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How to Tire Out Your Toddler

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

The summer holidays can be exhausting for mums and dads. There are always those days when all you want to do is relax in front of the television or get an early night but you find yourself constantly interrupted by restless toddlers that refuse to sleep. If you are hoping for a peaceful night try some of our tips on how to tire out an energetic toddler. Swimming is a fun activity that many children love, it’s also exercise that zaps up energy and promotes restful sleep. Visit the local swimming pool or Lido if the weather is warm. If...

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How to Help Children Sleep During Heat Waves

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

The forecasters have been teasing us with some warmer temperatures for next week. While most of us enjoy the prospect of the sun, many people struggle with sleeping during the hotter evenings, children included. Today we’re sharing some tips on how to help you little ones get a comfortable night sleep. Play outside during the day – remembering to be sun safe and drink plenty of fluids. Outside play helps to promote a good sleep, it uses up energy and sunlight can help to regulate sleep-wake schedules too. Grab some outside toys, such as our My First JCB range, slap...

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Preparing for a New Adventure – Starting Nursery

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

The summer holidays are here and that means before long, a new set of children will be entering nursery for the first time. The summer months are the perfect time to begin the preparations to help ease you and your pre-schooler into the new routine ahead. Here are a few tips we hope you’ll find useful. Learn the routine of the nursery and try and incorporate the same routine at home. Find out what time naps and rest times are and begin using the same times at home. Do the same thing with snack and meal times. Some nurseries and...

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Toddler Sun Safety Tips for Parents

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

The summer sun has arrived and just in time for the start of the summer holidays. It’s time to relax and make the most of the weather, together as a family. Brothers and sisters are home from school and there’s plenty of time to make the most of the great outdoors. However, it’s important to remember sun safety and begin teaching children early on about how to play safe without getting sunburnt. Here are a few simple tips that will help everyone get the vitamin D they need, safely. Always avoid being out in direct sunlight during the hottest times...

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10 Activities for Rainy Days

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

We’re not having the best August weather here in the UK. With the kids off school it’s hard to keep the kids entertained and stop them, and you, from feeling fed up. We’ve come up with ten fun activities that are ideal for keeping boredom at bay that will hopefully help you when the skies open. Kitchen Fun! The kitchen is a fun place to be and kids have a great time when they are allowed to get creative (and messy), mixing up concoctions and serving them to the family. Here are lots of great recipes that are very child...

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