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Top tips for Packing Healthy Picnics

Top tips for Packing Healthy Picnics

In the true spirit of making hay while the sun shines, what better way to spend time with your children than on a picnic? Whether it’s in your back garden, the local park or on a beach, there are a few ways to elevate your picnic from the ordinary to the memorable: Include your child in the planning – where ... Read More »

Top Tips for Getting Your Older Children to Read

Top Tips for Getting Your Older Children to Read

The summer stretches before, and many children and teens will have lots of free time. Reading can be such a great pleasure and open up new worlds, but it can sometimes take the back seat to screens. There is overwhelming evidence that talking and reading to babies and young children is critical to their development, but how do we help ... Read More »

Top Tips for Water Safety

Top Tips for Water Safety

Many of us will head toward water to enjoy the warm weather. Whether it’s a paddling pool in the back garden, a river, a lake or the ocean, below are some tips to make sure that your child is safe near water Make sure that an adult supervises children in or around water at all times. Even a shallow bath ... Read More »

Tops Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe in the Sun

Tops Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe in the Sun

While it feels like the Costa Del Limerick this week, don’t forget that you don’t need to be on a beach to be vigilant about sun safety. While, as a nation, we’re slightly obsessed about Vitamin D deficiency, it’s all about balance: Babies under 6 months should be kept in the shade and remember to watch out for tiny toes ... Read More »

Top 10 tips for new dads…..because babies don’t come with a manual

Top 10 tips for new dads…..because babies don’t come with a manual

Patience, unlimited patience. The more time you spend with your baby the more capable you’ll feel as a parent. The earlier you and your baby start getting to know one another the closer and better your relationship will be. For instance, when your baby is very small, bath-time can be very special. Try not to hand your baby over to ... Read More »

Top Tips for Safety this Christmas

Top Tips for Safety this Christmas

Christmas lights are so pretty to look at but make sure to plug out the lights before going to bed or leaving the house. Keep sharp or breakable decorations high on the tree away from little hands and curious minds! Blow out those candles. Candles can create a lovely warm and festive atmosphere but are also a fire hazard. Make ... Read More »

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 »