Pearls of wisdom just for mums, dads and carers

This is the place where practitioners, specialists and professionals share with you their 'pearl of wisdom' about all things pregnancy, birth and post birth related. These are the opinions of the author/s and we acknowledge that not one baby or mum is the same, so what may work for one may not possibly not work for another. Mums know their bodies and their babies best, so do what is right for you.

We do not aim to be a substitute for health or parenting advice.

In each of these articles we are lucky enough to have parents share their personal experiences, so please share your story too.

How to Recognise Sleep Signs

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It's not always obvious when a child is getting tired. Here's how to recognise sleep signs for babies so you can get your baby to bed before they become overtired!

Are you struggling to keep your little one awake through their bedtime routine?

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The number one step in teaching your little one good sleep habits is keeping them awake through their feeds to go down into the cot awake and to settle themselves.

Behind the Brand with Tom Organic

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TOM Organic and Tooshies by TOM is an Australian owned business. One of the most important aspects of the business is the knowledge that their products have improved the wellbeing of so many women and their children.

Aimee Marks is the founder of The TOM Co and a mum of 3 children. She is also Telstra Business Women’s Award Alumni, an RMIT Entrepreneurial Mentor, Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award Finalist and most recently EY's 2018 Emerging Female Entrepreneur Award.

Is Crawling Important?

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Many mums ask me, does my child need to have crawled? As long as they walk, that is most important right?

Abdominal Separation

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Abdominal separation (Diastasis Recti) in pregnancy is a very common condition, due to so much pressure on the belly that sometimes the muscles in front can’t keep their shape.

Behind the Brand with Jack N' Jill

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Interview with Owner/Director Rachel Bernhaut

We have two children. At the time we launched Jack N’ Jill they were one and three years old. Managing business and motherhood at that time was the greatest challenge I had ever faced - and I had faced many since moving out of home at 16 years old to pursue a career in dance!

Five tips to help you get out of the house on time with twins, triplets and more!

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Remember those days pre-kids when you decided to go out at the last minute. All you had to do is check you have your phone, keys, wallet and sunglasses. You could literally be out of the house in three minutes.

And then you had twins, triplets or more!

Five practical tips for parents of twins, triplets and more!

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Congratulations, and welcome to the “multiverse”. Having twins or triplets is truly amazing. And yes, while there will be some tough times, the multiple giggles, kisses and other multi-moments you experience along the way will outweigh the tough times.

Did you know that there are two types of twins?

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Twins can either be identical (monozygotic), meaning they develop from a single fertilised egg which splits and forms two embryos or they can be fraternal (dizygotic) which means that each embryo has developed from a separate egg and separate sperm.

There were 4,497 sets of twins born in Australia in 2016. Approximately one-third of twins are identical and the remaining two-thirds are fraternal twins.

My Birth Story - Part 2

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There are many things I was grateful for throughout my labour and delivery, our close proximity to the hospital included - because I can’t say it was the most comfortable car ride ever!

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