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Start for Life campaign: if they could tell you

  • A new government campaign aims to support parents in nurturing their bond with their baby
  • New research highlights many parents are unaware of the link between their baby’s good mental health and early childhood development
  • Building close relationships in this critical period of social and emotional development reduces the likelihood of mental health difficulties
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From Grandparent to Great Friend - It’s Good to Talk

New research from Ambassador Cruise Line suggests that Brits could be better at showing their appreciation for their grandparents and all that they do for the family unit
  • Almost half of Brits don’t see their grandparents regularly - do people need to re-prioritise their time to show their appreciation?
  • Grandparents open to sharing everything you always wanted to know (but
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Ladybird Survey Reveals Parents View Quality Time and Bonding as Top Benefits of Reading 

In a recent survey commissioned by early years publisher Ladybird, more than 1,000 parents shared their thoughts about reading with their children, revealing that alongside many known developmental benefits, enjoying quality time together and nurturing the parent and child bond was one of the most important aspects for the participants.

The survey discovered that:
  • 81% of
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Understanding Gentle Parenting

Parenting is an incredible journey filled with love, joy, and challenges. Over the years, various parenting approaches have emerged, each advocating for different methods of raising children. One such approach gaining popularity is gentle parenting. In this article, we will explore gentle parenting, its core principles, and how it promotes a nurturing environment for children.

What is...
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  • More than half of parents spend less than half an hour a day one-on-one with their children
  • 77% believe they don’t get enough quality time with their kids
  • Working during the day (48%) and working late (39%) are the biggest distractions for parents
  • One in five parents believe bathtime is the best time of day for bonding
  • Leading bathing and
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Bonding Throughout the 4th Trimester with Izmi

Izmi’s Essential Wrap provides a comforting bond in the vital newborn stages

Cheeky Rascals continues to support the all-important newborn bonding moments, with Izmi’s must-have Essential Wrap, from its babywearing collection. Offering comfortable closeness whilst providing soft, flexible and natural support, the Essential Wrap nurtures during the vital newborn bonding moments between parent...

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Trusted Doula Designs Inspired Gown for Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Introducing a first of its kind, the original DforD Gown, a unique and thoughtfully designed garment for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and beyond. Made fairly in London using sustainably sourced linen the innovative gown is truly unlike anything else, offering mums-to-be maximum comfort and movement, while taking care of mother nature too!

Created by Midwife and Doula Dionne...

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New Mum Survey Reveals Unexpected Bonding Experience

Mums spend 63 days taking their children to hobbies throughout their childhood

· 7 in 10 mums find conversations with their children to be more honest and open when travelling to their hobbies

· Child psychologist comments on the importance of hobbies for parent/child bonding

The average busy mother spends 63 days straight ferrying her kids to and from their classes...

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Skateboarding helps middle-aged people navigate depression and bond with their children

Skateboarding in middle age helps people navigate depression, bond with their children and cope with personal trials, a new study shows.

Older people who take part in the sport say it has a “spiritual meaning” in their lives and boosts their wellbeing and happiness. Physical benefits are a by-product.

Skateboarding allows them access to a community and gives them an identity separate...

5 fun things for dads to do with their kids

I think it's hard sometimes for dads when the mum is so integral and such a big part of their children's lives, understandably so. The thing that makes mums so wonderful is the amount of time they spend with their children. They are everything to them. But on the flip side of that sometimes this leaves you as a dad, not feeling left out but perhaps feeling less valuable.

I wanted to...

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