Most children go to sleep on very toxic chemicals. Mattresses are made with petrol based ingredients as well as plastics. It's very important we try and decrease their exposure to chemicals as much as we can.
The UK's first specialist maternity retreat opens its doors on the Kings Road, London this summer
None of us are born instinctively having good manners and thinking of others. We all need to be taught and the only place we get this kind of teaching is at home. You do not have to set aside a time to teach things like this. This training comes from observation on your part and instruction in day to day activities.
As any mother knows, pregnancy can be a real roller coaster of a ride, full of amazing highs and a few teary lows. Not many of us think to write a diary to our unborn child, to record our wishes, our hopes and our fears. Alice Grist did and she shares all of these ups and downs, through her beautiful new book.
As parents we have a great responsibility to teach our children many things. In the beginning they simply need to know we love them and are taking care of their needs. They need to learn that we have their backs always, not just as infants but as they get older as well. But sometimes in taking care of our children’s needs we end up taking on responsibilities that we should be turning over to them.
The average woman needs one year to recover after childbirth, which may be news to mums-to-be who believe it takes six weeks to feel 'normal' again. And this would probably have come as a shock to 7 out 10 recently surveyed new mums, as only 31% confessed to feeling very knowledgeable about post-natal recovery prior to childbirth.
As the temperature rises and the days get longer, the amount of attention that your lawn requires also increases. For parents who are considering outdoor chores for their brood, there are some safety rules that should be taken into account before sending them outside. Here are 10 of the most important guidelines that should be instituted when kids help out with yard work.
As toddlers get older and approach school age, parents are faced with the decision of publicly or privately educating them. There are many factors that can determine which path a family chooses, but here are 10 of the reasons why many parents opt to go the public school route.
Parents may have a challenging time finding alternatives to the traditional birthday cake for a child who is gluten intolerant. However, with some creativity, a sense of adventure in baking, or a willingness to try the unusual, it doesn’t need to be a challenge at all. Here are some fun alternatives that kids are sure to enjoy.