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4 Common Sleep Problems in Young Children

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

Sleep is when children grow and is essential for their development. Helping children learn the skills of a good night’s sleep from an early age will benefit everyone in the home. There are lots of problems that can get in the way of a suitable sleeping routine. Here are 4 common ones and tips on how to solve them. But I’m Not Tired Yet! You’ve probably already heard this one. Young children don’t know if they’re tired or not and as a result they can become overtired. An overtired child will demonstrate some common traits including: Tearful Moody Clingy Clumsy...

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5 Tips to Keep Your Child Safe on Bonfire Night

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

Bonfire night can become one of those happy memories that stay with us forever. Bonfires and firework displays amaze us, but they can also scare some children and there are dangers to be aware of. We are sharing a few tips to help you all create happy family memories and traditions together each bonfire night. Babies ears are very sensitive to noise and so they should be protected to help keep your baby calm and to protect their hearing. You have a few choices on how to protect your child’s ears. You can use ear muffs, baby ear plugs or...

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4 Potty Training Tips to Save Ripping Your Hair Out

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

Potty training seems easy for some but very difficult for others. It’s hard to know when to start, which techniques to use and how to remain cool, calm and collected throughout the whole process. We have five tips to share with you that we hope will make potty training less stressful for everyone. Don’t Rush Potty training isn’t a competition. You get nothing for being first in the group for potty training and nothing for being the last. It really doesn’t matter, what does matter is waiting for your child to be ready.  Pay attention to your little one’s actions....

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Making Bedtime Easier

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

Do you have a child aged 1 year or older that is keen on getting out of bed at times when they should be sound asleep? This is a common problem, especially during the transition stage between the cot and their first bed. You need not despair, we have the perfect sleeping aid that lets children know when it’s time to be in bed and when it’s time to get up and start the day. Our Sleep Tight All Night collection is a range of soft cuddly toys that are the perfect bedtime companion, but that are also an excellent...

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How to Help Your Child’s School Anxiety

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

Some children will run happily into the school playground and give their parents a fleeting goodbye before they head in for the day. Others find school a lot more traumatic. They cling to their mum or dad's legs, ask not to go, throw tantrums in the car and in the playground. They are stressed out and so are the mums and dads who are trying their best to encourage their children to go to and enjoy school. Their anxiety is understandable, starting preschool or school is a massive change to life as they have known it. There are new faces,...

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