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.

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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Musical toys and instruments from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, November 29, 2018 1:09 PM
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Music helps children's education and development. So we've selected a range of lovely instruments for children to enjoy - whether they are a budding Beethoven or just playing for fun! 

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How children learn to write

Posted by iChild, November 21, 2018 9:40 AM
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Blogger, "Next Best Thing to Mummy" is a mum, stepmum and grandparent. She worked as a childminder for 14 years, until ill health forced her to give up. She has worked as a preschool development worker and as a support childminder at the children's centre. Here she shares her personal experience of watching children's writing skills develop.

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Packing your hospital bag for labour

Posted by iChild, November 14, 2018 9:00 AM
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Blogger, Pears and Chocolate Sauce, is a part-time primary school teacher, and mum to two young children. Here she shares advice on packing your hospital bag for that life-changing event.

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Armistice Day Centenary

Posted by iChild, November 07, 2018 9:00 AM
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Emma is a parent of three children, a sociologist and former teacher who writes about family life and empowering young people on her blog, Emma and 3.

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Gifts in aid of the Royal British Legion from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, November 01, 2018 10:22 AM
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In the Armistice Day centenary year, we're featuring these stunning items from our iChild Shop. A lovely gift for someone, while supporting the Royal British Legion. Lest we forget.

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Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali products from our iChild Shop!

Posted by iChild, October 25, 2018 9:38 AM
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Our favourite spooky and sparkling festivals are coming up - and our iChild Shop has researched all the reviews to offer the best toys, books and costumes to help you and your children celebrate!

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Being a School Governor

Posted by iChild, October 17, 2018 8:45 AM
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Could you volunteer to support and challenge a local school? Judith Hicks, Head of Inspiring Governance, shares her insight into the role of school governor. If you want to make a positive difference to children - this inspiring article demystifies what is involved in such an important role.

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Boosting Your Family’s Online Safety

Posted by iChild, October 10, 2018 11:34 AM
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Keeping our children safe online is a key issue in everyone's mind. We're very pleased to share this blog by Katie O’Donovan, Google's Online Safety Public Policy Manager, offering 10 great tips to help us keep our children safe through the fast-changing online world. Google has recently launched its Safety Centre which features resources and information to help parents deal with important topics like data security, privacy controls, and online protections.

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Woodland Books & Toys

Posted by iChild, October 03, 2018 2:15 PM
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Celebrating woodlands and the beautiful season of autumn! We've selected our favourite books, toys and children's products from our iChild Shop.

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