Squeezie, squeaky bath toys may be your little one’s favourite things when it comes to tub-time, but they’re actually pretty yucky; deceptively smiling receptacles for mould and miscellaneous microbial grossness. Here’s how to blitz the nasty stuff–and still keep bubs happy with his menagerie of plastic duckies.
YouTube has recently received an avalanche of bad press, criticised for its poor control over potentially harmful content advertised as ‘kid-friendly’. A scary revelation for any parent who’s ever left their child alone with an iPad–even just for the few minutes it takes for one of these disingenuous videos to begin streaming; but the good news is that YouTube is cracking down on the offending users and inappropriate uploads.
This pestilent remnant of the Victorian age is rearing its red head again, with a 50% rise in reported cases in England in 2017 compared to 2016. Here’s how to spot the telltale signs–and what to do next.
If there’s one recipe you must ensure mastery over this festive season, it’s the gingerbread recipe–imperative for sweet-laden gingerbread houses and hordes of gingerbread folk (or zombies, depending on the inclinations of the household). This supremely easy recipe won’t just guarantee you a no-fail batch of golden, spiced glory, but will also keep little hands busy–and bellies quiet at the promise of such deliciousness…win-win!
According to recent research, the prevalence of invisible pals is on the decline. A stat quoted in The Guardian–comparing the imaginations of children at the turn of the millennium and those of today–revealed that in 2001 nearly half of all British children had an imaginary friend. Today, the percentage is just 17%.