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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 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

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

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 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

worried? Seek advice from a local parenting specialist
sleep issues? Get in touch with a local sleep specialist
get information from a local parenting information resource centre

retail therapy

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
see a complementary therapist or a chiropractor - they can help children too!

looking after you

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
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
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

developing your child's potential

want to change toys without the price tag? Hire toys locally
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
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 ...buy a safety id tag
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