CHOICE - Babies and kids reviews and tests of baby products from CHOICE Australia. Copyright 2015, 31 Jan 2015 11:49:11 GMTBabies and kidsCot reviews

The mandatory Australian standard aims to benchmark all cots to a safe level, but some failures still slip through the cracks.

FurnitureMon, 11 Aug 2014 12:14:00 GMT
Safety gate and barrier reviews

Closing off certain rooms or stairs with a safety gate or barrier is key when your baby becomes mobile. Our tests can help you decide what to buy.

FurnitureThu, 10 Jul 2014 10:16:00 GMT
Pram and stroller reviews

A pram or stroller is one of the most important baby-related purchases you’ll make. Find out which ones meet our safety standards to keep your child safe.

TravelTue, 08 Jul 2014 16:33:00 GMT
Are toddler milks just marketing spin?

Toddler and junior formulas are unnecessary for healthy kids, say the experts. Are these products just a sneaky way to advertise infant formulas?

Food for kidsMon, 07 Jul 2014 16:02:00 GMT
Dummies review

Dummies are used to comfort and settle your child - but hazards do exist, so care needs to be taken.

Fact sheetsWed, 23 Oct 2013 16:47:00 GMT
Apps for new parents

On the path to parenthood? CHOICE looks at some free parenting apps to help you track and manage that steep learning curve.

HealthWed, 16 Oct 2013 16:49:00 GMT
Mothers' groups

Why I reluctantly joined one, and how it could be just what you don't know you need.

HealthWed, 16 Oct 2013 11:20:00 GMT
Setting up your nursery

How much do you need to spend to guarantee your baby's comfort and your own peace of mind? We put nursery products to the test for safety, durability and performance.

FurnitureTue, 15 Oct 2013 13:53:00 GMT
Sleeping and settling services

We outline the resources available for parents with a baby who won't sleep, including residential services like Tresillian, family care centres and so-called baby whisperers.

HealthMon, 14 Oct 2013 18:38:00 GMT
What to take to hospital to take to hospital.aspx

Ready, set, labour! What do you need to pack and take for the moment you've been waiting for?

HealthTue, 08 Oct 2013 13:23:00 GMT
Bed rails: review and compare

Our expert tester assesses 12 bed rails priced from $39 to $100

FurnitureTue, 20 Aug 2013 11:53:00 GMT
Isofix style baby seats can now be sold in Australia

The Australian Standard for car child restraints has been updated to allow for the use of a variation of the international child restraint system called Isofix, in conjunction with Australia's top tether system

TravelMon, 17 Jun 2013 09:41:00 GMT
Baby monitors review

Find out which monitors are best for sound and picture quality, with new models from Angel Care, Belkin, Oricom and iBaby among those tested.

FurnitureThu, 06 Jun 2013 16:14:00 GMT
Top tips for feeding toddlers

It can be difficult to coax a toddler into eating something they don’t want to, but there may be ways to encourage them to try to enjoy a wider range of foods.

Food for kidsTue, 04 Jun 2013 10:55:00 GMT
Salt in kids' food

We've investigated the salt content of foods marketed at children. Why do so many add unnecessary salt?

Food for kidsThu, 28 Mar 2013 12:29:00 GMT
IVF costs

With 15% of Australian couples facing a fertility problem, overcoming infertility has become big business.

Fact sheetsFri, 08 Feb 2013 15:10:00 GMT
Babies and kids marketing

How can parents determine which products are essential, what’s nice to have, and what’s not needed?

HealthThu, 31 Jan 2013 12:20:00 GMT
Trampoline reviews

Trampolines are a fun way to exercise, however they can also be the cause of many injuries to children.

Fact sheetsWed, 12 Dec 2012 07:00:00 GMT
Modern cloth nappies

We surveyed hundreds of online parents to find out their experiences with different types of nappies.

HealthSat, 01 Dec 2012 17:10:00 GMT
Booster seat reviews

We review 12 new booster seats suitable for children aged from about four to eight years, looking at ease of use and ease of fitting.

TravelWed, 12 Sep 2012 09:44:00 GMT
What's not recommended?

These strollers, cots, bassinets, and change tables failed some of our safety tests, after being tested in the CHOICE labs.

Fact sheetsMon, 21 May 2012 10:14:00 GMT
CHOICE Baby safety week

Whether it’s rolling strollers along our custom made rig for hours on end in the CHOICE labs, or checking for sharp edges and finger traps, safety is at the forefront of all we do.

Fact sheetsMon, 21 May 2012 08:16:00 GMT
Beaba Babycook first look

This handy appliance can steam, blend, reheat and defrost all in the one compact unit - but is it necessary?

Food for kidsTue, 01 May 2012 14:13:00 GMT
Children's convertible car seat reviews

We review 10 children's convertible car seats, suitable from birth to four years of age and priced from $149 to $659.

TravelThu, 02 Feb 2012 14:47:00 GMT
Finding quality childcare

We've surveyed more than 200 parents and found fewer than half of parents with children in long day care are satisfied with the quality of care.

