Recipe for Birthday Letters of Love (Just add Toddler Tantrums)

Liz Lowe | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

Anyway, this week's 'pause' was based around my project of writing 'birthday letters of love' to my daughter, which I will give to her when it feels right. Like many of my projects it was still in the early stages, with both 1st and 2nd birthday letters now due.

Toddler's Sweet Trick Makes Everyone Smile In Supermarket

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents

A toddler managed to make people's tedious supermarket shop a bit more entertaining with a simple happiness trick. In a bid to make everyone smile,...

The Mindful Toddler

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

Children are generally mindful, they live moment to moment quite easily, the key is to encourage them to maintain this skill. We are reading lots about supporting children in schools to be mindful, what about Toddlers?

Toddler's Hilarious Responses To: 'What Is Love'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Parents

People spend their entire lives trying to truly understanding the meaning of love, but this toddler seems to be clued up already. Dad LaGuardia Cro...

Catch the Pigeon (Toddler Lessons in Mindfulness)

Liz Lowe | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

February began, for the toddler and I, with snotty cuddles and coughing competitions. 'Dry January' was an easy win for both of us (aided by pregnancy and not being tall enough to reach the wine rack), but our current glow owes more to contamination than bountiful health.

Things You Should Know About Owning a Threenager...

Helen Wallen | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Planning on eating out...?! Don't. It's a trap... The iPad doesn't work anymore... you better set aside some time to mourn this period of your life. You won't be going to cafes/restaurants/out of your living room for playdates anymore.

Dad's Idea To Strap GoPro To Toddler During Hide And Seek Is A Stroke Of Genius

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Parents

A dad made the brilliant decision to strap a GoPro to his toddler's head while playing hide and seek, and the result is adorable. Dan Iverson and h...

Novak Djokovic's Toddler Can't Contain His Excitement At Spotting Dad On TV

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Parents

Novak Djokovic might have just won the Australian Open, but it's his toddler who has stolen the show. The tennis star, who played against Andy Murr...

Mum Finds Lost Wedding Ring In The Last Place She Thought To Look

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mum learned the hard way you can't leave anything lying around with a toddler, when the wedding ring she thought she'd lost forever showed up in an ...

Slogans for World War Terrible Twos

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

In a war, you need slogans. For public safety and morale, and all that jazz. Now, of course, in this war, no one has time to be coming up with slogans, because... caring for/restraining toddlers here. Fortunately, there is no need to create our own.

Things You Should Know About Owning a Toddler...

Helen Wallen | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Yep. Toddlers. If your baby has just 'levelled up' you should really know what you're dealing with... So here's my handy list of everything you should know about owning one...

A Two Minute Trick for Instant Calm

Liz Lowe | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Lowe

Now if the decade I spent as a home-based wine rep taught me anything, it's that wearing pyjamas at midday is perfectly acceptable, and in no way related to productivity. In this case my husband had in fact been working for an hour, and the toddler and I had half-peeled a banana (it is sometimes related to productivity).

The Emotions of Motherhood

Laura Clark | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Clark

Forget night feeds, tantrums and potty training - my number one parenting struggle is trying to navigate the constantly conflicting emotions that any mum or dad faces every single day. This is the side of parenting that nobody warns you about, presumably because it is almost impossible to explain to non-parents.

Dear Dad at Soft Play

Natasha Mahtani | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Parents
Natasha Mahtani

Dear dad, you look like a nice guy. You're well dressed, as is your kid. He came to you for comfort, he came to you for a cuddle, to tell you he'd been hurt. He wanted your reassurance, your love, your comfort.

Toddler Discovers Mirrors, Finds New Best Friend

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Parents

A toddler found her new best friend while in a shopping centre with her parents - in the form of her reflection. The one-year-old girl from India d...

11 Realities of Single Motherhood

Ella Davis | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Parents
Ella Davis

My son's giggles are the best sound ever - fact. We often have a boogie. Or tickles before bed. If I had a partner I'd have less time for this. What's more, because of all the things we are missing out on I make extra effort to fill the house with laughter.

The Top Seven Poo-Poos That Your Child WILL Do Do!

Katy Cox | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Parents
Katy Cox

There are countless parenting blogs out there covering a wealth of standard topics like breastfeeding, which pram is the best to buy and how to manage toddler tantrums etc, but no one seems to have covered the subject of poo.

Hat Avoidance and Other Key Skills for Babies and Toddlers This Winter

Helen Wallen | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Winter is coming.... (well, actually it's here.) And with it... *shudders* ... mittens. So below is an essential list of key skills for all babies, t...

Toddler Lost The Ability To Talk Just After She Learned Her First Word

PA Real Life | Rebecca Lewis | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Parents

A toddler has become "locked in her own body" after developing a rare genetic condition. Isabelle Barnett, two, had just learned to say her first w...

Toddler With Cerebral Palsy's First Steps Captured In Emotional Video

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Parents

A toddler with cerebral palsy has taken his first steps after a life-changing operation helped him become able to toddle unaided. Sebastian Brokens...

What Your Baby Really Wanted For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 25.12.2015 | UK Parents

Shopping for children's Christmas presents is something you either love or hate - either way you will have spent an inordinate amount of time making l...

This 3-Year-Old 'Barista' Can Make A 'Really, Really Good' Cappuccino

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Parents

A toddler has impressed the internet with his cappuccino-making skills at only three years old. Andrew and Jenn Webb, the owners of a coffee shop -...

How Toddlers Actually See Christmas

Katy Cox | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Parents
Katy Cox

He knows that he has to be good. He knows that if he forces down the broccoli, the mysterious pensioner may well squeeze down our non-existent chimney on Christmas eve and deliver him a Leappad Ultra and a scooter.

Why Is Christmas So Fancy These Days?

Sarah Turner | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Parents
Sarah Turner

I'm already breaking out into sweats about having to make an elaborate sheep onesie when Henry starts school next year, after witnessing parents stressing out on social media about nativity costumes. I was Mary in the nativity play once and I'm pretty sure I wore a bed sheet. Everybody else wore tea towels on their heads. It did the job.

Tamara Ecclestone Defends Breastfeeding 21-Month-Old Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Parents

Tamara Ecclestone has revealed she still breastfeeds her 21-month-old daughter Sophia and defended her decision to do so. The 31-year-old, who has ...