Approximately one in 10 primary school children has head lice at any
one time, yet many parents are badly informed about this common pest.
Babies get a lot of rashes and marks on their skin. Nappy
rash, stork marks, milk pimples ... So how do you know
when it is eczema and how do you treat it?
Ask most new mums want they want for Mother's Day and they'll say a
sleep-in! Here are a five ways to make sure mums feel special this Mother's Day ...
It may seem counter-intuitive, but catching a cold virus actually builds your child's future immunity against it.
Raising a child is already a challenge on its own, but for parents with
children who suffer from hearing disabilities, that challenge is
Dental hygiene is important for babies and toddlers. But when should you start brushing their teeth and how do you brush their teeth properly?
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Did you know that each week one Australian child is hit by a car in a driveway? Here are some tips to making your driveway a safer place.
There are many reasons parents get angry but once you master your emotions, you'll have better relationships with your kids and you'll all be happier.
Bye bye baby and hello toddler!! Your baby is now officially a toddler – an exciting time for them and an exhausting time for you.
Having spent the past few months learning to walk (and maybe even run)
your little one is ready to tackle the next big challenge - talking!
You've got a climber! Not content with walking around the house your little one is probably starting to climb all over it too.
Almost the terrific twos! Your little one is certainly growing up. And he wants to act like it too!
Are you planning a family road trip? When is the best time to drive and what do you pack? Here are some tips from our members to help the drive go smoothly ...
How can you ensure your children get the best from their TV viewing? We ask Nancy Kanter - mum and senior vice president at Disney Junior Worldwide.
When flying with babies or young children the key is to be prepared. Here are some travel tips from Bub Hub members to help the journey go smoothly.
How do you know when your baby is ready to sleep? Here is our Hubbers' Guide to recognising your baby's tired signs and signals ...
One in 10 children wet the bed and persistent bedwetting may have a negative impact on self esteem. Here are 10 tips to help your child stay dry at night.
When you put down the baby do you pick up the iPhone? Here are our Bub Hub members' fave apps for pregnancy, parenting and entertainment.
if there's one thing that has brought a tear or two to my eye - it's
parenthood (and not just when one of the kids accidentally headbutts
When you're feeling down in the dumps, something's gone wrong, or your
day just hasn't been all that great, it can be the kids that make you
New mums have enough to stress about without worrying about their weight. Here are some tips to help you lose your baby weight without stress!
Do you dream of having more 'me time' now that you are a parent? Here are some ways to make the whole day feel like 'me time' ...
Confused about what to pack in your nappy bag? Here's a handy checklist of essential items to take when you're out and about with your baby or toddler.
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Each year, at least 12 children are admitted to The Children's Hospital at Westmead after a balcony or window fall. Are your kids safe in your home?
Sometimes the little moments that make you smile are just too heart-warming to keep inside. That's when the happy tears start to fall and you feel all nice inside.
Toilet training your toddler doesn't have to be a challenge. Here are some tips to help get your little one out of nappies.
Find out the latest information about the National Immunisation Program and details on where you can have your child vaccinated for free.
A recent Australian survey has shown that many babies are only getting eight hours of sleep a night, which is four less than the recommended amount.
Celebrity mum and actress Kimberley Davies shares her experience with the difficult milestone of teething.
Is it recommended start toilet-training when your child shows signs of awareness of their bladder and bowel function. But what signs should you look for?
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Did you know the kitchen is the biggest danger zone for child injury. Read our tips on keeping kids safer in your kitchen.
Dentists say tooth erosion is the dental condition of the 21st century. Are you doing the right thing when it comes to yours and your children's dental health?
So what exactly is language delay and what do you do if you think your child's language is delayed?
Read one mother's journey of discovery when her daughter was diagnosed with a condition called FPIES - food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome.
Is your child's hearing normal? Read our parents' guide to the signs of hearing loss in babies and children.
Are you looking for some classic picture books to buy for your children. Here we list the 20 BEST children's picture books of all time.
Reading to babies and pre-schoolers plays a crucial part in developing their language and literacy skills. Here are some classics for ages 3-5 years.
Want some ideas for reading to your child when they're between 18 months and three years old? Here are some classic books for your children.
