Tips for Surviving the Terrible Twos

Sebby

Although every child is different, there seems to be that one thing which every child has in common and that would be the Terrible Twos. As a parent, you feel horrible calling such a wonderful time in your child’s life ‘terrible,’ but there is no other way to describe the rapid onset of temper tantrums or your toddler’s stubborn resistance to being told what to do. While you, as a parent, know the purpose behind what you are instructing your… Continue Reading “Tips for Surviving the Terrible Twos”

The importance of a dental check on babies by the age of one

Child blue cup

A campaign to encourage all babies to be taken for their first dental check by the age of one was launched at the BSPD’s (British Society of Paediatric Dentistry) 65th Annual Scientific Conference in Manchester in September.  As a committed supporter of babies’ oral care since 1925, Bickiepegs Healthcare, which was a sponsor at the conference, has identified the key role Health Visitors can play in the education of parents of infants.  To that end, Bickiepegs has launched an initiative… Continue Reading “The importance of a dental check on babies by the age of one”

Stickle Bricks Big Red Bucket Review

Stickle Bricks

I remember Abbey, Callan and Kian all loving Stickle Bricks when they were little, often making me fun creations such a flowers, cars and houses. Stickle Bricks seemed to have disappeared by the time I had Isaac and Eliza but they are back!! We were sent the Stickle Bricks Big Red Bucket to review and the kids could not wait to get stuck in and creating things. Stickle Bricks are the perfect first construction toy for babies, toddlers and beyond. Combining… Continue Reading “Stickle Bricks Big Red Bucket Review”

Give the Gift of Sleep this Christmas

Newborn

Being a new parent is probably one of the most exhausting periods in anyone’s life and if like me you are gifted with a non-sleeper it can be extra tough. What if you could give the gift of solid sleep? Parents-to-be can now get clued up on how to get solid stretches from as early as 3 weeks (and yes, including breastfed babies, too!!) thanks to support from Eve and her team at Calm and Bright. Contrary to popular belief,… Continue Reading “Give the Gift of Sleep this Christmas”

A bad case of the water wobbles!

Underwater photo

My kids love the water, well they have to with a surname like ours, but we have had our fair share of water wobbles along the way with my normally confident Eliza currently having a very rocky patch. A water wobble is a dip in water confidence and are very common with babies and young children who can suddenly stop enjoying their classes. They exhibit themselves in various ways; Sebby went through a stage of a quiet show of unwillingness to… Continue Reading “A bad case of the water wobbles!”