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Learning about Colours with your Toddler

Here are some ideas for learning about colours with your toddler: Go on a Colour Toy Hunt!  Start with crayons of each colour and have your child find toys that are the colour of each crayon. Sweetie Sorting!  Give your child a bag of Sweets and a muffin pan or ice tray and have them fill up […]

MMR Vaccine

MMR stands for Measles, Mumps & Rubella (sometimes referred to as German Measles). Vaccines against Measles, Mumps and Rubella are often given together at 15 months (instead of the Measles vaccine alone) and is administered again at 5 years of age. MMR & Autism The MMR vaccine has received a lot of bad press as […]

10 tips for School Time with your Toddler

Creating a special time (if you are at home or have time in the evenings or weekend) with your toddler to learn about words, numbers and the wonders of the world is a wonderfully rewarding experience. You may not be able to manage this everyday but it is worth the effort to try at least […]

Teaching your child how to swim

You’ve got all your gear ready to go. You’re well rested and so are your kids.  Where do you start? Your first visit to the pool will set the tone for the lessons to come. Use what you know about your child to make it a great experience for him, and he’ll be happy to […]

Potty Training

The most important thing to remember, when potty training, is that it is not a race. Toilet training might take days or months and every child is different. Let your child progress at their own pace. I promise you, you will not have a teenager still in nappies. My dear daughter said her first word […]

Organising for a Toddler

Adapted from our May Book Club reading – The Toddler’s Busy Book Having various boxes in strategic places all over the house will help keep your toddler entertained while you perform your daily tasks. A Bakers Box Performing kitchen tasks can be difficult when combined with keeping an eye on an energetic toddler. Kitchen cupboards and drawers are […]

Toddler Tantrums

Screaming, kicking and sometimes biting. Toddler tantrums, if you have not witnessed one, you’ve certainly heard about them. They are the result of the toddler’s limited ability to cope with frustration. While these mini-meltdowns are a normal part of a child’s development, there are ways parents can help toddlers to experience tantrums less often and […]

16 Week Injection

The 16 Week injection, as with the 8 and 12 week injections, consists of the following: Immunisation against Diphtheria, Tetanus and acellular or whole-cell pertussis (DTP) and Haemophilus influenza type B combined. As well as, Hepatitis B (Hb) and polio. For more information on these diseases, please read our previous article on the 8 Week Injection. […]

12 Week Injection

The 12 Week injection, as with the 8 week injection, consists of the following: Immunisation against Diphtheria, Tetanus and acellular or whole-cell pertussis (DTP) and Haemophilus influenza type B combined. As well as, Hepatitis B (Hb) and polio. For more information on these diseases, please read our previous article on the 8 Week Injection. At this […]

8 Week Injection

Hesitantly you enter the doctor’s/clinic’s room preparing yourself for your baby’s first ‘shots’…. It is never an easy thing to see your poor baby, which you have nurtured and loved for all of eight weeks, being injected with diseases via a needle which you yourself cringe at the sight of! Nevertheless, these first injections are […]

Introducing Solids

Every parent has a number of magical parenting moments pre-programmed in his or her brain even before the baby is born. Watching your child’s first step…. Having your first phone conversation…. Letting go of the two-wheel bicycle for the first time as your child   rides away… All are common, wonderful parenting expectations. The first feeding […]