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What to look out for when buying baby a present

It is this special time of year when we are all looking for the “perfect” present for the baby.

Nowadays, there are thousands of gifts available to buy for our precious little ones. It is like searching for a needle in a haystack, so how can we possibly make it easier for ourselves?

Safety First

The first thing to consider is of course health and safety. The manufacturers and the retailers have to comply with strict regulations, which should ensure the safety of a toy. Yet, there may be parents who are conscious about their offspring's health…

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Fathers are pregnant too!

While mothers go through a tough nine months of pregnancy, fathers can often do no more than give a massage or cook a meal. Yet, research has revealed that men can experience hormonal changes during their partner's pregnancy which can make them feel unwell. A cross-cultural study showed that 22.5% of male partners reported at least one unexplainable ailment to their doctor during the gestation period. The expectant father also visited the doctor twice as often, and filled twice as many prescriptions than before.

After a baby is born, fathers usually mirror the same kind of feelings as mothers…

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Parental Incompetence

Bringing up children does not come with a guidebook and there seems to be obvious parenting confusion within our modern society. More parents than ever admit to have parenting problems at some point. This is reflected in the boom of the baby & child market, with increasing numbers of products launched claiming to help with day-to-day parenting tasks.

Is it that parents are being made incompetent? The baby product market expects us to be incompetent for the sake of inventing and selling us unnecessary gadgets. For every situation imaginable we are able to find something that will help us…

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Active Baby Bonding 6-9 Months

By 6 - 9 months your baby should be aware of what's happening around him and actively trying to engage in his environment. He will be starting to crawl and explore things around them, usually by putting them in their mouths.

There are a number of bonding games you can incorporate in to your routine at this time to help your baby develop their sense of adventure.

- Take a large container and a few blocks, balls or a range of objects. Encourage baby to put them in the container, then tip it out, then put them in…

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Active Baby Bonding 9-12 months

Here's where the mischief really begins! Around this age babies should be pulling themselves into a standing position using furniture (or whatever is close to hand) exploring their way around your living room. Baby will also be learning how to be understood, especially when trying to say no.

Try these simple exercises with your little one to help her milestone development:

- The Drummer Line up several pots, pans and bowls and show your baby how to hit these with a wooden spoon. Your baby learns that different shapes, sizes and materials make different noises. It will probably…

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