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Top Tips for Cutting Costs with a New Baby

Top Tips for Cutting Costs with a New Baby

Focus on What You Really Need. There’s no way around the fact that having a new baby means acquiring new things, but try to focus on the basics—a buggy, a safe, comfortable place for the baby to sleep, a car seat if you have a car, simple, soft clothes. There are a lot of extras (baby wipe warmers, for instance) ... Read More »

Top tips for avoiding arguments with children

Top tips for avoiding arguments with children

This can be really frustrating.  One thing to remember though is that kids who argue a lot can often become confident adults who are well able to stand up for themselves and what they feel is right and wrong. I know that’s not much consolation now though so here are a few things that might help. It takes two to ... Read More »

Top Tips for Surviving Pregnancy

Top Tips for Surviving Pregnancy

1. Stop reading Top Tip lists for Surviving Pregnancy! No, forget that, please read on, but trust that you are the expert on your own body and what works best for you. There is no one right way to do any of this. What worked for your best friend or sister-in-law may not work for you, and that’s okay. 2. ... 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 »

Tips for Tantrums

Tips for Tantrums

Disciplining small children sounds dramatic. The word discipline can sometimes have negative connotations as we associate it with punishment or a harsh regimen. In fact, discipline for toddlers and pre-schoolers, really means giving them boundaries, structures and limits to guide them and to keep them safe. There are very few small children who are wilfully bold but there are many ... Read More »