Parenting is a tough gig and comes with so many challenges at each age and stage of your child’s development.

Find our top tips and informative articles about parenting your child from birth right through to the teenage years.

Nurofen for Children

Choosing the right pain relief for your child

It’s inevitable that your child will experience some pain now and then – whether it’s from illness, minor accidents, or normal growing up events like teething. Find out how to ...
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child care

Myths about in-home childcare

Working out the best child care and parenting support can be difficult. An au pair is one of many options. Learn all you need to know about having an au ...
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The special character of babies’ skin

Your baby’s skin is still developing after birth, and is ive times thinner than adults’, ...
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swim lessons

Keeping pre-schoolers safe around water

A new partnership between YMCA Auckland, Plunket Auckland, and Auckland Council is offering half price ...
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Helping your teen overcome peer pressure to drink alcohol

Peer pressure can influence teens to do something they wouldn’t usually do or stop them ...
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How to wrap or swaddle

How to wrap your baby

Some babies adore sleeping in a firm wrap or swaddle because it reminds them of ...
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tummy time

A guide to tummy time for new parents

Tummy time for babies is important for developing head control. Find out when to start ...
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communication in babies

8 to 12 months baby communication

What communication milestones should you be looking out for around eight to 12 months? Find ...
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What a Serve of Food Means for a Toddler

Grab our free printable below to see precisely what a serve of food means for ...
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chicken pox

All about chicken pox

Find more information on chicken pox and the chicken pox vaccine including chicken pox symptoms ...
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toilet training

Toilet training: getting started

Toilet training is an area of raising toddlers that too many parents get in a ...
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when your child says they are dumb

8 Things to Say When Your Child Says They Are Dumb

How do you help when your child's biggest detractor is ... your child? Dr Justin ...
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nutrition snacks

After school nutrition for your sporty child

Children need to refuel correctly after expelling so much energy, the best thing to offer ...
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school shoes

10 tips for buying school shoes

Kids spend around 30 hours a week in their school shoes, so it's vital they ...
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learning to drive

A guide to teaching your teenager to drive

Have a teen itching to drive? This guide tells you the steps you have to ...
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Teen's first bra

Buying their first bra

Part of adolescence and puberty for all girls is needing their first bra. Find out ...
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puberty girls

Precocious puberty in girls

What is precocious puberty? How to help your daughter when she goes through puberty early ...
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