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parenting

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.

baby

Find information on their first 1,000 days, feeding, sleeping and more.

teen

Find ideas on how to talk to teens about sex, puberty, relationships and more.

nutrition

Why Good Nutrition Is Important For Kids

We know good nutrition is important but sometimes it's not so easy to ensure the family is eating a nutritionally balanced diet. We have some great tips and tricks to ...
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make a family budget

Preparing a family budget

Find expert budget making tips for your family budget including how to analyse it and see what can change ...
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support local

Support local and back Kiwi businesses 

Find all your parenting needs in our Directory

Whether you need to find a new daycare, you’re getting your nursery ready or your child has been begging to take karate classes, our award-winning directory is full of Kiwi owned businesses ready to help you on your parenting journey. Click through our categories below to find products and services in your area or search through our wider directory for more inspiration.

Out and about with baby

Baby Essentials For When You Are On The Go

For such small people, babies require a lot of gear! Find out what you need ...
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play date

What to Expect From a Play Date

Socialising with other children is a vital part of a child's development. Children need to ...
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cook

Easy Meals Teens Can Make Themselves

When your teen is ready for some independence, ensure they are armed with at least ...
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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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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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chicken pox

All about chicken pox

Chickenpox is a contagious disease that can lead to scarring, pneumonia, meningitis and in adulthood, ...
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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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toddler

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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back to school

Kids are heading back to school on Monday 18th May

Get the kids sorted before they head back to the classroom ūüéď

On 11th May, the Government announced that kids will be able to head back to school on the 18th May as we move into a level-2 alert system. This transition back into the classroom may be a struggle for some children as they get back into the routine of socialising and learning over the course of a full school day. In our school zones, you’ll find information to help them make this move along with a number of at-home learning resources to help them with their homework. Click through some of our top school zones below and support local businesses by searching for products and services in our directory.

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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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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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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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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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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