Category Archives: Baby care


The NZ Herald has run an interesting article about nappies. Here’s the link: Cloth nappies getting a bum rap. One point was that 80% of nappy buyers said they would expect to spend up to $50 a week ($2600 a year) on nappies.    

A, Dunedin.

When our kids were over 1 year and had finished their last tin of formula but still having bottles we simply filled the old tin with regular milk powder and carried on as usual. They happily drunk powdered milk until we weaned them off their bottles.

Plingie, Christchurch.

Car seats can be expensive! Instead of buying a capsule, then toddler seat then booster, the best seat I have found is the Cosco Scenera. It goes from birth to 18kgs and can rear face till 16kgs, meaning baby/toddler can travel rear facing (and safer) for longer! Plus…it’s only about $150!

Anyway, Whangarei.

I have six children (and counting), and have found that lots and lots of baby items that you buy are pretty much a waste of time. There is nothing that your baby will like better than being in your arms (rather than those gadgets). Front packs and beds are good, but apart from that, I […]


I have come up with the cheapest and most effective way to deal with messy baby spills! As the mother of a 16 month old, I was sick of cleaning the mess up after my son had been eating in his high chair. More food seemed to end up on the floor than go in […]


I saved heaps on recovering my son’s highchair. I was given a great highchair, but it had a cloth covered seat and as you can imagine, this was quite hard to keep clean as things would soak in before I could wipe them up. I decided to re-cover it but after checking out the price […]