Our comprehensive guide to toddler care, nutrition and development will help you survive the Terrible Twos! From potty training tips to baby proofing your home, we’ve got the answers to all your questions
Travelling with a baby or toddler may seem like a daunting task, but it is achievable and can even be relatively stress-free. A little planning goes a long way; check out our five top tips for tot travel and enjoy a happy holiday for all!
Hong Kong’s geographical position as the gateway between the East and the West lends itself as an ideal travel hub. Whether it’s a quick getaway or an adventure of a lifetime, family holidays give us a chance to relax together, leave our routines behind, bond with each other and create some unforgettable memories for our children. Here are five top tips for travelling for holiday happiness, smooth sailing and a bon voyage!
A guide to helping your little one prepare for their big day...
Congratulations - your child has been invited for an interview! But, now’s not the time to relax - the competition for school places is fierce, the admissions process is difficult and your little one needs to be prepared for the interview. What can you do to help? The following information covers the areas your child will be tested on during the interview, some useful tips, and a selection of common questions from parents.
Useful tools for ensuring a peaceful snooze for your baby
Many parents will testify that getting their babies and toddlers to sleep peacefully through the whole night has been a struggle at one point or another. For all of you who are bleary-eyed from lack of sleep and nodding in agreement, we’ve compiled a list of the top five must-have products that will help you out. Read on to find out what products we highly recommend.
Before you hand over your smartphone to calm your toddler's tantrum, hit pause and think again...
I’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve tried to have a family meal at a restaurant, only for one of our children to launch into a rip-roaring tantrum even before drinks have arrived. The kids are tired and hungry, crayons and paper just don’t cut it, and I wonder why on earth we considered this a good idea - until Dad whips out the magic iPad.
In Hong Kong's sweltering summer, it is vital to protect the skin from sun exposure. Yvonne Heavyside from The Family Zone covers the basics of sun protection to help your family have a safe, sunburnt free season.
Summer is upon us. Now is the time to remember to protect ourselves and our children from the sun's harmful ultraviolet light rays. Whilst some sun exposure is an important source of vitamin D, which is used for bone building, we have come to learn that too much sun can significantly increase the risk of skin cancer and premature ageing of the skin.
The first day of school is coming up! How should you prepare your kids to avoid potential tantrums and help them ease into their first day of class?
How do you prepare your kids for their first day back to school? Does your child get anxious? Excited? Terrified? Some children ease into their first day like fish into water. Some cry like hungry babies. The more sensitive kids even display trauma symptoms as a result of extreme separation anxiety.
GeoBaby chats with Kirsten Taylor, a sleep specialist based in New Zealand, on how to get babies in bed for quality sleep
Tired from being kept up all night by a baby who just refuses to go to bed? Or do you have a colicky baby who just can’t fall asleep? We chat with Kirsten Taylor, a sleep specialist in New Zealand and the founder of SleepDrops (a sleep support system catering to babies, adults, and everyone else in-between) on sleeping tips for babies, Mums, and Dads.
Dreading potty training? It’s a lot easier than you think especially with these tips from Yvonne Heavyside of The Family Zone.
Have you noticed how trends in child-rearing tend to go in cycles? Routine, no routine, and now routines are very much in again. Breast feeding on 1 breast only, then both breasts and (I think, even I lose touch) we are back to 1 breast only again. Well watch this space but my prediction is that we are about to see a swing in the potty training trend. It is not unusual in the course of my work, for me to come across bright 3 year olds (usually boys) who are not potty trained but who have never even been exposed to the idea! The subject usually comes up, not as a problem, but a request for information about nursery schools who will accept 3 year olds still wearing nappies.