Child Development

Research reveals the most popular songs to give birth to

Research reveals the most popular songs to give birth to

New Spotify research undertaken by parenting expert and nursery retailer, Kiddies Kingdom, has studied a multitude of songs across a range of birthing playlists including those titled “Pregnant and Feeling Good”, “Birth and Labour” and “Labour and Delivery” to reveal the top 10 songs people listen to when faced with hours of tears, screams and contractions.… Read More…

4 cute baby keepsakes you can make yourself

4 cute baby keepsakes you can make yourself

As busy and stressful as life is as a new parent, the first year or so is one that you’ll want to cherish, whether that’s through photo albums or something a little different. Here are some suggestions of cute baby keepsakes you can make yourself, either to keep or to use as gifts for grandparents… Read More…

Midwife reveals common mistakes during nappy changing that cause nappy rash

Midwife reveals common mistakes during nappy changing that cause nappy rash

Post provided by Heather Morris, sponsored by Metanium. Midwife Heather Morris, along with leading nappy rash brand, Metanium, reveals common mistakes during nappy changing that cause nappy rash. “Most babies will get nappy rash at some point. Although it is common and mild cases are easily treatable, it can be a cause for concern. At… Read More…

Potential red flags for parents at 1-12 weeks

Potential red flags for parents at 1-12 weeks

Post provided by Heather Morris Midwife sponsored by Metanium. With community heathcare access not as freely available to new mums currently, Midwife Heather Morris gives an overview of potential red flag warnings for babies aged 1-12 weeks from a professional’s perspective on behalf of nappy-rash cream, Metanium. Between 1-12 weeks, babies are likely to develop… Read More…

5 ways that nature and wildlife can improve your child’s wellbeing

5 ways that nature and wildlife can improve your child’s wellbeing

Scheduling in some time to go outdoors can help us to feel refreshed and put us in a clearer mindset, but for children it can also have some additional social benefits. Here, Sean Whiting, Director at Houghton Country, discusses how spending time outside and among wildlife can positively impact a child’s wellbeing. As parents it’s… Read More…

Twas the night before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas

Take 10 minutes on Christmas Eve to sit with the children and read this traditional, well loved poem together. Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be… Read More…

Need an antenatal or baby massage class? Look no further!

Need an antenatal or baby massage class? Look no further!

New directory launched to help parents find pregnancy, birth and baby support and services in Frome. A local group of pregnancy and baby practitioners in Frome have collaborated to create a new guide to the wide range pregnancy, postnatal and parenting services available in the area. Eleanor Hayes, who coordinates Frome’s Pregnancy, Birth and Baby… Read More…

PlayDay returns!

PlayDay returns!

Did you know there is a national day for play in the UK? Well there is, Playday is celebrated annually on the first Wednesday in August, this year, it’s taking place on 7th August and has a theme of Play Builds Children. As well as being a day focused on play, Playday is also an… Read More…

Pass on your love of reading

Pass on your love of reading

Volunteers are needed this summer to pass their love of reading onto children during this year’s Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge, taking place across all Somerset Libraries. Last year, over 7,400 children took part in the challenge in Somerset and this couldn’t have been achieved without the help of volunteers. Volunteers need to be aged… Read More…

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