New Baby 101 giveaway

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Jul 102014
 

New Baby 101

Whether it’s your first or your fourth, whether you’re twenty or forty and a mum or a dad, when there is a new baby on the way there are always new things to learn. If you are like me and don’t have the time to read an endless pile of new baby books but you would still like a handy reference guide to answer everyday questions about feeding, sleeping, bathing and settling you will love New Baby 101:

New Baby 101 eBook

Developed by Lois Wattis, who is a registered nurse, midwife, lactation consultant, mother and grandmother, the New Baby 101 App provides new parents, grandparents and babysitters with expert advise on a range of baby related topics. With years of experience in both hospital and community settings under her belt Lois knows exactly how overwhelming life with a new baby can be and she’s here to help you!

New Baby 101 Phone AppNew Baby 101 is based on reliable evidence and research combined with Lois’ hands-on tips and handy hints, it’s a great guide to help you get through those (sometimes very challenging!) first weeks with your newborn. From feeding and sleeping to bathing and changing, New Baby 101 has got all your concerns covered and your common questions answered in 9 popular, easy-to-read topics.

You can access the New Baby 101 App whenever and wherever you want and need and the best part is that the New Baby 101 App is free to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Browse the FAQ, check out the topics and if you like it you can upgrade to the full version. In-app purchases are optional and prices range from $1.99 for a single topic to $9.99 for all 9 topics. For a more detailed resource with helpful illustrations and videos New Baby 101 is also available as a practical and very helpful eBook ($19).

To find out more about New Baby 101, to take a closer look at the eBook content and download the New Baby 101 App visit www.newbaby101.com.au.

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Calling in sick

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Feb 242014
 

As you may know I am originally from The Netherlands and moved here in 2006 to marry my wonderful Aussie husband. Last week marked 7.5 years since I came here, just me with one suitcase ready to start a new life in a new country. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t regret my choice and would do it again in a heartbeat but I have to be honest, it is not easy living so far away from your family.

Opa meeting Olivia for the first time at 5 weeks old

Opa meeting Olivia for the first time at 5 weeks old

I miss them on birthdays and Mother’s Day, at Christmas time and school performances and on many ordinary days where I would love to just see, and spend time with, my parents and siblings (it makes me terribly sad that my children have to grow up without their grandparents around). I also miss them on days like today, I have been feeling under the weather for a few weeks now and I know my mum and dad would immediately come and help me out at home and with the kids if only they had been closer.

Opa and Juliet

Opa and Juliet

Before the children were born I could just hop in bed at the first sign of a cold or fever, leave the housework be for a day or two and rest up until better. Now that I am a mum ‘calling in sick’ is not an option anymore, who would look after the kids, prepare our meals and stay on top of our rather huge laundry pile? There is no time to sit and rest, it’s just a case of some aspirin to beat any fever and provide quick pain relief to help keep me going. Hopefully I’ll be all chirpy again soon but if you don’t hear from me tomorrow you can find me in bed!

Opa with Tommie and Olivia

Opa with Tommie and Olivia

Speaking of sick family members, don’t forget that we have two of the very handy ‘Unravelling the Magic of Discovery’ parenting guides from Nurofen to give away, a very handy book for parents full of useful advice and interesting insights to make life with little ones a bit easier. You can read my original post here or you can take a short cut and enter below.

P.S. Next holiday I will definitely make some more snaps of Oma with her grand children and of course both of them meeting Sybbie for the first time, I can’t believe she’ll be almost 18

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Apr 262012
 

Originally we had planned to spend the Easter long weekend in Melbourne, visiting family and enjoying all that is on offer in this big Australian city that I know so little about. But with kids there are always unexpected developments so we had to pass on exploring Melbourne, for now that is. I don’t know much about Melbourne so it is hard for me to know where to find the best kids friendly spots, luckily there is the Little Eats website to help me find my way.

Little Eats is a fantastic way to discover the best baby, toddler and child friendly cafes in Melbourne. Mum of two Jemma puts some of Melbourne’s hippest hot spots under the loop to test them for all the things that make them family friendly. From highchairs and changing facilities to easy pram access and kids menus and from the kid-friendliness of the staff and play areas to activities, toys and entertainment and of course prices and opening hours, Jemma knows exactly what to look for so if a place gets her tick of approval you know you are in for a real treat.

Cafe Secrets Melbourne is a deck of 52 cards featuring 52 of Jemma’s favourite child friendly cafes, one for every week of the year. All cafes have been road-tested and approved by the Little Eats family and are suitable spots for cafe culture loving little ones. Priced at just $9.95 this compact deck of cards is a must-have for modern Melbourne parents who enjoy going out with kids and a great gift suggestion for new parents too.

To find out more about Little Eats, to take a closer look at the deck of Cafe Secrets Melbourne ($9.95) and to order online visit www.littleeats.com.au.

For your chance to win a deck of Cafe Secrets Melbourne visit www.littleeats.com.au and answer the following question: What are two things you look for when searching for a cafe or restaurant to visit with kids?

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If you really want to win you can earn up to ten additional entries, please leave separate comments for each entry:

Competition ends May 26, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only.

Nov 072011
 

When I was pregnant with the twins I read all kinds of pregnancy and baby books, hoping that they would prepare me for the big journey ahead of me. I fell pregnant with baby number three when the twins had only just turned one so I thought (hoped) my memory was still pretty fresh and I would remember everything once the baby was born, besides that I didn’t have time to read up anyway. I was terribly wrong, there were lots of times where I wasn’t sure about something and I know the Simply Baby book would have been a life saver.

Whether you are a first time or fifth time mum you will love the Simply Baby book, a compact reference guide with quick and easy to understand answers to all your baby questions. Designed for busy parents on the go this book does not contain random fluff, unnecessary information and silly jokes. The Simply Baby books covers all important topics like Sleeping, Health, Eating, Development and more in just 114 pages and there is even room for personal notes. It will take you only 1.5 hour (roughly) to read from cover to cover, or do a few pages every day whilst you rest your feet. This book may be small in size but is definitely not small in information.

How many sleeps does a two month old baby need and how long do they sleep for? How much (breast)milk does a 4 month old baby drink? What are great first finger foods? What to do when baby chokes, gets burnt, has a fall on the head? Which milestones does an average baby reach around 6 months of age? These are just a few of the many questions that are addressed in the Simply Baby book. The First Aid section and emergency contact page are fantastic and it would be a great reference for babysitters or carers if something was to happen.

Written by a mother and a pediatrician this book offers professional advice about things all mums need and want to know about (raising) their baby. The two authors have managed to make important information available in bite-size chapters that are easy to read and understand, they even included in-depth nutritional information and sign language, something you usually only find in very specific, thick books that will take weeks to plough through!

To find out more about the Simply Baby book, the authors or content and to order online visit www.simplybabybook.com. The book costs just USD $13.95 making this is a fabulous useful and affordable gift for new mums.

For your chance to win a copy of the Simply Baby book visit www.simplybabybook.com and answer the following question: Which one of the chapters would you most like to read?

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Competition ends December 7, 2011. International entries welcome.