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By Yvonne Wells on 12/02/2014 10:43

It goes without saying that the first day of school can become quite a dramatic affair – not only for the children involved, but also for their parents, anxious to leave their beloved offspring to deal with the educational reality on their own. A careful preparation for the big day will ensure that the child's first steps towards independence are easy to cope with for both parties involved. Here's a comprehensive selection of some necessary steps to follow in order to make the first day of school more exciting and less stressful.

By Steph Wilson on 21/01/2014 17:01
Did you know that the majority of toddlers seriously injure themselves at home? Falling down the stairs, banging their heads, pulling objects off surfaces on top of themselves, we’ve all known children to do at least one, if not all, of them. As parents, how can we make our family home safe for our children? You will often see stair gates, locks, catches, plastic or foam padding on table edges, and these are all wonderful injury prevention tools. But are there further preventative measures we can take?
By Tom Bowers on 14/01/2014 15:17
If you are currently looking to buy a new pushchair or pram, then it is important that you know what type would be best suited to your needs, before you go out and start browsing the shops.

If you’re fully prepared with the knowledge of exactly what you’re going to do with it and where you’re going to be taking it, you will be better equipped to buy a pushchair that suits you down to the ground.

By Wendy Shand on 08/01/2014 10:52
The 5 most common pitfalls when holidaying with your little ones, and how we at Tots strive to prevent any of them from ruining your family holidays!

The challenges of holidaying with children vary enormously depending on the age of your children.

By Ruth Harding on 29/10/2013 12:39
Winter is here and outdoor play is often not an option. Fear not, there’s plenty going on indoors to help keep your little one entertained.
How about decorating their bedroom together? Sounds challenging, but your really don’t have to be a DIY expert and your toddler will love helping. If you're stuck for ideas or the thought of attempting to put wallpaper up fills you with fear, our guide is here to help!

By Ruth Harding on 22/10/2013 11:47

Although Guy Fawkes Night (Bonfire Night) is a family orientated event, the safety and comfort of children is always a concern. So here’s a list of Top tips to help you keep your children happy and safe this year.

By Ruth Harding on 15/10/2013 14:26
Playtime with your infant is more than just fun and games, it also teaches your baby valuable life lessons. Games like "Peekaboo" and "This Little Piggy" aren't just simple ways to entertain your baby; they can also teach skills:

By Ruth Harding on 09/10/2013 08:05
Why children are being offered a flu vaccine?

Flu can be very unpleasant for toddlers and children. They have the same symptoms as adults – including fever, chills, aching muscles, headache, stuffy nose, dry cough and sore throat lasting up to a week. Some children and toddlers develop a very high fever or complications of flu such as bronchitis, pneumonia and painful middle ear infection. They may need hospital treatment, and very occasionally a child may die from flu.


By Ruth Harding on 01/10/2013 13:31
Are you hosting a Halloween party for your kids this year? No Halloween party is complete without fun games to play and I have ten classic and not so classic games that you can set up at your child's party that will be sure to be a childhood memory for your guests.

By Lee Cassidy on 24/09/2013 16:28
Now that baby is only one month away from their first birthday, they are no longer the infant that cannot do anything without you. They still need plenty of care and support, but their growing independence is becoming apparent. They may walk while holding your hands and possibly hold out an arm or leg to help you dress them. At mealtimes they may be able to grip and drink from a cup (though some children will not be able to do this yet) and hand feed themselves an entire meal.

Recent Blog Comments
Re: How to make a 1st Birthday special
Great post and thanks so much for including us :)
Re: Potty Training Pitfalls - Seven Mistakes it's so Easy to Make
Great blog,
i'm starting potty training soon so this was great to read :)