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Mar/April ’21 edition: Out NOW!

Though my babies are heading for double digits, I remember the newborn days like they were yesterday. This little squishy creature looking at me, expecting me to have all the answers, when I couldn’t even remember where I’d left my keys!

The conflict of overwhelming love mixed with overwhelming… erm… everything else.

I’ll confess, I was ‘that’ mum at mother’s group—turning up late, baby spew on my shoulder, forgetting the nappy bag, sitting in awe of the glowing ladies around me whilst I gulped down my cold coffee. I’d believed the myth that an inherent mothering gene would kick in the moment my first-born arrived and that I’d instinctively know what to do. Oh, how wrong I was!

In fact, it took me almost two (or more realistically, five!) years before I found my mama feet. And it was mostly my little ones that found them for me. As we got to know each other and they took their first steps, I found my confidence to walk beside them.

So, especially for all those parents-to-be, new parents, parents of toddlers, parents expecting number 2 or 3, or even parents of tweens who want to reminisce about the hazy baby days, this is our Babies issue! We have a raft of experts joining us to share their tips on obstetrics care, sleep and settling, what to expect in the newborn days, bonding with your baby and more. And hold onto your hormones as we have the most adorable baby and mama products that will have you all fleetingly considering ‘oooh, could we go again’?

Not forgetting Easter, we also have the best school holiday activities, movie releases, reviews and more.

Pick up a print copy from parenting hotspots across the region, or read the digital versions online here.

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If you need any parenting support, reach out to Parentline: 1300 30 1300

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By Claire Gilligan
WITH A FIFO HUSBAND WHO WORKS AWAY WEEKS AT A TIME, CLAIRE ENJOYS FINDING FUN, LOCAL THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO VISIT TO OCCUPY HER AND HER TWO GIRLS' TIME. ORIGINALLY FROM SYDNEY, CLAIRE AND HER FAMILY LOVE ALL THE THINGS THE SUNSHINE COAST HAS TO OFFER AND ENJOY SHOWING IT OFF TO VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Kids on the Coast is a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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