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Overcoming the challenges of parenting in the 21st century

As parents, we all want what’s best for our children, whatever their age. But given that there’s no definitive guide to parenting, getting to grips with what actually is ‘best’ can be tricky. There are so many mixed messages out there, that it can often feel overwhelming. It’s not always easy to know what the right thing to do is – especially when faced with the uniquely modern challenges of parenting in the digital age. The world has changed a… Read more

Posted 4th October 2018  Tags Modern Parenting Parenting Tips

 

How to set a bedtime routine for your baby

Sleep is vital to your baby’s development, but setting a bedtime routine can be difficult for parents to introduce. After all, for someone so tiny, a baby will cause major upheaval! For the first few months of their life, your baby will sleep – and wake – at any time during the day or night. Newborns don’t develop their circadian rhythms (or internal timing mechanisms) until around 2-3 months old. In fact, it is believed that for the first 6-8… Read more

Posted 25th September 2018  Tags baby swimming Water Babies bedtime routine

 

Understanding your baby's first milestones

Taking your little one to the pool for the first time isn’t the only important event that you’ve got to look forward to; in their first year, your baby will reach many significant points in their development. Whether starting to smile, trying to walk on their own or saying their first words, your baby’s early milestones are precious moments to cherish forever. Baby milestone markers are wonderful things, equal parts adorable and emotional, but they’re also important developmental indicators, giving… Read more

Posted 18th September 2018  Tags baby swimming baby milestones

 

How to Keep Your Baby Safe in the Sun

Summer is the perfect season to spend quality time outdoors with your little one, but it’s important to make sure that they stay safe in the sun. A baby’s skin is much more sensitive than an adult’s, so protecting them from harmful UV rays is crucial for their health and wellbeing. In fact, evidence suggests that sun exposure and sunburns during childhood can multiply the risk of developing skin cancer later in life. In the UK, we’re not quite used… Read more

Posted 17th July 2018  Tags baby swimming Water Babies

 

What to pack for a day trip with your baby

With summer finally here, you’ll no doubt be looking ahead to what the summer months will bring. One of the best things about spring and summer when you’re a parent is the time you’re able to spend outdoors with your little one. Taking a family day trip is a great way to make the most of the longer daylight hours, though knowing what to pack (particularly for the temperamental Irish weather) can be tricky. Travelling with an infant does involve… Read more

Posted 29th May 2018  Tags Water Babies family day trip