Category Archives: Room to Grow

What is a Day Bed?

13/02/2019 | Beds, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

A day bed is somewhere you can relax and unwind whatever time of day it may be. They are useful for creating a multi-functional sleeping space in the home without taking up too much room in the process. A day bed combines the best qualities of both a traditional bed and a sofa bed. The […]

How long should your child nap for?

05/02/2019 | Child Health, Room to Grow, Sleep | by Jane Thomas

Why nap? Young children need their sleep more than any other age group in order to revitalise and prepare for the day ahead. In early childhood, vital physical and mental development occurs so naps provide additional downtime for much needed growth and rejuvenation. Being overtired also directly influences your little ones mood, naps are a […]

The best mattresses for kids

24/01/2019 | Articles, Babies, Child Health, Learning, Room to Grow, Sleep | by Jane Thomas

Sleep has countless benefits for every one of us, but a good night’s sleep is crucial when it comes to children. It is a time of rest, which is super valuable to allow your little one a chance to grow, repair and get ready for the next day. The body develops most rapidly while you […]

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 […]

What to do with your old mattress

10/01/2019 | Default, Learning, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

In total, we spend one third of our lives on our trusty mattress, so when it begins to become tired and unsupportive a replacement is essential. Often, spotting the signs of wear and tear can be difficult, but it is recommended a brand-new mattress should be purchased every eight years. However, the majority of mattresses […]

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 […]

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