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What are some great sensory bin activities?

 Okay, so you're all read up about the benefits of sensory bins. But now that you know why they're great for your little one, what are some good activities? Are they safe for your child if they lick or taste the things they're playing with? What about the mess? What are the best sensory ...
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How to safely travel with my preschooler?

You'll know, as a parent, that travelling with kids can be more than a little overwhelming. Maybe they run up and down the bus on the way to school or refuse to hold your hand when you hurry through a busy train station. Perhaps they scream and cry in their car seat all the way to Grandma's...
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What are botanicals, and are they healthy for my child? Part 1

As parents, many of us will rely on the conventional healthcare system to keep our children safe and healthy. We take a visit to the GP when our child becomes ill, and feel relieved when they hand over a form of treatment to cure their ailment. But as useful as the traditional healthcare ...
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How should I properly nurture my preschooler?

As young children, some of our earliest, and most treasured memories will be having a cuddle with mum, dad, or another adult we were close to. A simple act that significantly helped us to bond with our primary caregiver, and feel safe, content, warm, comforted and loved.In the modern world, many ...
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How can I create an emotionally safe environment for my child?

How can I create an emotionally safe environment for my child? As you'll know, children are some of the most sensitive little creatures on the earth, and can be affected by even the smallest of changes to their relationships or environment. If you think back to your preschool days, surely you ...
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Should I get my toddler swimming lessons?

You've just booked a sunny holiday for the whole family and you and the kids can't wait! The weather looks perfect, there's a beach nearby, lots of delicious restaurants, and even a pool! But this gets you thinking, will my toddler be safe by the pool? Should they be learning how to swim in ...
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How do I keep my child safe around animals?

You're busily applying a plaster to your crying child. What happened? Only a moment ago, they were petting their cat, only to pull its tail. The cat, being a cat, reacted naturally and scratched back, only defending itself. But now you have a crying child and a few scratches. How could this ...
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How do I make sure my child is safe in and around cars?

How do I make sure my child is safe in and around cars? You're in the car with your child, driving along peacefully. But there's still a lot of questions going around in your head. Are they safely secure in their car seat? Are they safe coming in and out of the car? How do I teach them to look ...
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How can I make sure my child is safe in a playground?

 You're visiting a new playground with your little one. You can see the excitement and anticipation in their eyes, and you're excited too! But you can't help but feel a little nervous. How can you tell if it's safe? Does my child know how to use it properly? How can I make sure they have fun, ...
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How can I make sure my child is safe around water?

Your child desperately wants to play in the community pool on a hot summer's day. But you're juggling lots of different tasks, is it okay for her to go for a swim whilst you're doing something else? Surely nothing bad can happen? There's a lifeguard and plenty of other adults around. But ...
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