Parenting

Mon 18 Mar 2019

‘I didn’t put my baby down for 7 months’

‘I didn’t put my baby down for 7 months’

A new mother was so crippled by anxiety she couldn’t put her bub down for months — but it had terrible consequences.

Toddler takes first steps thanks to stranger's kind act

premium_icon Toddler takes first steps thanks to stranger's kind act

Every parent anticipates their child's milestones, but one such occasion has given a local family a much bigger reason to celebrate.

Sun 17 Mar 2019

Aussie families struggle to find womb-for-rent

premium_icon Aussie families struggle to find womb-for-rent

The surrogate industry has collapsed across southeast Asia ever since the Baby Gammy scandal, forcing Australians to hunt for surrogates in other countries.

'I knew there was something different about my sleepy boy'

'I knew there was something different about my sleepy boy'

"He’d sleep through the night, and was very calm, but as the months progressed, I was concerned... his head was much larger than other babies."

Cop gives a piece of himself to save his boy

premium_icon Cop gives a piece of himself to save his boy

Lachlan Hay will always carry a piece of his dad’s heart, but it’s another part of the policeman that is keeping him alive.

Sat 16 Mar 2019

Teacher tells mum no homemade biscuits in son's lunchbox

Teacher tells mum no homemade biscuits in son's lunchbox

The mum's sweet treats were returned to her with her son's lunchbox at the end of the day with a stern note from his teacher

Boobie Brekkie designed for mums

premium_icon Boobie Brekkie designed for mums

This mum of five and best-selling baby care author has created a new breakfast cereal for time-poor breastfeeding mums.

Sad truth of home life for kids today

premium_icon Sad truth of home life for kids today

Children are spending more time at home than they did 20 years ago … but that doesn’t mean they’re better off.

Thu 14 Mar 2019

Enhanced Coast services mean better care for premature bubs

premium_icon Enhanced Coast services mean better care for premature bubs

Sunshine Coast University Hospital has enhanced its neonatal unit, meaning fewer families will have to travel to Brisbane to get proper treatment.

Wed 13 Mar 2019

50 the new 40 for child birth

premium_icon 50 the new 40 for child birth

Grandma-age women are safely carrying and delivering babies without complication, with 50 becoming the new 40 for childbirth. But there’s one huge misconception...

Tue 12 Mar 2019

Bullying: no way will it be easy to overcome

premium_icon Bullying: no way will it be easy to overcome

As reality TV promotes the bullying type behaviour of participants, how can we teach children that it's not OK?

Beach tragedy: 'He died doing what he loved'

premium_icon Beach tragedy: 'He died doing what he loved'

'All we could hear was David screaming that he couldn't breathe, we didn't have any idea what was going on'.

Mon 11 Mar 2019

IVF clinic cuts costs for struggling couples

premium_icon IVF clinic cuts costs for struggling couples

Springfield’s new low-cost IVF clinic doctor Neil Astill says the best cure for infertility is having your babies younger

‘Self-important’ parent shamed over park

‘Self-important’ parent shamed over park

A motorist has been called out online after being caught parking across two parking spots designated for parents in Sydney.

Sun 10 Mar 2019

Turning point changed ‘Octomum’ forever

Turning point changed ‘Octomum’ forever

She was known as the woman who gave birth to octuplets and then turned to stripping. Now, ‘Octomum’ reveals what has changed.

Bush baby crisis is your problem, says federal government

premium_icon Bush baby crisis is your problem, says federal government

IF Queenslanders think they’re going to get any help from the Federal Government, they can think again.

Sat 9 Mar 2019

Mum slammed for leaving five year old at home with oven on

Mum slammed for leaving five year old at home with oven on

A pregnant mother is being slammed online after she admitted to leaving her five-year-old son home alone, while her oven was on to cook chicken nuggets.

How the sandpit keeps your child fit

premium_icon How the sandpit keeps your child fit

A big backyard has traditionally been thought to be the key to getting kids active, but a new Australian study has found sandpits, cubby houses and trampolines...

Fri 8 Mar 2019

'ParentsNext wants me to go to playgroup. Without my kids'

'ParentsNext wants me to go to playgroup. Without my kids'

The program, which has been under intense fire over the past few weeks, requires Julie to attend story time or play group.

’Horrible’ baby name splits parents

’Horrible’ baby name splits parents

There’s plenty of unusual baby names out there, but this original one has divided parents online — with one branding it “horrible”.

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