Summer Weaning Tips from Dr Jemma Hook aka The Mummy Dentist


Did you know that it is recommended to introduce your baby to drinking from an open cup from around 6 months onwards? Early introduction and following guidance about baby’s liquid intake can help to establish good feeding preferences. Tooth decay in children’s front milk teeth is often associated with certain drinking habits, therefore open cups can be great for babies for many reasons including; It encourages a sipping action (rather than sucking) This is good for promoting jaw development It… Continue Reading “Summer Weaning Tips from Dr Jemma Hook aka The Mummy Dentist”

Ten items to help get the kids outdoors this summer!


The sun is shining, the weather is warming up and cardigans and coats are starting to be replaced with t-shirts, shorts and maxi dresses. The trouble is your child just wants to sit in their bedroom and play on one of the many pieces of technology that every home seems to have these days which is not only contributing to the childhood obesity crisis but also to children’s mental health too. My children love being outside, but that does not… Continue Reading “Ten items to help get the kids outdoors this summer!”

How to Give Your Garden a Summer Makeover

Furzey Gardens

With the glorious weather we’ve had recently, isn’t it time you finally made your garden the little oasis that it ought to be?! Well, there are lots of things you could do to improve your outdoor space, but here are some of the best tips to ensure that yours is fragrant, beautiful and bursting with life… First, remember that making over a garden is very much the same as making over any room in your home. This means that you… Continue Reading “How to Give Your Garden a Summer Makeover”

Summer craft ideas for you and the kids


Sometimes the weather doesn’t always allow those promised days of sandcastles on the beach or walks in the park so you have to improvise with some crafty days inside, sticking fingers together and getting generally messy. But if you’re stuck for projects for you and the kids to undertake, try out some of these great ideas: Pretty pinwheels Is the weather looking particularly breezy out there? Then take advantage of it by making pinwheels and placing these in the flowerbeds… Continue Reading “Summer craft ideas for you and the kids”

Why I am voting for Camp Bestival!

Camp Bestival 2014

Sadly festival season is over for another year, although I am not sure even I would be up for partying in a freezing cold field in a typical British winter, but it is lovely revisiting all our old photo’s from the summer and reminisce about the fabulous fun we all had. We were first time family campers and even we were surprised by how well we coped.  The toilets were good, there were hot showers and the atmosphere was brilliant, if… Continue Reading “Why I am voting for Camp Bestival!”