Tag Archives: Parenting Tips

Pretend Play is good for emotional growth.

Playing pretend is a natural part of growing up. Most children show the first signs of playing pretend at around 18 – 24 months old. Have you seen your toddler speaking gobbledygook into the phone? Maybe your little one has … Continue reading

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5 top tips to beat the January Blues.

If you believe everything you read on the internet then today is “Blue Monday” – reported to be the most depressing day of the year: tight waistbands, echoing bank accounts, winter viruses, failed detox regimes, back-to-work blues… the list goes … Continue reading

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10 tips for successful weaning.

Weaning provides the perfect opportunity for developing a healthy & balanced diet for your baby and laying the foundations for a great relationship with food, says a survey of mums across the UK, launched in conjunction with ‘The Organix Little … Continue reading

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Common causes of foot and leg pain in children.

Getting to the Foot of the Problem! “Don’t worry – they’ll grow out of it” is a common response to parents concerns about the development of their children’s feet or legs. In some cases this can be true, however as … Continue reading

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Cradle Cap – what is Cradle Cap and how to treat it?

We have all heard of Cradle Cap but what is it and how do you treat it? Cradle Cap is the yellowish, greasy scaly patches that sometimes appear on the scalp of young babies. It’s a common, harmless condition that … Continue reading

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Did you know that those who regularly eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight? When you skip breakfast your blood sugar levels drop below the normal level and you’ll most likely experience cravings and a drop in energy. This … Continue reading

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Top Tips for leaving your child at nursery.

– Do introduce the idea a few weeks before – say how great it’s going to be to make lots of new friends and play with different toys etc – Do visit the nursery before the big day with your child for an hour or … Continue reading

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New Year, New You! Stay in shape with five easy tips for weight loss

Are you trying to lose weight as part of your New Year Resolutions or just trying to get back to your old self after having a baby? Follow our five easy tips for weight loss; 1) Don’t skip breakfast; it helps … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2017 from Small Steps Parenting.

Happy New Year everyone! What a year 2016 was! We have produced many fantastic new Small Steps Parenting Magazines, we have had some HUGE competition winners, found amazing offers and discount codes to save you money, added lots of recipes for your baby, toddler, and all the family, shared … Continue reading

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Fire safety at Christmas.

Christmas is a special time for celebration and should not end in tragedy because of the extra hazards that are present at this time of year. Here at Small Steps, and with help from Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, we want you … Continue reading

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