Fact sheetsThu, 02 Feb 2012 14:41:00 GMT
How to avoid unsafe toys

Dangerous toys are relatively rare, yet every year major products are still recalled for safety reasons.

HealthTue, 15 Nov 2011 17:26:00 GMT
The dirt on antibacterials

These cleaners are a popular choice in the battle against bacteria, but they're often no more effective than soap and water.

HealthThu, 10 Nov 2011 10:46:00 GMT
Valco Stroller Roller first look

This stroller bag gives your stroller a neat and tidy look, however packing and unpacking could be potentially time consuming.

TravelWed, 26 Oct 2011 16:47:00 GMT
National Kidsafe Day targets road safety

The aim of this year's event is to remind parents to take all precautions to protecting their children.

TravelTue, 25 Oct 2011 16:30:00 GMT
Food for kids

CHOICE compares the nutritional panels of various products to help consumers make more informed choices about foods for their children.

Food for kidsWed, 22 Jun 2011 14:29:00 GMT
How to toilet train your toddler

Toilet training your toddler can be a test for any parent's patience but staying calm will make the process easier for everyone.

HealthTue, 07 Jun 2011 15:10:00 GMT
Coping with toddlers who are fussy eaters

There are some strategies for the many parents who worry about their toddler's eating habits.

Food for kidsSat, 04 Jun 2011 10:46:00 GMT
Managing pain safely while pregnant or breastfeeding

A look at the risks and benefits of taking common over-the-counter pain medications while pregnant or breastfeeding and where to go for advice.

Fact sheetsTue, 31 May 2011 20:32:00 GMT
How to teach your kids about money

Start teaching your children the value of money and set them up for an independent future.

Fact sheetsMon, 30 May 2011 10:29:00 GMT
Nutrition guide for breastfeeding mothers

How much more do breastfeeding mothers need to eat and which foods they should focus on to stay as healthy as possible?

Food for kidsFri, 20 May 2011 07:30:00 GMT
Assisted conception guide

Assisted conception refers to medical interventions used by fertility specialists and clinics to help couples with fertility problems conceive a baby.

Fact sheetsSat, 30 Apr 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Taga convertible bike/stroller

CHOICE puts the eye-catching Taga bike/stroller to the test.

TravelFri, 21 Jan 2011 15:45:00 GMT
Barbecue chicken

Use your barbecue this summer to cook a whole chicken

Food for kidsThu, 04 Nov 2010 13:23:00 GMT
Turkey Schnitzel

Delicious turkey schnitzel but the process can be used for chicken or pork.

Food for kidsFri, 17 Sep 2010 14:09:00 GMT
Kids' bike reviews

Spending big on a bike for your child doesn't necessarily guarantee you're getting the safest bike.

BikesTue, 06 Jul 2010 13:44:00 GMT
Scrambled eggs

A delicious traditional or creamy scrambled eggs.

Food for kidsMon, 05 Jul 2010 13:38:00 GMT
Pea and ham soup

A thick and tasty pea and ham soup <br /> <br /> <br />

Food for kidsThu, 24 Jun 2010 11:43:00 GMT
Potato and tomato salad

The classic potato salad with a different companion. <br /> <br /> <br />

Food for kidsTue, 08 Jun 2010 15:50:00 GMT

Puns aside, these are simple and delicious. <br /> <br /> <br />

Food for kidsTue, 08 Jun 2010 14:38:00 GMT
Egg and Dill Salad

A savoury salad or dip, either way it tastes great <br /> <br /> <br />

Food for kidsTue, 08 Jun 2010 14:28:00 GMT
Chicken Vegetable and Pasta Soup

The pasta in this chicken and vegetable soup adds just that little bit of texture that makes it great. <br /> <br /> <br />

Food for kidsTue, 08 Jun 2010 13:55:00 GMT
Spaghetti bolognese

Use the CHOICE recipe for bolognese sauce to serve with your choice of pasta. <br /> <br /> <br />

Food for kidsTue, 08 Jun 2010 12:05:00 GMT
Baked Potato

A CHOICE recipe for delicious potatoes, ready for your topping of CHOICE. <br /> <br /> <br />

Food for kidsTue, 08 Jun 2010 11:30:00 GMT
Homemade meat pies

The beauty of making your own meat pie is that you have control over what's going in.

Food for kidsMon, 31 May 2010 09:21:00 GMT
Proposal to ban plastic with DEHP

Australia may eventually catch up with the US and the UE and ban toys and baby products containing DEHP.

Fact sheetsWed, 27 Jan 2010 12:20:00 GMT
BPA alert

The regulator has called for more research into BPA, the chemical often found in baby bottles.

Fact sheetsFri, 22 Jan 2010 11:51:00 GMT
Child car restraints guide

A nationally agreed reform on child car restraints is to be rolled out across Australia in 2010, with new laws designed to provide greater protection for children when travelling.

TravelWed, 02 Dec 2009 09:36:00 GMT