Posted 23 March 2019
At one point or another, you may need to entrust someone else with the care of your little one. It could be an event, work commitments or even an emergency. But no matter the reason, the first time can be daunting. That’s why finding a great babysitter is the holy grail.
Posted 16 March 2019
As most parents know, it’s not easy to persuade your child to eat what’s good for them. When they’d rather throw their food onto the floor instead of putting it in their mouth, just giving them whatever they’ll eat seems like the only option. Bananas for breakfast, lunch and dinner it is!
At the same time, everyone knows a parent who extolls the incredible appetite of their child. Their kid will eat anything put in front of their tiny faces. Vegetables, fruit, a good ol’ vindaloo curry… (their favourite of course!) All chowed down and asking for more. Well, if you’re one of those parents then I’m happy for you… but my little ones have all had their fussy food stages.
Posted 11 March 2019
Teething is a definitive point in almost every baby’s life, so it’s natural that as parents we have so many questions about it. Even if like me, you’ve been through the teething period with one or more children already - each experience can be different! When it comes to teething there’s no manual you can stick to. A bit like most things when it comes to bringing up children!
I created Matchstick Monkey when my first baby was teething, so, I know how frustrating not knowing how to help your child can be. Especially if they seem uncomfortable!
Posted 02 March 2019
International Women’s Day is coming up on the 8th March! Since I’m a woman and have three girls, it’s a day I really want to celebrate!
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.