Choking prevention & treatment for infants & children

Today, Andrew  discusses choking prevention and treatment for infants and children.  Choking is a leading cause of death for children under three so it's vitally important that as a parent or carer you prevent choking as much as possible and know what to do in the unfortunate case that your child does choke.

Accidents to children

Accidental injuries are a major health problem throughout the United Kingdom. They are one of the most common cause of death in children over one year of age. Every year they leave many thousands permanently disabled or disfigured.

Choosing the right newborn photographer

Choosing a photographer to capture those early moments with your tiny baby is such an important consideration - the images you receive from this session will last forever, being shown to your child as they grow, and then, perhaps, to their own children in time!  This guide aims to make the process of choosing the right photographer for YOU a simpler one.

Tips for buying a kids bike

Buying a kid’s bike is a magical experience for both the child and parent alike. It gives children their first taste of independence and adventure, with the added thrill of whizzing about. With these top tips, you’ll find the perfect bike that your child will love.

Your guide to childcare

Deciding on childcare for your precious bundle of joy is one of the most difficult choices a parent has to make - there are so many variables to consider be it financial, logistical - the list could go on.  There's also the added concern of finding a childcare provider who fits in with your overall parenting style so you feel comfortable leaving your child in their care.  I didn't know anything about childcare when I had my first baby and found the process really overwhelming.

Summer Safety for young children

While it's important to be prepared for any dangers that children might face during the summer, it's also important to let them run around and have fun.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) believes that children's activity and play need to be as safe as necessary, not as safe as possible.


Don’t take a 10 km hike in the middle of the day. Know your child’s limits and capabilities. Don’t travel to countries that are high-risk due to war or political situations. You’re smart enough to know what’s safe and what’s not. If in doubt, research and ask.

Packing tips for life on the go with kids

Travelling with kids involves more consideration and careful planning than travelling as a couple… long gone are the days where my husband and I jumped in the car with only a rain jacket each!  Here are my packing tips for life on the go with kids, I hope you find them useful.

Fever in children

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever.

As a parent it can be extremely worrying if your child has a high temperature. However, it's very common and often clears up by itself without treatment.