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.

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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Five baby-proofing tips for your Kitchen that every parent should know

Posted by iChild, July 03, 2019 10:04 AM
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Darren Watts, renovations expert from Wren Kitchens, the UK’s number one kitchen retailer, has offered us the inside track on all the tips, tricks and techniques you need to baby-proof your kitchen.  

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Travelling products from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, June 26, 2019 11:12 AM
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As the summer holidays approach, thoughts turn to travelling with our little ones. We've selected some favourites from our iChild Shop.

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Pregnancy and the eyes

Posted by iChild, June 19, 2019 2:45 PM
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Many women experience problems with vision during pregnancy and after birth. Sona Thakerar, McOptom and sports vision practitioner, talks through some of the symptoms and offers advice to manage any problem.

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Creating the World’s Next Generation of Engineers

Posted by iChild, June 12, 2019 1:07 PM
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Tanya Howden, Learning Experience Designer for Robotical, shares her passionate belief in the importance of training the next generation of engineers. Along with a range of helpful suggestions and advice.

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