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Little Treasures Issue 181 Autumn 2018

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

Our Prime Minister is pregnant! Having a baby while in office is exactly the kind of bold move I hoped Jacinda would make to show the world that pregnancy and childbirth are no longer barriers to holding positions of high authority. In theory, of course, women haven’t had to choose between a career and family for decades, but in practice we all know there’s a long way to go before workplaces offer the kind of flexibility that allows women to excel in a demanding career and raise a family at the same time. To find out what's in store for Jacinda when she takes her baby to work at the Beehive, turn to our interview (on page 18) with Northland MP Willow-Jean Prime, who in November became the first woman to…

1 min
celebrate your child’s birthday with a personalised chalkboard

PRICES START AT $40 PLUS SHIPPING THINGS MY KID SAYS… “My daughter was chatting in the car about a cute boy in her class and my six-year-old turned and said, ‘Oh, I wish you’d shut up’. I had to pull over I was laughing so hard!” Lisa Laursen “Every morning our 3-year-old says to her Daddy, ‘goodbye Mummy’s honey’.” Sarah Brown “Mum, have you ever shaken your booty?” Andrea McLeay “I have just had baby number two and my other daughter is 15 months old. She now pulls her Dad’s top up, points to his stomach and says ‘baby!’.” Tara Robertson Join our community! Take a snap and send it to us. It could be a precious minute to yourself or a cuddle with your mini-me. Whatever it is, we’d love to see! Tag #treasuresnz and @treasuresnz @Treasures @treasuresnz @Treasures_NZ treasures.co.nz SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER You’re pregnant?…

2 min
make your child a bubble star

From the moment you bring your precious baby home from the hospital, bathtime with your children is magic. In the early days, when it’s all about feeding and sleeping, bathtime is a way for dads to get involved – and the rest of the family, too. Tiny babies are slippery little things, and some of your earliest, most precious memories will be of learning to handle your newborn’s delicate body with confidence. As baby grows into a toddler, there will be battles! We’ve all come up against a contrary two-year-old who refuses to get into the bath – and then, once you’ve cajoled and bribed them into it, refuses to get out. At this age bubble bath comes into its own. Older kids too, who may think they’re too cool for…

4 min
the little things

BEST TRESSES SEA CREATURES AND MERMAIDS PLAY A PART THIS SEASON WITH SCALES, PEARLS AND SHELLS CREATING A DECORATIVE AND ATTRACTIVE THEME - WITH A MAGICAL AND FANTASY FEEL OF WHAT LIFE COULD BE LIKE UNDER THE SEA. AVAILABLE FROM SELECTED PHARMACIES NATIONWIDE. IT TAKES TWO From newborn to toddler, engineered for the mountains and designed for the city - Mountain Buggy stays ahead of the game with products which promise maximum safety and world class engineering. True to this innovative spirit, nano duo™ is a lightweight 9kg side-by-side buggy that delivers the perfect solution for city dwelling parents when storage is at a premium and pushing two children needs to be effortless. Featuring an ultra-compact fold and the ability to offer newborn solutions with the additional cocoon accessory, nano duo™ offers a…

10 min
babies in the beehive

NOELLE MCCARTHY: Are babies in parliament the new normal? WILLOW-JEAN PRIME: It’s becoming the new normal. When we arrived the place was pretty sterile. It didn’t feel family-friendly but over time, we’ve settled in and bought baby gear and really made it homely. Not only is [my baby daughter] Heeni here but we also have Hiwa-i-te-rangi, Kiritapu Allan’s baby, who often comes in. You and Bay of Plenty MP Kiritapu Allan are office neighbours aren’t you? Yes. They dubbed this the maternity wing of the parliament offices. A lot of thought went into where to put us to support the work that we’re doing and our families that come and go to support us. These rooms have kitchens. There’s a shower, and we can bath the babies up here in their bucket baths. Were…

1 min
beehive baby boom

Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford’s baby is due in June. The pregnancy was a surprise. They’d been told they would need help conceiving. Ardern plans to take six weeks maternity leave. “Clarke and I are privileged to be in the position where Clarke can stay home to be our primary caregiver. Knowing that so many parents juggle the care of their new babies, we consider ourselves to be very lucky.” Julie-Anne Genter, MP Green MP and Women’s Minister, Julie-Anne Genter, is expecting a child in August. This is Genter’s third pregnancy after two miscarriages. “Clearly there’s something in the water at [Parliamentary restaurant] Bellamy’s,” said Genter, who plans to take three months off from parliamentary duties before her partner, Peter Nunns, takes over as the main caregiver. Kiritapu Allan, MP Allan…