Baby & Toddler

Welcome to our baby and toddler hub. From expert opinion to health advice, parenting tips and tricks to shopping guides, covering everything from baby's first days out to toddler sleeping patterns, we've gathered all the latest stories relating to your baby and toddler in one place.   Read our top baby and toddler stories here:

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British children receive almost £24million each year from the Tooth Fairy

New research conducted in line with National Smile Month reveals the cost of baby teeth has risen by over 43 per cent If you think the price of a cup of coffee in London is...
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How to choose the right nursery for your child

It's a big decision during their early years, so how do you choose the right nursery for your child, asks Georgina Blaskey The inaugural day your child goes to nursery is the first milestone in...

Do you have a clingy baby?

Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes, answers one reader’s question about her clingy baby... Q) I have a nine month old who is super clingy – he gets so angry and upset if I leave him for only...
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Five ways to boost your baby’s brain power

Louise Pyne on the five simple steps you can take to supercharge your child's cognitive development During pregnancy and throughout your baby’s first year, his brain undergoes a massive amount of growth. By the time...

Is your toddler ready to move out of his cot?

Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes, answers one reader’s question about the transition from a cot to a bed Q.) Is there a recommended age to move my 18 month old from a cot into a bed?...
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McDonald’s Happy Meal toys could be banned in the UK

McDonald's could be forced to discontinue their iconic Happy Meal toys in the UK, as part of a new Government crack-down on single-use plastics. Following the 5p charge for carrier bags, and plans to phase...
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CBeebies Bedtime Stories is airing its first ever signed episode

Comedian Rob Delaney will be the first host to present CBeebies Bedtime Stories signing in Makaton CBeebies Bedtime Stories is a much-loved favourite for many families across the UK, seeing the likes of Tom Hardy,...

How to prevent your toddler getting ill from nursery

Dr Sophie Niedermaier MD, consultant paediatrician at Richmond Practice, addresses why toddlers seem to get persistently ill from nursery Starting nursery brings a lot of exciting development for parents and their children. Unfortunately, there is...

Everything that’s happened on Earth since your baby was born

This clever new tool from Go Compare can calculate all things big and small that have happened on Earth since your baby was born Have you ever stopped to wonder how many breaths your baby...

Lulu’s Loo: A delightfully interactive potty training book

Lulu’s Loo: A Delightfully Interactive Potty Training Book By Camilla Reid, illustrated by Ailie Busby Bloomsbury, £6.99 If you’ve reached the potty training stage, or are beginning to think about it, this great book is the...