How to adopt ‘me time’ as a new parent
Oct24

How to adopt ‘me time’ as a new parent

It would be fair to say that there are more than a few shocks to the system when it comes to life as a new parent. Sleep most definitely falls into this category and unsurprisingly is the side effect that usually grabs all of the headlines. By Elnur Shutterstock However, there is more, and another example comes in the form of ‘me time’. In other words, back in your pre-parent days, you had all of the time in the world to...

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What are the laws and safety surrounding child car seats?
Oct22

What are the laws and safety surrounding child car seats?

Would you be confident when it comes to the rules and regulations about child car seats?  If you’re unclear, this article – from SEAT dealership Vindis – should offer some clarity… Legality As already mentioned, a child will generally have to use a child car seat until they reach their 12th birthday or reach 135 centimeters in height. Once they have surpassed one of these measures, the child will need to wear a seat belt. If a...

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Expecting a baby: what do you need to budget for?
Feb06

Expecting a baby: what do you need to budget for?

Having a baby is one of the most exciting moments in anyone’s life. But amidst the excitement and trepidation (and outright terror… they’re your responsibility for HOW long? And they come out of WHERE?), the practical side of things also have to be remembered in terms of how much it will cost to raise them. Everyone wants the very best for their child – and the best place to start is by planning out what you need to...

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Neal’s Yard Baby Barrier Cream. EVERY house needs it.
Sep13

Neal’s Yard Baby Barrier Cream. EVERY house needs it.

Honestly – I’m a bit of a bore on this. Neal’s Yard Baby Barrier Cream is one of my top ‘new baby’ gifts; this little blue pot is an essential in any house.  Most Mum’s prefer anything that goes near their babies to be as additive-free as possible. So it’s no surprise that we love the Neal’s Yard range either! Natural products, beautifully packaged… of course we love them. But...

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Spotted! SUPER Adorable Crocodile toy – under £10 AND Fair Trade too!
Jan10

Spotted! SUPER Adorable Crocodile toy – under £10 AND Fair Trade too!

I know it’s not your average baby soft toy. But LOOK at these gorgeous crocs! Irresistibly bright and cheery, soft with textures and handily chewable flappy bits, and the absolute perfect shape for small hands to grab and carry. And on top of all that, he’s good for your conscience too – Cushy the crocodile (Cushy? He looks far more like a Stanley to me, personally) is the newest addition to Barefoot’s range of...

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Katinka’s Tail Review – It’s A New Judith Kerr Book, People!
Nov22

Katinka’s Tail Review – It’s A New Judith Kerr Book, People!

Judith Kerr OBE . Oh how I love her. Come on, we ALL do – show me a parent, and I’ll show you a battered copy of The Tiger Who Came To Tea. Her oddly age-irrelevant and rather wonderful ‘When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit’ is one of my top ten comfort reads. I grew up with wonderful Mog, and enjoyed them all again the second time round with my children when they were small. But I couldn’t get quite as excited...

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