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Good food = good mood!

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Good food = good mood!

For some, cooking is a joy. For others, it’s a total chore. Regardless of your stance on it, cooking for toddlers can often prove challenging. Parents want meals that are easy and quick as well as tasty and enjoyable for their young ones. It’s not always easy to find the balance, but the following dishes are a good starting point! Some simple and delicious meal ideas include: Vegetable pikelets Fish bites Potato bake Broccoli tots Snack plate Homemade burgers Pasta Some of the best meals for kids are ones that look interesting and are fun to make. If you’re able...

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Don't rush when you brush!

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Don't rush when you brush!

It is essential to encourage good dental care and create healthy cleaning habits with your baby right from the beginning. Before your child’s teeth start to come through, you can clean their mouth after mealtimes by gently wiping the gums and tongue with a damp cloth or gauze pad. When their teeth are due to come through, you can transition to using a rubber toothbrush such as the Training Toothbrush Set from Nuk, cleaning their gums with water. As your baby’s first teeth begin coming through, you’ll need to start them brushing with a tiny amount of toothpaste (about the size of a...

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Baby Bathtime

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Baby Bathtime

The idea of bathing your little one in a big bathtub can be nerve-wracking for any new parent. At around 6 months, your baby may start to outgrow their baby bathtub. However, there is no need to rush the move to a full-sized tub, and there are many ways to ease the process so that bath time quickly becomes your baby’s favourite ritual.Some babies find it quite daunting to be plopped into a bath out of nowhere, so consider making the change gradually. You can do this by placing your baby in the empty bath so they can begin to...

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Get to the baby bottom of toilet training!

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Get to the baby bottom of toilet training!

It's potty time! Around 18 months – 2 ½ years, your child should be ready to take on toilet training. Then, once a child reaches 3 or 4 they should begin using the toilet. This marks an enormous step in independence.   Here are a few tips to ease the process: Make it fun! It doesn't have to be serious or stressful, so lighten the mood with songs or games. Invite their favourite toys to join them—you can even make a toy potty for their toys too. To encourage your child to use the toilet, try either getting them to...

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Sleeping Beauty, Sleeping Baby.

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Sleeping Beauty, Sleeping Baby.

Between the ages of 18 months and 3 ½ years, you'll find your child becoming too big for their cot and is ready to move to a bed. Initially, the main point of this transition is for safety. Your toddler may begin trying to climb out of the cot during the night, moving them into a bed will ensure they don't injure themselves in doing so. If they do manage to jump out, don't panic! This behaviour is normal, so try to work with the cot as best as you can until you can get a bed. When transitioning from...

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