Parenting

Tue 22 Oct 2019

100 kids killed: ‘Disturbing’ find in Ikea’s safety report

100 kids killed: ‘Disturbing’ find in Ikea’s safety report

A report into the safety of children around furniture at home revealed frightening statistics as more than 100 kids have died.

Triple treat as brother of triplets becomes dad of triplets

premium_icon Triple treat as brother of triplets becomes dad of triplets

Jessica Brown and William Mabo thought their routine pregnancy scan on April 1 was an April Fools Day prank but this baby news was very real.

Son’s call for help: ‘These people could die’

premium_icon Son’s call for help: ‘These people could die’

Memories are Hazel’s only company some days but without help from the government they’re getting harder to hold on to.

Students on spectrum left without basic life skills

premium_icon Students on spectrum left without basic life skills

Southern Downs former student says teachers failed to understand special needs

Mon 21 Oct 2019

Reason 'distraught father' kidnapped his kids during visit

premium_icon Reason 'distraught father' kidnapped his kids during visit

A couple who kidnapped two of their children during a supervised access visit say they were unhappy with injuries allegedly sustained in state care.

Mum’s creepy find on baby cam

Mum’s creepy find on baby cam

A mum was “freaked out” after spotting a sinister figure in her sleeping child’s cot — but it turns out the truth is stranger than fiction.

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Mum who didn't know she was pregnant gives birth to baby

Mum who didn't know she was pregnant gives birth to baby

Crouched over the toilet, Carla assumed she had an ovarian cyst or a blood clot – until she felt a head emerging from between her legs.

What type of parent are you? See our tips, take the test

premium_icon What type of parent are you? See our tips, take the test

More Aussie mums and dads are adopting an authoritative way of parenting, as experts explain why it’s the best way to raise a child. Take the parenting test.

Why grandparents are our most popular form of childcare

premium_icon Why grandparents are our most popular form of childcare

With a push for grandparents to be formally paid for their time minding the grandkids, there are benefits and practicalities of Nan and Pop time

Fri 18 Oct 2019

The top bogan baby names of 2019

The top bogan baby names of 2019

I won't reveal my sources, but I promise you there are real-life babies with these names hanging over their heads.

Dad’s hilarious text to daughter goes viral

Dad’s hilarious text to daughter goes viral

A father has been branded a “legend” over his response to his daughter who asked him to purchase sanitary pads

Thu 17 Oct 2019

Worry keeping Aussie kids wide awake at night

premium_icon Worry keeping Aussie kids wide awake at night

Australian children are suffering from bedtime anxiety and it’s taking a major toll on them and their parents.

Girl dies in mum's arms from toxic shock syndrome

Girl dies in mum's arms from toxic shock syndrome

Just three days after her 19th birthday - Maddy passed away from the most unexpected reason.

Married couple falls in love with mother, forms new family

Married couple falls in love with mother, forms new family

A married couple with two children have fallen in love with a mother who they met at their gym and now they all live together in a happy polyamorous household.

Zoo welcomes cute, cuddly and endangered fawn

premium_icon Zoo welcomes cute, cuddly and endangered fawn

THERE is new hope this species will be saved from extinction with a fawn born at Darling Downs Zoo.

Mum of 44 kids banned from having more

Mum of 44 kids banned from having more

A WOMAN with abnormally large ovaries who had 44 children by the age of 36 has been stopped from having any more babies.

Wed 16 Oct 2019

Technology to revolutionise maternity care for mums

premium_icon Technology to revolutionise maternity care for mums

Doctors have trialled the world’s first wearable sensor to monitor a pregnant person and their baby from their own home, creating a “virtual maternity ward”.

$15 Kmart item turns girl ‘alien’ green

$15 Kmart item turns girl ‘alien’ green

The unicorn bathroom kit seemed like some innocent school holiday fun — until Kerri Sackville heard her daughter shout from the bathroom.

Shock double blow that left mum ‘struggling’

Shock double blow that left mum ‘struggling’

Anna Kratovil was dealing with the devastating loss of her unborn baby when she received a call from her work that nearly destroyed her.

Tue 15 Oct 2019

‘No one wants to talk death when you’re bringing life into the world’

premium_icon ‘No one wants to talk death when you’re bringing life into the...

At 41 weeks pregnant Heidi Mules was preparing for the imminent birth of her daughter. Then her doctor said she couldn’t find the baby’s heartbeat.

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