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Human milk oligosaccharides 101: Everything you need to know about HMOs

As a new parent, it can often feel like you’re learning a whole new language, or like you’re cramming for the biggest test of your life. From colostrum to meconium, to mastitis and colic… Some of these terms can feel like they are straight up out of your Year 10 science textbook. Or simply gibberish.  That is at least how I felt when I first heard the term: Human Milk Oligosaccharides.  But like colostrum, meconium...

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Nutrition Tips

Getting your little one’s top up of fish oil has never been easier

The thing is, we’re never not going to worry about our kids. It’s part of the job. Even if they’re a vegetable-eating, sport-loving, exceptionally gifted and well-rounded unicorn child… we’re always going to find something to worry about. Because growing up is a big deal. Our little one’s brains and bodies are going through a huge time of change and growth it’s our job to support them through it. Often we ask what more can...

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Development Tips

5 simple ways to break down big questions into curious answers…

Asking questions plays a crucial role in your child’s development and how they learn and make sense of the world. And while it can be a bit overwhelming when our little ones come to us with a big question, (hello the dreaded ‘where do babies come from?’) we should avoid the temptation to give them all the answers right off the bat – or worse, to deflect and say you’ll tell them when they are...

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Learning Ideas

Why the LEGO DUPLO Wild Animals of South America set is roarsome fun for your little one

As your little one starts to grow and develop, there’s nothing more exciting than finding out what passions they have in life and being able to support their interests. Maybe they love fire trucks, or they can’t stop playing with unicorns. Or perhaps like so many children, they’re totally and utterly obsessed with animals and will happily recount the names and noises of every animal under the sun.  Enter the LEGO® DUPLO® Wild Animals of...

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Development Tips

The power of all those ‘How’ and ‘Why’ questions our little ones ask

As parents we get asked a million and one questions a day by our little ones… ‘but WHY do boats float?’ or, ‘HOW does the sky stay up?’ It can often feel frustrating as a parent to be the one in the hot seat – and we can feel a lot of pressure to know all the answers and to say the right thing.  But there is actually such a positive advantage for putting our...

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Understanding all the reasons children act in challenging ways

When we first lock eyes on our newborn babies, we can’t imagine them ever growing up and testing us. Maybe it’s the loved-up post-birth hormones, but it’s hard to picture your bub one day throwing the world’s most epic tantrum over the fact that you cut his toast in squares, not triangles.  The fact of the matter is that all children will act in challenging ways. Our precious, innocent babies grow up, child behaviour changes,...

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