Month: April 2011

Children’s different phases

As every parent knows, childhood happens in phases. With babies, these phases are easy to define: we get past the difficult period of not sleeping through the night, we get messy but come out the other side of weaning, we made it through the upsetting phase of seeing the pain and upset caused by teething […]

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Great home safety product for kids

When we moved into our new house last year, one of the things we liked most about it was the wall-to-wall brick fireplace/shelving arrangement that spanned one end of the living room and housed everything from books and photos to the TV and multitude of remote controls, DVD players and games consoles. At the time, […]

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New baby product alert!

As any parent knows, having children can completely transform your notion of what can be termed ‘exciting’. A night on the town these days might just seem like the prequel to the inevitable hangover, but the prospect of a new pushchair can almost compete with Christmas! So I’m not ashamed to admit that I couldn’t […]

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Can we ever be ‘too clean’?

Most of us have heard about the ‘hygiene hypothesis’, whether it be the scientific version or a home-spun theory that makes us feel better when we run out of time to clean the kitchen floor. In essence, the theory is that the abundance of antibacterial domestic and personal cleaning products in use these days means […]

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