Does your toddler refuse to hold your hand?

Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes, answers one reader’s question about her toddler's dislike to holding her hand Q.) My two and a half year old son refuses to hold my hand and is always running away...

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...

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?...
tantrums

Tackle toddler tantrums with diet adjustments

Adjusting your child's diet could be the secret to a more peaceful life with the tantrums, says nutritionist Louise Pyne Think about the last time your tummy started to grumble. At the same time you...

Is your toddler going through a clingy stage?

Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes, answers one reader’s question about her clingy daughter Q.) Our two-year old has suddenly started getting very clingy and is refusing to go to bed, which is not normal for her....
childcare

Choosing the right childcare for your family

Struggling to decide on the best childcare for your family? Georgina Blaskey weighs up the options Deciding on the type of childcare that’s right for you and your little one depends on many factors –...
potty training

How to tackle potty training

Time to ditch the nappies? Ensure you're well-prepared and you'll ace potty training, says Louise Pyne Mastering the switch from nappies to pants is a huge milestone in your toddler’s life, and as a parent,...

Is your toddler going through the terrible twos?

Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes, answers one reader’s question about her toddler who's going through the terrible twos Q.) My two year old is certainly going through the terrible twos at the moment and I just...

How to help your child get the most out of early education

We asked Christine McLelland, headteacher at North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep, to give us some advice on early education at nursery school Whether you’re a first-time parent or have done it all before, you no doubt...

Do you have a clingy toddler?

Throughout your parenting journey it's likely that your little ones will go through a clingy stage. Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes, answers one reader’s question about her toddler… Q) My 20 month old won’t sleep in...