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5 Christmas Safety Tips for Your Toddler

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Christmas is a fun time, but it does come with increased risk in the home. We don’t want to cause worry, but today we’re sharing some simple tips on how to keep your toddler safe over the Christmas holidays. Buy toys from trusted retailers and avoid buying fakes. Reputable retailers will follow the regulations in place to keep children safe. Many pop-up or temporary shops sell imported toys that may not have arrived on our shores legally. Make sure all the toys you buy conform to the safety requirements. You can report any illegal toys to help remove them from...

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Parent Tips – First Day at Pre-School

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Many youngsters will be starting preschool or nursery for the first time. It can be an anxious time for parents, but there are a few things you can do to ease you both into the brand new schedule.  Read our tips for the first day below and please come and share your own tips with us over on our Facebook page. Spend the day before being active and getting plenty of fresh air. Get all the little jobs done (such as sewing in those pesky name labels) a few days before so you’re free to have fun together. Aim to...

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Health Benefits of Child’s Play

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  Image Source: Architopher Playgroups, ballet class, swimming club, these are all great ways to give your children some much needed exercise and release of energy. They’re all great structured activities and they have their place, but allowing children to let loose and run around in the garden or at the local park can be just as healthy, if not more so. A study by Welsh scientists discovered that six short sprints, lasting just 30 seconds, performed three times a week, can have the same cardiovascular benefits as five 45 minutes sessions of more traditional exercise. This is the same...

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Encourage Your Toddler to Get Moving

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Are you fed up of seeing your toddler sit on the sofa and watching television? You probably didn’t want to raise a mini couch potato but these things can happen, but that doesn’t mean you can’t change things. There’s plenty you can do to help your toddler get active, here are a few tips to get started with. If your child is crawling put the toys out of reach but in sight. Put toys up on the sofa behind a cushion to encourage pulling up. Freedom from the straps – how much time is your child spending in their push...

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Moving from the Cot to a Big Bed!

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Many parents feel anxious about moving their child from their cot to a bed. While many base the move on the child’s ability to escape the cot sometimes there are other triggers in play, such as the arrival of a new baby in the family or the age of the child or their size, (not all children like climbing!). There are no rules but the usual age to consider the move is over 18 months old. The move doesn’t have to be stressful but sometimes it can lead to some sleepless nights, which is why it’s often not a good...

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