Parenting

15 April 2022

Hospital bag essentials: The ‘must-have’ checklist for mother and baby

Being pregnant is a beautiful, exciting experience for mums-to-be. Okay, the ‘morning’ sickness (if you’re unlucky enough to go through this) never gets any easier, but the realisation of how ...
14 April 2022

Parenting: Seven ways to ease the fear of swimming in preschoolers

My three year old used to love swimming- she was a little hesitant at first and then we went every week and she loved being in the water. It was ...
13 April 2022

Parenting Advice: Seven ways to introduce teeth cleaning into your baby's routine

Just when you thought  teething was your biggest dental related problem- you realise that you have to brush the little pegs that come through too.  When your little one is ...
13 April 2022

Parenting Life and Style: Seven fun facts about babies born in the month of April

If your baby was born this month or is indeed due in the month of April, here are some fun facts to know about your little one from their birth ...
12 April 2022

Parenting Life and Style: Seven walks you can take your baby on during maternity leave

Walking is an excellent way to wake you up while you are sleep deprived, to get you out of the house which can sometimes feel like a prison and a ...
10 April 2022

Parenting Life and Style: Seven things to do with your baby over the Easter holiday

If you have a newborn and time off over the Easter break, you may be wondering what you can do to celebrate while still doing things that are suitable for ...
9 April 2022

Parenting: Seven names for baby girls born in the month of April

Choosing a name for your baby is really difficult- some parents want their children to have the same name as a living relative, others prefer their offspring to have a ...
9 April 2022

Parenting Life and Style: Seven reasons to cherish time spent with your children

If you have children you will know all too well that not every moment is Instagram or picture postcard worthy. They have the ability to push you to your limits ...
8 April 2022

Parenting Advice: Seven things you shouldn’t pass down from one child to another

While it makes good financial sense to keep cots, prams, travel cots, buggies and sturdy toys for your next child, there are some things that simply aren’t worth holding onto ...
8 April 2022

Parenting Life and Style: Seven reasons to take your toddler to a zoo this Easter holiday

A visit to the zoo is something you can put on your list of places to go over the Easter holidays if you are stuck for ideas and they of ...
7 April 2022

Easter baking ideas: EGG-cellent treats for all the family

With Easter half-term in full swing, you may be quickly running out of creative ways to keep the kids entertained. Why leave all the sweet treats for Easter Sunday? Let ...
7 April 2022

Parenting Advice: Seven ways to involve your first child when your second one comes along

If you already have a toddler or young child, they may feel a little left out when your new baby comes along if all they have known is your undivided ...
6 April 2022

Chickenpox: Top tips for parents of preschoolers to make your little one more comfortable

Chickenpox is quite common in nurseries and schools as it’s very contagious so if one child gets it, chances are the rest of the class won’t be far behind. As a ...
5 April 2022

Dr Harvey Karp, author of The Happiest Baby on the Block gives us the lowdown on toddlers

Dr. Harvey is an advocate for baby safety and has created the safest bed in the world — the SNOO Smart Sleeper. He has also shared advice on baby safety ...

5 April 2022

Why we should teach our kids from a young age to go plastic free

At this point, I doubt there is a person on the planet that would deny that plastic pollution is a problem. The tough truth being Brits make up much more ...

5 April 2022

Parenting: Seven things mums feel guilty about on maternity leave (and shouldn’t)

Mum guilt lies heavy on those who have just birthed a baby- as if there wasn’t enough to think about as you learn how to keep a small human alive- ...
4 April 2022

Parenting: Seven tips for mums of bottle fed babies

If you are one of the mums out there who was unable to breastfeed when your baby was first born or have decided that it simply isn't right for you ...
2 April 2022

Easter activities: Fun for all the family this half-term

It’s the start of the Easter holidays and with a whole two weeks in front of you to keep the kids busy, it’s time to put on your Easter bonnet ...
31 March 2022

Dietary advice for babies and toddlers: Why a low/no salt diet is crucial

Future proofing your little one’s precious palates and helping them be appreciative of the flavours, textures and shapes of different varieties of food is vital for a lifelong healthy relationship ...
30 March 2022

Simple techniques to help with homework: Improve your child’s Mathematic skills

Parenting means we wear many professional hats – we quickly become adaptable and fake it ‘til we make it. The pandemic may have improved our home-schooling techniques but when it comes ...

29 March 2022

Louise Pentland: Youtuber opens up about solo parenting, finding love again and her blended family

Louise Pentland is not one to shy away from being open and honest about the trials and tribulations of motherhood. Finding internet fame through her parenting Youtube channel, she has an ...
27 March 2022

The mums at Female First write open letters to their children to celebrate Mother's Day 2022

Mother’s Day is here again so the mothers within the Female First team have each written heartfelt words for their child/children to read in years to come. In the following ...
27 March 2022

Mother’s Day Special: What running a business and being a mother has taught us

Karen McGuigan – Founder of Maths For Life Today has looked like this… 6am start respond to emails that have come in overnight, send out invoices; 7.30am get boys up ...
25 March 2022

Imaginative play for families: Tips to rediscover your inner child

The sun has got his hat on (finally!), the birds are singing, and the chocolate eggs are prominent on the supermarket shelves, meaning one thing only: Easter. The celebration takes ...