Posted 23 February 2019
Some nights I’ll find myself skipping out of my sleeping toddler’s bedroom thinking I’ve cracked it, only to find myself 24 hours later locked in a bedtime battle. Getting your little one to sleep can sometimes be a struggle, so is there an easier way to send your toddler off to the land of nod, where they’ll stay for at least 12 hours? We’ve compiled a handy list of dos and don’ts to help you get the peace and quiet you deserve at the end of the day.
Posted 16 February 2019
Last International Book Day we published an article recommending the best books for parents and their toddlers. This year, we’re going to do the same! Why? Because it’s a good excuse to add to our own reading lists and because books are one of the only things you can buy that make you richer... (Who actually said that first, we’d love to know!).
Posted 09 February 2019
Valentine’s Day suggestions for parents? Ahh yes, becoming a parent can kill off many romantic activities and sometimes, even feelings of romance! This day of lovers can pass many of us by with a simple card and a peck on the cheek.
Posted 02 February 2019
Most of us like to eat sweet things, especially children. Unfortunately, refined sugar is very bad for a child's developing teeth and it’s not advised they eat foods with any added sugar at all until they’re over 2 years of age. And then only in very limited amounts.
Posted 26 January 2019
Ever wish your skin was “as smooth as a babies…”? Or so the saying goes. The thing is, not all our babies and toddlers have smooth skin. In fact, our little ones are more likely to suffer from dry skin, eczema or red, sore patches than we are.
Posted 19 January 2019
I’ve been happily reading people’s Instagram posts about what they’re grateful for in 2018. And it’s really reminded me how important it is to celebrate achievements, however big or small. I think we also learn a lot from failures and these are important too, but taking a look back to remind ourselves how far we’ve come can be really rewarding.
2018 has been an amazing year for Matchstick Monkey. We’ve brought new ideas to fruition with the release of Colours, our book for toddlers. Also, we’re incredibly proud that our original Matchstick Monkey teething toy has also won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry!
Posted 12 January 2019
Whilst we were researching our last post, we realised that a lot of you have questions about keeping your baby warm in winter. Although we did give some tips in our last article here, we thought it would be a good idea to answer some of the more specific questions we were asked…
Sooo, in this follow-up post, we’re going to look at:
Posted 05 January 2019
Feeling anxious that your baby might be too warm or too cold is something that most parents experience. I’ve had both summer and winter babies, and spent a lot of time worrying that they may be either too hot or too cold!
In this article, we’ll give 5 tips to keep your baby cosy and warm this winter.