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Little Treasures Issue 174 August/October 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

When I first became a mum it felt like arriving in a new country. I’d never been there before, I didn’t have a map, I didn’t speak the language – and I didn’t remember anything I’d read in the guide book on the way over. Figuring out how to keep this little person happy was my first challenge. In my daughter’s early weeks she was prone to long periods of crying in the afternoons. Not satisfied by an unhelpful diagnosis of ‘colic’, I found myself furiously making lists of everything that happened in her day. I was anxiously hoping to find some pattern in what seemed so random. In hindsight, I’m pretty sure she was just tired. But how was I to know? Unfortunately newborn babies don’t just yawn loudly,…

2 min

Pamela McIntosh Pamela has recently returned to writing and publishing after an 18-month hiatus: a joyful time where she chased summers between New Zealand and the UK supporting her husband’s sporting career, and also welcomed daughter Georgia [pictured] into their wee family. After eight years editing popular lifestyle magazines (including Girlfriend, Cleo and Good Health Choices), Pamela appreciates the balance of baby fun and beauty writing at this stage of life. The biggest challenge? Trying not to spend her pocket money on adorable nursery finds scattered through the pages of Little Treasures. In this issue, Pamela caught up with some local mum bloggers to find out about their best beauty buys (pg 98). Melissa Gardi For the past twenty years Melissa’s life (and house) has been full with magazines. Falling in love with…

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cover stars


5 min
from you

WINNING LETTER Beautiful baby This issue’s winning letter receives a fabulous toy package from Lamaze valued at $120 would like to thank you for the positive and uplifting article ‘Dream baby’ about lovely mum Jess and her baby Shia, who was born with a cleft (Little Treasures June/ July 2016). Like Jess, I found out at my 20-week scan that my baby had a cleft lip and possibly palate. I had a very anxious pregnancy from then on; not knowing if it was linked to a genetic disorder, but opting not to have an amniocentesis, worrying how my much-wanted baby would feed, afraid to tell people etc. I am happy to say that my daughter was, like Shia, a “normal, healthy, happy baby with a cleft”. And now she is a curious and cheerful…

3 min
the little things

Nourish and protect We’re loving the new Little Skinfood range. Not only do they look cute on the bathroom shelf, but they’re made up of 100% natural and ECOCERT certified organic ingredients. Even more good news - they come at an affordable price. As little skin is more delicate and more permeable than ours, Little Skinfood products are free from synthetic preservatives, fragrances and colours and are hypoallergenic. You’ll find them at New World and Pak’nSave stores and online at skinfood.co.nz (RRP from $11.99 to $19.99). FEED ME If you’re looking for a handy way to store batches of food for your bub then check out the new range from NUK. There’s a freezer tray that has nine little 60ml portions and is made from flexible, soft silicone so the portions can be…

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in the picture picture book finalists

The Little Kiwi’s Mataariki Written and illustrated by Nikki Slade Robinson The little kiwi wakes suddenly one night and knows something is afoot. Excitedly, he calls on each of his friends from the forest to let them know. At first they don’t believe him but they follow along anyway and eventually make it to the sea, only to discover that something amazing is happening in the sky. This is the perfect way to intoduce the magic of Mataariki to your little ones so they too can celebrate this special time of year. Duck Creek Press, $19.99 Finding Monkey Moon Written by Elizabeth Pulford, Illustrated by Kate Wilkinson One evening at bedtime Michael discovers that his beloved Monkey Moon is missing. Dad and Michael search the house high and low but with no sign…