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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.

How to create a baby keepsake box

Posted by iChild, April 24, 2019 5:24 PM
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Having a new baby is a sentimental time for any parent and, as your baby gets older, you want your memories to last a lifetime. Here, Kirsty Prankerd, Managing Director at sentimental keepsake company Write From The Heart, gives us her quick guide to putting together a keepsake box.

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Easter and St. George's Day activities

Posted by iChild, April 17, 2019 6:19 PM
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Fun activities for children to entertain them over the Easter holidays and to celebrate St. George's Day!

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Here be Dragons! Ideas for St. George's Day

Posted by iChild, April 10, 2019 1:46 PM
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St. George's Day is approaching! We've selected our favourite books and toys from our iChild Shop to help little ones celebrate England's national day. Happy St. George's Day!

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Excellent Easter gift ideas

Posted by iChild, April 04, 2019 12:10 PM
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The Easter season is approaching! We've selected our favourite crafts and activities from our iChild Shop to keep little ones busy over the holidays. Happy Eastertide!

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Teaching children about stranger danger

Posted by iChild, March 27, 2019 9:25 AM
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Blogger, "Next Best Thing to Mummy", worked as a childminder for 14 years, until ill health forced her to give up. She's been employed as a preschool develoment worker and by the children's centre as a support childminder. Here she shares her advice on teaching about stranger danger. (She has also talked about this topic on her own blog.)

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Why children bite

Posted by iChild, March 20, 2019 9:12 AM
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Blogger, "Next Best Thing to Mummy", worked as a childminder for 14 years, until ill health forced her to give up. She's been employed as a preschool develoment worker and by the children's centre as a support childminder. Here she shares her experience on dealing with children who bite. (She has also discussed this topic on her own blog.)

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A RED LETTER DAY

Posted by iChild, March 13, 2019 12:36 PM
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We are proud to support Comic Relief's Red Nose Day, and grateful to the Comic Relief Fundraising Lead for writing this great article for our iChild blog.

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MIFFY: The sweet little bunny hops onto the iChild website

Posted by iChild, March 06, 2019 2:44 PM
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iChild is delighted that Miffy has hopped onto our website. Miffy's resources are perfect for nurseries to use in their baby, toddler and preschool rooms, childminders will also find them useful – and we know parents will love them! This blog offers an insight to Miffy's history.

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Advice to help your child deal with a separation

Posted by iChild, February 27, 2019 11:50 AM
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Our guest blogger, Henry Brookman, is a divorce lawyer and senior partner at Brookman. This article shares advice on caring for our children during the often painful and difficult times of separation.

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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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