Win an Axkid Minikid Rear-Facing Car Seat

You may remember the last week I reviewed the Axkid Minikid rear-facing car seat. Well Axkid have kindly let me give one away to my readers. It’s a wonderful prize worth £349, and one I know you will love for your child. To enter to win a Minikid in the colour of your choice, please fill in the widget at…

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The Axkid New Minikid Rear Facing Car Seat Review

Your child’s safety is the utmost importance, so you want them to be as safe as possible while travelling in a car. You hear about so many traffic accidents nowadays that the road can be a scary place. It was in our local news recently that a lady unfortunately lost her life after colliding with a slow-moving tractor, but the…

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#SaveChildcareVouchers – Will Closing The Scheme Affect you?

Did you know that as of 4th October 2018 the Childcare Voucher Scheme will close to new entrants? Will this affect you? Many parents and of course future parents to be will lose out on vital childcare support. After this deadline, parents will be unable to join the Childcare Voucher Scheme, this will of course see working families receiving less…

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The Benefits of Messy Play For Children

Children love getting messy. Baby girl loves nothing more than jumping into muddy puddles. Or playing with her milk and Coco Pops. She loves to get her hands dirty. I love the benefits of messy play for children that it can bring to them. Messy play is also beneficial for babies as well, it can help with their cognitive development.…

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CALPOL® discovers the next ‘Face of Fastmelts’ for Sixplus Fastmelts

CALPOL® was a lifesaver for us this past weekend when my baby had her 3rd set of immunisations. It’s a brand I trust, and my mum did when I was small. Since February CALPOL® have been searching for the ‘Face of Fastmelts’ for the CALPOL® SixPlus Fastmelts new packaging in store this Autumn. The competition entailed parents and guardians around the country to share photos…

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Child Friendly Holiday Destinations For New Parents

The Summer holidays are now here so it’s the best chance to make the most of spending quality time together as a new family. Yet where to you go on holiday with babies and toddlers? With the help of Babythingz — a leading UK supplier of cute cosytoes for prams and buggies — we’ve discovered the top child-friendly holiday destinations…

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The Importance of Reading to your Kids When They’re Young

Reading to your kids is important, but those who read to their kids every single day get way more benefits when compared to those who read to their kids once a week. Reading helps a child to increase their vocabulary and it also helps them to know how to read and write as well. Of course, if you want to…

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The Pros and Cons of having a Third Child

I have a 2 year old and a 11 week old. Two children. An even number. Would I consider having a third child? What are the pros and cons of having a third child? I’m the second of four. My mum had us three girls before having a boy. As you can see I’m from a family of six and…

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Beat Summer Holiday Boredom By Getting In The Garden

The six weeks or so that the children have for summer holidays from school can seem an awfully long time to a child. They get bored very easily, but just for a moment consider how it is for children in some other countries. For instance, in Spain, the holiday lasts 12 weeks, and in Australia, it is 10 weeks. These…

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How to Survive on Little Sleep as a Mum of Two

I have been a mum of two for 8 weeks now. Baby girl has always been a good sleeper and now at 28 months old she will easily sleep 12 hours a night. I forgot what it was like to have broken sleep when baby dottie came along. Now I’m surviving on a couple of hours here and there. My…

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Technology, Social Skills and Fitness Levels in Kids

Technology, Social Skills and Fitness Levels in Kids – When I was a child, I was lucky to have a sony walkman. Nowadays with advances in technology kids know how to use and have tablets, smartphones and are on social media all the time. What I’m intrigued to know as a parent is what effect is this having on our…

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Explaining to a two year old they are getting a sibling and how to prepare

Before the baby arrived we decided that we were going to get her some presents from her baby sister. She’s not a girly girl so not into dolls, but loves music so we got her a toy keyboard to play on. I wondered at the start how hard it was going to be explaining to a two year old they…

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Can A Woman Have It All?

*This is a guest post from Liberty over at Liberty on the Lighter Side Can a woman have it all? I don’t believe so. Assuming that is, that HAVING IT ALL means to have a successful career while simultaneously raising your children, with no other child care (no crèche, no nanny, no au pair, no granny). There simply isn’t enough…

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