Toddlers

6 Tips for Flying with toddlers

Posted by Diane Hurford on

6 Tips for Flying with toddlers

Whenever I fly I am always in awe of parents getting on a long haul plane with toddlers. I know they must be dreading it and hoping for the best. It got me thinking about ideas and strategies for flying with toddlers and I thought with the help of our wonderful Brolly Sheet Facebook Community, I would create 6 Tips to Flying with Toddlers.   1. Dress for comfort Dress both of you in comfy clothes, separates that are easy to change out of when wet or mucky. Pack spare clothes for you and your toddler and place them in...

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Moving from a Cot to a Bed – ideas to help if it isn’t as easy as you thought it would be.

Posted by Diane Hurford on

Moving from a Cot to a Bed – ideas to help if it isn’t as easy as you thought it would be.

There is no set time to move your child into a new bed but you may find that once they start climbing out of their cot, the switch to a new bed can prevent any accidents.  The other “common” time to move them is if you have a new baby coming and you want the cot.  If this is the case, move them well before the baby comes so they don’t see themselves as being “supplanted” by the baby. When your child is ready to make the transition from cot to bed, there are a few things you can do...

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Tricks to survive hot summer nights

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Tricks to survive hot summer nights

Phew – its hot!!!Here are a few tips for keeping bedrooms cool over summer: 1. Pyjamas and sheetsIf you can use loose-fitting, lightweight pjs, preferably made from a natural fibre like cotton they will absorb perspiration better than synthetic fabrics and are breathable. Light weight cotton sheets are excellent for helping ventilation and airflow in the bedroom.2. A fanWe use fans in our house. I switch then off in the kids rooms before I go to bed. Or else you could set them up on a timer so they turn themselves off. Make sure the fan is away from anyone’s...

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