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Little Treasures Issue 176 Autumn 2017

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 somebody asks you what it’s like to have a child, what do you say? It’s rewarding? Enriching? Magical? Fun? Of course, it’s hard to sum up life with children in just one word. It’s so much more complex than that. Having a child turns your whole world upside down. You scoff at the days before baby when you described yourself as ‘insanely busy’. You didn’t know what busy was. You now count alone time as sitting in the bathroom with the door closed, barely able to hear yourself think over the loud thumping and wailing on the other side. And when the stars finally align and you find yourself getting dolled up for date night while waiting for the babysitter, you wonder whether it’s too late to back out, because,…

2 min

Penny Murray Penny Murray is an Auckland-based writer and editor who has spent much of her career in Scotland working in newspapers and magazines. She found researching her story on page 44, which explores the tricky topic of new parents’ relationships, illuminating. Knowing what’s going on hormonally – for dads as well as mums – might hold the key to harmony. “I wish I’d had this advice when my ones were tiny!” she says. Family life for Penny revolves around slathering sunscreen on her small humans, Judd (5) and Alex (3), and discussing everyone’s favourite subject: what to eat next. Casey McPike After spending most of her working life wrangling the delicate personalities of artistic types and clients for advertising agencies, Casey turned her hand to motherhood and discovered that two little girls…

1 min
cover stars

2 min
subscribe & win*

SUBSCRIBE TO LITTLE TREASURES for 12 months and be in to win 1 OF 4 PHILIPS AVENT ESSENTIALS BUNDLES, worth over $1000! Ideal for expectant mums, the Philips Avent Essentials Bundle includes everything you’ll need for the first six months of your new baby’s life with a Comfort Single Electric Breast Pump, Milk Storage Cups, 3-in-1 Electric Steam Steriliser, Natural Bottle Starter Set, Electric Bottle Warmer and the newly released Philips Avent Video Monitor. Available from leading baby retailers. Quickly and effectively sterilise feeding equipment with the large capacity 3-in-1 Electric Steam Steriliser. Sit in comfort and relax with the Single Electric Breast Pump while the unique massage cushion gently stimulates your milk flow. Quickly and evenly heat bottles and milk storage cups in as little as 3 minutes with the Electric Bottle Warmer. Ideal for…

5 min
from you

WINNING LETTER Night feeds This issue’s winning letter receives a Little Kids Toddler Meals pack from Heinz, valued at over $100. I wanted to write and thank you for making such a great magazine. In October, I had baby number two and a good friend passed on some Little Treasures magazines to me. Of course, they were put next to bed with great hopes of reading them, but they sat there collecting dust for a few weeks. One night while sitting up doing yet another feed, one of the covers caught my eye. I picked it up and finally began to read. It was wonderful to sit there reading the great articles on so many topics without feeling like I should be doing something else. I felt a sense of unity thinking there were…

3 min
the little things

Weekend comfort Jockey has launched a brand new loungewear range ‘The Weekender’ and it is just perfect for those days at home with baby. The range includes soft jersey, cashmere fabrics in tees, shorts, slips, pants, cardis and socks — everything you need to feel comfortably stylish. The range is available in selected Farmers stores from $44.95. WIN! We have a Jockey ‘The Weekender’ pack to give away, including The Weekender Woven Shorts, The Weekender Jersey Top, a Jockey soy candle, notebook and socks, valued at $110! Enter online at treasures.co.nz/win FAMILY MUSIC We all know the feeling of being driven mad by kids’ music, but the popular Kiwi children’s TV series The Moe Show has released an album that parents will enjoy as much as their little ones. The Moe Album, written by…