Routines and Structures

New parent? Here’s a few tips from those that have been there

New parent? Here’s a few tips from those that have been there

Having a baby is a special time for every family, but the one thing that new parents miss the most about their pre baby life is sleep. While sleeping in shifts or just not sleeping through the night at all is a reality for a lot of parents with young children, the sleepless nights don’t… Read More…

Is it safe for babies to sleep outside during a heatwave?

Is it safe for babies to sleep outside during a heatwave?

We all know that getting babies and young children off to sleep is difficult enough at the best of times, but during a heat wave it is a whole new challenge, some mums and dads have been opting to put their baby outside for a nap in the fresh air while its so warm out… Read More…

How to comfort anxious children during a storm

How to comfort anxious children during a storm

With all the hot weather we’ve had recently and now the wet, it’s no surprise that weather reports are predicting thunder storms for the UK, but what do we do to help keep our children calm during a storm? If your child is scared of thunder and lightning, the best way to help them feel… Read More…

NSPCC concern over children left home alone during summer holidays

NSPCC concern over children left home alone during summer holidays

Last August 849 children were referred by the NSPCC Helpline to social services or police due to worries about them being left unsupervised         A third of these children were under five years old As school summer holidays begin the NSPCC offers guidance to parents in the South West on leaving children home alone The NSPCC… Read More…

It’s Guinea Pig Appreciation Day!

It’s Guinea Pig Appreciation Day!

Guinea Pigs are an underappreciated pet – no hear us out – so what better way to celebrate their cute little noises, cute little noses and even cuter little faces than telling you a bit about them on Guinea Pig Appreciation Day? Guinea Pigs are sweet and naturally have a very gentle temperament, which makes… Read More…

Tips to help your children sleep in the heat

Tips to help your children sleep in the heat

Hot weather and sleep don’t really mix and if its bad for us, think about how it feels for the little ones? Here are a few tips to help your children sleep during our current heatwave. Keep blinds and curtains closed during the day to stop direct sunlight from entering the room and overheating. If… Read More…

Emotional eating is learned not inherited says new study

Emotional eating is learned not inherited says new study

Researches have found that children who eat more or less when stressed or upset have learned the behaviour rather than inherited it. A study by University College London found home environment was the main cause of emotional eating and this was due to parental behaviours, including giving upset children their favourite food to soothe them.… Read More…

Can you help Spider-Man Harry raise £50,000?

Can you help Spider-Man Harry raise £50,000?

Six-year-old Harry St Ledger is a little superhero. He has a high-grade brain tumour. It’s incurable, the prognosis is extremely bleak and treatment options are very limited. His parents, Cairan and Fiona, have set up a Just Giving appeal to raise money to help fund vital research into finding a cure for brain tumoursafter he… Read More…

The things no one prepares you for motherhood

The things no one prepares you for motherhood

It feels like with the number of people on the planet, we should know everything there is to know about having children but there are a whole heap of things that might surprise you even after spending nine months researching and preparing yourself. We asked some lovely mums to tell us the things they wish… Read More…

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