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67% Off Fred Dinner Winner Children's Plate Trays Now £9.98 @ Groupon

My daughter tends to be a real fusspot when it comes to her dinner, she can't have anything touching and she rarely eats a full meal. I am snapping up one of these Fred Dinner Winner Children's Trays, it looks like such a great idea! You can currently get your hands on one for the…

20% Off Lulla Doll Sleep Companion Now £39.95 @ Kiddicare

If you have been waiting for the Lulla Doll Sleep Companion to drop in price then you need wait no more! Over at Kiddicare you can get your hands on this innovative sleep aid for £39.95 instead of £49.99. Click here to view the Lulla Doll Sleep Companion @ Kiddicare* The Lulla Doll Sleep Companion…

Monitoring Screen Time: Would You Use This?

If your child has an Amazon Fire For Kids tablet, it might interest you to know that Amazon has launched two new features to help parents monitor screen time for kids. The Daily Mail reports: The first of the features, named Discussion Cards, monitors what children are doing on the tablet and then gives parents…

The Gro Company Gro-Clock Sleep Trainer/Gro Anywhere Blackout Blind £15.99/£17.49 @ Amazon (Expired)

The clocks go forward this weekend! That means that our little people will be an absolute joy to put to bed. Notice my sarcasm. Seriously though help block out the evening sunlight with The Gro Company Gro Anywhere Blackout Blind for just £17.49. The Gro-Clock Sleep Trainer is just £15.99 from Amazon. Click here for…

Get Help With Your Self Assessment Tax Return

Don't forget that Self Assessment Tax Returns must be filed before 31st January. Miss that deadline and you're subject to a £100 fine, and even more the later you are. It can be a rather stressful experience 'doing your Tax Return' and in previous years there has been little help on offer. The Self Assessment…

Help Your Baby To Sleep With The Lulla Doll Sleep Companion Now Back In Stock @ Kiddicare

The Lulla Doll Sleep Companion sounds like the answer to all sleep deprived parents problems! This doll is designed to help your baby sleep better by comforting them throughout the night. It has sold out everywhere in the UK but Kiddicare now have them back in stock, they are expected to sell fast so don't…

How To Help Kids Adjust To The Clocks Going Back. (What Extra Hour In Bed?!)

Remember when - back before you had kids - putting the clocks back on the last Sunday in October used to mean a lovely extra hour in bed? Then babies came along and BAM! Goodbye extra hour in bed, and hello the distinct possibility of getting up to a wide-eyed and bushy-tailed baby or bouncy…

How My Daughter Finally Settled At Nursery School

I probably shouldn't tempt fate with this post incase I jinx it but… *whispers* my three-year-old seems to have finally conquered her fear of going to nursery. I've written about being the mum whose kid won't settle at nursery and every word was painfully true at the time. While the true extent of the stress…

Heidi  

Mums Asks Aldi To Recall Baby Wipes

Mums Asks Aldi To Recall Baby Wipes

A mum in Birmingham has taken to social media to ask Aldi to recall its Mamia Newborn Sensitive Wipes bafter her daughter suffered a serious skin reaction to the popular cut-price baby wipes. The Birmingham Mail reports: A Birmingham mum was horrified to see her daughter's face look "like she'd suffered sunburn" after using Aldi…

Heidi  

Kids Prefer Granny Over Me, Say Mums

Kids Prefer Granny Over Me, Say Mums

Did you know that this Sunday is Grandparent's Day? Nope, me neither. But c'mon now, I'll be having none of that cynicism about how such things are marketing ploys designed to guilt trip us into parting with our hard-earned cash. We're talking about grandparents here. They're pretty worth celebrating, no? Here's the thing, though. A…

Heidi  

Should Schools Ditch Homework?

Should Schools Ditch Homework?

I hate homework. There; I said it. Few things cause quite as much disruption and upset in my house as homework. And I'm not convinced it has any real value beyond tormenting parents, anyway. Now don't get me wrong. I *used* to be the kind of parent who clutched her pearls in dismay when other…

Binmen Won't Collect Nappies Once Tots Turn Three

We all know that local authorities are strapped for cash but one local authority is demanding that parents produce their children's birth certificates if they wish the council to collect dirty nappies. You couldn't make it up. According to the Telegraph, the council says Anglesey's waste management teams have "evidence that most children are potty-trained…

Heidi  

Public Potty Use: Yes or No?

Public Potty Use: Yes or No?

Would you ever allow your child to use a potty in a public place? I don't mean in a discreet corner of a car park when your potty training tot is suddenly caught short. I mean in the middle of a restaurant or in the living room at a friend's house where there's a toddler…

Heidi  

Do You Have Work / Life Balance?

Do You Have Work / Life Balance?

Are you happy with your work / life balance? Over a third (35%) of parents in the UK are not happy with their work-life balance, and believe they spend too much time at work and not enough time with their families, according to new research. Oh man. Tell us something we don't know, right? Maybe…

When Parenting Differences End In Divorce

Look, I know loads of you are going to cry 'Who cares?' in response to the fact that we're passing comment on the news that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after ten years together and two years of marriage. But bear with me here, because I care. No, not because they're…