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Top tips for starting the new year with a positive mindset

17/01/2019 | Articles, Child Health, Learning, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

At this time of year, it’s easy to fall into the trap of big resolutions and goals that are really not attainable alongside working, raising a family and general life. If anything, setting yourself the goal to do sunrise yoga every day will just leave you disappointed when you can’t because your child has woken […]

3rd January: Festival of Sleep Day – The importance of a bedtime routine

03/01/2019 | Articles, Room to Grow, Sleep | by Jane Thomas

Bedtime routines are important for children and adults alike. Regular schedules and bedtime rituals help us tell our brains and our bodies that it’s time to go to bed. Establishing a bedtime routine that helps your child to go to sleep, stay asleep and wake up feeling refreshed is so important to help them function […]

3 Ways to Ring in the New Year and Say Hello to 2019

19/12/2018 | Articles, Christmas, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

We don’t know if it’s because we’re parents now or just because the aftermath has become that little bit harder to deal with, but all-nighter New Year’s Eve parties just ain’t so cool anymore. Lots of events involve expensive tickets and it’s nigh on impossible to find someone willing to babysit on the biggest night […]

8 Tips for Planning and Organising a Sleepover

15/12/2018 | Articles, Bedtime, Education, Fun, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

Slumber parties, sleepovers, and overnights: call them anything, but word has it that they are paradise for the kids and a nightmare for the parents. From extremely excited children to a disorderly house and homesick moments, parents cannot have a harder time, right? Well, that does not have to be the case. Imagine the joy […]

The History Behind the 12 Days of Christmas

11/12/2018 | Articles, Christmas, Education, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

The History Behind the 12 Days of Christmas Even if we get the order a bit mixed up after a few sherries, we all pretty much know the words to The 12 Days of Christmas. But what are the 12 days of Christmas? When are they? And where can one even buy turtle doves??   […]

3rd December – Make a Gift Day: 3 Gifts You Can Make at Home

01/12/2018 | Articles, Christmas, Fun, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

Good news craft fans! Today is Make a Gift Day, the perfect day for getting creative and whipping up some homemade pressies just in time for Christmas. If you’d love to save some money this Yuletide, try your hand at some crafty art, and find something fun to do with the family, these three homemade […]

Understanding the Difference Between a Mattress Topper and a Protector

27/11/2018 | Articles, Education, Room to Grow, Sleep | by Jane Thomas

When choosing a new bed for a child’s bedroom, we often think about the frame, the mattress, and the bedding. However mattress toppers and protectors are just as important when it comes to comfort – and ensuring your mattress stays in the best condition for as long as possible.   “Wait, aren’t mattress toppers and […]

How Long Should You be Napping For?

12/11/2018 | Articles, Child Health, Room to Grow, Sleep | by Jane Thomas

Whether you’ve just got home from a long day at work or you’re enjoying a relaxing day off, it’s always a good time for a nap!   However, as seasoned nappers will know, the timing of your nap can be crucial – too short and you don’t feel rested, too long and the nap can […]

5th November Bonfire Night – Keeping Little Ones Safe

04/11/2018 | Articles, Child Health, Room to Grow, Safety | by Jane Thomas

Remember, remember, hot chocolate and embers – Bonfire Night is on its way! Whether your little ones love the sparklers, the cosy clothes, the big bangs, or the winter warmer sweet treats, the fifth of November is one of the most exciting days in any family’s calendar.   Of course all those pyrotechnics do come […]

Design Solutions for a Shared Bedroom

25/10/2018 | Articles, Decorating tips, Decoration, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

Siblings sharing a bedroom is often a necessity in many family homes and is great for a little one who doesn’t feel quite ready to sleep on their own yet. It is sure to be a super fun experience filled with drama, but creating an environment which works for both children while still ensuring practicality […]

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