The Cold Cuppa

Hello and welcome to our little spot where we share some bits and bobs about the early years of your (and our) little one.

The Cold Cuppa is our spot to share the decades of knowledge and skill with anyone who wants answers.

Did you know about the grasp reflex? Whats the best way to get your little one to sleep? Ever lost for play ideas?

 

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Which Bio-degradable baby wipes are best?

Which Bio-degradable baby wipes are best?

Natty – Unscented wet wipes £8.00 gets you 3 packets of 56 wipes What they say: made from 100% renewable plant based material Time to breakdown down: Unsure What we say: Made from good stuff, ...

Non-plastic toys made of…. plastic…

Non-plastic toys made of…. plastic…

Most toys are made from virgin plastic and cannot be recycled… Toys are important If you know anything about us, you may have heard us tooting this horn before. Toys are instrumental in the ...

Our favourite bloggers 2018

Our favourite bloggers 2018

Too many mummy blogs are all about product placement and forcing a story so we have picked our favourite that are still grate for learning about children and growing up, with just a little mummy. ...

Why do toddlers and babies like repetition?

Why do toddlers and babies like repetition?

**waves arms up and down** “More, more” “Again, again” ……As you repeat the same silly thing for the 8th time. Even though it’s rewarding when I hear that ...

17 surprisingly fun things to do with your 6 month old

17 surprisingly fun things to do with your 6 month old

Well, ok it’s not just for 6 month olds – 12 months olds would love some of these activities too. Read – Reading from a young age may encourage early cognitive development. Plus its fun ...

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) – can toys help?

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) – can toys help?

Sensory processing disorder is a state where the brain has trouble processing information collected from the senses. Information comes in thick and fast from every sense in our body. The ...

Heuristic Play – Toddlers and their ability to create a masterpiece

Heuristic Play – Toddlers and their ability to create a masterpiece

Through my classes and teaching I encourage children to play heuristically with or without the objects around them but I try to create a stimulating and engaging environment in every class. When a ...

The influence you have on your children

The influence you have on your children

The influence you have on your children Have you ever wondered why your child wants to use your phone so much? Or why your a baby loves playing with your keys. To you, you are their world –  You ...

Baby development milestones 0 – 12 months

Baby development milestones 0 – 12 months

We begin with a guest post from Milestones Baby Massage, Clare has shared her baby milestones cheat sheet for the first 12 months of a babies life. It is important to remember that this is only a ...