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PRODUCT RECALL: Coles Nappy Recall (Dry Fit Nappies)

Coles Nappy Recall

A voluntary Coles nappy recall is being carried out on their Dry Fit Nappy packs (all varieties & pack sizes) after a local mum discovered her daughter choking from loose fibres.

The product is being recalled as a precaution and no other nappies are affected.

Customers should not use this product but return it to their nearest Coles or BI-LO store for a full refund.  For more information and if you have any queries, please contact Coles Customer Care on 1800 061 562.

For full details on the Coles Nappy Recall, please click here:

To see the orignal Facebook post that sent the story viral, please click here:


Coles Nappy Recall

Check Out This CAT!

September 12, 2013 Bel's Blog


I came across this the other day and just had to share – like seriously how far is that to jump UP!

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Win a Swag of Showbags

Win a Swag of Showbags

Scoop the pool and win this swag of showbags, full of fun and treats for all the family.

Featuring showbags from

  • Buggyboo Wall Art – 4 x A3 Poster Prints
  • Foodland South Australian Gourmet Foodie Bag
  • Charlesworth Nuts Insatiable Bag ($30 alone!)
  • Men’s Health (For Dad)
  • A LIttle Touch of Luxury (For Mum)
  • Bertie Beetle MEGA bag (yep there’s 50 of them too!)
  • Building Blocks (just like Lego)
  • Princess
  • Sour Gummy Bears
  • Red Rock Chips

The entry form below contains a number of different ways that you can earn entries into the competition.  Simply tell us in 25 words or less your favourite showbag was a kid and why to be in the draw.  The rest are all bonus ways of earning entries so it’s entirely up to you!

Share with your friends, enter today and bring some the fun and thrills of the Royal Adelaide show back home to your kids!

ABB Showbag Giveaway


Junior Beds


PRA number: 2013/13698
Date published: 15th August 2013

KRITTER with circle Info package.jpgSNIGLAR with circle Info package.jpg

Product information

Product description

KRITTER junior bed frame/guard rl 70×160 pine
SNIGLAR junior bed frame/guard rl 70×160 beech

Identifying features

20167541 KRITTER bed frm/guard rl 70×160 pine AP CN
70167671 SNIGLAR bed frm/guard rl 70×160 beech AP CN

Only KRITTER junior beds with date stamp (YYWW)
from 1114 to 1322 . and SNIGLAR junior beds with date
stamp from 1114 to 1318 are affected

What are the defects?

The metal rod connecting the guardrail to the bed frame can break.

What are the hazards?

A broken rod could expose sharp metal edges, presenting a laceration hazard.

Dates available for sale

  • 1st April 2011 – 31st May 2013

Where the product was sold

  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Traders who sold this product

Exclusively at IKEA stores in QLD, NSW, VIC, SA and WA



Supplier’s web site

What should consumers do?

IKEA kindly asks customers who have a KRITTER or SNIGLAR junior bed to immediately check the date stamp located either on the headboard or the underside of the bed. If you have an affected unit please contact IKEA for a repair kit free of charge.

For more information, please visit or contact IKEA on: Homebush Bay, NSW (02) 8002 0400
Tempe, NSW (02) 8020 6641.

Advertisements and supporting documentation

 IKEA Product Recall Ad.pdf (60.0 KB) Press Ad.pdf (124.8 KB)

Top 10 Settling Tips for Your Baby

baby settling tips

Did you hear about the Mum who was pulled over by the Police for being sleep deprived? Well that was me.

Fortunately my baby was not in the car at the time. I was living in the country and on an errand and so tired that I was slightly speeding and driving with a swerving motion. The local policeman pulled me over, asked me to get out of the car, and started to explain why he had detained me. Within seconds I was bawling my eyes out and spluttering how sorry I was but I felt so tired I thought I was living in the ‘twilight zone’. He was a little surprised by my outpouring of emotion and not sure what to do in that situation (I don’t think it is in the manual). Anyway, bless him, he was a Dad and understood my predicament; he gave me a stern warning and the helpful suggestion to sleep during the day when my baby did. That was helpful advice and I share that pearl of wisdom knowing it definitely makes a difference to a sleep deprived parent.

