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Little Treasures Issue 173 June/July 2016

Little Treasures is New Zealand’s most read parenting magazine. It is a trusted source of information that demystifies parenthood and reassures and inspires new and expectant mothers. It covers all the issues that concern modern parents including feeding, sleeping, newborn care, health, development and play. It also focuses on the needs of mothers enabling them to live well and make good choices for themselves and their family.

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in this issue

2 min
editor’s letter

This issue is full of tales from the frontline of motherhood. We’ve got mums sharing their experiences with feeding; mums revealing how they grappled with sleep deprivation; and mums discussing their plans for childcare. Every one of these women has faced her own challenges and had to make the call about what’s right for her. By sharing their stories they offer us a little window into their world and give us the chance to learn from them too. Of course, it can be scary to be open about our choices. There is often talk of how judgemental mothers can be of each other, particularly from a position of anonymity in the online world. It’s easy to see how this can happen: yes, parenting is a subject we all feel passionate about…

1 min

Anna Higgins Always a word nerd, Anna Higgins graduated with a journalism degree from AUT in 1999. She spent the next decade travelling the world and working as a travel writer, gossip blogger and entertainment reporter before motherhood lured her in with its sweet siren’s call. Now mother to Lily (six), Louis (almost four) and Daisy (one), Anna is the not so proud owner of a washing pile the size of the Himalayas and has realised that any day without nits is a good day. In this issue she wrote The Girl’s Guide to the Postnatal Phase on page 38. Greg Roughan Into his fourth year of parenting and still reeling from it, Greg reckons being a father is the hardest, best job he’s ever had. When not raising his kids and giving…

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1 min
subscribe & win

SUBSCRIBE OR RENEW your subscription to LITTLE TREASURES and receive a travel size set (50mls) of Cetaphil® Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo and Baby Daily Lotion. PLUS all subscribers go into the draw to WIN 1 OF 3 CETAPHIL® GIFT PACKS worth $65 each.* Why use a cleanser on baby’s skin – isn’t water enough? Not all dirt and irritants that your baby comes in contact with are water-soluble. Using a soap-free cleanser that washes without drying is important. Wondering why you should moisturise your baby’s skin, even if it isn’t dry? Keeping your baby’s skin hydrated is about maintaining their healthy skin. Using a daily lotion or massage oil helps to moisturise skin so it can grow and develop, as well as prevent dryness. It is also a great way to soothe your little…

5 min
from you

WINNING LETTER And relax… I would like to acknowledge the great article ‘Looking After You’ (Little Treasures Feb/March 2016). I have been sick with a virus, as has my youngest who is seven months and I had been going a bit mental being stuck at home. Because of my OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) I had to accept that I needed to leave the housework alone and concentrate on getting better. This meant I had time to read this great article and remember to just let things go and accept what has been and what will be. Normally I blame my lovely partner for not helping out (rather than asking for help) and I do occasionally get depressed but I find my way out by focusing on the things that keep me happy.…

3 min
the little things

SHOW TIME Yes, it’s that time of year where baby shows are taking place around the nation. Things kick off with the Christchurch Baby and Child Expo on 11th-12th June at Pioneer Stadium, followed by The Waikato Baby Expo on 9th-10th July at Claudelands Arena in Hamilton. The Baby Show hits Auckland from 19th-21st August at the ASB Showgrounds. Make sure you get along to one near you! Pump Easy Kiwi company Haakaa has created a revolutionary one-piece breastpump that doesn’t require batteries or cords. Made from food grade silicone and 100% chemical-free, it simply uses suction in tandem with your natural let down. Attach it to your breast, use a warm flannel to gently massage the top of your breast to encourage milk flow and leave the pump to do its thing.…