ParraParents Website Launch – Competition 1


What is the worst piece of parenting advice that you have received?

 WINNERS – 1ST PRIZE: Rebecca Carlier, 2ND PRIZE: Naomi Warr

The Baker and Builder CafeCompetition 1 Details*

To enter competition 1, simply comment below with your answer to the question ‘What is the worst piece of parenting advice that you have received?‘, as well as subscribe to the ParraParents newsletter.

  • Competition Opens: Wednesday 7th September at 8pm.
  • Competition Closes: Sunday 11th September at 8pm.
  • 1st Prize: $100 breakfast voucher from The Baker and Builder Cafe.
  • Linda Jeaitani Hair2nd Prize: Wash, cut and blowdry by Linda Jeaitani Hair at her home salon in West Ryde (valued at $70). Alternatively she is offering a free wash, cut and blowdry with any colour service at your home (if you live within the Parramatta or Ryde Council areas).

* The full terms and conditions for launch competition 1 are at the bottom of this page.

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Launch Competition Series

Remember, there are FIVE competitions in total, running for four days each, from 7th until 30th September.

ParraParents Launch Competition 1: The Baker and Builder Mothers Group

The Baker and Builder Cafe

Established in 2015 by Renowned Pastry Chef Leanne Beck at Entrada in North Parramatta

With a world class pastry pedigree in Sydney, Paris and London under her belt, Leanne Beck’s pies have gathered a cult following among Sydney foodies.

In addition to their delicious food and gorgeous pastries, The Baker and Builder host a weekly mothers group on Tuesdays and provide great activities for the kids every Saturday.

Mother’s Group

Held every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm, The Baker and Builder Cafe mother’s group is an opportunity to meet other local mothers over coffee and lunch while the kids play in their kids area. It costs $15 per person for coffee, lunch and dessert and you just show up.ParraParents Launch Competition 1

Kids Activities on Saturday

With a great line up of activities from animal farms, to cupcake decorating and a Super Man hero party, a Saturday morning visit to The Baker and Builder Cafe should keep the kids happily entertained while you enjoy a yummy breakfast.

Address: 7/ 20 Victoria Road, North Parramatta.
Open: Tuesday to Friday 7.00am – 6.00pm, Saturday 8.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday 8,00am – 3.00pm, Closed Monday & Public Holidays.

 Linda Jeaitani HairLinda Jeaitani Hair

Linda has been in the hairdressing industry for 18years. She stopped working from salons about 7 years ago and had her own small salon. Then she had her first bub and started working from home. Now she is set up at her home in West Ryde and also does mobile services. Linda trained with Lizzi Liros and Peta Winter.

Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. By entering and participating, the entrant agrees to the terms and conditions set out below.
  2. By entering and participating, the entrant agrees to hold harmless, defend and indemnify ParraParents from and against any and all claims, demands, liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), losses, costs or expenses, with respect to or arising out of or related to (i) entrant’s participation in the competition, or (ii) entrant’s participation in any prize related activities, acceptance of a prize and/or use or misuse of a prize (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s).
  3. The competition is open to all subscribers of the ParraParents newsletter, except the judges and their family.
  4. Only 1 (one) entry per person is to be submitted.
  5. The entrant must answer the question ‘What is the worst piece of parenting advice that you have received?’ in the comment section of the competition page.
  6. All entries will be judged by the current administrators of the ParraParents website – Claudia Stamfel, Kellie Darley and Mel Towers. The judge’s decision is final.
  7. The competition begins 8pm WEDNESDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2016 and ends 8pm SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2016. All entries must be posted by 8pm SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2016.
  8. The winner will be announced on the ParraParents website by TUESDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2016.
  9. The winner will be contacted via email by TUESDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2016.
  10. The winners name and email address will be shared with the business providing the prizes, either The Baker and Builder Cafe or Linda Jeaitani Hair by FRIDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER.  
  11. First prize is a $100 voucher to be used for breakfast at The Baker and Builder Cafe.
  12. Second prize is a wash, cut and blowdry by Linda Jeaitani Hair at her home salon in West Ryde (valued at $70). Alternatively you can get a free wash, cut and blowdry with any colour service at your home (if you live within the Parramatta or Ryde Council areas).
  13. The prizes are not redeemable for cash.
  14. The winners will need to organise to collect their prize from the business providing the prize.
  15. In the event of the winner not being able to receive their prize, a runner up will be selected by the judges to receive the prize.
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  1. Well the worst advice I felt was adding sugar to my toddler’s formula milk for a better taste and I really struggled to bring back his sugar intake to normal level.