There are many books full of ‘How to get your baby to sleep peacefully ’and they are wonderful but the key is to be awake and have a functioning brain so one can absorb the sacred knowledge.

I have researched a plethora of articles relating to sleep issues over the last 30 years and I have come to understand that one key element is crucial and without that element all the schedules and strategies won’t have the outcome you desire.  That element is ‘calm’.  ‘Yeah right!’ I hear some of you cry ‘how you are meant to be calm when you’re fatigued and your baby is so unsettled/ crying/ teething/’.

It is not as unattainable as you may feel, breathing deeply and rhythmically, and becoming aware of your emotional state, is the way to start. Remember how important and powerful breath is during the labour process, well it is in everyday life too. Our babies are subconsciously aware of our stress levels and can actually smell Cortisol, the hormone excreted by the Adrenal glands, when we are stressed or frightened. Cortisol creates ‘fight – flight’ reactions, and ‘brain fog’ in our being and when we are in this state our babies come along for the ride. When a parent is in adrenal overload and holding their child the child finds it very hard to relax and fall into a safe slumber.

OK, now I would like to stress to any of you who are pointing the finger at yourselves and going into shame and blame about being stressed out and dumping this on your child, stop it.  Stress is a normal part of our lives; you can teach your children to deal with their ups and downs and focusing on breath and relaxing the body is a great start. Being mindful of your state of being; especially at sleep time.  This will help create the peaceful state and secure feelings that enhance sleep time for your child.

Giving your baby the same cues for sleep will help teach them to recognise it is sleep time, and what your expectations are:

  1. Start winding down rituals when you notice your baby’s cues that they are tired
  2. Create quiet time, gentle cuddles and perhaps
  3. A massage in a darkened room is a great way to wind baby down; it can be just face, arms and legs or whole body. Keep constant eye contact to enhance this special intimacy.
  4. Feeding and changing
  5. Wrapping well or putting into a sleeping bag
  6. Every sleep time, sing or hum the same tune, softly and in a deep tone
  7. Create your own unique sleep dance, before you put them down
  8. BE PRESENT. Be aware of your breathing and expectations, if you’re in a hurry to get baby to sleep so you can ‘get on with it’, believe it or not baby will pick up on this.
  9. Remember it takes most babies approximately 10 minutes to go into a deep sleep, whether they are in your arms or in their bed.
  10. It is quite difficult for your child to say goodbye to you at sleep time, you are their favourite person

If you have had issues settling your little one in the past, be kind to yourself; there are no wrong ways, just opportunities to fine tune, let go of the old and embrace the new. Imagine the scenario you desire, the power of the imagination when we focus on what we do want can assist in making positive changes.

Do what is best for you and your child, living up to other people’s expectations is very draining. Honour your personal values, stay true to you and what you instinctively feel is right for you and your family.

Every child is different. Some babies require 45 minutes sleep during the day and are ‘nappers’ and others may need two hours. Most parents would love the 2 hours so they can do the day’s tasks, or have a snooze, but if that is not your child’s pattern do your best to find peace with that and not compare them to any other child. When we compare our life styles to others it only causes resentment and frustration, this then leads to stress, and the vicious cycle repeats and affects everyone in the family.

One more suggestion is ‘take time for you’, you are precious too. Filling up your own cup will help you get through the day and have the ability to give all that is required of you. So remember to take some time for you. Organise time so you can do whatever it is that will keep you fulfilled, and keep   your chimes ringing. The pile of washing can wait, it may drive you a little crazy seeing it there, so get out and have some fun, it will be there when you get back. Or even better, if someone offers their help say ‘YES PLEASE’ and point to the washing pile.

So next time your little one is stretching your patience; breathe in and let it go slowly. Put your baby down in a safe place and if it helps, grab a pillow and have a good scream into it, a healthy stress release, no judgement.  It is far better for all concerned if a parent is stressed to remove themselves from the situation. Let the tension flow out of your body, hang loose and breathe in a happy colour, and blow it out. With awareness and practise you will be able to shift your state of feeling stressed, and go back to your precious one with a calmer disposition. Now that is a much healthier, happier cycle to share.

