Playing Safe at Bathtime Following recent revelations that children’s bath toys provide the perfect breeding ground for potentially harmful bacteria, ensure your child’s plastic toys are squeaky clean and free from bacteria by following three simple steps. 1.Wash all plastic toys with water and a little washing up liquid toRead More →

The new UK Sugar Tax on fizzy drinks came into effect on April 6 giving households a chance to re-evaluate their sugar habits. The levy is a key part of the government’s childhood obesity strategy and means shoppers will now pay an extra 18p or 24p more a litre forRead More →

Research, carried out by King’s College London and Cardiff University, suggests that just having a device, even when switched off, in a child’s bedroom can cause sleep disruption. It is widely acknowledged that the use of screen-based devices before going to bed can interfere with melatonin production, delaying and interruptingRead More →

Many children will get coughs and sniffles over the winter season but sometimes it may be more than a cold. Bronchiolitis is a common lower respiratory tract infection, generally affecting babies and young children, and is more common in the winter months Dr Su Laurent, a medic specialising in paediatricRead More →

A much-needed antidote to help children let go of their anxieties and concerns at the end of each busy day could be found in ancient Buddhist tales with an emphasis on peace, calm and mindfulness… Growing up in the modern world today many children are leading overstimulated and sometimes stressfulRead More →

Children’s Mental Health Week 2018 (5-11 February) is highlighting the importance of ‘Being Ourselves’ inviting everyone – children, young people and adults – to come together and celebrate the unique qualities and strengths in themselves and others. Helping your child build self-esteem and recognise both their own unique strengths andRead More →