Welcome to the iChild Blog

A big welcome to our iChild blog! With regular posts from both the iChild team and our specialist iChild bloggers on absolutely everything that matters to the parent, childminder, teacher or anybody who works with children aged 0 to 11.

Body image issues and eating disorders in children – can parents help?

Posted by iChild, May 16, 2018 2:26 PM
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Helena Grace Donald is an empowerment coach and teen mentor. Concerned about the pressures facing even primary school children, she uses her own experiences as an adolescent trying so hard to fit in and "be perfect". She is the author of "Learning to Love the girl in the Mirror".

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A selection of the top slings and baby carriers from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, May 09, 2018 10:46 AM
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Keeping your baby close to you as much as possible helps with bonding. Our iChild Shop has a range of the most popular slings and baby-carriers, and we've highlighted a selection for you here.

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Managing your emotions during pregnancy and after birth

Posted by iChild, May 02, 2018 1:32 PM
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By blogger, Midwife and Life, who writes a parenting and lifestyle blog. She is a qualified midwife with many years' experience. She is also Mum to three children, aged seven, six and two. In this article, she shares advice on managing emotions during pregnancy and after your child is born.

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Sleep products for baby from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, April 25, 2018 9:57 AM
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The miracle of a brand new baby brings great joy but can be accompanied by sleepless nights! We've selected a range of products from our iChild's Shop to help your baby settle into their bedtime routine.

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Selecting a tutor for your child

Posted by iChild, April 18, 2018 11:32 AM
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By Jemma, author of Thimble &Twig blog. Jemma is a teacher of many and mother of four. In this article, she shares reassuring advice on selecting a tutor to help your child prepare for 11-Plus exams, and on how to support your child.

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How do I support a grieving child

Posted by iChild, April 11, 2018 1:54 PM
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We are proud be permitted to share this blog by Place2Be, a children's mental health charity providing school-based support and in-depth training programmes to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff. In this moving article, Place2B's service manager shares his personal advice on supporting children through the trauma of bereavement.

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Dragon, knights & gift ideas for St. George's Day

Posted by iChild, April 03, 2018 5:09 PM
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On 23rd April, England celebrates St. George's Day. In ancient times, the brave knight is reputed to have slain a dragon and saved a princess and her entire village. We've selected toys and books from our iChild Shop to help children celebrate England's national day.

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Looking after boys and girls

Posted by iChild, March 28, 2018 4:18 PM
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Blogger, "The Next Best Thing to Mummy" is a mum, stepmum and grandparent, who worked as a childminder for 14 years, until ill health forced her to give up. She has been employed as a preschool development worker and by the children’s centre as a support childminder. Here she talks about her belief in treating boys and girls equally.

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Together we can tackle child abuse

Posted by iChild, March 21, 2018 9:38 AM
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All children have a right to be safe and should be protected from all forms of neglect. The Department for Education has recently launched a new phase in the campaign to tackle child abuse. We are proud to be able to support this campaign.

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From our iChild Shop: Easter gift ideas - books, crafts and toys!

Posted by iChild, March 14, 2018 11:33 AM
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Many children will be excitedly preparing for Easter. We've selected some of the most popular, excellent crafts, books and toys from our iChild Shop for them to enjoy. They're fun (and much healthier than chocolate)!

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