Happy birthday to us! Babyology turns six!

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We love birthdays at Babyology. And this week we’re celebrating a very special birthday indeed – ours!

Cue the streamers and the fancy cake, because Babyology is turning six! That’s right, it’s been six years since we started turning out wonderful posts keeping Australian parents in the know about all things hip and stylish for babies and kids.

Of course, there’s been a few changes along the way since our Managing Editor Mandi Gunsberger kicked things off with a post about Stuffed Toy Storage from Boon, a product that’s still available today. Her one-woman show (with creative input and heaps of technical support and late-night cups of tea from husband Ben) went live in April 2007 and now employs a team of seven writers – Suzi, Nikki, Lexi, Katrina, Anita, Leah and Barbara – and  five support staff – Laura, Sally, Amy, Anjee and Amanda.

But that’s not the only way we’ve grown! Babyology is now officially the number one product-focused parenting site for Australian mums and dads, with a growing contingent of overseas fans too. We’ve given away prizes totalling tens of thousands of dollars, including five-star holidays, designer prams and complete nursery makeovers and we’ve dug deep for charities too. We’re making plenty of new friends and followers on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. And every day, for the past six years, we’ve brought you news and details about fabulous finds from all over the world for pregnancy, babies, kids and parents – more than 6500 posts so far and counting!

None of it would have been possible without you, our loyal readers. So please join us as we take a deep breath and shout out a big hip-hip-hooray to all our Babyologists, both big and small, from wherever in the world you happen to be. Happy birthday to us!

We’ll leave you with the top five hundred searches that led people to Babyology over the past six years. Go ahead and click on some of them – you might find a great article you missed.

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