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Little Treasures Issue 178 Spring 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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Image Centre Publishing Limited
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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s letter

Hello and welcome to our feeding issue! For anyone who is struggling to feed their newborn, baby or toddler (let’s face it, that’s all of us at some point), we have plenty of solutions for you. For me, putting this particular issue together has been equal parts exciting and nerve-racking. I’m now three months away from welcoming my second child into the world – a boy this time! – and although my days are spent consuming baby and pregnancy-related info, I’m realising just how much you forget about those early days with baby. My first child was born only two and a half years ago, but already I’m struggling to recall the chaotic times, when two fatigued, amateur first-time parents discovered through trial and error just how to care for a newborn. Reminiscing…

2 min

Michelle Robinson Michelle Robinson swapped her news desk for a rocking chair and sandpit back in 2014. Today, she is a busy mum to son August (2) and baby Kingsley. She continues to write from home. Michelle was bemused to hear how several friends formed close bonds with their midwives and she felt compelled to share her own experience on page 58. “Midwives at times get a bad rap in the media. I wanted to add to the conversation by saying how competent and personable midwives have a crucial role in ushering women into motherhood, just as they usher precious new lives into the world.” Madeleine Tobert Madeleine Tobert’s journey to New Zealand was a long one. She started life in Scotland, travelled around the Pacific Islands, and stayed for longer than expected…

1 min
cover stars

Our model dad for the day, Damien Venuto, was a complete natural with our four mini models, Isla, Cohen, Bodhi and Vinnie. Photographer Carolyn Haslett was there to catch all the cute smiles, snuggles and giggles. We were lucky to catch some glimpses of sun on a gloomy day – not that the babies were fussed – there were smiles all around throughout the morning.…

1 min
from you

WINNING LETTER Living the dream Hi there. I have been seeing and dreaming of your magazine for a long time. I saw you at the baby expo in Hamilton and subscribed. I have just sat down with the magazine I got and I am in absolute awe. I am pregnant with #2 and can’t wait to share pics and hopefully see them in a future mag. There are so many helpful and interesting articles on both life and products, with great advice! Just wanted to thank you for providing a truly great resource for parents! Estelle Payton HAPPY READERS FROM OUR SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITY WHAT DID YOU WISH YOU KNEW BEFORE BECOMING A PARENT? “Breastfeeding isn’t as easy as it looks!” “I wish I had listened to all my mum’s advice” “How hard, thankless but rewarding motherhood…

3 min
the little things

Ethical bubs Cute, sustainable and ethical, Baby Isalina’s collection is a welcome newcomer to the baby fashion scene. Its new online store offers Kiwi and Australian parents access to high quality baby wear and is the exclusive stockist of many gorgeous European brands. They have collaborated with the Dandelion Support Network, a charitable organisation, who accept donations of baby items for distribution to families in need. You can view and shop the entire collection online at babyisalina.com. Baby Isalina is offering Little Treasures readers an exclusive 20 per cent discount on all Baby Isalina products, using the promo code “isalina20”. Valid until December 31. We’re ready for this jelly! It’s not easy to prepare tasty, nutritious snacks when you’re an on-the-go mum. Dole have made one everyday chore that much easier with their new yummy…

2 min
book club

FOR THE KIDS I Just Ate My Friend, Heidi McKinnon Friends come and go, and karma usually comes back to, err, bite you... A hilarious story about the search for friendship and belonging – and maybe a little bit about the importance of impulse control! Allen & Unwin, $27.99 Where’s My Jumper? Nicola Slater A great book for inquisitive little minds. Rudy loses his jumper and the fun pageturner uses a follow-the-string puzzle with peek-a-boo doors and cut-outs to discover who stole it. The story teaches children about animals and how to count down from 10. Simon & Schuster, $19.99 Freddy Bear and the Toothpaste, Joy Cowley A charming story that brings humour to the toddler task of learning to brush teeth – well. Written in rhyme, Freddy finds what he thinks is a great solution…