A new guide, Childcare for families with disabled children, launched today by legal experts Irwin Mitchell and charities Contact a Family, Every Disabled Child Matters and the Family and Childcare Trust will help parents with disabled children seek redress if the childcare system fails them. It forms part of the charities’ new campaign ‘Levelling the Playing Field’, calling for equal access to childcare for disabled children.
The children’s continence charity ERIC (Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence), launches a national campaign called "Let’s Talk About Poo" to raise awareness of childhood constipation among parents of two to four year olds and health and education professionals working with this age group.
From September 2014, all four to seven year-olds in England will be eligible for a free lunch at school that is healthy and nutritionally balanced – not only will it also help save parents valuable time preparing school lunches, but it’s estimated that it will help parents in England save up to £400 per child, per year.
In part three of her series of top tips for using music in you child's life, Liisa Henriksson-Macaulay, founder of the early music education programme Moosicology and author of The Music Miracle discusses the role of clapping in tips five and six.
Liisa Henriksson-Macaulay, founder of the early music education programme Moosicology and author of bestselling parenting title The Music Miracle: The Scientific Secret to Unlocking Your Child's Full Potential gives her top ten tips on how to engage with your child through music. Here are tips three and four: Tap and clap; Get into the Waltz mode.
A survey commissioned to mark the publication of the latest edition of the First Aid Manual, written and authorised by the UK’s three leading first aid providers, St John Ambulance, St Andrew’s First Aid and the British Red Cross, reveals that a third of parents have been in a situation where their child has started choking and worryingly, half of parents did not know the correct procedure. Here we have the new infant choking technique and guidelines.
From lightweight three-wheelers to travel systems and off-road strollers – there’s a huge array of pushchairs available to choose from, and it can be difficult for new parents to know where to start. BRITAX have put together some top tips to help you choose the right pushchair for your family.
Hair washing after baths and swmming often leave childen's hair full of knots and adults stressed as they try to comb hair. Olivia Coates has been using Hip Peas Hair Detangler on Harriet's hair with great results.
Balance bikes are not just a precurser to riding a two-wheeler with pedals but help children with various skills as well as increasing their confidence. Harriet is now the proud owner of Galt's Bike Runner by Winther, an excellent choice, writes Anne Coates.