Author Archives: Andy Meears

Giving birth via a vaginal birth or Caesarean section

The moment you’ve been waiting for is almost here: the birth of your baby! Millions of women across the world deliver their babies into the world each year, soon forgetting the agonising pain when their tiny bundle of joy is … Continue reading

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Brocolli & Carrot Puree Homemade Baby Food Recipe

A great first mix of purees which makes lots of portions – ideal for freezing in ice-cube trays for weaning your baby. See our recipe page for full instructions

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Summer Sizzler of Competitions. WIN one of four sets of children’s hair products worth £30 each.

It’s Week 11 of our Summer Sizzler of Competitions.  Let’s take a look at what you could win this week: Love Boo hair care is perfect for babies and children. Made here in the UK with rich, ultra-luxurious ingredients including … Continue reading

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The best swimming aids for toddlers

During your summer holiday there is nothing better than taking a dip in the pool or sea when the sun shines. But recent statistics show that a third of all UK children cannot swim, and so spending time around the water … Continue reading

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Baby Sensory – what is it and why it is good for your baby?

Small Steps Parenting members often ask us about baby sensory and for sensory activities. Did you know that babies learn more in the first year of life than at any other time? Baby sensory encompasses a whole range of activities that … Continue reading

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STOP, LOOK, LISTEN. Road safety for children

Teaching your child about road safety is an important learning stage in their lives, especially when they start walking to school. Showing your children about road safety can help them be safer when crossing the road and here at Small Steps Parenting, … Continue reading

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Short-tempered child

One of our Small Steps Parenting members has a short-tempered child and is looking for your advice “My daughter is quite short-tempered, she gets triggered very easily, and can hardly walk away from something she want without throwing a fist. … Continue reading

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Homemade Baby Food Recipe Bolognese for Babies

Red meat is very important for babies from 6 months because the iron they inherit from their mother runs out and the best source of iron comes from red meat.  You can make your own delicious Bolognese in minutes by … Continue reading

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A guide to keeping the kids entertained over the summer.

By Nicola Amies, Director of Quality Assurance, Bright Horizons Family Solutions. It might be tempting to let your kid sit around fiddling with their smartphone all day or lounging in front of the television during the summer break. Of course, … Continue reading

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Fruity Flapjacks – the healthy option.

The oats in these incredibly moreish Fruity Flapjacks give a slow energy release for your toddler and the dried fruit is full of fibre. Fruity Flapjacks make a great healthy breakfast if you’re in a hurry, and the best thing about them is that you … Continue reading

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