Toddler

Talking To My Toddler - A World Of Guesswork And Interpretation!

James Hopes | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents
James Hopes

As a parent, being able to communicate with your small person is amazing. It eliminates most of the guesswork that was faced during their first year or so. Instead of just wailing when they want something they can generally express what it is that they actually want - the thing that will stop the wailing! It's a game changer.

Aren't Babies Meant To Sleep?!

Kate Belshaw | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents
Kate Belshaw

Let me explain. The Curse was created by a particularly malevolent baby and is activated the moment you become smug about your baby's sleep. Beware. Smugness can be implicit - it doesn't have to be spoken out loud - but once you have a smug thought, you are doomed.

My Online Mummy Squad

Lianne Freeman | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lianne Freeman

I speak to these ladies everyday in some shape or form. We share our highs and lows without judgement.  They are my go to ladies with just about everything. There is always one of us there day or night to help celebrate or a shoulder to cry on or talk things over.

Toddler-Led Potty Training

Lyndsey Stoner | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lyndsey Stoner

Lila is potty training herself; you've heard of baby led weaning? Well this is the toilet version. I'm not sure if this is an actual thing or if I am just breaking out of the muma-society mould here, I'm sure you'll let me know...

Innocent Things We Let Our Toddlers Do - And Then Regret For a Very Long Time

By Chris Windle | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents

There are some things we all know will end in disaster, which is why most parents won’t let their kids play with the knife drawer. On the other hand...

Katie Price Reveals Her Daughter Bunny Was Stepped On By A Horse

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Parents

Katie Price revealed on Loose Women that her two-year-old daughter Bunny got trodden on by a horse, but handled it like a total boss. “...Bunny did...

If Your Baby Won't Sleep Through The Night, Remember These 5 Things

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Parents

As a parent-to-be everyone tells you that babies just aren’t that keen on giving you eight blissful and uninterrupted hours of sleep, but no one exp...

Eating Out With A Toddler

Georgia James | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Parents

Taking a toddler into a cafe or restaurant can be super-stressful. Asking for trouble really. While doing the ‘walk of shame’ out of a café recen...

Why We Love Our Toddlers

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Parents

Thank you, my beautiful, awe-inspiring child for filling my life with unimaginable joy (and more than a little chaos). Thank you for making me complet...

Fearne Cotton On The Brilliance Of Mum Friends

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Parents

Fearne Cotton is just like any other parent who leans on her mum friends for moral support when times are tough. The 35-year-old, who is mum to three...

Impressive 5-year-Old Invents Hands-Free iPad Hack

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Parents

A five-year-old outsmarted us all by finding a way to watch programmes on his iPad hands-free while laying down. The impressive boy used the glass cof...

This Dad Showing His Son How To Blow Out A Candle Is Giving Us Parenting Goals

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Parents

Part of being a parent is teaching your children basic life skills. Not only that, but being able to do it patiently rather than taking over. Now on...

Dad Demonstrates How To Calm A Toddler Before A Long Flight

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Parents

Parents know only too well how stressful a flight can be with a toddler who just doesn’t want to go to sleep. So one dad has shared his own parenti...

Top Tips For Car Journeys With Your Toddler

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents

Remember when you could just hop in the car and zip down the motorway (crossing your legs to avoid a time consuming wee stop)? Well, now you’re a pa...

The Real Reasons Why Your Toddler Is Beautifully Behaved At Nursery - And Not At Home

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents

At nursery pick-up time, it’s always reassuring to hear your toddler has been playing nicely, eating well, sharing toys and generally being angelic....

15 Ways To Annoy Your Toddler Without Even Trying

Georgia James | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents

Next time you’re having one of those days and your toddler is driving you up the wall, just remember that the feeling is probably entirely mutual. Y...

Preparing Your Child For Nursery

Georgia James | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents

Starting nursery is the beginning of a new and exciting stage in your child’s life. But it’s also the end of an era so feelings of sadness and anx...

An Apology To My First-Born Child

Laura Pearson | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Pearson

I am sorry that everyone, me included, expects you to be enthusiastic about sharing. Not just your toys, but your parents, too. And while we all know it's a good lesson for you to learn, to you, it just means getting less. And who is going to put their hand up for that?

Toddler With Down's Syndrome Gets Modelling Job After Being Rejected

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Parents

A toddler with Down’s syndrome has been featured in a Christmas advert, after he was initially rejected by a modelling agency because of his appeara...

Surviving Playgroups

Vicki Coombe | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents
Vicki Coombe

They are also pretty intimidating at first though; walking into a room of strangers, fears of cliques and the fact you are transported back to an irrational school child fear that no one will like you

Toddler And This Labradoodle Are Best Friends And It's So Damn Cute

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Parents

A three-year-old boy and a fluffy labradoodle have been the best of friends since the toddler was 11 months old. Buddy and his dog, that live in Orego...

10 Parenting Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Parents

It’s no secret that parenting is really hard work, pushing you to your limits both mentally and physically. So huzzah for these 10 parenting hacks ...

Boy Who Wouldn't Sleep In His Room Gets Incredible Glow-In-The-Dark Ceiling Makeover

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Parents

A four-year-old boy who refused to sleep in his own room was over the moon when a painter turned his ceiling into a glow-in-the-dark night sky. Benjam...

Help For Sleep-Deprived Parents Of Toddlers

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents

So, you think you’ve got your little one’s sleep sussed? You might be in for a shock when they make the transition from baby to toddler, so don’...

10 Things Every Toddler Is Crazy For

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents

If you’re the parent of a toddler, you’ll recognise these bids for independence. It’s why being a parent of toddler is so much fun - and can be ...