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Stress free guide to baby feeding

Feeding your baby should be such a simple task. But how does it become so fraught and messy? From fussy eaters to food thrown all over the place, mealtimes with a weaning baby can end up feeling like a bit of a battlefield. For all the mums who have admitted […]

Smart ways to make the most of your buggy

Your buggy will more than likely end up being one of the most expensive purchases you make as a parent. It’s also going to be one of the pieces of kit you spend most time with. In the old days a buggy was just a plain old pushchair and pram, […]

Returning to work after maternity leave, make it easier

We’re not going to pretend that returning to work after maternity leave is up is easy. Most mums find it really difficult for the first few weeks. But our advice, after returning to work following all the Hippychick children and from all the mums we speak to daily is, ‘Stick […]

Why baby play is so important

Baby play is more than just good fun for you and your little one. Play makes kids smarter, helps social development and reduces stress. Plus it’s important for helping children learn about exercising control and voicing any difficult feelings they might be having. And that’s not all. Here’s why else […]

Copying with separation anxiety when going back to school

Whether your little one is starting school for the first time or just heading back for a new term at school or nursery, it’s natural for both of you to go through a certain amount of separation anxiety. You miss your child and your child misses you after a lovely […]

How to bond with a new baby

How do I know if I’ve bonded with my baby? That’s one of the most asked questions here at Hippychick. The answer is, there is no way to explain it. You’ll just know. If you think you’re having problems with bonding, it’s nothing to be ashamed of and perfectly natural. […]

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 […]