When it comes to the time to choose a childcare setting we all have certain areas that we want to be ticked off: experienced staff, outdoor time, educational play, socialisation, role play, plenty of stimulation and so on, but if you are a cloth parent, approaching childcare settings about using them can feel very daunting. Disposable nappies have been mainstream for a long time now and it may seem the easiest option to go along with this just to “fit in” but if we want to continue to spread the word about cloth, if we want our child/children to wear them full time, if we want to make a change and bring cloth to the forefront then talking about them and asking others to use them too is the way to help this to happen. In this article, I am going to share how I went about talking to a childcare setting about cloth nappies and how I got them on board (spoiler, it wasn’t hard!)Continue reading “Talking To Childcare Settings About Cloth Nappies… And Getting Them On Board!”
Pregnancy is a crucial period in a woman’s life with many difficulties. During this period of 9 months, significant changes take place in the body and in the organism. Many times, various problems have created that concern the regular operation of all the systems. The eyes are often the recipients of these changes. Thus, there may be changes in the pregnant woman’s vision, something that should be taken seriously, as in some rare cases and in situations that need special attention, the child’s labour technique will be done (normal or caesarean section is determined).Continue reading “How Does Pregnancy Affect Sight?”
Curious about when babies are ready for solid food and what kind of foods you should give them? Join us to find out!
The simple fact is that newborns eat milk. As you know, most experts recommend breast milk as the best source of all nutrients necessary for a child’s development. Nonetheless, if you can’t or for some reason prefer not to breastfeed, there are plenty of fantastic milk formulas that cover all of your little one’s needs. During this period, you might have lots of questions, such as which fenugreek substitute to use if you are breastfeeding, etc. But, generally in a couple of days both you and the baby get used to the feeding process, and it becomes smooth.Continue reading “Super Baby Food: Your Complete Guide to What, When and How to Feed Your Baby and Toddler”
As we all know, young children are impressionable. As they grow up, they’ll look to us as parents on how to act and view the world.
How we speak to our children also plays a big role in a child’s development and how they end up interacting with the world. Saying the wrong thing, even innocent phrases that seem harmless might have a negative effect.
Studies done by child psychologists (like the professionals at New Vision Psychology) have discovered the phrases that are doing the most harm. Below, we’ve rounded up 3 common things we say to our kids that we should stop doing. Keep reading to find out what they are.Continue reading “3 Things You Should Stop Saying to Your Child”
This year has been so tough, hasn’t it? I am really feeling it now and as an adult I can fully understand what has been going on. For our children, that has been a completely different matter. They have been pushed from pillar to post, gone back to normality and had it taken away again, all with little notice and all with little understanding. I do worry how many children will be affected by this mentally after such a long period of uncertainty and having watched my eldest suffer during this last stint, I have firsthand experience of how hard it can hit them.Continue reading “Helping Your Child With Their Lockdown Lows”
A mud kitchen is a great addition to the garden for the kids. It can provide hours of imaginative play, encourage them to play both alone and with siblings or you, it encourages them to get closer to nature and learn to explore their surroundings. Free play is probably the most popular way of using a mud kitchen but if you wanted to create a play setup I have 5 mud kitchen play ideas that your kids will love.Continue reading “5 Mud Kitchen Play Ideas Your Kids Will Love!”
Social skills are crucial because we need them to interact and communicate with our peers, whether at school or in our place of work, as well as our friends and family. However, social skills don’t just refer to verbal communication, they’re also about understanding facial expressions and body language. Of course, allowing your child to experience social situations with a variety of different people from a young age should set them on the right track, but there are other things you can do to help them with their social skills. A prep school in the South West explore in further detail below.Continue reading “Helping Your Child with their Social Skills”