Parenting

12 August 2019

Six tips for choosing a car seat for your baby and child

By Hamish McPhillips, Silver Cross’ Car Safety Manager Think about how the seat will be used
 For a newborn, there are two main options when purchasing a first stage car seat ...
11 August 2019

Why should we teach our children to make a difference from a young age?

From a very young age I have always had a deep desire to help people who are in need. As a child, this was as simple as looking out for ...
10 August 2019

10 Reasons to wear shapewear when you're pregnant

Shapewear is every woman’s best friend, but for those who may be expecting, maternity shapewear is the perfect wardrobe solution to keep you looking and feeling amazing throughout those 9 ...
8 August 2019

Seven reasons why all fathers should be feminists

Wherever you look around the world, women are being held back and subjected to gross inequality simply because of their sex. We want our daughters to be empowered, educated and ...
7 August 2019

What do kids really want from their big summer get away?

With the summer holidays well under a new survey from Yas Island Abu Dhabi offers essential advice for the 82% of parents who say their children are the biggest influencing ...
6 August 2019

Do you feel like your mental health has been affected since giving birth?

With mental health problems affecting more than 1 in 4 people in the UK1, new research from Emma’s Diary2 has revealed that over half of women (53%) have experienced anxiety ...
6 August 2019

The causes of swollen ankles and feet during pregnancy and how to ease the discomfort

Pregnancy is the time where a woman’s body changes dramatically. Some women enjoy every moment of this, but others can suffer from uncomfortable symptoms leaving them feeling fed up and ...
5 August 2019

Seven little things you don’t appreciate until you become a mum

There are things you take for granted before you have kids- things- as Michael McIntyre says- that you didn’t even realise are things. Here are just a few activities that ...
4 August 2019

Be Thankful, Be Hopeful, Be Happy: Tips for going on holiday/travelling with the kids!

Hi everyone! So, the school holidays are in full swing! How’s it going? Are you having lots of fun or are you ready for September yet?  So far it’s not ...
4 August 2019

Female First's top baby products for August 2019

Now August has rolled around- here are our top picks for babies this month.  Let your little ones' take a (bus) journey into their imagination with London Transport Museum shop's exclusively ...
2 August 2019

Four reasons to take shared parental leave

Kat Knocker is a senior founding member of the team at tails.com, the tailored dog food delivery service based in Richmond, South West London. Kat took shared parental leave alongside ...
1 August 2019

Why should we encourage mindfulness in young children?

The wellbeing and mental health of young children has always been at the heart of everything Captain Fantastic do. They believe that creating well-balanced and healthy children who can learn ...
31 July 2019

Seven reasons to take your baby to a garden centre

I always struggle to think of somewhere to take my daughter when we have days out just her and me during the week. She is at an age now where ...
30 July 2019

Seven ways to get your toddler moving with confidence this summer

In May, the Government called for help to halve childhood obesity over the next 10 years.  According to current estimates, 10 per cent of boys and nine per cent of girls start primary ...
23 July 2019

Six ways to cope with pregnancy piles

Haemorrhoids or ‘piles’ are swollen blood vessels in and around the lower part of the anus and rectum. When the veins which carry these blood vessels are stretched, they can ...
17 July 2019

Baby friendly restaurants: Nando's

Nando’s was always somewhere I went with my husband for a couple’s date night. It never occurred to me how baby friendly it was until we had our daughter and ...
16 July 2019

Hoop & Giovanna Fletcher combat FOSH (Fear of the School Holidays)

FOSH (Fear of the School Holidays) is sweeping the nation. Family activity experts Hoop spoke to parents across the UK, and found that 1 in 4 dread the summer holidays. ...
15 July 2019

How to manage colic and reflux in babies

25% of babies suffer from colic, and for reflux the figure is estimated at double that.* With most babies displaying symptoms of reflux from around 8 weeks,** it can be ...

14 July 2019

Baby friendly restaurants: ASK Italian

I’ve always thought of ASK Italian as somewhere you would go with a partner, parents or friends- not somewhere you would take your 11- month-old. However, after eating there on ...
14 July 2019

Female First's top baby products for July 2019

We've rounded up the best baby prodcuts on the market in the month of July.  With over half of parents* finding car seat shopping confusing, Silver Cross is helping to ...
13 July 2019

Tearing apart the taboo: Post-natal support needed for new mums

Many incredible women go through the feat of childbirth every day. Despite many women’s bodies being literally torn apart, it remains taboo to discuss vaginal tears, mental health and the ...
9 July 2019

Seven tips for taking your baby out in the car

If you need to take a trip in the car and your baby is along for the ride, here are my top tips to make sure you both have a ...
8 July 2019

Seven ways to be a minimalist mother

Being a minimalist when you live alone is easy because you only have yourself to think of, add in a partner and it gets more challenging- but when you put ...

7 July 2019

Seven benefits of walking with your baby

Taking your baby out for a walk is one of the best things you can do while on your parental leave- here’s why. It gets you out of the house ...