What is the dirty thirty? It’s a list of toxic ingredients found in skincare and beauty products, including baby products. Find out what to avoid in our list.
Be prepared for breastfeeding the eco way with Hello Charlie’s guide to safe and non toxic breastpads and nipple creams. Safe for you, and safe for baby.
Baby powder has been used for years to keep babies’ bottoms dry at nappy change time. But is it safe? Should you ditch the talc? And are natural options safer?
We’ve had a fun time in our house the last couple of weeks trying to rid my youngest son of head lice. He’s in prep, and I noticed him scratch, scratch, scratching the other week. Sure enough, I checked his head and there they were – headlice! Cue scratching from the whole family (although it … Read More
It’s really easy to make your own baby wipes at home. You’ll save money, you know exactly what’s going onto your baby’s bum, and you’ll be saving the environment all at the same time. Washable baby wipes are brilliant – they really clean up the mess, and even a really bad blowout only uses a … Read More
What are problem solving skills? Problem solving skills allow your baby to recognise a need and work out a way to fix it. Your baby begins problem solving as soon as they are born. Crying is a baby’s way of trying to solve the problems of hunger, dirty nappies, or pain. They soon learn that … Read More
What are Mathematical Skills? These are skills that lead to mathematical thinking, for example, about colour, size and shapes; about classifying and balance; and about numbers and counting; symmetry and balance. How can you help your baby develop mathematical skills? For very young children, developing mathematical skills can be as simple as singing songs with … Read More
Music can help the development of lots of vital skills, including auditory, cause and effect, social skills and concentration. Children can get a huge amount of pleasure from learning a musical instrument, or even just listening to music. Learning a musical instrument also helps develop both fine and gross motor skills. How can you encourage … Read More
Play helps children develop their creativity and imaginative skills, such as role play. Creative play provides opportunities for children to try out new ideas, as well as new ways of thinking and problem solving. How can you encourage your child’s creativity and imagination? Ensure that your children are involved in activities where they are actively … Read More
What is Cause and Effect? Cause and effect is where children understand that their actions directly lead to an outcome or response. In other words, this is how baby learns that if they do something, something else will happen. An example this is a baby learning that if they shake a rattle, they’ll hear a … Read More