Kathy Walker, author of Parenting, shares with us her top strategies for managing challenging behaviour.
We invited Dr Katrina Warren, mother and TV vet, to share with us some fun and interesting facts and advice on why guinea pigs make great pets for kids.
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When should you move your child from a capsule to a car seat or a booster? At what age is it safe for a child to use an adult seat belt?
Stuck for ideas for games and activities to play with your toddler or preschooler? Here's a list of free or low-cost activities and games to stimulate 1-5 year olds.
Few people are aware that it's important to have your children’s vision checked frequently.
Did you know that six children are born each day in Australia with a congenital heart disease/defect? It's time to do something about it.
What exactly is homoeopathy and what conditions, from pre-pregnancy to childhood, can a homoeopath treat? We ask homoeopath Patricia Hatherly ...
Help your children establish healthy eating habits early on to ensure they thrive, are energetic and have early protection from many illnesses.
With the wide variety of options available, finding and securing care for your child may seem like an insurmountable task but it's best to start the search early.
No Sweat Parenting author Renée Mill shares her thoughts on pressures that today's parents experience and whether or not the load can be lightened.
Why is your child not eating? Is he/she sick, jealous of a new baby, attention seeking, tired? There can be many factors. Here are some tips.
Waking up to hear your toddler screaming and thrashing around in bed is a scary experience but it's more than likely he's suffering from a night terror.
If we can learn to let go of our expectations we are free to take each moment as it comes, to enjoy what we have got rather than focusing on what is missing.
Once the excitement of discovering your child's first tooth has died down, it's time to start the lifelong task of caring for them.
Tantrums. Fussing. Whining. Every child masters their own adaptation of these three behaviours - every parent has to deal with them - no one is exempt!
Want to give your kids food that meets their nutritional demands and keeps them healthy? What you don't give them to eat is as important as what you do.
Children's parties can be fraught with tears and tantrums - to avoid last-minute panic, start planning about two months before the big day.
That first smile and those baby giggles are pretty special. But when does a baby chuckle start to develop into a sense of humour?
These days there's no excuse for not having enough photos of our children. Here are tips on taking great photos of your baby and children.
Birthday parties can strike fear into the hearts of parents. The decadent parties held for some children can make us feel, well, on the verge of breakdown!
As a parent you've probably attended your fair share of kids' parties. Here are some tips on keeping away from all those lollies, cakes and party pies!
Love, sex and the patter of little feet. One often leads to the other, but many couples find that it's difficult to keep all three going at the same time.
Set bedtimes, nutritious meals and polite children. There's no shortage of rules but sometimes, it's OK to throw out the rulebook and let anarchy rule.
There's a new reading program from the USA that has parents pondering our responsibilities even more. But can babies really learn to read?
Iif a gifted child isn't one who toddles about in nappies composing symphonies and inventing hyperspace travel, what is it?
If you start teaching your baby sign language at six months you'll be able to communicate with them at nine. Find out how baby sign language works.
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When your child starts to play with other children they might get more than just improved social skills: nits, worms, sticky eyes, slapped cheeks - you name it ...
The age at which to start toilet training varies from child to child
and between boys and girls, although it is usually somewhere between 18
months and 3 years.
Navigating through the long list of chemicals and plastics to avoid is not as daunting as it may first seem. Here is a guide to help you with the decisions.
Carrying babies and toddlers can be a pain in the neck, back, arms…! Read our 6 tips on how you can reduce the stress on your body while still bonding with baby.
Make sure your children are travelling in the correct, safe car seats that comply with current laws.
Give your children the best start in life by establishing healthy food habits when they are still toddlers ...
Obviously very young children can't read themselves, so reading to them each day is such an important first step. Why?...
Rachel sobbed uncontrollably, she had always wanted kids, her little daughter was fine but Toby was making her become the sort of mother she dreaded ...
Most children settle into child care easily but there are some instances where little ones simply can't cope. Here are tips on handling separation anxiety.
There are times when you want to disown your toddler. But before you take that rather drastic step here's some advice to help you erase bad behaviour ...
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With an overwhelming array of toys on offer how do you choose toys that are age- appropriate and safe for your child. Read our guide to the 5 Ss of toy safety.
