Why I don’t feel guilty

Picture a new mum sitting with a cup of tea and a book. Her baby is nearby, watching the leaves blowing in the wind and quietly cooing. Domestic bliss? Perhaps an impossible dream? Or should she be filled with guilt, an evil woman denying her baby the attention they...

Singing through the day

Singing through the day Earlier today I was cutting a two year old’s toe nails. I managed to do about four nails before he started squirming around so I made up a silly song. It made no sense, the lyrics were awful and they had the wrong rhythm for the tune...

Christmas Countdown Calendar

I’ve been seeing a lot of advent calendars lately. The shops seem to be full of the sort that focus on giving children gifts, anything from a daily chocolate to lego figures. I have to admit, I don’t like the way that “the magic of Christmas”...

The good and the bad of playdough

I love playdough, it’s such a great way to engage children. It’s sensory, with all the different colours, scents and textures, it lets them use their imaginations, it helps develop fine motor skills and it’s suitable for all ages. Really, why...

Playing with a six month old

As your baby gets older you should start to find that less of your time is taken up with the routines of feeding, nappy changes and naps. Instead your little one is really starting to interact with you, and with the world around her, and you have time to play. Peek a...

Playing with your Newborn

When you first bring a new baby home you are focused on meeting their physical needs, they just seems to eat and sleep. But after the first few days babies need to sleep less and you might suddenly find yourself wondering how to entertain them. Read on for some play...