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Make the most of the summer holidays

Just one month to go until it’s back to school time. So what better time to make the most of the few weeks of this fabulous long summer break we have left? Here are our favourite ideas for how to enjoy yourselves with your little ones, whatever the weather Take […]

The UK’s top castles for family days out

If there are two things the UK is famous for it’s our rich history and beautiful landscapes.   That’s why, at Hippychick, we’re all such big fans of Castles as an ideal family day out.  They combine the best of both! Here we bring you a taster of what’s out there […]

How to get your baby to sleep

Early days with a new baby are a doddle when it comes to the sleeping side of things. New babies sleep for around 16 hours a day, so they’re asleep more than they’re awake. This means you get time for those precious early days moments, standing over the cot watching […]

Top 10 UK family friendly festivals

Here at Hippychick we’re big believers in the power of a good old party to lift the spirits! If Glastonbury has officially whetted your appetite for being entertained outdoors, we thought we’d bring you a round up of our ten favourite family festivals – everything from established festivals attracting the […]

Family days out with maximum fun and minimum stress

Ah the great UK family day out. Where will we go? What will we need? What happens if (most likely) it rains? All questions to consider before we strap ourselves in or head to the train station and off we go. Planning is key for maximum enjoyment for all on […]

New baby early days tips for success

Those first few days with a new baby are complete and utter bliss. Precious time when you’re just getting to know each other and can shut off the outside world and it’s just the two (or three) of you. This special window is important for really learning about how you […]

Baby swimming tips for safety and fun

One of the highlights of our (admittedly slim) summer has to be the chance to get out with your baby for a swim without the teeth chattering that ensues at other times of the year. Whether it’s a day out at the beach, or a trip to the local outdoor […]

Genius ideas that make holidays with a baby stress free

Yeah, holiday time is here! Time for smiles, fun and frolics. But before you get to that (and it’s a job that usually falls to Mum) there’s the by no means simple task of trying to pack everything you need for small children and babies into the meagre luggage allowance […]

Summer sun safety for babies and children

Whether we’re going to a UK Summer or not is always hot topic for debate, but one thing is certain, babies and children need to be getting adequate sun protection from day one to protect their delicate skins and guard against the risk of future skin cancers. Here at Hippychick […]

Patriotic red, white and blue for baby and you

Royal baby fever is hotting up and with the Queen celebrating her coronation for the second time this month,  could we be feeling any more patriotic right now? With the birth of our future (King or Queen), and all the celebration’s of the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation, we […]