Every child goes through phases of not wanting to eat, and often there’s a good reason for it. I’ve put together a list of common reasons your 2 year old won’t eat when they seem otherwise well in themselves, and I’ve suggested some ways to get over this frustrating problem. I hate wasting food so I do my best to avoid it at all costs!
Reason 1 – Teething
While some children may have all of their teeth by the time they are 2 years old, the majority are still...
You may not be able to believe that this small child was once a tiny baby incapable of sitting upright in the highchair for more than 10 minutes at a time. Yes, I’m talking about your toddler, who now wants to assert their independence and is refusing the go in the high chair. Do you know when to stop using a high chair? It can be different for every child, for example my friend’s little girl has been trying to avoid the high chair since our kids were 18 months...
Recently, in the UK, a number of consumers have been asking is the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep safe for making their baby’s formula. In December 2016, the popular BBC consumer affairs program Watchdog brought to light a number of cases of sick babies, whose parents had all been using the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep machine. A mass panic seemed to unravel across Facebook and a number of parenting forums in March 2017 when images of mould growing in the water pipes...
Moving your toddler out of their cot and into a proper bed can be daunting for the parents as well as the child. Most parents will worry about their child falling out of bed, particularly if they are in a full size single bed half a metre up from the floor. Here’s a run down of the best bed rails for toddlers, including our tried and tested favourite.
Do I need a bed rail for my toddler?
When we moved our son out of his cot and into a bed, the first step for...
When you picture a newborn bundle of joy, quite often people think of a chubby little cherub all snuggled up in a beautiful basket with all the frilly trimmings. That basket is known as a Moses basket, after the biblical character who was found floating along the Nile as a baby in a basket. They are popular purchases for budding new parents, but I wonder if they’ve ever asked how long can a baby sleep in a Moses basket, before making their purchases. In this...
My second little man is now nearly 3 months old, and as both of my boys have been breastfed, finding a bottle to use to feed them expressed milk led to me heavily researching the best baby bottles for breastfed babies. Luckily my little boys have both taken to the first bottles that I tried with them so I can’t say I’ve tried them all, but all of these bottles come with recommendations from breastfeeding friends.
I have actually tried the Medela...
I know I don’t always write about “gadgets” per se, I’ve often extended the meaning to cover anything that’s a useful tool for your baby or toddler. This article though, will focus purely on the best gadgets for babies: high tech items which will make your life with a baby easier. Not necessarily “essentials”, but definitely nice to have if you can afford them!
1. Nanny’s Choice No Touch Thermometer
Pros: No need to wake your poorly baby to check their...
Swaddling causes a divide amongst the parenting community. Most people agree that babies like to be swaddled, but their is an increased risk of SIDS in swaddled infants, which can stop many parents from swaddling their baby. But what is swaddling and why do babies like swaddling in the first place?
What is swaddling?
Swaddling is the art of wrapping your baby to help them to feel cozy and snug. It can be done using a sheet, a blanket or a specially made...
Since having baby number two and making the decision to breastfeed again, I’ve also found myself wondering can you drink alcohol while breastfeeding without causing harm to your baby? I’m sure the same question races through most breastfeeding mums’ minds, so here’s my interpretation of what I’ve uncovered.
My “relationship” with alcohol
Prior to being pregnant with my first son, I would say I was a moderate social drinker of alcohol. My husband and I would...
And oh what a battle it can be… Our eldest son HATED having his hair washed. If you’ve come here looking for the ultimate answer on how to wash toddler hair, then I’m afraid I might not be able to help. What I can do is offer lots of different ideas that you can try, and hopefully figure out what works best for your little gem.
Silly as it may sound, once your child can understand you well, probably from around 18 months of age, by giving...