Category Archives: Child Development
I’ve always watched in horror as children push handfuls of soil into their mouths while their parents turn a blind eye to their child’s new habit. The hypochondriac in me has always thought about what dangers lurk in the mud and whether they could do a child more harm than good. However could a new study by Cornell University in New York, featured in the Daily Mail, which says that eating mud or clay might even be good for children’s stomachs, be about to prove me wrong?According to the study, eating dirt may act as a shield against ingested parasites and plant toxins, as well as provide nutrients that children or adults lack such as iron, zinc or calcium. Who knew?
It’s happened, the buggy has broken the £1,000 price barrier with the anticipated UK launch of the Bugaboo Donkey. It’s predicted to be the latest ‘yummy mummy’ status symbol in parks and coffee shops around the country. But are the smug parents and carers going to be the ones who have found out the delights of baby slings and carriers rather than those who have broken the bank while purchasing a pram? Read More