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5 Ways the Pandemic Has Impacted Childcare

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The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated the childcare industry. This industry is vital for the workforce, either for parents who work or to develop the workforce of future generations. Quality, affordable childcare has always been hard for parents to find, but now it is even more difficult than it was before. Most of the childcare facilities across the country are small businesses, which were hit the hardest during the lockdowns. The childcare industry has taken a massive knock because of the pandemic; below are the top five ways it has been negatively impacted:

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Here are eight easy crafts to do with your kids to keep them entertained during the school holidays – they are all easy to make, and they require just a few materials.

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Creating a Mud Kitchen Play Area

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Dealing with Common Child Behavior Problems

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Stress Free Birthday Cake Making For Toddlers

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Essential Guide to Weaning Your Baby off Breast Milk

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Switching from breast milk to formula can be a daunting process. The transitional phase from being fully breastfed to formula-fed is tricky but you can reduce the overwhelm by following some or all of the tips outlined in this essential guide to weaning your baby off breast milk.

Health experts generally recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Solids combined with breast milk for the next six months until your baby is 12 months old is the recommended time frame however, you can start weaning from six months to combine formula milk with solids instead of breastfeeding.

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