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Things To Do This Summer

Things To Do This Summer

Summer is in full swing and children are free” from school. While this is a great time for children, it can be a difficult time for parents trying to occupy all that free time and ensure their children are kept somewhat entertained over the couple of months. Many children will attend Summer Camps. There is a huge range and diversity ... Read More »

Baby & Toddler Groups Expectations

Baby & Toddler Groups Expectations

The expectations and realities of parenthood can be quite different. Plans for maternity or parental leave usually include leisurely days where yourself and your sleepy newborn will finally have the time to catch up with friends, household projects and all those other things that have been on the long finger for so long. There will be, without a doubt, plenty ... Read More »

The Power of Play

The Power of Play

Children learn through play.  It’s their language.  As they roll around on the ground, play pretend games or paint and draw, they test their physical strength, they set up problems and they find solutions; “Teddy has a broken leg, we must find ways of making teddy better”.  As they talk, move and have fun, children are constantly learning. Their imaginations ... Read More »

Tips for helping your Toddlers Learn to Talk

Tips for helping your Toddlers Learn to Talk

Use simple repetitive language Describe your everyday activities but keep your sentences short and speak slowly and clearly. Repeating things helps children to join in and pick up new words. Nursery rhymes are great for encouraging children to join in. Build on or expand on what your child says Add one or two words to your child’s sentences. For example, ... Read More »

Love Parenting Survey

Love Parenting Survey

At Love Parenting we really value your feedback! We are always trying to improve our website and can only do this if you tell us what you like and what information you find helpful.   This survey will take approximately two minutes to complete and  if you wish you may enter a draw for two €25 Boots voucher.   *Please be aware that we ... Read More »

Sleepless Nights: Top Tips for Coping

Sleepless Nights: Top Tips for Coping

New born babies and sleep deprivation go hand-in-hand. They need to grow so they need to eat, even through the night. Fine, as expectant and new parents, you brace yourself for that. But what happens when the infant stage passes and you feel like you’re still walking around like an extra in a zombie movie? What happens when your bundle ... Read More »

Baby and Child Reflexology

Baby and Child Reflexology

Reflexology is a beautiful therapy to enhance nurturing relationships with your little one, developing a sense of security and attachment. You can introduce reflexology to your child at any stage and enjoy the immediate benefits. Reflexology is a safe and effective therapy to use with babies and children, encouraging health and wellbeing, promoting bonding and comforting, soothing digestive complaints, and ... Read More »

Tips for Talking with your Toddler

Tips for Talking with your Toddler

DID YOU KNOW? The more you talk to your toddler now, the more words they will know and say when they’re older? The first three years of life is a critical time for developing language skills. Researchers from Stanford University have found that: Children who heard more speech directed to them learned to pay better attention to words and respond ... Read More »

Play: A User’s Guide

Play: A User’s Guide

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My top tips on starting your baby onto solid food

My top tips on starting your baby onto solid food

Just when you have your head around feeding your baby with milk, along comes another feeding challenge: Starting your baby onto solid food. The challenge can be a very daunting. When to start? How to start? What do I give? These are questions we all have as parents when it comes to starting weaning. So I have put together my ... Read More »