Month: November 2010

Blue for a boy, pink for a girl?

How much do we condition our children to fit our (and society’s) pre-conceptions? Do we unconsciously select blue clothing for our sons and pink for our daughters?  And how would we feel if our sons wanted to wear hot pink?  Judging from the public reaction to Shiloh Jolie-Pitt’s tomboy wardrobe, the subject is clearly a […]

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Non toxic baby products

We have a bit of a plastic embargo in our house.  This goes for toys (plastic is only condoned in the bath, otherwise everything’s pretty much wooden or material), furniture (did you know you can get a wooden child’s loo seat?) and it also extends to eating materials.  Ok, so the china cereal bowls have […]

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Weaning help

Weaning your baby can strike fear into the hearts of otherwise confident new mums.  Common concerns range from a baby choking to worrying about getting the right mix of milk and solids. And when you’ve overcome those worries, you’ll be wondering what sort of recipes you should be making your baby! […]

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iPhone for toddlers

Duplo blocks?  Barbie?  Scooter?  Nope.  The favourite toy of toddlers in 2010 is Apple’s iPhone, according to the website Mac Daily News. My 5 year old is already saving up for one (and yes, she realises it’s a big save – she told me the other day that she thinks she should have enough in […]

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Mamascarf

Considering it is completely natural, nutritionally best for your baby and an all-round good thing to do, breastfeeding in public can attract an awful lot of unwanted attention.  Only recently, a breast-feeding mother was asked to be more discreet whilst she fed her newborn in a library, where the only other person present was a […]

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