Tag Archives: Parenting Tips

Stop, Look and Listen! It’s Road Safety Week 2016

This week (21st 27th November) is Road Safety Week 2016, the UK’s flagship event to promote safer road use. 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 … Continue reading

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What are the benefits of Mud Play?

Mud is practically unavoidable now the winter months are here, but did you know that playing in the mud is beneficial to children? Children playing in mud should no longer be your worst nightmare; it’s widely being recognised as a … Continue reading

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Celebrate World Nursery Rhymes Week with the our Top 20 Nursery Rhymes.

Nursery rhymes date back to the late 18th century and play an important role in early childhood by helping children to master key skills such as communication and social skills. Recently we couldn’t decide on a favourite so we asked for your … 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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Child safety and first aid advice for Bonfire Night.

Although Bonfire Night is a family orientated event, the safety and comfort of children is always a concern. We’ve put together a list of Top Tips to help you keep your children happy and safe this year. Top Tip: Fireworks are considerably louder … Continue reading

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Talking Potty Training to your toddler.

Potty training – an emotional time for you and your little one!Paren Most children go through three stages in developing bladder control: 1) They become aware of having a wet/dirty nappy. 2) They get to know when they are weeing, and may tell … Continue reading

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Treasure Baskets for babies; what are they all about?

Have you heard about treasure baskets for babies but are not really sure what they are all about? Treasure Baskets  contain collections of objects that are usually natural or made from natural materials, such as rolling pins, fir cones, feathers and fruit. Evidence … Continue reading

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Ten steps for healthy toddlers.

The toddler years are a time of rapid change. After your child’s first birthday he or she may: Show some food preferences – this might be for different textures, tastes and colours Like to feed himself or herself and be more … Continue reading

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Top tips for minimising allergies.

Did you know that 50% of young children in the UK now suffer from some sort of allergy, much higher than a generation ago? An allergy is an immune reaction causing local or systemic acute inflammation in susceptible individuals after … Continue reading

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The most popular nursery rhymes.

Here at Small Steps Parenting we’ve been talking about what our favourite nursery rhymes were when we were young, and how many our children still love them now! So we have put together some words and lyrics of some of the … Continue reading

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