Oh the wonder of hindsight.  Trusting my intuition and relaxing into motherhood my way, would have created a much calmer environment for assisting my baby to sleep. Respecting my own values and opinions instead of making other’s more valuable, would have eased tension, self doubt and the stress that was a major block in settling my baby.

Believe in yourself, follow your heart and head and enjoy the precious time with your little one, it can be exhausting but it is worth every second. Keep breathing, do the ‘Hokey pokey’ and shake it all about, its fun and will help you ‘chill out’.


Arnaum realised in her early career working with children, that when they received the guidance and love they required from their parents their behaviour was well balanced, and they were more comfortable in whom they were. This lead Arnaum to create a supportive and informative service for parents, realising that when parents are confident in their parenting role, and willing to acknowledge what they bring to the table, this enables a more positive parenting experience for all concerned.
Confident Parents = confident children.

Arnaum has enjoyed supporting and nurturing parents and their families as a Parenting Counsellor and Family Coach and Public Speaker for 28 years. She assists parents to develop their own individual, conscious parenting skills with confidence in their own unique style. Every child and family is unique so there is no one way to parent.

In 2008 Arnaum qualified as an Accredited Humanistic Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner, which enables her to assist people in making authentic, healing changes that become evident in daily living.

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Tim Tam Balls – Recipe of the Month

Tim Tim Balls
They’re an Aussie favourite, no matter which way you look at it, you can’t beat a Tim Tam!

Quick & easy, this fabulous recipe only needs three ingredients!

Makes 22 Large Balls

You’ll need:

1 x Packet Tim Tams
1 x 250gm Block Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 x 375gm Cooking Chocolate (Milk/Dark)

Step 1: Crush the Tim Tams (we used a food processor, but by hand works fine)

Step 2: Add softened cream cheese and mix thoroughly

Step 3: Roll into balls. (1 teaspoon of mix)

Step 4: Roll balls in melted chocolate and refrigerate until set.

Step 5:  Try to say no after just one!

Who’s tried them and what did you think?!

PRODUCT RECALL: Target Baby Turnover Socks

Baby turnover socks

Target Australia Pty Ltd—Baby Turnover Socks (Two Pack)

PRA number: 2013/13686
Date published: 6th August 2013

Product description

Baby 2 pack turnover socks
Birth – 3 years

Identifying features

Keycode blue: 49687064, 49687071, 49687088
Keycode pink: 49686852, 49686869, 49686876

What are the defects?

It has been identified that the motif, which is a small part, could be removed by an infant.

What are the hazards?

The motif, if removed during use, poses a potential ingestion/inhalation hazard to young children.

Dates available for sale

  • 1st July 2010 – 11th July 2013

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

Target Australia Pty Ltd


Target Australia Pty Ltd

Supplier’s web site

What should consumers do?

Target recommends that customers immediately cease using the products and return them to any Target or Target Country store for a full refund.

Advertisements and supporting documentation

 Media Release.pdf (263.1 KB) Recall Notice.pdf (249.9 KB)

Free Parenting Seminar – Breastfeeding: The Joys and Challenges

Are you a new parent or soon to be a parent?  Want to know more about breastfeeding?

Find out what’s involved and how to manage.

Come and hear about:

  • breastfeeding and how it works
  • common problems and how to manage them
  • living and working while breastfeeding
  • how partners,family and friends can help.

Babies, partners and supporters welcome

For further information contact Parenting SA

For information about breatfeeding go to

Please note: Another seminar on ‘Breastfeeding: The Joys and Challenges’ is being held on Wednesday 7 August at the Hopgood Lecture Theatre, Noarlunga

Is Kate Facing Unfair Public Pressure and Judgement by Choosing Hypnotherapy?

When the Duchess of Cambridge reportedly pulled out of the ‘society wedding of the year’, concerned that her labour was close, the British media’s speculation reached fever pitch.

Yet when it comes to the birth itself, Kate’s plans have attracted some very public sneers.  She’d reportedly like a natural delivery surrounded by family, with hypnotherapy and even a birthing pool.  What’s so wrong with that?