  2. From a lactation consultant: yes your baby is too hungry to sleep, but don’t give him formula, formula is bad. Just persist with breastfeeding him.

  3. I was once told to leave my sleeping baby at home alone at 2am to go pick my hubby up from the train station. That he shouldn’t have to catch a taxi, I’m his wife and I wasn’t doing anything so should have done it myself.

  4. It was actually from a childhood nurse – my baby breastfed every 2 hours from birth until we stopped breastfeeding at 6. 5 months. The nurse told me I need to push him to at least every 3 hours. Being a new mum and having no idea, I tried this for a few days and finally realised my son was screaming because he was hungry!

  5. I was told not to breastfeed my baby straight after taking bath and a head wash as that can lead to lil baby catching cold. Imagine! My bathing will cause cold to baby!!!! Phew.

  6. Sleep when the baby sleeps. I can’t just flick a switch to fall asleep!! ? Sounds nice in theory though ??

  7. Was told by my mum-in-law that if I were to shave bub’s hair it’ll grow back thicker and more evenly. Yeh, nope – it didn’t grow back thicker OR more evenly and my poor girl was bald for a month!

  8. My Dad, bless him, has told me for almost three years and two babies down, that they sleep too much and that I “force” them to sleep. Both good sleepers, blessed I know, I’m no miracle worker (if so I’d be making a mint!!) they’re just sleepers. My MIL also constantly whines that they don’t need so much sleep!! Drives me to the brink! My response, courtesy of my grandmother my oracle for all things baby, “babies need sleep, they grow when they sleep”… repeated over and over and…

  9. Just feed your children what you eat. If they will soon learn that if they don’t eat it, they will be hungry .. And there is nothing wrong with sending your child to bed hungry. (Ummm … I don’t think so!)

  10. My Aunty told me that Babies cry just to get attention. So if they are crying “for no reason” you should ignore them as they are just doing it for attention

  11. Babies don’t need love- wanted to yell at the person who told me to feed and put down – no cuddle- it spoils them-
    I give unlimited cuddles and endless unconditional love to my twin babies ?

  12. The worst advice I receive is from strangers at the shops when my baby is crying. “Oh, she’s tired!” (She’s just had a 2 hour sleep) “The poor little one is hungry” (I have just fed her) “Looks like she’s teething” (What everyone blames for a crying child)…

  13. I was told not to let my daughter start school at four by people as she was too young. She is now 6 and in year one and absolutely thriving.

  14. My first baby loved her dummy but would lose it several times during the night which meant that I was getting up several times during the night to find it. My mother (who successfully raised 5 of her own kids) suggested that I tie it onto her face with a ribbon!!

  15. My baby was born around the time there was news of babies swapped at birth at the hospital. So both my mum and mother in law asked me to make sure I was bringing home the right baby because she didn’t look like me or my husband… I saw my baby right after I birthed her, pretty sure she’s mine.

  16. Let the baby get tired during the day and she will sleep better at night. Nooo never listen to this advice. Better advice I got was the more the baby sleeps the more they sleep. Better day sleep has equaled better night sleep for us.

    • Also dont give the baby a dummy ‘i wouldnt darl. It ruins their teeth’. Given by a rello i later found used a dummy with her kid! Advice that haunted me til i reluctantly tried at 5 weeks. Rejected. Boobs acted as dummy. Massive sleep deprivation. Feed to sleep dependancy. Snack feeding. Give them the damn dummy! In hospital. Lol

  17. I think the worst parenting advice I ever received was to go to the doctor and ask for a prescription for Duramine to lose the baby weight.

  18. Hi moms…. My sister was once told to not let her son cry much..14 months old baby.. reason- they tend to contract n uphold the testicles while crying and its not good for their health… Kill Me!!

  19. Any advice that started with “you should ………… do this…….. It worked for my baby” as if all babies are made the same and there is one operating manual.

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