Coronavirus support

We're sharing expert information on how and your family can navigate through the current environment of the Coronavirus.

Working from home with toddlers

3 tips on working from home with toddlers

It is not easy balancing the needs of your job with the needs of young children. Parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson shares 3 tips for working at home with toddlers.

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Connecting with your toddler

The importance of connecting with your toddler

There is no substitute for connection with our little ones. Parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson helps you understand the importance of taking the time and energy to connect with your family.

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stay connected with friends and family

3 tips for your child to stay connected with friends and family

How can we help our little ones connect with loved ones during stressful times, or when physically distant? Parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson helps you keep your children close to those that are most important, including you.

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Managing kids’ emotions

4 tips to manage kids’ emotions

Emotions within a family are contagious, which can be tricky in stressful situations. Dr Justin Coulson, parenting expert, shares 4 tips for helping children regulate their emotions, because they can’t do it themselves.

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Children needs in confinement

What do children need when dealing with confinement?

Our children are most likely to develop healthily if we can help them with 5 key things: Connect, Be active and healthy, Keep learning, Slow down, and Give

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Protect family Coronavirus

How you can protect yourself and your child from Coronavirus

Protect yourself and your child by following simple methods and rules from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Learn how you can limit the risks of spreading the Coronavirus.

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Coronavirus FAQs

Coronavirus frequently asked questions

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has shared the most frequently asked questions around the Coronavirus and pregnancy, breastfeeding and bottle feeding.

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Coronavirus myths vs facts

Coronavirus myths vs facts

We would like to share the truth about common myths about the Coronavirus, as prepared by the World Health Organisation. Learn the real facts.

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Kids’ games to play

5 fun games to play at home

Days stuck at home can be boring, for parents and children. Playing games is critical to developing a child’s imagination. Enjoy our ideas of fun games that siblings can play together to pass the time, learn and have fun!

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Talk to kids about Coronavirus

5 tips on how to talk to kids about the Coronavirus

Parenting expert and father of 6 Dr Justin Coulson, shares 5 tips on how to talk to kids about the Coronavirus. Key to your discussion are his concepts: heard, healthy, humour, help and hope.

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Coronavirus stress family

How to manage your child and yourself through stressful times

A happy child also makes a happy parent. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has come up with some simple tips and techniques to help you manage stress for yourself and your child.

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Organise your home life

10 tips for organising your stay-at-home life

We’re balancing working from home with children home from school and toddlers running around. Learn from tips to help you organise your family and your time at home.

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Games for babies and toddlers

Games for babies and toddlers

There are so many games and activities you can play at home with your baby or toddler. You’ll both have lots of fun, and your child will be learning and developing physical and cognitive skills.

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Pregnancy

Following a healthy diet during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for your baby. Learning how getting the right nutrients pre-birth can support everything from your baby’s brain function and iron levels to their nervous and immune systems in the future.

Pregnancy nutrition immunity

Pregnancy nutrition and your baby’s immune system

Nutrition during pregnancy is likely to influence an unborn baby’s developing immune system and their risk of developing an allergy later in life.

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Carbohydrates, and their importance during pregnancy

Carbohydrates, and their importance during pregnancy

Carbohydrate foods provide essential fuel for both you and your baby during pregnancy. It is important for energy, feeling full, and fibre, to ensure you consume enough good carbohydrates during pregnancy.

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Vitamin K for you and your baby

The importance of vitamin K for you and your baby

Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting. It is important to make sure you have enough to provide for you and your baby during pregnancy, and that your baby receives vitamin K supplementation at birth.

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Healthy weight gain during pregnancy

Healthy weight gain during pregnancy

Gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy can impact you and your baby’s health. Learn what is the appropriate and healthy way to manage your weight.

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Folate and folic acid

Folic acid in pregnancy

Folate supports your baby’s earliest development. Learn which foods are stacked with folate and when to take a folic acid supplement to help reduce the risk of neural tube defects.

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Superfoods for pregnancy

Superfoods in pregnancy

Learn which superfoods, or nutrient-dense foods, to include in your pregnancy diet to support your baby’s development and future health.

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Fluids during pregnancy

How much should you drink each day during pregnancy?

Learn what and how much you should be drinking each day to stay well hydrated during pregnancy, for the benefit of you and your unborn baby.

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Fruit and vegetables in pregnancy

Fruit and vegetables in your pregnancy diet

Fruit and vegetables are a vital part of a healthy pregnancy diet. Discover ways to include the quantity and variety of fruit and you need for your baby’s optimum development.