Why is it so important to teach your baby to swim? What do babies and toddlers learn during swimming lessons ...
Did you hear the one about the baby with a sense of humour? From baby's first smile to toddler giggles, there's something magical and healthy about laughter.
Eczema affects up to 30% of Australians at some time of life. Although there is no known cure for eczema, the condition can be controlled...
You can probably tell where your toddler got his looks from. But just
where did he get that personality? Here's a guide to getting the best from your toddler.
Febrile convulsions in young children are traumatic. This is why you need to be alert, not alarmed. This article is important for all parents to read.
Sleep is the all-important ingredient to a successful family recipe, and not only for you but also for your baby and toddler. Read our A-Z guide ...
Gastro is caused by a number of different viruses and bacteria but the most common, particularly in young children, is a virus known as 'rotavirus'.
Asthma is common among Australian children with approximately 15% having currently diagnosed asthma. There's no cure, so prevention is key.
Drowning is the most common cause of accidental death for kids under the age of five in Australia. Read up on when to start swimming lessons for your baby.
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Infants and young children need to move. It is one of the important keys to later learning. How can dads play an important role in this development?
We want to match the large amount of resources we provide for parents with specific stuff for dads, Bub Hub co-founder Brad Lauder explains.
Posted in: dads
For fatherhood expert, Sean Tonnet, active fathering is the key to having a more socially, emotionally and cognitively healthy child.
TV or no TV? That is the question many of us struggle with as soon as our baby reaches for the remote. So how much TV is too much?
As exciting as discovering the next musical genius is, music and movement classes offer great developmental opportunities for all children.
One of the most frequent and frustrating toilet training enquiries received from parents is how to get their child to poo in the toilet. Here are some tips.
Our guide to creating a safe outdoor space for young children and babies, together with tips for wafer safety around kids and babies.
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Making your home baby-safe is an important task. Use our checklist to ensure that you make inside your home as childproof as possible.
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Supervision alone could prevent many childhood accidents but things can happen in the blink of an eye. That's why it's important your house is as safe as possible.
Sun damage at a young age can have permanent, serious effects. Read our top tips for sun protection for babies.
Mothers often complain that their partners aren't as involved as they'd like. So how can mums help share the parenting load and save their sanity?
Night terrors are a sleep disorder that affects infants and toddlers. They can also be very distressing for parents. Here are tips on stopping night terrors.
How can chiropractors help with the normal development of your
child? Is chiropractic safe for children and what do chiropractors do?
To help you to plan your next children's birthday bash we've put together a kids' party checklist to make it easier than whipping cream.
Babies and toddles as young as six months use their hands as a way to temporarily bridge the communication gap. Find out more about baby sign language.
Here are some key points regarding play behaviour to guide you in the process of enhancing your child's social and cognitive development.
Taking babies and children to the backyard or the beach can be an anxious time. Read our guide to summer first aid to make sure you know what to do.
Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world
but it is important to practice basic surf safety when hitting the beach with the
A food allergy
can be life threatening but most are less
severe. What foods cause allergies, what are the signs and what should you do if a reaction occurs?
Juice comes from fruit so it must be good for your baby, right? Well, no, it's a bit more complicated than that.
Mem Fox explains the importance of reading to your children and find out what Mem Fox's Ten read-aloud commandments are!
A beautiful smile showing beautiful teeth is what everybody wants, but caring for baby and toddler teeth
is not always an easy thing. Here are some tips.
forward to eating out with your children? Would you like to make the
experience as painless as possible? Here are our tips ...
Do you dream of being able to take your child out to a restaurant?
Would you like to make the experience as painless as possible?
There is an age of 'typical' fussy eating? Yes, there is ... somewhere between 18 months and three years most toddlers will
enter a fussy eating 'phase'.
Ask parents which meal they dread most, 'dinner' would be voted number one. Here are some tips for making dinners a smoother process for all involved…
It is common to find that a child who is experiencing speech development difficulties also had feeding difficulties as a little one. Find out why ...
Parents dream of their children being 'great eaters' but few
realise that we need to teach our children how to try new foods. How often should we keep offering?