Issue 27 | 17 July 2014

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Expert advice
Dr Joe: Losing your baby weight
Our GP Dr Joe explains how to lose baby weight in a healthy way after childbirth....»
Video: Caring for your baby’s nails
Dr Joe explains how to take care for your newborn baby’s nails...»
Video: Dr Howard Chilton – baby on schedule or baby-led schedule? »

Healthy recipes
Healthy banana smoothie
This healthy recipe makes a great calcium rich drink or snack for kids...»
Sweet potato mash
This recipe is the perfect sweet treat for babies aged 6-12 months of age, but your older children are bound to love it too...»
Fun food! Sandwich art made easy
Follow these simple tips and you’ll have your kids smiling with delight when they sit down to lunch...»

Of interest this week
Only men have muscles: boys’ ideas of being a man
Schools are being urged to include both girls and boys in body image awareness, following a new study which reveals boys believe...»
Families can play key role against bullying
A University of Queensland study has shown that families can be more effective in protecting children from bullying than school-based strategies alone...»
Lifting the lid on the Qld lunchbox
The challenges faced by parents when preparing school lunchboxes are highlighted by a new study at Griffith University...»
Giving women more choice when inducing labour
New research suggests that if given the choice, pregnant women who are due to have their labour induced would prefer to...»
Benefits of cultural diversity programs
A University of Melbourne survey has found one in five primary and high school students said they were daily targets of racism at school...»
Why are women delaying pregnancy?
A new Australian study is exploring the reasons why women are delaying pregnancy well into their thirties...»
Caffeine affects boys and girls differently after puberty
Caffeine intake by children and adolescents has been rising for decades, due in large part to the popularity of caffeinated sodas and energy drinks,...»

Our competitions this fortnight
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Win Fair trade organic coffee including a limited-time FIFA World Cup Special! »

Competition winners
The SpyGear set winners have been announced! »
The winners for the teen boys grooming packs have been announced! »

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Parenting Thoughts

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
- Stacia Tauscher

Children are one third of our population and all of our future.
- Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981

Children make your life important.
- Erma Bombeck

A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
- Bill Vaughan

As the father of two young girls, I have come to the realization that they are just as messy as boys but the dirt that they create around the house is comprised of at least 50% glitter.
- Andrew K. Keller

Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime.
- Red Skelton

The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.
- Joe Houldsworth

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