Month: January 2013

Top selling American toy launches in UK

A clever little toy that has recently hit UK shelves is an orchestra box called Symphony in B. It hails from yonder land of Stars and Stripes and has been a best seller on the American market. The toy allows children to create their own orchestra and conduct their own symphony. There are 13 instruments […]

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How much does the tooth fairy pay for teeth these days?

When I was a child I discovered a trinket box full of little teeth on my mum’s dressing table. An expedition that started off as a quest for jewellery ended up in a discovery of both horror and intrigue. Why on earth did mum have children’s teeth stored in a pretty glass container in her […]

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5 tips to help your child give up dummy

This is what my mummy friend said to me this week (re: ditching her three-year-old’s dummy): “Poor Asa is going cold turkey on his birthday, but he just doesn’t know it yet…” – verbatim. I laughed. Of my mummy friends whose kids have dummies, it seems that going cold turkey is the most common approach […]

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How to look after kids when you are sick

One of the most difficult parts of parenting is looking after sick kids when you are sick yourself. It’s horrible. But sometimes we just have no option. I remember breastfeeding my month old baby girl with a tub next to my bed in case I needed to throw up, all thanks to some horrendous vomiting […]

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