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Planning Your Progression from Breastfeeding to Solids

Breastfeeding or formula feeding is important for your baby’s early growth and development. Breast milk contains all the nutrients your baby needs for their first six months, and continues to be an important part of their diet during their first year. Some babies are eager to wean, while others enjoy breastfeeding a little longer – [...]

2018-10-13T00:13:10+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Articles|

Common Children’s Allergies: How to Spot Them and What to Do Next

Allergic reactions in young children can be serious, even deadly. It’s important to learn how to spot the signs and symptoms associated with allergies so they can be treated quickly. If your child sneezes or coughs a lot, has a persistent rash or hives, or experiences cramps, stomach ache or nausea after eating certain foods, [...]

2018-10-12T02:24:34+00:00October 18th, 2018|Articles|

Clothes Shopping for Newborns: Where to Go for Value

Shopping for clothes for your newborn is an exciting time. There are hundreds of online and retail stores offering affordable, high-quality baby clothes. From rompers and onesies, to shoes and accessories, the choices are endless. Major Australian retailers like Kmart, Best & Less, Big W and Target have year-round specials and low prices. Stores like Pumpkin Patch and Oshkosh are trusted brands for super cute [...]

2018-10-12T00:20:46+00:00October 16th, 2018|Articles|

Dummy Weaning: A Guide to Kicking the Pacifier

Pacifier, dummy, soother, binky.  All of these names refer to the little piece of rubber that has provided your little one with hours of reassuring comfort and has given you a little peace of mind (and quiet) too. However reassuring it may be, there will come a time for the dummy to go. Every bub [...]

2018-10-11T23:54:48+00:00October 12th, 2018|Articles|

Petit Hamilton’s Centre Director Shares Her Passion for Child Care

Kate, Centre Director of Petit Early Learning Journey Hamilton, believes child care should provide a home-like environment to support both children and their parents. “I was motivated to work in the early childhood sector after having my own children. As a Mum, you want the best for your children. I wanted to provide that same [...]

2018-08-29T07:49:44+00:00August 30th, 2018|Articles|

7 Fun Science Projects for Toddlers

Science experiments are a fun way to keep curious minds engaged. These cool, hands-on science projects are easy to prepare and will keep your toddler entertained while learning along the way. For some experiments, you may need to shop for ingredients, while for others you’re sure to have everything you need at home. A little [...]

2018-08-27T10:34:11+00:00August 28th, 2018|Articles|

Baby Crying Sounds – What Do Different Cries Mean?

Babies make lots of different noises from giggles to grunts to baby babble. Most of the time, they’re happily engrossed in their new world. When a need arises however, they have to let you know. The best way to do that is through crying, as it gets your attention every time! New parents can find [...]

2018-08-17T10:55:18+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Articles|

Petit Introduces Bilingual Approach to Early Learning Programs

Introducing your young child to a second language can help them develop linguistically, cognitively, academically and socially. Recognising this, Petit Early Learning Journey Barton has introduced a bilingual program that teaches French to young children from 15 months through to toddlers and pre-school. Head leader Helena explains why the centre decided on French. “A lot of [...]

2018-08-17T10:51:59+00:00August 20th, 2018|Articles|

Speak Your Words: Toddler Speech Development Therapy, Exercises, Difficulties and More

There are many moments as parents that give pause, make us question whether going one way or another is right in any given situation. Children’s speech is one of those areas that it’s hard to tell if there’s an immediate need for intervention. You might find yourself as a parent thinking: Is it normal for [...]

2018-08-13T15:32:28+00:00August 13th, 2018|Articles|