Pregnancy Must Haves
parenting
Pregnancy must haves Pregnancy is an exciting time and it’s easy to get carried away with purchasing unnecessary items to get you through what can sometimes be a difficult time. I have shortened the list and come up with pregnancy must have essentials that will not only make your wallet happy, but will help to make your pregnancy as comfortable …
How to Find a Last Minute Babysitter
parenting
Me and my husband don’t really go out that often. He works Friday and Saturday nights so we have never really gone out to pubs or clubs at the weekend. We do always go out for a meal together every year on our anniversary and my mum will babysit my 3 kids. For new Years Eve we stay at home …
Nutrition and Exercise Tips for New Mums
parenting
Here are some great post-pregnancy nutrition and exercise tips for new mothers.     Exercise How much exercise you need to do depends on your medical history, level of fitness, obstetrical cause, and how you are recovering. Some women may find themselves able to handle exercise within a matter of days, while others could have to wait weeks. · Go …
Has My Son Got Behaviour Problems?
mental health & wellbeing
Since my youngest son Aaron, started year 1 at school, I have had nothing but behaviour problems with him. Almost, everyday when I go to pick him up from school, one of the teachers wants a word with me. He has either been refusing to do his work, hiding under tables, trying to run off out of school, hurting the …
Celebrating Kids Achievement
parenting
Celebrating Kids Achievement. Everyone loves to be acknowledged when they accomplish something. We all want to know someone sees that we are trying, learning, and growing. This is true for children and adults. However, we adults sometimes forget that the achievements of a child, though they seem minor to us, are major to them. The life of a child is …
Top Tips for Weaning Your Baby with SMA Pro Follow-on Milk
parenting
Top Tips for Weaning Your Baby with SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk *This is a sponsored post with SMA® Nutrition     Babies go through loads of different milestones during their first few years. Weaning your baby can be quite stressful for some but it doesn’t have to be that way. Take a look at my top tips for weaning your baby …
Happy Tokens – A Reward System that Actually Works!
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My sister had been looking for a new reward system for her two eldest boys. As the current sticker charts they were using just wasn’t working out for them. She had seen on facebook a great reward system called Happy Tokens. When she told me about these, I had a look myself and thought they looked really great. So I …
Baby Proofing Your Home
parenting
Baby Proofing Your Home From the moment you give birth to your baby they become your number one priority in life, and you will do anything you can to protect them. But often even the simplest things around the home can be a danger to babies. The most important thing that you should have in your house, whether you have …
My Top 5 Bath Toys
parenting
  My three kids have all kinds of toys over the years but one kind of toy that they still play with now are bath toys. My eldest is now 11 and he isn’t bothered about them, though we do have some squirty ducks that he will play out in the garden with, chasing his brother and sister trying to …
How to Pick the Right Shoes for Your Child
parenting
How to pick the right shoes for your child Raising a child is a great experience, but the responsibilities that come with it are staggering. From feeding to clothing your bundle of joy, there’s an endless list of things to get sorted. Fortunately, footwear is quite an easy thing to arrange. Most children don’t start walking until they are around …
Kids Don’t Come with a Manual Book Review
book - reviews
    You can also find me review on Goodreads About the Book Book : Kids Don’t Come with a Manual : The Essential Guide to a Happy Family Life Author :  Carole & Nadim Saad Genre : Parenting / non-fiction Publisher : Best of Parenting Publishing Pages : 304 Release Date : 10th March 2015 My star rating : 5/5 You can buy Kids Don’t …
How Well Can Your Baby See?
parenting
I knew babies couldn’t see clearly when they were young, but I always thought they could she everything clearly by the time they were around 4 months old. Well, it seems that I was quite a few months off, has a baby vision isn’t fully developed until there are a year old. I was really surprised at this. Vision Direct …
A List of Everything a Baby Needs
parenting
My little niece is 6 months old now and the time has just flown by. She is just the cutest little baby you have ever seen and she is always smiling. Everyone keeps asking if I’m getting broody and if me and my husband will ever have any more. I already have three children the eldest almost 11 and the …
Do Your Teens Get Easily Distracted/Bored? 4 Ways Parental Controls Can Help Them Focus More!
parenting
If you are parenting 21st-century teens then you should be aware of two terms: the ADHD and SCT. The ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’ and the ‘Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Disorder’ both are so common among teens and the reason is quite obvious: too much information, distracted routines, extensive screen times and their virtual world continuously interfering with their real life. If …
6 Tips to Help Kids Overcome their Fear of the Dentist
Health & Beauty
It is understood that one in four people are very uncomfortable with going to the dentist for one reason or another; in this article we will take a look at why –and how to cope with a child that is afraid of going to the dentist. Image by Erik Christensen, Porkeri via Flickr It is estimated that 20% of Americans …
The Move from Crib to Bed : How to Transition Smoothly
Guest post
Moving from a crib to a fully sized bed is a big moment in any parent’s life. It signifies a moment when your child stops being a baby and turns into a fully-fledged infant, when they get their own space to develop their own personality and make choices about their interests and style. Unfortunately though, choosing when and knowing exactly …
How to keep Your Children Safe Online
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When it comes to keeping the kids safe online, many parents confess to feeling out of their depth. Simple censorship doesn’t always work because kids are often one step ahead, so what’s needed is a cooperative approach, starting at an early age, that helps both them and you be alert to dangers and take appropriate action. The risks of the …
Struggling With The Idea Of Being A New Mom
Guest post
  I was blessed with a beautiful baby boy few months back. That day was by far one of the happiest days of my life. It almost magically took away all the struggles and pain that came with pregnancy and labor. At that moment, I thought it was the end of a toilsome phase and the start of a splendid …
Learning Through Living : Good Writing Skills Begin at Home
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Writing is such a crucial skill, and yet many children find it a challenge. However, learning to write is a fundamental skill, and as a parent you are in a position to inspire your child to learn to write well as they get older through making it an enjoyable activity. Here are a few ideas to encourage your child to …
How to Help Encourage Baby Speech Development {guest post}
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Love Sleep Play: Baby Love & Care How to help encourage baby speech development By Cheryl Lock for Love Sleep Play Although your baby won’t be able to start verbalising her thoughts until she’s around 7 to 12 months, she might start uttering those “ooh”s and “ah”s you’ve been waiting to hear. The activities and choices you make from her …
How to boost Dad-Newborn Bonding {guest post}
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How to Boost Dad-Newborn Bonding By Marygrace Taylor for Love Sleep Play Calling all new dads! If you’re not quite sure how to start connecting with your newborn, you’re not alone. While some parents begin bonding with their babies immediately, it’s also extremely common for some parents (both mum and dad) to feel a little uncertain about how to start …
The Terrible Twos : A Child Development Stage {guest post}
parenting
By Marygrace Taylor for Love Sleep Play It happens to every parent: One day you notice your sweet, loving baby has turned into a defiant, tantrum-prone child who’s moody for no reason and loves to say no. Don’t worry, it’s a normal part of child development, and your child is just pushing it and testing the boundaries to see what …
Six Things {guest post}
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There has been much written and said about autism, but most of it has been aimed at helping people understand the mind of an affected child. I want to take this opportunity not to add to that already extensive list, but rather share the top six things we as parents want you to know about how autism effects us. Our …
3 Tips on How to Choose a Perfect Potty Chair {guest post}
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Searching for a potty chair could become very confusing if you don’t have any idea what you are looking for. There are a number of choices in the market nowadays with varying designs, features, colors, sizes and many more. As a smart consumer, you can save money if you are going to get a multifunctional one so that your kids …