Mothercare Blog

Family-friendly holiday destinations

From safari adventures to thrilling experiences, family holidays can be so much more than just the ‘bucket and spade’ beach break. Whether you’re travelling with toddlers, tweens or teens, the trick is picking the right destination. And here are a few ideas to inspire you...

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Potty training: is your child ready?

Could changing nappies be a thing of the past? Is your child ready to start potty training? Well, while some kids can go nappy-free from the age of 18 months, others will refuse to pee in the toilet until three years or later. It’s a hurdle that every parent faces, but there’s no point trying any toilet tactics until your little one is ready.

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Bottle or breastfeed?

To breastfeed or not? That is the question. Know the facts, stay headstrong and follow your heart...
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Dress for the occasion: Baby's 1st birthday

Time flies, and it's been 12 months since your little one first made an appearance – dressed only in their birthday suit. The first birthday is a big deal. Sure, your one-year-old won't care or remember what they wear, do or eat – but there's still every reason to make them stand out from the crowd with a great party outfit.

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Baby bath basics

It can be a nerve-wracking experience bathing a slippery, wriggly (sometimes screaming) newborn – but this is your step by step guide to mastering the basics.

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Learn & Play: Toys for Babies

As a new parent you’ll be overwhelmed by the shelves of gizmos that rattle n roll, squeak and sing. While it doesn’t take a ton of toys to entertain a baby, there are plenty of playthings to help them laugh and learn their way through those first-year wobbles.

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Pregnancy: Morning Sickness

First comes the euphoria of being pregnant – but then you’re thrown headfirst into several weeks of nausea, exhaustion, raging hormones and insomnia. Welcome to morning sickness: your first step in this incredible journey as a mum to be.

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Checklist: Travelling with Kids

Well, gone are the days of stress-free check-in, compact hand luggage, and relaxing flights. You can always spot a travelling parent, loaded down with kiddie gear and fairly frazzled.

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Healthy lunches for mini munchers

Are your kids bored of sandwiches? Are their lunchboxes as limp as a lettuce leaf left in the sun? These refreshingly tasty, easy and healthy recipes will keep your child excited about lunchtime.

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Learning by playing: birth to 18 months

From birth to 18 months your child is getting more aware and active by the day, so keep them learning important mental and physical skills with these hands-on activities – it’s just child’s play.

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