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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.

Breastfeeding Vs Bottle Feeding

Posted by iChild, February 20, 2019 11:45 AM
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Blogger, Midwife and Life, is a qualified midwife with many years' experience. She is also Mum to three young children. She writes a parenting and lifestyle blog, and has written this article offering sound guidance on breastfeeding and bottle feeding.

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Giving parents parents the resources they need to teach their families about online safety

Posted by iChild, February 13, 2019 11:05 AM
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Teaching our children about online safety is a key issue in all our minds. We're very pleased to share this article by Claire Lilley, Google's child safety public policy manager, with some sound tips and advice to support and protect our children in this fast-changing digital world.

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Just Enough Children's Award 2019

Posted by iChild, February 06, 2019 10:14 AM
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Just Enough are running a competition to reward children who have done something outstanding in their community. Just Enough teach on subjects such as Modern Day Slavery, Anti-Radicalisation, Hate Crime, Knife Crime, plus many more. They're aware that the next generation will inherit this planet and they want to help ensure they grow up in a safer and more inclusive world!

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Giving children in care a voice - Voices 2019 creative writing competition

Posted by iChild, January 30, 2019 5:11 PM
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Voices 2019 is a creative writing competition for children in care and young care leavers. Coram Voice tell us more and share some moving, but inspiring - stories. They're open for entries until midnight on 10 February 2019.

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Being a stepparent

Posted by iChild, January 23, 2019 11:57 AM
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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 shares her personal experience of being a stepparent.

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iChild Shop - our favourite January ideas!

Posted by iChild, January 16, 2019 6:49 PM
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We thought we'd brighten the first month of the year with our top pick from our iChild Shop. We always read all the reviews before we promote products - and these ones all had fantastic reviews. Happy browsing!

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Five ideas for making a Treasure Basket

Posted by iChild, January 09, 2019 9:07 AM
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Blogger, Pears and Chocolate Sauce, is a full-time Mum and part-time primary school teacher, specialising in music. In this post, she shares her experience in creating this lovely gift for little ones.

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Christmas Toys & Gifts from our iChild Shop!

Posted by iChild, December 19, 2018 9:13 AM
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Christmas is a time for giving ... but Christmas shopping can - just occasionally - be a tad stressful. So we've trawled through the reviews of the most popular toys, and chosen the best gifts and goodies for our iChild Shop to help out. Enjoy the selection - and happy Christmas!

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Oddobds: The series which turns 'different' into 'positive'

Posted by iChild, December 12, 2018 5:21 PM
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Thrilled to be partnering with Oddobds, the series which turns 'different' into 'positive'. What's more, we have some wonderful Oddbods prizes for some lucky members to win! Enjoy our blog, find out more about these loveable characters - and find out how to enter our Oddbods free prize draw!

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Bathing and nappy changing

Posted by iChild, December 05, 2018 5:50 PM
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Blogger, Midwife and Life, is a qualified midwife with many years' experience. She is also Mum to three children, aged seven, six and two. She writes a parenting and lifestyle blog, and has written this article offering great advice on bathing and changing the nappies of your new baby.

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