Tag Archives: Baby

Baby milestones – birth to five year timeline.

A child’s development includes both physical and emotional stages. We frequently concentrate on the stages of our child’s physical development and have little insight or understanding about the importance of our child’s emotional development. Understanding the stages of your child’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Treasure Baskets

A Christmas Treasure Basket is a unique experience like no other item your child will have under the tree this year.  In a world of commercial plastic noisy toys, a Christmas Treasure Basket is like the cardboard box as opposed … Continue reading

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Messy Play Activity – Baby Hand and Footprint Painting

For adults, Messy Play can be a lot of work and stressful. However, there are many benefits to Messy Play. Early childhood education experts say that play is the work of the child. This is true for all kids, but … Continue reading

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10 Top Tips for a Successful Bedtime Routine

Sleeping and nap times are really important for both your baby and you! We hope these tips will give you the very best baby snoozes!! A warm bath and a relaxing massage before his or her bed time feed. Avoid … Continue reading

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Baby’s first Shoes – how to avoid baby and toddler foot problems

Footwear may not be the first thing you think of with a new born baby, but how to avoid baby foot problems is very important. First walking shoes are vitally important to your child’s foot health. Whilst your child is learning to move about, … Continue reading

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Nappy rash that won’t clear

Can you help with a question from one of our Small Steps Parenting members: Any advice for a Nappy rash that won’t clear? “DD2 is 6 months old and has had the most awful nappy rash for over a week now, … Continue reading

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Child Benefit – what do you do with yours?

One of our Small Steps mums has asked us to ask you for advice on Child Benefit – what do you do with yours? “I applied for child benefit and it has now come through. Ideally I’d like to use it … Continue reading

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Best car seat for a newborn baby?

There’s lots going on over on our baby and toddler forum with many like-minded mums & dads looking for parenting help, advice and information. Can you help with a problem?  Which is the best car seat for a newborn baby? “I am expecting … Continue reading

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Top Tips on food safety for babies and toddlers.

Good food hygiene and food safety is especially important when you have babies, toddlers and children in your family. Babies and young children are especially vulnerable to the bacteria that can cause food poisoning so ensure your baby is not … Continue reading

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Over 60% of mums would still prefer a Hospital Birth.

The recent change in guidelines from NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) about the safest place to give birth led us to conduct our own quick poll to see where our Small Steps mums would prefer to have … Continue reading

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