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Kidspot Australia is all about simplifying the journey that is parenting. Launched in 2005, Kidspot started as a directory of maternity, baby, and kid related equipment, toys, clothing, travel, fun, activities, sport, and related trappings. Now boasting the most comprehensive directory for parents in Australia – it makes it fast and easy for parents to identify products, services and places of interest leaving more time for all to enjoy.

www.kidspot.com.au

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