Teething is NOT a Myth!

Believe it or not, there are a certain amount of health practitioners out there who have claimed that teething pain does not exist. Whilst researching for my book I came across articles that claimed every symptom parents’ have ever reported, over hundreds of years, are not linked to teething, that children get approximately 20 viral infections in their first couple of years and coincidentally they get 20 teeth, so we are mistaking teething for colds and that most of the signs are in fact made up in our own minds. Continue reading “Teething is NOT a Myth!”

When Chicken Pox Strikes

Chicken pox has finally reached us after knowing quite a few people coming down with it in the last few months and it hitting pre-school just recently too. It is inevitable when your child comes into close contact with so many other children but it was still a surprise and then the realisation hit that we didn’t actually know anything about what we needed to do. Continue reading “When Chicken Pox Strikes”

Review: Life’s Little Bugs

As soon as I heard of the concept of the Life’s Little Bugs books I just knew they were right up our street and was over the moon when Tina, the author, asked me to review a set. She has brought together education with fun rhyming stories to teach children the importance of looking after themselves, one another and the environment. There are 7 books in the series and each has been entirely Continue reading “Review: Life’s Little Bugs”

My Top Tips For Overcoming Teeth Brushing Issues

One area I am often asked about is how to keep up good oral care when the child is either in teething pain or is going through a phase. I thought I would share some of the information that I have provided in my book to give some reassuring advice and, hopefully, some useful tips.

 

It’s not always straightforward when it comes to brushing your child’s teeth. When they are teething it can be too painful to do. Other times Continue reading “My Top Tips For Overcoming Teeth Brushing Issues”

My Top Ten Travel Must Haves

It may only be February but after what seems like the longest cold spell I am craving the warmth of the sun and just this week we have been discussing where our holiday destination will be this year.

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that last year’s holiday was a very special one. Having previously only taken Jake to Cornwall on our trips, we were thrown into experiencing our first holiday abroad with him because my sister chose Zante, Greece as the venue for her wedding. Taking a two-year-old on a plane was something Continue reading “My Top Ten Travel Must Haves”

Sometimes I just want to be able to…

There were some areas of your life that you just used to take for granted before having kids. Strange things which you would never have given much thought to, things which are not areas you would have expected to become your issues in the future but all things that once you may have subconsciously enjoyed. Parenthood opens up a whole new world of daily battles and here are a few of the thing I sometimes just want to be able to do… Continue reading “Sometimes I just want to be able to…”