Quite a few high profile journalists and social commentators seem determined to convince us that Kate is living in a dream world. Seriously.  I think it’s fantastic that she is opting for a natural delivery.  She might have married a prince in the perfect fairytale wedding but she’s still a real woman and is more than entitled to try for a natural birth. Trust me, after using hypnotherapy to get me through my two labours, it’s hardly going to be a fairytale!

She’s not alone either.  A lot of women get laughed at when they suggest they’d like to try for a natural labour and avoid the epidural altogether.  I did.  A lot.  People didn’t realise they were doing it half the time.  Trust me, I noticed.

Listen, I’m not going to make out it was easy.  It wasn’t easy.  It was tough at times, but it was incredibly powerful.  INCREDIBLY.

So how did I get to this decision?  As a pack-a-day smoker for over 20 years, to my own delight (and trust me, surprise!!) I gave up smoking one day about six years ago by listening to a hypnotherapy CD.  I was skeptical.  Very skeptical.  I’d always believed the mind’s a powerful tool so I was determined to make it a success.  Let’s face it, if I could do THAT, I could make it through childbirth without an epidural. Surely! Thousands of women had done it before me and they’d survived.  I mean, the pain can’t be THAT bad can it?

For me, it was about wanting to feel the contractions, feel when to push and just be proactive throughout the birth.  Maybe it was the control freak in me.  Just maybe.  Either way it was my choice and one that got my husband’s and midwive’s full support. Trust me, I wasn’t after a medal, and an epidural wasn’t completely out of the equation, I just wanted to give it a go and see if I could do it.  It was MY DECISION and despite the sneers and sniggers from the older generation around me (and so many men who just didn’t get it … “You’re stupid, take the drugs” they’d say), I was determined to give it a red hot go!  And I did.  And it was nothing short of frigging powerful!  It wasn’t a walk in the park, but it WAS so totally amazing. So empowering. So downright WONDERFUL!

So for Kate, why do we feel the need to criticise her, and indeed every other woman who dares to dream of a positive birth experience?  Shouldn’t we be celebrating her courage and wishing her well, rather than putting her down and doubting her before she’s even started?

Birth should be an amazing day in any woman’s life but sadly for more and more women it’s become something to dread.  Sometimes traumatic, sometimes unpleasant and often feared.

Let’s celebrate the birthing process and hypnotherapy as a powerful way to encourage women to aim for a peaceful, relaxed and calm birthing environment and a positive and empowering birth experience.  Either way, we are amazing creatures and deserve to be given the opportunity to decide the approach we’d like to take.  It might not go to plan, it might change somewhat, heck it might go pear-shaped. However it goes, at least we gave it a go.  Who knows, we might even get the birth we wanted.  How incredible would that be?

From one mum to another, well done on your decision Kate, and either way, however it pans out, you’ll do great!

Have you used hypnotherapy in your labour and how did you find it?

PRODUCT RECALL: Sids & Kids – Wild and Silly Plush Toys

Kids Plush Toys


Product description

10cm high “Wild and Silly” plush toy designs. The designs affected by the recall include the elephant, lion and monkey characters.

No other Red Nose Day products are affected by this voluntary recall.

Identifying features

The Barcode number 9321262001026 is the same for all three plush toys.

What are the defects?

The toys may liberate small parts during use as they do not comply with the mandatory safety standard for toys for children up to and including 36 months of age (Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2003, as amended by the regulation).

What are the hazards?

Small parts may present a choking hazard to infants.

Dates available for sale

  • 1st June 2013 – 28th June 2013

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

BIG W, Target, Best and Less, Sam’s Warehouse, Crazy Clarks, News Extra, Nexta, Supercheap Auto, Amart Sports, Rebel, Dick Smith, Spotlight, Clark Rubber, News Xpress, Terry White Pharmacy, Pharmacists Advice and Soul Pattinson Pharmacies.


SIDS and Kids

Supplier’s web site

What should consumers do?

Consumers should discontinue use of the plush toys immediately. Consumers should return the goods to the place of purchase or contact SIDS and Kids Australia on a 1300 367 528, visit or email to find out more information about the product and how to obtain a refund.

Advertisements and supporting documentation

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