Toddler's

A Toddlers Guide to the Perfect Tantrum

Katie Kirby | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Parents
Katie Kirby

If you are tired, bored, sick of everyone around you or just feeling inherently evil for no reason whatsoever you NEED to make your feelings known. They don't call it the 'Terrible Twos' for nothing - follow my simple guide to making this year horrific...

The Truth Behind Milestone Emails

Natasha Batsford | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Parents
Natasha Batsford

It has to be true, there was a very slick looking email with pictures and information that told me so. I was on the verge of deleting it because it scares me to think that she's nearly two ... TWO!! ... but I put on my big girl pants and opened the email under the misguided idea that it might be fun to see if she's on target to reach all her development milestones.

When The Common Cold Strikes

Natasha Batsford | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Parents
Natasha Batsford

After she had lovingly shared her germs with me, she degenerated to a point where she couldn't breathe lying down and I couldn't hear myself think over the beating of my own pulse. But God loves a trier so I scooped up my mucus covered volcano baby and tried to arrange us both in bed.

The Circus of Parenthood

Hannah Clarke | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Parents
Hannah Clarke

There are no sick days as a parent no matter how cruddy or sleep-deprived or manic you may feel. In said state of cruddy, sleep-deprived mania, I decided that being a parent is like being a one-man circus for both mums and dads. Here's why.

Did Bruce Lee play Barbies?

Allison Martin | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Parents
Allison Martin

Why shouldn't girls climb trees which can promote courage and the ability to take risks? But, equally, why shouldn't little boys play games that bring to the fore no-less important qualities such as empathy and kindness?

These Toddlers Think Their Parents Are Assholes For Absolutely No Reason

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Parents

Toddlers lives are made difficult by parents who are - quite frankly - unreasonable in their demands. You feed them 'broken' food, refuse to take r...

Prison Break

Katy Wright | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Wright

Having recently watched Orange is the New Black on Netflix, I can honestly say that a stint in prison at this moment in time would do me the world of good. Here's why.

Something Tells Us This Little Girl Doesn't Want A Baby Brother

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

What part of the "no baby brother" memo did her parents not get? SEE ALSO: Dad Enlists Two Adorable Daughters To Propose To Their Mum, She Obvi...

Toddler Rule Book!

Kerry Gibb | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Gibb

On my sons second birthday he officially went from baby to toddler. Not just in the grammatical sense of the word but in every other way possible! I swear that someone left him a present that was for his eyes only, one that was invisible to grownups - The Toddler Rule Book..............

Reese Witherspoon Is In Trouble With The Food Police

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

Reese Witherspoon incurred the wrath of the food police when she shared a photo of her son's breakfast on Instagram. The Hot Pursuit actress posted...

Dad Lets Toddler Dress Herself, The Results Are Truly Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Television producer turned stay-at-home dad Simon Ragoonanan hates gendered marketing aimed at his daughter. His blog, Man vs. Pink, discusses how ...

This Is What Happens When You Let A Toddler Pick Your Clothes

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Actress, writer and fashion blogger Summer Bellessa is one stylish lady. A photo posted by Summer Bellessa (@summerbellessa) on Jan 28, 2015 at 1...

The Seven Stages of Toddler Tantrums

Jess Paterson | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Paterson

Maternal amnesia is a wonderful thing. I'd forgotten all about tantrums. Even convinced myself that my first two children had sailed peacefully through their twos. Until this morning, when my third baby had his first proper tantrum. And it all came flooding back.

How to Bring Your Toddler to the Cinema in 28 Easy Steps

Andrea Mara | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mara

When toddler starts playing with seat and inevitably hits himself in the mouth, stifle his roar with a packet of chocolate sweets. Ignore dagger looks from sibling who keeps saying "Mum, mum - why did he get sweets?" and can no longer follow the film because all she can think about is sweets and unfairness.

Children Pose A Danger To Smartphones, New Research Reveals

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Parents are being warned not to let their young children use tablets and smartphones for long periods of time, after a new study highlighted the dange...

Toddlers More Dangerous Then Muslim Extremists

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

Allover the western hemisphere budgets for military, police, security and intelligence expenditures are drastically raised with billions of Euros. It's money that should go to education, jobs and other positive development.

24 Things No Parent Wants to Hear

Sinéad Fox | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sinéad Fox

They all talk all the time (no idea where they got that from). I love the chats and the sweet singing, but there are some sounds that send me over the edge, that make my heart sink, my head hang or my shouting commence. These things more than others are triggers for me, especially when I'm tired.

Old Ladies, Paranoia and Tantrums

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

So my daughter has entered a new stage of development which seems to involve flinging herself face down on the floor and screaming. This is sometimes accompanied by high kicks and arm flailing. It's probably hereditary. My Dad told me that I once bit down on a doorframe of a toyshop because I didn't want to leave.

Who Writes Those Child Development Emails?

Natasha Batsford | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

I got an email through today telling me all about the delightful things my daughter is achieving now that she is 16 months old.

Teaching Feminism to Toddler Boys - Changing the World Starts Here

Kiran Chug | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

My conversation with Milin, I've realised, must start here. It's time now to start laying the groundwork that will see him growing up to speak out for equality. ,I want him to do more than his fair share in quashing gender inequalities. I want him to grow up championing the rights of men and women, girls and boys, no matter who they are and where they are from.

The Emails Can Wait, My Two-Year-Old Needs to Play

Kiran Chug | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

I don't want my son to have to ask me again and again and again all day to play with him. He shouldn't have to ask. I don't want my son to have a kind of resigned sadness in his voice that gives away that he fully expects me to say "later." I don't want my son to give up on me playing with him.

7 Reasons the Beach Is Rubbish (According to My Babies)

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

The Sand. WARNING. This delicious looking crumbly stuff does not taste like biscuit. I repeat it does not taste like biscuit. It took me at least ten mouthfuls to work this out but I can now confirm, without a doubt, that sand is definitely not biscuit-flavoured.

Five Things That Will NOT Help Your Child Do Well at School

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

It's fast-approaching that time of year when many parents will be preparing to send their little ones off to school or pre-school for the very first time...

A Guide to Eating Out With Toddlers and Babies

Kiran Chug | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

Choose a restaurant or cafe based on the food preferences of little people. For the child that only eats rice: Japanese is good. For the child that only eats bread on Tuesdays: Italian may work. If you have one of each of these children, take a packed lunch for the other.

Baby Wearing and the Timid Toddler

Natasha Batsford | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

I've heard it a lot over the last few years, both overtly and also from people telling me the wisdom of their own parenting approach in very pointed tones as if it might lead to an epiphany where I throw out my slings while bemoaning the fact that my children will never learn to walk.