Tag: sustainable living

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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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1. Make sure your child is ready. Your child is probably ready to start potty training when they are: - Between 2 and 3 years old. - Aware of when they have done a wee or poo in their nappy. - Able to say when they need a wee or poo or have done one. -…
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It seems measures and guidelines are changing daily but the UK government has just announced that face masks for public transport will now be mandatory and with some things returning normal along with some schooling you may be wondering what kind of face mask should your child be wearing? So we thought we talk through…
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1. Understand that it is normal If you are worried about your child being a fussy eater and are struggling to get them to try new foods, take a deep breath, and try to relax. This is normal, don't worry. Take your foot off the gas, slow down, and take a break from this for…
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1. Its kinder to our planet Did you know growing cotton is one of the world’s most heavily polluting crop using 16% of the world's insecticides and 10% of the world's pesticides. This puts greenhouse gases into our atmosphere, but with organic farming it actually removes C02 from the atmosphere and soil is healthy and…
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We wanted to highlight some easy sustainable swaps that we think are simple enough for any parent to be more eco-friendly. 1. Reuseable Cloth Nappies & Wipes With millions of nappies going to to landfill every year, making the switch to reusables can really make a difference. They are not as hard as you think…
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We got together with Maya Saffron a fitness trainer specialised in postnatal exercise to give you some useful tips to get you kickstarted back into fitness after having a baby. When is ok to go back to exercising after having a baby? Normal birth: if everything went well, as soon as 1-2 weeks C-Section: if…
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We thought we would team up with Marianna Sachse from Jackalo who is our this month's featured maker, to give you some easy tips we can all adopt to help make our clothes last longer. 1.Wash less Between water, detergent, and energy, washing clothes has a big impact on the environment. And, all of that…