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Foods to avoid during pregnancy

Foods to avoid during pregnancy

Certain foods carry an increased risk of food poisoning, while others contain toxins that are best avoided during pregnancy. Learn which foods to cut out or limit to reduce the risks to your developing baby.

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Importance of iodine in pregnancy

The importance of iodine in pregnancy

Iodine contributes to your baby’s normal cognitive development during pregnancy. Learn the importance of iodine and how to include it in your diet.

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Understanding LCPs: Omega 3 and Omega 6

Understanding LCPs: Omega 3 and Omega 6

Omega-3 and Omega-6 are two types of essential fatty acids. They play an important role in baby development during pregnancy. Learn about their benefits here.

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Baby

From their first feed to their first solids, your baby’s first year is full of milestones. Enjoy watching them grow with insights into the nutrition they need at every stage of their development.

support your baby's immune system

How to support your baby's immune system through nutrition

Babies are born with an immature immune system. Learn how good nutrition in the early years of life may influence the development of the immune system and therefore their ability to fight common childhood illnesses.

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How nutrition can affect allergy

How your nutrition, and your baby's, can help reduce allergies

Is your child at risk of suffering from allergies? Learn how nutrition from pregnancy through to introducing solids may influence your child’s chances of developing an allergy.

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Is my baby getting enough breast milk

Is my baby receiving enough breast milk?

Mums often ask themselves “is my baby receiving enough breast milk?”. Learn about the signs that can help determine if babies are receiving adequate milk.

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healthy breastfeeding

Support your baby with a healthy breastfeeding diet

Support your baby's future health with the right nutritional choices while breastfeeding. From staying hydrated to eating a balanced diet, the choices you make can impact their future health.

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tips to manage constipation

5 top tips to help manage constipation in your child

There are plenty of things you can do to help if your child gets constipated – it all starts with knowing what’s normal, and what signs to look out for.

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Synbiotics and your child's gut health

You may have heard how probiotics and prebiotics can help keep you child’s gut healthy, but have you heard of synbiotics? Here’s what you need to know.

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5 brain games to play with tiny tots

Learning through play is essential to children’s cognitive development. What games work best & why? Read our tips to help kids reach development milestones.

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Fatty acids may sound bad, but they’re great for kids’ growth

Omega-3 & omega-6 are two types of essential fatty acids. They play an important role in baby development during pregnancy. Learn about their benefits here.

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Toddler

Did you know that between the age of 1 and 3 years, young children have a higher requirement for many nutrients compared to adults? This means that every mouthful counts. Understand how to help your little one thrive with the right balance of nutrition.

Building your child’s resilience

Building your child's resilience through nutrition

Good nutrition helps enable children to play, to have a healthy immune system, and for their cognitive development, all of which support a more resilient child.

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resilience and a healthy immune system

Prepare your child with resilience and a healthy immune system

Ensuring your child is resilient ensures they will be able to cope well throughout their life. Learn how a healthy immune system can help your child experience the world and build resilience.

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Toddler eating in high chair

11 tips for encouraging toddler food choices

Expanding any toddler’s food horizon can be tricky. We share our top tips and tactics to help develop their palate with plenty of empty plates.

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Toddlers and cows’ milk allergy

Cows’ milk allergy is a common condition that can persist until 3 to 5 years of age.1 Learn about the common symptoms, and ways to help manage it.

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Why experts say it’s good for kids to get outdoors and get dirty

Playing outdoors exposes kids to good bacteria and vitamin D, which strengthens gut health and immunity. Learn what experts say about the benefits of dirt.

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Why runny noses are a good thing for kids in day care

Children catching colds & flus are inevitable in daycare. While no one likes seeing their child feel sick, this can strengthen their immunity. Learn more.

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Support your toddler's immune system

Feeding your toddler to support their immune system

Your toddler’s immune system is still developing and will do so well into adulthood. Learn which nutrients play a key role in this development.

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Welcome to the AptaNutrition website

Supporting choices for mums

Before you enter, please read this important statement:

If you are able, breastfeeding is best. It provides all the nutritional health benefits as Mother Nature intended. In readying for and during breastfeeding, it's important that mums eat a healthy, balanced diet.

If you're considering bottle feeding, seek professional medical advice first. Introducing bottle feeding either partially or exclusively, may reduce the supply of your own breast milk, which makes reversing the decision not to breast feed difficult. Also consider the social and financial implications, such as convenience and cost over time.

When using infant formula, always follow the instructions for use carefully, unnecessary or improper use may make your baby ill.

Information about Aptamil Toddler and other products is for educational and informational purposes only. If you would like to proceed, please click "I understand".

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