A Year of Firsts – The First Year of Parenting

Throughout life, we experience so many firsts – from the first year at school, first year at a new job, first year as a home owner, or the first year as parents. For me, the first year as a parent was definitely the most special ‘first’ – and as we’re getting ready for another year of firsts with our new baby due in December (our first girl), I’m looking back on our first year as parents.

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Avoiding Sickness When Travelling with Children

Avoiding Sickness When Travelling with Children

It can be difficult to keep your children safe from infection and illness when you are travelling. They are simply exposed to so many more surfaces and hazards when you are out and about. Not only do they want to touch everything that’s new and exciting to them, but they are also coming into contact with a lot of pathogens that they probably haven’t built up an immunity to yet.

Tips on Avoiding Sickness When Travelling with Children

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9 Strategies for Toddler Discipline

Guest post from Sarah Morgan of Wellbeingkid.com

Discipline seemed like such a strong word for me. I used to associate it with punishment or something that takes away the fun. But I learned that discipline is more of teaching than it is those negative misconceptions. It’s about setting rules and limits to encourage positive behavior and to stop inappropriate, aggressive and possibly dangerous behaviors.

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12 Ways to Keep Your Toddler Occupied During a Family Road Trip

Guest post from Jennifer Landis

The open road stretches out before you. You’ve got a full tank of gas, and the oil is topped off. Promises of a pristine beach, a cozy campsite or a fun family reunion are about to be fulfilled. You just have to make it your destination. Easy enough, right?

Then, the screaming starts — and you remember it’s not just you and the open road. It’s also those lovely little ones you’ve brought into the world who turn decidedly unlovely just as you reach 65 miles per hour.

So, how can you survive a road trip with littles in tow? By keeping your kids occupied and busy during the family road trip. Here are 12 ways to keep your toddler occupied:

12 Ways to Keep Your Toddler Occupied During a Family Road Trip

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Stress Free Travel with Kids

We always appreciate the chance to travel with our kids, especially in the summer time it’s great to get some uninterrupted family quality time, explore new places and enjoy the travelling experience together. Even though it’s a lot of fun, travelling with kids can bring it’s own stresses too – especially with younger children.

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When is the Best Age to Move a Child from a Cot to Their Own Bed?

Making the decision to move your little one from a cot to their own bed can often be quite tricky. For many parents, moving a child into their own bed is necessary due to having a new baby on the way who is going to need the cot, or just because of the simple fact that the child is outgrowing the cot and needs a little more sleeping space. Unfortunately, there is no set age where a child should be moved from a cot to a bed – it tends to vary depending on the actual child and a lot of other factors.

tips on transitioning your toddler from cot to bed

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