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What are wooden balance boards, how can we use them, and how do they create an invitation to play?  We chatted with Maria Bataller one-half of the founders of Capikooa, who explains more. What is the story behind Capikooa how did it all start? After having her first child and being a new mum Maria…
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It doesn’t matter if it’s your first or your fifth time, pregnancy and giving birth is so unique it's normal to feel nervous. We teamed up with birthing expert and Hypnobirthing teacher Megan Barton from LALALU to give you some tips in building your confidence and prepare for your birth. Learn How your Body Works…
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Welcome to April's edition of our featured Maker of the Month where this month we talk to the wonderful Shiri Atsmon founder of Helpful Kids. We love her passion for sustainability and how it has inspired her to make a difference with her amazing brand. Discover her fantastic Eco Warrior Cards and how she gets…
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Preparing for motherhood can seem like a mammoth task. After all, life is about to take a big turn with a new little life being added to the family. Here are 5 ways to make the transition into motherhood just a little easier; touching on wellbeing, nutrition, sleep, hypnobirthing and the 4th trimester. NUTRITION I’m…
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Cloth nappies have grown in popularity in recent years and when you discover how easy they are to use and the beautiful designs they are now available in, it isn’t hard to see why. Of course, there is much more to it than that so let’s take a look at seven benefits of using cloth…
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Along with just about everything in 2020, Halloween is going to look different this year. But it doesn’t mean that we have to “cancel." Truthfully, we all need a little fun in our lives right now, so we just need to approach it differently than in previous years. Halloween is an event where we tend…
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1. Be gentle at bedtime If your child is acting up at the moment at bedtime, seems a little more demanding, is taking longer to settle, wants to sleep in your bed with you, or is asking for an old comforter back, try not to get frustrated - this is their way of showing you…
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1. Know what you are up against  You will feel stronger and more confident in managing your child's screen time if you know what you are up against. Most of the shows, games, subscription services, social networks and gadgets that your child is using will have been designed to be as addictive as possible. Tech…
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1. Talk about school in a positive way  Talk about school regularly using positive language and a cheerful tone of voice. You and your child are probably both feeling anxious and nervous about school, but try to set a good example for your child by talking about school in a positive way. Talk about all…
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With the change of season and most children getting ready to go back to school, we think it’s the perfect time for a good deep clean of your home. So we teamed up with Clean Living our latest brand to join the Collective, to give you some tips on how to give your home a…
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1. Use Empathy Tantrums are a very normal part of personality development in young children and are also a very normal way for older children to release a build-up of tension and emotion that they have bottled up inside them. It is important not to take these outbursts personally. Your child is releasing their tension…
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Self can always and us Mums are no exception with needing their "me time" to be able to feel happy, calm, and positive about themselves, both as individuals and as parents of little people! This is true at the moment more than ever, when we are restricted by perhaps working from home, changing lockdown rules,…