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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.

National Teddy Bear Day

Posted by iChild, September 11, 2019 1:52 PM
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National Teddy Bear Day came into being after President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub on a hunting trip. We've selected some of our favourite teddy bears from our iChild Shop, in honour of this day, which was on 9th September. 

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Perfect kids' packed lunch

Posted by iChild, September 04, 2019 6:48 PM
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The founder of Brain Food, has offerered us a selection of great ideas and information for packed lunches - especially helpful as children return to school!

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How to support your children starting school

Posted by iChild, August 28, 2019 3:37 PM
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Here, Charlotte Baldwin (operations manager at IQ Cards, a fundraising company which supports school to raise funds) shares her top tips for making this great change in your child's life easier.

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Teething products from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, August 21, 2019 9:40 AM
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Thursday 22nd August sees National Tooth Fairy Day. So we've selected some of our favourite products from our iChild Shop to help care for your beautiful baby's teeth.

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Will I be able to love another baby as much as my first?

Posted by iChild, August 14, 2019 12:24 PM
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Blogger, Next Best Thing to Mummy, worked as a childminder for 14 years, as a preschool development worker, then as support childminder for the children's center. In this shared blog, as a mother of three, she reassures any anxious mum expecting a second child.

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Beautiful books from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, August 07, 2019 2:11 PM
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Come summer or winter, rain or shine, books are things to treasure. So we've selected a favourite book for each age-range from our iChild Shop. Just the thing for your little bookworms to enjoy!

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The great outdoors: promoting healthy minds in children

Posted by iChild, July 31, 2019 9:33 PM
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"Getting fresh air in through the lungs can make a world of difference in people’s sense of mental wellbeing." Our thanks to Meghan Godstone for offering us this article on the importance of nature in children's lives.

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Is it wrong to leave a baby to cry?

Posted by iChild, July 24, 2019 1:54 PM
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Blogger, Next Best Thing to Mummy, Blogger, worked as a childminder for 14 years, as a preschool development worker, then as support childminder for the children's center. In this shared blog, she discusses whether or not babies should be left to cry. She's keen to know your views, and so are we!

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Arts & Crafts summer fun from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, July 17, 2019 11:04 AM
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Summer is the perfect time for children to be out and about. But it's also great to have a choice of outdoor and indoor activities. So we've selected our favourite arts and craft products from our iChild Shop - just the thing to keep little minds and fingers busy!

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Children and mobile phones

Posted by iChild, July 10, 2019 4:42 PM
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Blogger, Next Best Thing to Mummy, worked as a childminder, preschool development worker and at the children's support centre. In this shared blog, she shares her views on children using mobiles - and would love to hear your views!

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