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Why is my shy toddler turning aggressive?

Your toddler used to be the quiet one that hid behind you timidly when you met new people. Now they shout and scream at their friends when they don't get what they want. You wonder, why has my shy toddler suddenly turned so aggressive?This sudden change in how your toddler expresses themselves is...

What are the top 5 tips for setting up activities?

 You and your little one are about to do some activities. As soon as you go to the playroom, you find that everything is cluttered, activities have been left half-done, and the whole place is a mess. Your toddler can't make up their mind, and doesn't seem to get the most out of their activity. ...

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, ...

What is my toddler's temperament? How should I take that into account when parenting?

Did you know that your baby is completely unique from the moment they are born? All you have to do is have a conversation with any other parent to know that. Some babies love cuddles, others can't relax while they're being held; some cry continuously, others you barely hear a peep out of; some ...

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, and 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 ...

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 ...

What to do before moving my child from cot to bed?

Is there anything more adorable than seeing your little one tucked up asleep in their bed? Wrapped up all cosy and warm in their favourite blanket, one hand clasped around a favourite cuddly toy, the other stretched out between the bars of their cot. Hang on. It looks like their feet might be ...

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 ...

What are the best tips for buying and using a stroller?

 You're in the shopping centre, at a shop that specialises in childcare. In front of you are rows and rows of strollers stretching as far as the eye can see. They're different shapes and sizes, with features you're not sure justify the price point. All you really want to know are two things: ...

What arts and crafts activities can my toddler do?

 Okay, it's time to get your toddler introduced to arts and crafts. But it's a big, big world of possibilities, where do you start? Already, you're nervous at the thought of mess and cleaning up. What if your toddler isn't good at drawing? What if they eat the paint? How can we set up these ...