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Print out our pdf version of this page and keep it somewhere safe so you can check that you are up-to-date with everything that you need to do - and see some of the options for fun and educational things that you can do with your child. Each of the 'To Do' items below links to a useful page on this site with tools and personalised listings.

general must dos

move your baby from a capsule to an infant car seat - following the recommended age and weight guidelines
keep up the regular health checks
keep on track with the immunisations schedule
create birthday tickers so you can countdown to all the family birthdays or other special events and holidays
keep the nappy bag / going out bag stocked and ready to go - you might just change the items as they get older to include healthy snacks, water and toys or books to keep your child amused
keep your copy of the indispensible list of local helplines handy - accidents can happen
sign-up for the monthly Bub Hub eNewsletter

childcare & education

want in-home childcare - find a nanny
look into education options, including kindys and preschools - get your child's name on their lists
name label all your child's stuff
need kindy sheet sets, library bags or preschool bags?

good nutrition

having trouble introducing solids? Employ the services of a local feeding clinic or attend a fussy feeders workshop or course
don't always have time to make nutritious home-cooked infant food? Stock up the freezer with pre-prepared and home-delivered nutritious infant and family meals
get your teeth into the shops directory for teething necklaces, bibs, accessories for eating solids, recipe/feeding guide books, kids cooking aids and allergy / food intolerance products
get organised and download a free, printable weekly family meal planner (pdf)
keep your littlies (and yourself!) motivated to eat well with our free, printable '2 & 5' daily checklist (pdf)

teaching good behaviour

print off FREE reward charts
worried? Seek advice from a local parenting specialist
sleep issues? Get in touch with a local sleep specialist
not happy? Arrange counselling, helplines & support organisations
get information from a local parenting information resource centre

retail therapy

research before you buy!
visit the shops directory for comprehensive lists for local and online stockists everything you need (and more)...
check the bub hub special offers page

looking after bub

check out our info section with helpful tips and links for sleeping & settling, feeding solids, nappies & toilet training, care of children's skin in the sun
articles on sight, hearing & dental checks for infants
see a complementary therapist or a chiropractor - they can help children too!

looking after you

attend a local postnatal exercise class and/or exercise at home
meet up with other parents & join a local playgroup
going back to work - find part-time, career & home-business help in our jobs portal
if you have aches and pains, see a specialist physiotherapist
want to get hormones back on track and pre-baby energy levels back, see a specialist complementary therapist
not coping - you are not alone! Seek help from postnatal depression services and a whole host of other helplines & support organisations
treat yourself - local "pamper mum" beauty, hair & body treatment services with childcare facilities
go to a special cinema screening for parents with young children
find local kid-friendly restaurants
want to go out? Find a local babysitter
join our parenting forum, ask about local facilities, general ailments, chat with other parents in your region, laugh, chat and get support
this feature is for registered members of our site only - registration is FREE

special memories

preserve precious baby items once they've been grown out of in bronze or glass
enchant your child with products with their name or photo on or personalised cards, calendars & magnets
get a professional family photo
celebrate with a birthday party! Our children's parties directory has details of local and online suppliers, entertainers and organisers for all your party needs

keeping your child safe

safety - general household
safety - nursery furniture
safety - indoor
buy safety products - including id tags
attend a first aid course

developing your child's potential

buy toys & educational toys locally or online
want to change toys without the price tag? Hire toys locally
get a good stock of children's books cds, dvds & videos - start with our top ten books lists for 0 - 5 years
visit the Bub Hub activities directory for details of local children's play, activity, music, drama & craft programmes, parks & local activities, playcentres, sign language classes, foreign language courses and more...
keep your child safe around water - ensure that they learn to swim at a local swim school or take swim lessons online with swim expert Laurie Lawrence
check your child's progress with online lists of key development stages by age
entertain at home with options from our games to play with toddlers to preschoolers list
read about your child's potential personality traits with the star sign calculator

travelling, going on holiday or just out and about?

get out of the house - there are some fabulous 'out & about' products available
need pram repairs?
visit our holidays portal for family friendly holiday options
be prepared if you are travelling by plane or other public transport
hire nursery equipment and toys at your destination
want to keep track a safety id tag

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