DIY head lice treatment with essential oils (a how to)

Every parent views with dread the arrival of the Fall term at the end of the Summer break and it’s no coincidence that advertisements for head lice treatments start to appear on television around this time.  When children congregate together as they do at school, they share more than stories about their summer vacation – …

Fun things to do with kids in the garden when you’re in lockdown

rope swing in the garden

Fortunately, the lockdown for the Coronavirus has coincided with spring rather than winter so at least the days are getting longer and brighter and the weather is warming up.  This makes it so much easier to spend time out of doors with your kids. Fresh air and exercise make everyone feel better and it will …

How best to repel mosquitoes and other insects from your baby at night

Mosquitoes are mostly active at night so it can be a real nuisance in the house hiding away in curtains and drapes particularly in the bedrooms.  Who hasn’t heard that telltale whine as you drift off to sleep? It is possible to open windows and let fresh air in if you also take certain steps …

How to keep Mosquitoes off your kids outdoors and in the garden

keep mosquitos away from your skin

If you have ever had to manage the aftermath of itchy mosquito bites on young children then you will know how miserable it can make them, particularly if they have been bitten multiple times. And boy is it challenging to stop them from scratching that itch! You want your kids outdoors in the sunshine having …