The Dangers of using car seats with winter coats!

Oct 11, 2019 - by ajones

Many parents think that as their car seat is safe and fitted correctly, that their child will be safe in the unlikely event of an accident. Well, that isn’t always the case.
Life with tiny humans brings lots of adventures and many that take us out in the car. During the winter months many dress their children in thick clothes, coats or jackets and place them straight into the car seat.

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The best family-friendly festivals in the UK

Apr 29, 2019 - by Online4baby

Winter has come to an end and we're all starting to plan for the Summer ahead. For those festival goers amongst us, there are now more family-friendly festivals than ever to choose from, offering a wide range of activities to keep the kids and even the adults entertained. Just make sure you pray for sunshine!

Here's our selection of some of the best family-friendly festivals in the UK 2019:

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Essentials for Travelling with a Baby

Mar 1, 2019 - by Online4baby

So, you’ve decided to hit the road (or the rails or the skies or the high seas) with one or more of your little bundles of joy. A daunting prospect for many, but far from impossible. There is plenty of advice out there on how to make your journey, and your stays away from home, as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. Who knows? Your holiday meant end up actually feeling like a holiday!

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The 50 most influential parenting bloggers on Twitter in the UK 2019

Feb 28, 2019 - by Online4baby

One year ago, we were shivering in the grip of the Beast from the East, this year we’ve enjoyed (if felt a little creeped out by) the warmest days of any February on record.

But something never changes, people want to know who has the most influence in this blog-eats-blog game of online parenting.

You’ve come to the right place – our updated 2019 list of the 50 most influential UK parenting blogs on Twitter.

Once again, we looked at the Tots 100 and a few other accounts that were recommended to us from last time around. You can see the 2018 results here.

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Should children be doing Valentine’s Day?

Feb 13, 2019 - by Online4baby

Some people give Valentine’s cards to their kids. Other people think that’s a bit creepy. Nevertheless, according to card manufacturers sales are up for cards addressed to other family members.

Diehard romantics might baulk, but perhaps the meaning of Valentine’s Day is changing. And maybe it’s changing because of children.

The difficulty of explaining ‘romantic love’ might cause some parents to kind of give up, especially when they sense that questions about commitment and sexual desire are just around the corner.

Young children aren’t capable of discriminating between romantic love and platonic love, so why labour the point?

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Should you declutter your kids? 10 Konmari-inspired tips

Jan 31, 2019 - by Online4baby

Amongst the many delights that a new life brings to the family home – laughter, cuddles, all the words you see stenciled on people’s walls on Instagram these days – the most delightful has to be the clutter fills that every corner of your once-immaculate home, right?

You could spend every waking moment of your precious life tidying up after the little angels, but that would be like herding cat litter, like painting the Forth, fifth, sixth and seventh bridges. Your mental health couldn’t survive.

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The 20 best kids and family crafting blogs of 2019

Jan 17, 2019 - by Online4baby

If your kids are complaining of being bored at the weekend or during the school holidays, and you want them to do something more creative than watching back to back episodes of Boss Baby on Netflix, we've come up with a list of our 20 favourite UK-based blogs with craft ideas.

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What do you need to know about postnatal depression among Dads?

Dec 13, 2018 - by Online4baby

As fathers in recent years have been encouraged to be more hands-on with their children and more supportive of their partners after the gruelling experience of childbirth and recovery from it, the number of new fathers struggling with some form of postnatal depression seems on the increase.

The fact that many families live away from their closest relatives means that the support networks of times past that would give the parents a break from caring for their new-borns are absent.

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10 Ways to Not Spoil Your Little Ones This Christmas

Dec 5, 2018 - by Online4baby

One day of being spoilt doesn’t lead to spoilt children; that happens throughout the rest of the year. However, if you think a greedy, grasping Yule could tip them over the edge, here are the Ten Commandments of Christmas that Moses forgot – or didn’t need, as he was Jewish.

What does being spoiled even mean?

We all know the scene. Many of us have witnessed it ourselves. A couple of young kids tearing their way through a pile of gifts like an Egyptian pyramid with the care and attention of a pack of festive piranha, wrapping paper and tears and envy and rage all over the lounge, the tree weighed down with bad feeling and disappointment.

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How to keep the kids warm this winter

Nov 29, 2018 - by Online4baby

We only seem to have had a couple of chilly days so far this year, but when the cold snap comes (and come it will) no one wants to be left with their pants down (so to speak).

So, we’ve had a look around and come up with a few handy tips to help keep your little treasures warm and dry this winter.

Layers

It’s all about layers. This is one of those many occasions when you look to the wisdom of the ancients. Remember all the cardies and vests that your Grandma seemed to wear?

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