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5 summer survival hacks for parents

The summer holiday is the perfect time to bond as a family – here's how to make the most of those six weeks School's out and it's time for six uninterrupted weeks with the family. But...

The real reason children’s toothbrushes have coloured bristles

We're all aware of that there are different sizes of toothbrush depending on your child's age, but it seems there's a little known fact about why the bristles on children's toothbrushes are coloured –...

Could my child have sepsis?

Also known as blood poisoning (septicaemia), sepsis is the reaction to an infection in which the body attacks its own organs and tissues. Catherine Leong explains the risks and what signs to look out...

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?...

Time to talk: vaccinations

Dr Chiara Hunt and sister Marina Fogle of The Bump Class investigate...
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Struggling with potty training

We ask parenting expert Kathryn Mewes one reader's question about potty training Q: My two-year old son has zero interest in being potty trained. We have tried lots of different approaches - training seats, musical...

Just How Important is Sleep to Your Child’s Development?

Our children are taught the importance of diet and exercise. Alarmingly, another vital aspect of our well-being is struggle for many parents - sleep.

Sleeping woes, the night before Christmas

We all want a good night’s sleep before the long awaited day arrives. Read on for tips on how to get a new baby, a frightened toddler or an excitable child, sleeping more over...

How to perform resuscitation and CPR on an infant

Having the knowledge required to carry out first aid on an infant can be vital, yet 81% of parents admit they don’t have the skills required to administer even basic first aid, with statistics...

A Life with Autism

hey say that having a child changes your life forever. When you have a child like Natan, it blows it away.” For the first couple of years, Carine’s experiences of motherhood were just like...