child development

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Boon featured
Feb 26

When it comes to weaning your baby onto solid food, there is a lot of conflicting advice out there, and particularly if you are breastfeeding. While there’s general consensus that ‘breast is best’, I’ve also been told on countless occasions that from six months and beyond (and some say earlier), breast milk doesn’t contain the […]

sports day
Jul 04

Last week was Little I’s sports day. Her preschool joined forces with the infants for a lovely morning event, and believe it or not, the sun came out! Little I was incredibly excited for it, and had been training in the garden (of her own accord!) for weeks. She even had The Mobot rehearsed for […]

pink car
Oct 11

They [mess] you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. (Philip Larkin, This be the Verse) As much as my husband and I try to be ‘normal’, well-adjusted parents, I can already see recurring […]

WAAD logo
Apr 01

This post is written by Katie Pass. “Mummy, why are they in a wheelchair?”; “Why does that woman need a dog to see where she is going?“; “Why is that little boy using his hands to talk?”. If you are a parent, grandparent, or someone who has regular contact with a child – at some […]

Feeding on demand
Mar 20

Babies who are fed on demand do better at school than those who are fed on schedule, according to new research published this week. Surprisingly, the findings are consistent across both breastfed and formula-fed babies. This is the first large-scale study that has been carried out to investigate the long-term outcomes of schedule versus demand-fed […]

Pre-school blocks
Mar 08

Earlier this week we confirmed Little I’s start date for pre-school. Her birthday falls in May and so her free early education place will begin on 1 September, but since she doesn’t yet go to any nursery, my husband and I have decided that it would be good for her to begin two mornings a […]

Shouting why mummy
Feb 17

“Why has Grandad got no hair?”; “Why do girls sit down on the toilet and boys stand up?”; “Why do I have to go in my car seat?”; “Why haven’t we got any snow?” Maybe I should have read up on when children begin asking “why?” as it’s completely taken me by surprise. It’s almost […]

Phonics puzzle
Jan 26

This week I visited the Toy Fair 2012 within the Grand Hall at Olympia, which is the only dedicated toy, game and hobby exhibition in the UK. Needless to say, it was a lot of fun! I have come away with a wealth of product news and toy trends to share with you over coming […]

Making marks final
Jan 25

I write this blog for a variety of reasons, and I find they are evolving all of the time…but my main motivation initially was so that I would have a creative outlet for jotting down my thoughts and observations as a first-time parent. I don’t profess to know anything of significance regarding child development, other […]

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