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Tips for happy and healthy family mealtimes on a budget

The decorations are down, the kids are back to school, the first credit card bill of the year is looming and maybe our spending has to be curtailed for a little while. How do we cater for family meals on a budget?We all know that it is important to prepare and cook healthy balanced meals for our families, but [...]

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Tips to get fussy eaters to try Brussel sprouts this Christmas

Love them or hate them, they’re a Christmas tradition coming to a dinner table near you soon.Sprouts are guaranteed to divide opinion over Christmas dinner, and your child will likely be no exception. When it comes the good old Brussels sprout however, it seems that there is an actually completely objective reason to explain why Brussels sprouts have split the nation for [...]

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The benefits of nursery rhymes to children – National Nursery Rhyme Week 2017

“Hickory Dickory Dock…” As a parent, you probably find yourself singing daft songs on loop at any point of the day. It’s just one part of the job description that can’t be avoided, but from time to time, you might find yourself questioning if there’s any real sense to those age old nursery rhymes. You might also wonder whether they [...]

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Top tips for a happy trip to the pool during Baby Swimming Week 2017

It’s National Baby Swimming Week this week, which encourages parents and carers to get out there and swim with their little ones.(Image courtesy of SwimFin)It's well documented that the earlier you introduce your child to the swimming pool, the better it will be for their water confidence, as well as a number of other physical, [...]

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The Role Breastfeeding plays in our wellbeing - World Breastfeeding Week

1st – 7th August sees World Breastfeeding Week celebrated all around the world with an aim of encouraging breastfeeding and improving the health of babies globally.The theme for 2017 World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is Sustaining Breastfeeding Together, which sees a number of organisations working together for the common good to promote the role that breastfeeding plays in our wellbeing.Breastfeeding is a [...]

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​Teddy Bear’s Picnic Day

Monday 10th July is Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day. If you are lucky enough to be at home with your little one(s) on Monday, why not get together some friends, your picnic essentials not forgetting your little one’s favourite teddy bear and make a day of it!?Whether you are at home in the garden, going for a stroll in [...]

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Some Dadspiration for Fathers Day - From Dad to Bib Designer, My Story

Founding our baby product company, Bibetta Limited, was a surprise entry in my grand career plan, but you never know which direction life will take you! When our baby daughter was born in 2001 I was a Product Designer for a large, technology design consultancy in Cambridge creating amazingly complex hi-tech products. But after eight years I took the plunge [...]

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Making a Meal of it!

To celebrate International Day of Families, we asked Carrie Smith, mum of 3, Dietary Educator and Personal Trainer at Glow Personal Training to give her view on the importance of family mealtimes with some top tips to make the most out of time together at the dinner table.If you are anything like me, family life is a constant quest to [...]

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A parent's guide to salt

A parent’s guide to saltWe all worry about which foods are good for our children and those that aren’t, but how do we really know how much salt is in our children’s food? It can be really overwhelming, especially with so many labels on food packaging these days. With official guidelines advising that children aged 1-3 should have no [...]

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​It’s a Poonami!

It’s a Poonami!Yes your heard it right…a poonami! We had never heard of this term until we asked some of our lovely parent bloggers to send us their funny change-time stories and pictures for our blog this month, and now we are sure that parents who have experienced it will coin the term in their parenting journals for time [...]

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