of your baby

Predicting the sex of your baby

Many expectant parents now find out the sex of their baby. Read some of the methods you can use ... Read More
Where to have your baby shower

Where to have your baby shower

A baby shower is usually held by the hostess somewhere other than the expectant mum’s home. You may want to ... Read More
Who to invite to a baby shower

Who to invite to a baby shower

There's no rules about the guest list but the number of guests you invite will dictate the type of baby ... Read More
writing a birth plan

Writing birth plan

Writing a birth plan is, for some women, an important part of their practical and emotional preparation for labor and ... Read More
Essential pregnancy equipment

Essential pregnancy equipment

Find out a few things that are essential to making your life easier during pregnancy ... Read More
pre pregnancy checklist

Your pre-pregnancy checklist

To provide the best care for both yourself and your baby, being well-informed and prepared can make the experience much ... Read More
Maternity clothes

Maternity clothes

As your belly begins to grow, you will need to adjust your clothing. This may involve just continuing to wear ... Read More
Ways to prepare for baby

Ways to prepare for baby

Spend your last trimester preparing for baby by packing your hospital bag, getting your car fitted with a baby seat ... Read More
Safe nursery cot and mattress

Safe nursery cot and mattress

Find out what you need to consider to keep your baby safe in their cot, including mattress and cot placement ... Read More
Top baby names of 2016

Top baby names of 2016

Find out which names made the top for babies born in New Zealand during 2015. Choose a name using the ... Read More
Announcing your pregnancy

Announcing your pregnancy

Find out when you should announce your pregnancy to friends and family and your employer. Research your maternity leave options ... Read More
Antenatal classes: Do you need them?

Antenatal classes: Do you need them?

Have you booked in for birth classes? Jane Svensson, a health education coordinator recommends all parents-to-be attend an antenatal class ... Read More
You and your baby after birth

You and your baby after birth

Post birth, you and your baby will experience great changes. You will experience changes in your body including your breasts ... Read More
Hiring and buying child car seats

Hiring and buying child car seats

Parenting advice on car seats, kids safety in cars and how to hire or buy child restraints for cars ... Read More
Pregnancy and your job

Pregnancy and your job

Maternity leave and parental leave can be confusing to understand. Find out how to manage work during pregnancy, your rights ... Read More
Choosing a baby name

Choosing a baby name

How to choose a baby name? The top ten tips every parent needs to know before naming their baby boy ... Read More
Baby shower games

Baby shower games

Throwing a baby shower is fun to do during your pregnancy, and choosing games your guests will enjoy is part ... Read More
Third day baby blues

Third day baby blues

Post natal third day baby blues are a normal hormonal reaction for new mums ... Read More
Complete baby shower resource

Complete baby shower resource

Find out what you need to do to organise a beautiful baby shower that's special for a mum-to-be ... Read More
Safe baby nursery bedding

Safe baby nursery bedding

Find safe baby nursery bedding information and advice to help keep your baby safe ... Read More
Breaking pregnancy news

Breaking pregnancy news

The right time to tell people the news of your pregnancy is a very personal thing. Breaking pregnancy news is ... Read More
Baby gifts and registry

Baby gifts and registry

Receiving baby gifts is part of the fun of having a baby shower or celebrating the birth of your child ... Read More
Choosing a maternity bra

Choosing a maternity bra

There are many things you can do without when you're pregnant but investing in a maternity bra is a must ... Read More
Naming grandparents

Naming grandparents

Find out how to name grandparents during your pregnancy without family conflict ... Read More
Baby proofing your home

Baby proofing your home

Babies and toddlers can be in one place one moment and another the next, the smallest thing could be a ... Read More
Maternity leave entitlements

Maternity leave entitlements

There's lots of factors that influence the decision of when, or if, you return to work. Understand more about your ... Read More