Toddler

Her First Birthday And Our Strong Day

Kerry Thomas | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Parents
Kerry Thomas

Your baby's first birthday is supposed to be a special moment. The excitement of splashing out on presents and decorations. Having cake and a big number one balloon. Having family and friends round with music and party food.

18 Months Deep

Chloe Dawson | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Parents
Chloe Dawson

18 months is feeling like a huuuge deal to me. As of Friday, the 15th September, my boy is halfway to his 2nd birthday. It's very bittersweet, like it...

The Realities Of Being A Mum: Our Body Changes So Much And Pretty Much Everything Is A Struggle!

Kerry Thomas | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Parents
Kerry Thomas

The days of fitting into my size eight skinny jeans have gone. I am lucky if I could get them past my thighs now. I am trying to rock the curvy figure. I think I'm finally happy with my body as I have come to realise I won't get my pre baby body back - so sod it!

Toddler Life Is Enough To Make Anyone Quarrel

Becky Clark | Posted 03.09.2017 | UK Parents
Becky Clark

The problem with toddler life is that it brings with it a completely new set of challenges. You've just got to grips with parenting, then your baby finds their feet and everything goes to shit. Let's be honest it isn't all bad. They become these hilarious little humans who find spinning in circles euphoric.

The Colour Beige: My Battle With A Fussy Eater

Chloe Dawson | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Parents
Chloe Dawson

It's weird because I said when he was tiny that I'd never be a convenience food mum but Harry's forced my hand somewhat. Learning to be adaptable and going with the flow is a huge part of being parent to a toddler and as anyone in the same position will know, sometimes it's just about picking your battles and whatever gives everyone an easier life.

How I Coped When My Toddler Dumped Me From The Bedtime Routine

Lucianne Lewis | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Parents
Lucianne Lewis

I used to think being dumped was the worst thing in the world, aside from torture, nuclear war and Brexit. I mean the worst that could actually affect my life. Having children made me so relieved that I wouldn't ever have to go through those dark post break up days again.

This Baby Was Completely Oblivious A Lion Was Trying To Attack Him

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Parents

A nine-month-old baby was completely oblivious to the havoc going on behind him when he was sat in front of a lion’s enclosure at the zoo. Levi Poor...

The Buggy Stages

Hattie Harrison | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Parents
Hattie Harrison

The wheel that fell off first was directly under the handy side-basket. Designed, I believe, for your shopping, and not, as I use it, for your other children who are refusing to walk. Only a week ago my three year old was slung in there after a 10 minute walk turned into a 40 minute amble punctuated by whining about his legs hurting and the sun being too bright.

Hardcore Sexit

Rebekah Smith | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Rebekah Smith

I wish I could remember when it happened; the moment I was switched off and I lost all desire to do 'IT' anymore. I definitely wanted to do it the day I conceived my first child, so at least that is somewhere to start...

Helping Your Newly Single Mum Friend

Rebekah Smith | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Parents
Rebekah Smith

Friendship: A chance meeting that develops into fun, memories and a million WhatsApp messages. Your only agenda for being there is because you want to be, it's a bond built on pure appreciation of a particular person. Maybe that's why a friends pain can sometimes feel like a personal attack.

Why High Achievers Could Find Parenitng A Challenge

Jerilee Claydon | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents
Jerilee Claydon

Would you consider yourself a high achiever? It may come as a surprise but being a high achiever when it comes to having a baby may not be to your advantage.

The Birth Of A Sleep Paranioac

Kate Belshaw | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents
Kate Belshaw

Isla. Slept through 7-6 since 9 weeks. Amazing. But weird to the extreme: refuses Big Girl Bed (must be the only 3 year old who ONLY wants a cot), sleeps with half of London Zoo in her bed (sorry cot), has a recurring dream about a 'Big Tyyyger' every night...

Our Last Baby

Lianne Freeman | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Parents
Lianne Freeman

We always said we only wanted two babies and also wanted them close in age. So with 14 months age difference we now have our two babies, our family is complete. We still have no plans to have anymore.

20 Times My Toddler Out-Diva'd Mariah

Lyndsey Stoner | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents
Lyndsey Stoner

Let's face it, Lila just can't find the staff these days. I pander to her whims based on a battle to battle evaluation; The bottom line being how prepared I am to deal with a mini-person literally melting onto the carpet.

The Rules Of Role Play For Parents of Toddlers

By Laura Kemp | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Parents

Toddlers learn through play. By playing with you they develop important social skills like concentration and cooperation, how to express themselves (o...

Six Unexpected Emotions As A Parent

Wendy Zhang | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents
Wendy Zhang

Becoming a parent brings with it an absolute sackful of new emotions; some of which makes you feel on-top-of-the-world amazing and some just make you want to drown yourself in a bath of Cabernet Sauvignon.

How To Stop Breastfeeding Gently

Vanessa Christie | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Parents
Vanessa Christie

Weaning off the breast doesn't have to be an all or nothing event and it also needn't be a conscious parent-led decision. If you and your baby are happy the way things are, then you may consider continuing to breastfeed until he or she decides that time's up and weans themselves naturally. On the other hand, if taking charge of the weaning process is the right decision for you, it's ideal to take it gradually and as gently as possible.

Little Girl Proves That Dads Really Do Have Superpowers

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents

A little girl reacted in the perfect way when her dad pretended he had superpowers while they were having daddy-daughter time. When he shot his hands ...

10 Things Your Toddler Will Play With More Than Any Toy You Buy

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents

“Mummy, can I have that? I NEEEDDDDD it.” The banshee cry all parents dread when their child clocks a shop window or that hypnotic advert pops up ...

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...