If you’ve been inspired by The Great British Bake Off to banish the shop-bought and brave making your own birthday bake, mum and bestselling cookbook author Jo Pratt has the perfect recipe for you…  MOIST CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE FUDGE ICING Makes 20cm/8in cake Preparation Time: 25 minutes Cooking Time:Read More →

Developed over the process of weaning her three children, television presenter Holly Willoughby has published her own go-to guide for parents to help introduce baby to the wonderful world of food. With easy-to-follow meal plans the entire family can enjoy, these recipes require the minimum prep, make the most ofRead More →

From a simple pasta supper the kids will adore, to a sensational showstopper for your festive table, the ‘queen of greens’ Anna Jones shows that making sure your family get their five a day is child’s play… Chard and ricotta pasta for Dylan As the child of a food writer,Read More →

Inspired by her three children, who love reading as much as their mum loves cooking, Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain’s second book for children combines a unique mix of delicious recipes and scrumptious stories. LITTLE FIR TREE BISCUITS These ginger biscuits are crisp on the outside and chewyRead More →

When chef Lauren Cheney’s baby, Oscar, was born with a rare and life-long immune disorder, to try and help her son get the very best start in life, she threw herself into researching the thing she knew best – food. The result of all her hard work became the SmartRead More →

BAFTA-winning TV presenter Kate co-hosts the successful Channel 4 show Food Unwrapped which explores the scientific research behind certain food myths. Q) You returned to our screens on January 3 for a Food Unwrapped: Diet Special to investigate whether a weight-loss superpower is hidden in the nation’s favourite takeaway dishRead More →

Every year, the equivalent of two children in every primary school class in the UK have suffered abuse or neglect. But the majority are left without the support services they so desperately need. Ni4kids has teamed up with the NSPCC to offer parents advice on what to do if theyRead More →

According to the Office of National Statistics NI there are more than 13,700 step-families across Northern Ireland, highlighting the urgent need for greater guidance for parents and support from family specialists. Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White – fairy tales created for children are full of horrid stepmonsters who goRead More →

We wanted to know what local parents really think about gender neutral parenting and took the debate to our readers to find out! Did you watch the recent BBC 2 series No More Boys and Girls? In the two-part programme, Dr Javid Abdelmoneim tried to discover is the way parentsRead More →

Do you think sweet packets should carry cigarette style health warnings with pictures of children’s decayed teeth to try and cut down on the amount of sweets children eat? Health professionals and dentists have recommended the move but do parents agree? We took the debate to Ni4kids’ Facebook community toRead More →

Be honest. How many times today have you picked up your smartphone to check for a new email or to see how many likes you got for your last post or tweet? And how many hours in total do you devote a week to social media? As much as youRead More →

Stand-up comedian Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. Here, Sam shares some of the important lessons he has learnt about life after kids and the joys of fatherhood… Changing Nappies You know you really love someone when you can’t waitRead More →