Month: July 2011

Teach baby self-recognition with mirrors

“Mirror, Mirror on the wall… I’M the awesomest of them all” – at least, that’s what I think my 18-month-old daughter is saying as she stands bewitched, gazing at the magnificence of her mirror image. Sadly (for me mainly), the only mirror in our house is attached to the medicine cabinet in the bathroom, so […]

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A children’s book for grown ups….

A topic that is sure to be the talk of mums groups around the UK is a book by California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach, called Go the F**k to Sleep. The book is a foul-mouthed, tongue-in-cheek bedtime book for parents who live in the real world. This is a children’s book for grown ups. Go […]

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Best outdoor Summer holiday activity? The Lido!

Nothing says “summer holiday” better than sunbathing by a pool, with the occasional dip in the water to cool down… Okay, if you have small children, that kind of luxury is probably the stuff of distant memories, not only because the cost of a holiday abroad is astronomical during the school summer holidays, but also […]

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Free Summer holiday fun

Looking for ways to entertain the kids this summer that won’t break the bank? Since we live in such a changeable climate, it’s wise to have a back-up list of plans for rainy as well as sunny days. Here are a few free Summer holiday fun ideas to keep them busy, whatever the weather: Fun […]

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How long should a toddler nap?

My eighteen-month-old daughter is a proper grump if she forgoes an afternoon nap. And a grumpy baby makes a grumpy mummy. So nap time is essential. But, just how long should a toddler nap? Prima Baby & Pregnancy suggests that toddlers (aged 1-3) need a daytime nap, the length of which will depend on the […]

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