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Little Treasures Issue 180 High Summer 2017

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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

3 min.
editor’s letter

Welcome to holiday season – and to my first issue as editor of Little Treasures while the lovely Hayley Barnett is on maternity leave. If this is your first holiday with a baby, flick at once to baby whisperer Sharlene Poole's column (page 68), which is packed with advice about how to maintain a semblance of routine while away from home so you can relax and enjoy the festivities. This is my debut in the editor’s chair but I’m no newbie to Little Treasures. For some years I was a subeditor here, and once wrote a story for the magazine about pushing out my first novel at the same time as giving birth to my first child, Hector. He’s now a strapping eight year old, and has been joined by a…

2 min.
cover stars

Full name: Amalia Munirih Poliko – Ami for short Date of birth: 17th January 2017 Star sign: Capricorn My mum and dad: Paloma and Giovanni My whakapapa: Mummy and daddy were born in New Zealand and my daddy’s parents are from Samoa. My mummy’s parents are from Peru. My favourite food: Cruskits with peanut butter! Favourite toy: My orange maraca What makes me happy: Meeting new people and dancing with mummy and daddy. Sleep habits: I have three day naps and one big sleep at night. My parents get told they are lucky. Full name: Zoe Mary Costello Nickname: Bubble Butt Date of birth: 13th January 2017 Star sign: Capricorn My mum and dad: Ben and Bex love me so much! My whanau: I’m lucky to have my Nanny J, Pake, Grandma, Nana and my Grandad. My favourite food: Mamma’s milk Favourite toy: Buzzy bee Getting dressed…

4 min.
the little   things

Let’s go on a treasure hunt… Venturing out of the house doesn’t have to be spendy. On a beautiful, sunny day why not take the children down to the beach and spend a day beachcombing? Take a basket with you and walk along the shore, paddle in the ocean, peep in rock pools to see what sea life you can spot. Put sea shells in your basket, dried seaweed or even a dried star fish but leave living things where they belong. Beachcombing is a great way to educate your little ones about the wonders of sea life while spending quality time outside. Take pictures of anything unusual and look it up when you get home. Here is our pick of the best spots in the country for beachcombing: 1. Taupo Bay, Northland 2.…

5 min.
give a little


12 min.
happy campers

All through autumn and the grotty winter months, our toddler longed for life in a tent. At the family dinner table, he’d look up from his bolognaise and exclaim, “Mum, I want to go camping!” Whenever I asked him what he’d like to do that day, he’d say: “Go camping?” We tried putting up the wendy tent in the lounge, dragging out the bed rolls and sleeping bags and making an indoor camp but he wasn’t fooled. “I wanted to go camping,” he said, sobbing with disappointment. Or worse. “Caaaamping! Caaaamping!” went the bed-time tantrum, and even, on the way to Ohakune in mid-winter to see the snow: “Are we going to sleep in a tent?” To his three-year-old self, camping was nirvana. Last summer, we finally bought our own tent,…

2 min.
nine of the best kid-friendly camping spots in new zealand

Treasure Island Camping and Campground Whangarei Large, flat tent sites with each area divided by hedges into smaller areas. Onsite bakery with pies and barista coffee. Children’s adventure playground with the longest slide in the Far North, and regular children’s programmes to give mum and dad a break. Pataua South Road, Whangarei 0175, Northland See Treasureislandnz.co.nz for bookings. Tawharanui Tents-Only Campground Set on a remote peninsula, Tawharanui Regional Park is an open sanctuary boasting white sand beaches, rolling pasture, coastal forest and wetlands. The campground is rubbish and predator free to protect the abundant bird and marine life. Rock pools, nature walks, swimming. Potable water and toilets but no showers. Tawharanui Regional Park, Tawharanui Peninsula. See regionalparks.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/tawharanui for bookings. Poukaraka Flats Campground – Waiheke Island On the Western side of Waiheke Island in Whakanewha Regional Park, this…