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Should my child go to nursery, and how do I find a good one?

What are the benefits of sending my child to nursery and how do I find a good one? Your child is now of nursery age, and you've been constantly racking your brain! You're unsure which nursery is suitable for your toddler. Searching around, you don't even know what makes a good nursery! You ...
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Why does the variety and colour of fruit & vegetables matter?

Why does the variety and colour of fruit & vegetables matter?Children love colour, and so they should! Colour livens up our sometimes grey and dreary world as does a rainbow in a dark, cloudy sky. With all sorts of nourishing and tasty fruit and veg available, create a plate full of fun and brig...
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Phytonutrients: What are they and does my child need them?

If you've never heard of a phytonutrient, don't worry, you're not alone. Despite having been discovered some twenty years ago, there's not a lot of scientific research where phytonutrients are concerned, and unless you're friends with an expert dietician, they're unlikely to come up in conversation....
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What is Baby-led Weaning?

What is baby-led weaning?Time goes so quickly when you have a baby. Even though you treasure every moment you have with them as a tiny tot, before you know it they're twice the size they were two weeks ago! (Or it feels that way, anyway.) And when you have a baby, one of the pivotal moments in their...
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Are teething necklaces an actual thing?

Are there benefits to using teething necklaces?Your little one has recently begun teething, and it just breaks your heart to see them so uncomfortable. There's a whole lot of crying, and even screaming, and they're barely getting any sleep. You lie with them crying in your arms, wondering, what can...
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What are the benefits of outdoor play for my child?

What are the benefits of outdoor play for my child?As parents, we all feel great watching our children running about freely in the great outdoors, playing with their friends and getting some proper exercise. When they come back inside all bright eyed and rosy-cheeked, it feels good to know that they...
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When can my baby eat strawberries?

When you were a child, it was the simple things that made the best memories. Playing in the back garden all afternoon, making a sandcastle in the sandpit, and heading into the fields to go strawberry picking with your siblings; wicker basket and sunhat in tow! Now that you're a parent, you can'...
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How do I make baby food at home?

Up until now, you've been serving your tiny tot shop-bought baby food, and they've been loving it. It's easy to get hold of, requires no preparation, and isn't all that expensive. But you can't help wondering if homemade food might provide certain benefits that the shop-bought stuff just doesn't off...
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Can my baby eat salmon?

As you wolf down your dinner one evening, a crying baby supported by one hand, a forkful of salmon and broccoli in the other, you notice that the tears have suddenly come to a stop. Looking down, you find that your baby is staring intently at the delicious food waiting on your plate. They're even li...
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What does bottle-feeding and cleaning look like? (Week 1)

Having done a bit of your own research, you've found that bottle-feeding offers various benefits that really suit your family's needs, and so you've decided to go down this route. And that's great! But you'll likely have rather a lot of questions, such as, what equipment do I need to buy? How much m...
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