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Your First Baby? 7 Essential Products You Might Not Have Thought Of…

Finding out that you’re going to be the parent of a newborn child brings a wave of emotions to any new parent’s mind. Excitement, fear, love, anxiety and happiness bubble away in new parents from when they first find out, right up until some of their child’s biggest milestones. Providing your child with the best possible future is pivotal in making their upbringing as enriched and memorable as possible. Harvey Norman stock a large range of devices for your nursery that gives you peace of mind as your baby sleeps. With the array of products available to you, it’s important to make sure that you at least get the essentials. So, here are my seven favourite products you need for your first baby.

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9 Tips for Stress-Free Travel with Kids

Flying with kids is no joke especially if it is your first time. Exposing your kids to traveling has its advantages, but you might be worried on how to cope up when not all go as planned. Have you thought about what to do when suddenly one of them got sick or how to put things in order while waiting for a delayed flight, or worse, canceled?

I will be honest to say, it is never easy with little ones, but for sure, it is not that bad either. My tips will help you get back to sanity and stay as cool and calm all throughout the entire trip.

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Tips to Keep a Clean Home with Pets

Pets are wonderful companions. However, they do make a mess and can cause your home to stink. As much as you would want to run a pet loving home, it is equally important to keep it clean at all times. Pet parents understand what it takes to keep a home clean and odorless.

It’s harder if you have more than one pet because your task increases much more. You are likely to come across pet footprints on your comforter, fur, or even pet food that has to be moved to another room before it is eaten.

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How to Label Baby’s Items and Clothes for Day Care

Starting Daycare after weeks of being with your newborn alone can be daunting. Not only do you have to give up all that bonding time, but you also have to worry about picking the right daycare, whether or not they’ll receive proper care and to top it all, there’s a chance that your baby’s items will be lost or used on another baby. Some daycare centres mandate parents to label all items belonging to their baby: bottles, cups, spoons, pacifiers, extra clothes, blankets, bibs, food etc. In this article, I’m going to show you a few easy and effective ways to label your baby’s items. Whether it’s to leave feeding instructions or identify the item as yours, there’s a labelling method here that’s sure to fit your needs.

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Easy Ways to Get Your Toddler from Crib to Bed

Getting from crib to the bed is surely it’s going to be a milestone in your baby’s life. You’ll leave no stone unturned to make it memorable and easy for your kid.

But there are some challenges to face throughout the process.

Primarily, most of the kids react negatively to this transition. Reason is, they face problems in sleeping or fear to sleep alone in a room. As a parent, dealing the situation is a hard nut to crack.

Worry not yet, here are some easy ways to make your kid habituated in sleeping in a bed from crib.

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How Important Is Your Dogs Oral Hygiene?

When you adopt a dog, there are many important details you should always be sure to do. One of the most important and often neglected steps is keeping your dog's oral hygiene well cared for and clean. Right along with building a bond, training, and feeding, your puppies oral health is just as vital.

Just like humans teeth, dogs need dental care as well. Even if your pup is still young enough to have a mouthful of baby teeth, keeping the gums clean is necessary. There are many products available, including rawhides, that help remove plaque.

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Six Activities that Child with Autism Will Enjoy

Unless you have been with an autistic child for quite some time, it is difficult for you to understand and gain their trust. It is true that children with autism (ASD) mostly share the same pattern of behavior, and if you did your homework, you are utterly aware of it. However, I still insist that each kid is born unique in so many special ways. Hence, you may find an autistic child completely different in personality and development than the other.

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Difference between Similac Advance and Pro Advance

With the different formula brands that the market is offering nowadays, choosing one that is perfect for your baby can be difficult and confusing, especially if it’s your firstborn. Without the expertise of an experienced parent, the choices out there may cause your stress level to rise. Rooting for a trusted brand like Similac doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. 

Well, you need to choose as well. Start by learning the difference between Similac Advance and Pro Advance as an example. You might find it surprising to know it may be what your infant needs!

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Simple Cleaning Routines For Working Mums

A popular topic amongst my other Mummy friends is how do we fit everything in. And in particular, how do we fit the weekly cleaning in. I established a great routine because I got fed up living in chaos all week, then spending all weekend cleaning. Once I started to use a simple routine, with a little bit of cleaning every day, it helps me to keep on top of everything (most of the time!). And even with a child, crazy work schedules (even though I’m working from home), I still am able to stick to this routine.

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Six Healthy Cooking Tips for a Wise Mom

When I started cooking for my kids, I know that I’ll be doing it forever. Why won’t I? I love the job! Knowing that their health depends on what I feed them, I make sure to give them the best nutrition there is.

Planning a well-balanced diet for everyday meals comes out as a routine for me. However, I never stopped finding ways to keep the food not only delicious but also healthier than the way it used to be. Hence, I am going to share with you some healthy cooking tips that a wise mom should know.

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