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Top tips for working with Fussy Eaters

Top tips for working with Fussy Eaters

Picky eating is one of the most common issues for parents and the quest for nutritional balance often leads to dinner time drudgery. Most children find some foods unpalatable – vegetables are usually top of the offender’s list, while sweets rarely are. There are a few ways to reduce the stress of those broccoli battles: – Avoid forcing food on ... Read More »

Top Tips for Getting Outside for Some Winter Fun

Top Tips for Getting Outside for Some Winter Fun

It’s cold, windy and often rainy, but there are still lots of fun ways to get out, get active and have fun as a family! Make sure everyone has warm, waterproof gear to hand, so when the mood strikes you, you can head out without too much hassle Keep it simple—a bike ride, a visit to a playground (which are ... Read More »

Top Tips for Staying Safe on Halloween

Top Tips for Staying Safe on Halloween

Young children need to be accompanied by an adult Children should only call on families they know and trust in their street or area Parents should always go through the 3 “Ws” before older children go out with their friends: Who are they going with? Where are they going? When will they be back? They should always stay with their ... Read More »

Top tips for Managing Temper Tantrums

Top tips for Managing Temper Tantrums

Keep how you react in a certain situation the same once you have found a positive system that works We all learn by repetition. You will have to repeat what you do many times before your child begins to understand this is how you react and how we should react generally Prevention is better than cure: Know your toddler. While ... Read More »

Tips for Encouraging Interaction and Conversation with Little People

Tips for Encouraging Interaction and Conversation with Little People

Get your child’s attention first: Young babies find it difficult to focus their attention so getting down to their level and being face-to-face will engage them and ensure you have a captive audience. Make sure the interaction is fun and interesting: Simple, everyday things like a ‘magic’ wooden spoon or a colourful sock (think puppet!) can make for a fun ... Read More »

Top Tips to see you through Labour

Top Tips to see you through Labour

While the pain of labour is unavoidable (that medical milestone has yet to be reached!) there are a few things that you can do to sustain yourself mentally and physically: Rest: In the weeks leading up to your due date, rest whenever you can. You need to bank those energy reserves Stay positive: Every labour is different so while there ... Read More »

Top Tips on Cutting Down on Sugary Treats

Top Tips on Cutting Down on Sugary Treats

It can sometimes seems like sugar is everywhere and cutting down on treats is a losing battle. Here are some simple tips to limit the sugar in your child’s diet and encourage a healthy, balanced diet. Cut down on treat foods, but don’t ban them. Banning them makes them more appealing Don’t have a supply of treats at home. If ... Read More »

Top Tips for Dads to Get Ready for Baby

Top Tips for Dads to Get Ready for Baby

While women take the main stage in actually having the baby, the role of fathers-to- be is essential. Below are some tips to consider before the big day. Listen. Before labour commences, have a conversation with your partner about what kind of support she wants. Some women may want lots back-stroking; others want a more hands off approach. Remember, a ... Read More »

Top Tips to help your child learn to talk

Top Tips to help your child learn to talk

Repeat the sounds your baby makes. This will encourage your baby to make more sounds and she will learn to copy you Play games where you have to take turns, like peep-bo and round and round the garden, so your child learns how conversations work When your child is trying to say a word but gets it wrong, say the ... Read More »

Top Tips for Keeping Boredom at Bay

Top Tips for Keeping Boredom at Bay

While children look forward to the long summer break with great excitement, the reality can sometimes lead to the dreaded complaint—I’m Bored! Here are a few tips to help you cope. Embace It! Evidence suggests that boredom can be good for children. It allows them time to think, to become comfortable in their own company and to use their creativity ... Read More »