An NHS Trust has advised parents to ditch the nicknames they adopt to describe private parts to children.
Baby-proofing your home is part and parcel of parenting, but by going overboard on keeping your baby bump-free are we stopping them learning their natural boundaries?
As well as learning their ABCs children at nursery school could soon be taught about same-sex relationships and transgender lifestyles. That’s if teachers have their way.
A mum-to-be has turned to Mumsnet to gauge opinion about this unusual baby name. But what did the Internet think about the unique moniker?
Easter = chocolate right? Especially when it comes to over-excited small people. But, if you want to side-step the inevitable sugar-rush, stuffed little faces and sticky fingers, here’s our round up of the best non-chocolate Easter Gifts for kids.
The Supreme Court ruled today that parents who take their children out of school for term-time holidays can be fined and prosecuted. But will parents continue to flout the rules?
A vegan mum who refused to allow her sons to receive routine vaccinations has been overruled by the High Court.
Is it time to stop apologising for our children’s behaviour? When I end up in one of those awkward ‘you go, no you go’ stand-offs with a stranger, despite the fact it’s nobody’s fault, I’m the first to offer my humble apologies for getting in their way. Surely, motherhood could cure me of my loose-lipped apologies, but somehow having children (twins) has made me up my sorry game even more.
When Brandi and Nick Brenner promised to buy their daughter a present after being potty-trained, they didn’t expect it to turn into an ordeal.
Fans of the ancient practice hail swaddling as an easy and effective way to soothe babies and help them get a good night’s sleep. Experts believe some infants enjoy being swaddled because the cosiness mimics the close comfort of their mother’s womb. What’s more, swaddling is also believed to reduce the effects of the Moro reflex, the sudden jerky movement of their arms and legs that babies have until they’re around four months. In fact, the traditional practice can be pretty divisive, even among parenting experts.
Are British parents to blame for their newborns crying so much? The sound of a newborn crying is often hard to ignore, but British parents better get used to the noise as babies in the UK cry more than almost anywhere in the world, new research has revealed. The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, reveals that the biggest baby bawlers were found to be in the UK, Italy, Canada and the Netherlands, while babies cried least in Denmark Germany and Japan.
Arriving Sept 2017,” the family confirmed that the UK’s biggest family was about to get even bigger. In news that could mark the end of the traditional 2.4 children, Britain is now home to more families containing four or more children since the early 1970s.
“Don’t talk to strangers!” It’s the safety rule that our parents drummed into us and now we repeatedly tell our own children. In her blog, Time Well Spent, Jodie Norton explained that a certain safety rule about identifying “Tricky People” that she taught her children years ago may actually have saved their lives. Deciding she needed to go to hospital, she took her four kids with her but arranged for her two eldest children- aged 10 and eight – to be picked up by a neighbour outside the A&E.
New data from Childcare.co.uk has revealed the UK regions that have the highest average hourly rates for childcare services and its no surprise that childcare costs in London are higher than anywhere else in the UK. The south east is the next most expensive region in the UK for childcare, with an average hourly rate of £7.16. On the other end of the scale the east Midlands offers the cheapest childcare, at just £6.09, well below the national average.
The attacker ran over pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, attacked and killed a police officer with a knife, and was later shot and killed by security services. The video footage and images weren’t easy for grown-ups to digest, let alone children, and the temptation for many parents, like me, was to switch off the TV in a bid to protect little ones from learning the truth. “It is good to talk to your children about events like yesterday’s attack for two main reasons,” says Emma Kenny, psychologist at Make Your Switch. “Firstly, if you don’t talk to them about it someone else will and they won’t necessarily know how to deal with that information.
Many mothers are concerned that the shoes, called Pee Wee Pumps — and the boudoir scenes in which they’re showcased — contribute to the sexualization of babies.
Speaking to Good Morning America he admitted that pre-kids he sympathised with parents who were desperately trying to keep little ones quiet on a flight. “I was always like ‘God that’s hard’,” he told Good Morning America.
If the responses to a recent Mumsnet post are anything to go by the subject of whether its ever ok to leave a child alone in a hotel room is a controversial one, with many parents divided about the rights and wrongs of it. “I would never dream of leaving my children in a hotel room all by themselves regardless of staff assurances etc,” she wrote. Some parents were equally horrified that parents would opt to leave their child alone in a hotel room.
While not everyone can or wants to nurse their newborn, for many mums breastfeeding their baby can be one of the most memorable moments of motherhood. From subtle, delicate inkings, to colourful scenes that span across entire bodyparts, the hashtag #breastfeedingtattoo on Instagram is awash with breastfeeding ink from women keen to symbolise the time they spent nursing their babies.
“Last night, having a meal at 7 in a nice pub and a parent got their child to use the potty by their table,” she wrote on the forum. “Why not take the potty to the toilet and put the child there, they are learning to use the toilet, so parents should do that.
The Government has been promising to do more to help working parents in this area for some time now and yesterday the Chancellor outlined their plans for this trickiest of parenting areas. In his budget speech Philip Hammond announced that two million households would be eligible for tax free childcare by the end of the year. Working parents of three and four year olds would be entitled to the extension of free childcare hours from the current 15 to 30 hours, later this year.
Last week, a mom from Louisville, Ky. went viral after she posted a sweet exchange with her 5-year-old son on Facebook. In it, she shared how her son Jax wanted to shave his head so he could look just like his best friend Reddy. “He said he couldn’t wait to go to school on Monday with his hair like Reddy’s so that his teacher wouldn’t be able to tell them apart.
Never was there a word more likely to insight controversy than the F-word. No not that F-word, I’m talking about feminism. Mention the fact that you’re a feminist and some people will automatically assume that means you’re anti-male. But it isn’t about burning your bra or wanting to live in a man-free bubble, feminism is about equality. Just ask Emma Watson.