It's a mum's life

Jo Frost: 'Becoming an author was one of my proudest moments

Jo Frost: 'Becoming an author was one of my proudest moments

Career news Hello Jo! So, you have a brand new show, Jo Frost: Nanny On Tour, and you’ve been filming in Holland. Tell us a bit about that. It’s...

Baby's first year

Weaning: how to get him onto solids

Weaning: how to get him onto solids

Weaning your baby onto solids can be a tricky time for parents. From gagging on lumps to only eating one type of food, there's lots to navigate. It's...

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School age

Staying safe online

Staying safe online

While you sit and read this article, what are your children up to? Outside in the garden? Reading a book? At the park with friends? There’s a good...

What’s your child doing on social media?

What’s your child doing on social media?

Keeping up to date with what your children are doing when they’re online can seem daunting....

5 ways to get them cooking

5 ways to get them cooking

1. Set up shop Take your children out with you when you go food shopping. Ask them to find all the...

Children's health

Sleep tips from real parents

Sleep tips from real parents

‘I have always had the same routine since the day Samuel was born. After dinner (or when he was a baby – the last bottle of the day), we go...

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Pregnancy & Birth

What to eat during your pregnancy

What to eat during your pregnancy

Now that you’re a mum to be, eating healthy meals is even more essential. Maintaining a balanced diet will help to ensure you and your baby have the...

The best antenatal classes

The best antenatal classes

Once the initial euphoria of being pregnant has subsided, it’s time for the real work to begin....

Toddler

Hazards in the home

Hazards in the home

Children under five are most at risk from a home accident, which is no surprise given that little ones are generally oblivious to potential hazards....

The guide to toddler tantrums

The guide to toddler tantrums

Being a toddler is not easy. You want something, but you don’t yet have the words to explain it....

Everything you need to know about sugar

Everything you need to know about sugar

One-in-five children aged between four and five is clinically overweight or obese (and one-in-three...

Pre-school

How to encourage creative play

How to encourage creative play

There’s a lot more to play than just fun and games. Everything children do through play helps them master how to live successfully in the adult...

The best summer camps and sports clubs

The best summer camps and sports clubs

When the bell rings to signal the start of their summer holidays, the kids will be ecstatic with joy...

Teaching your child to read and and write

Teaching your child to read and and write

Some parents believe teachers are the best placed people to teach their children how to read, but...

Travel

How to plan a successful day trip

How to plan a successful day trip

With the school holidays looming most parents will be thinking of ways to keep the kids entertained, and days out are part and parcel of this. If the...

Enjoy a family friendly spa day

Enjoy a family friendly spa day

Being a parent can be exhausting, so if you’re feeling in need of a break, why not book a night or...

Family

What does parenting mean to dads?

What does parenting mean to dads?

When dads see their child for the very first time they burst with pride – no matter what sex their youngster is. However, as they grow older, do...

Adoption facts and stats
How to survive the summer holidays...

How to survive the summer holidays...

Remember, there is the added expense for most parents over this time period to provide an extra meal...