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30 Best Toddler Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween may be a time for all things spooky and scary, but you just can’t beat the cuteness of a toddler in costume. Find our best toddler Halloween Costume ideas here. 

When Should You First Leave Your Child With a Babysitter?

As new parents you're likely finding yourself caught between the opposing camps of 'desperate to go out' and 'don't want to leave baby'.  There's no right or wrong answer - but here's some wise advice.

What to Do With Toddlers on a Rainy Day

What to do with toddlers on a rainy day can be a tremendous task, with bundles of energy and never ending wriggles. We have detailed the top activities here.

10 Top Tips for keeping Children Cool, Calm and Protected in the Sun

As temperatures soar we discover 10 ways to keep your cool with kids in the heat.

How to Get Kids to Sleep in the Hot Summer Months

With the long light evenings and when temperatures rise, it can be really hard to get children to sleep in the summer months. Check out our guide for more peaceful nights.

20 Homemade Father’s Day Cards and Gift Ideas for Toddlers

If your little one loves the idea of crafting and creating the perfect Father’s Day gift, then discover our Top 20 Homemade Father's Day Cards and Gift Ideas for toddlers.

How to Balance Work and Family Life

Sitters understands that every family is different. No two families have the same set of identical needs.  Here's some advice from our childcare experts on how to balance work and family life.

How to Organise a Toddler-Tastic Easter Egg Hunt

Make this Easter even more memorable for your toddlers with an Easter egg hunt. This is our guide to making it fun and hassle-free. 

14 Egg-citing Easter Egg Decoration Ideas

Kids love to decorate and design their own Easter Eggs. Get inspired from some of the most creative and cool eggs that we could find. Have a fun and Happy Easter!

The Top 15 Tasty Lunch Ideas for Toddlers

Lunch times with toddlers can feel like Groundhog Day, but fear not. Liven up your toddler’s lunch with this list of the top 15 lunch ideas for toddlers. 

A Guide to Toddler Development and How You Can Relish It

This guide takes a look at toddler development milestones, what you can expect, and more importantly how you can relish it.

15 Best DIY Bath Toys for Toddlers

Bath time isn’t simply a chance to get clean, but can be a place to play, unwind, change the mood, and even learn. Find the best DIY Bath toys for Toddlers here. 

The 15 Best Activities for Children to Help Them Learn Through Play

Play time is vital to a child's development. We have selected the 15 best activities for children to help them learn through play.

How to Stop Siblings Fighting

Siblings can go from best buddies to arch enemies in the blink of an eye. Is sibling fighting just par for the course of parenting? Is there a way you can stop it?

15 Christmas Card Ideas Kids Can Make

Let your kids have fun and give the grandparents and aunties a keepsake or two by creating one of our Top 15 Christmas Card Ideas for Children.

15 Christmas Decorations to Make with Children

Christmas is a time that allows kids to be creative, why not keep yourself and the kids entertained with our top 15 Christmas decorations to make.

15 Christmas Crafts for Kids

It's that time of year when creativity flows and inspiration is everywhere. Nothing says Christmas like getting crafty with loved ones. We have 15 Christmas craft ideas for you and your kids.

How to Manage Toddler Tantrums and Tips to Make Them Less Frequent

Raising children brings incredible love to your life, but also terrible tantrums. Learn how to manage toddler tantrums and how to make them less frequent.

Using a Babysitting Website for the First Time

Babysitting websites can provide a simple, stress-free solution to childcare challenges but understandably, many parents feel nervous about using a babysitting site for the first time. 

17 spook-tacular ideas for celebrating Halloween at home this year

Make this year’s Halloween the best ever yet with our list of everything you need for a frightfully good Hallows’ Eve that all the family can enjoy.

How to Overcome Separation Anxiety in Young Children

The ball and chain of parenthood can feel immensely overwhelming when separation anxiety strikes. So how do you overcome separation anxiety in young children?

The Best 15 Animated Movies to Watch with Your Children

At Sitters we’ve been on the children’s favourite film circuit a while, and here are the ones that we rate the Best 15 Animated Movies that both you and your children will enjoy, whatever their age or gender.

10 Most Popular Bedtime Stories for Kids

With 50 years' experience of reading magical bedtime stories to sleepy children, we've come to know which ones are the favourites.  Here's a list of our top 10 bedtime stories to keep children happy.

How to Improve Behaviour with a Kids Reward Chart

When it comes to keeping a check on your little one's behaviour, nothing ticks the boxes like a reward chart. Rewards can be a very handy parenting tool, and here are a few ways to get the best out of them.

15 Fun Winter Activities for Kids

If you’re ready to take winter on, and get outside whatever the weather, then here are our top 15 winter activities for kids.

The Best Ways to Stop Children Being Afraid of the Dark

Whether it’s monsters under the bed, or the bogeyman at the window, small children have a propensity to have one major fear in common: the dark.

29 Amazing Face Painting Ideas for Kids

Don't worry that great face painting is only for fine artists. With good-quality face paints, a few brushes and sponges, you too can create face paints to wow, inspire, and amuse.

How to Find a Childminder

Finding an approved and reputable childminder can be like gold dust. We help unveil the meaning, requirements, and how to find a childminder that meets your needs.

The Best Cooking Games for Kids

Children learn through play – and there’s no better place than the kitchen. We reveal our pick of the best cooking games for pre-schoolers and primary-school children.

How to become a babysitter

Babysitting can be a great way to earn some extra income, but there are several important steps to consider before you become a babysitter.

15 Amazing and Creative Cake Ideas For Boys or Girls

Stuck on ideas for your son or daughter's next birthday cake? Allow your creativity to flow with these 15 amazing cake ideas for children that will certainly bring smiles to their faces.

What you need to know about Childhood Safety

Most accidents in childhood are preventable; here we discover what the risks are and what action should be taken. 

Kids and Babies First Aid Courses for Parents

Would you know what to do if your child had a serious accident in or around the home? Find out about First Aid Courses for Parents here. 

Parenting in the Digital Age

Parenting in the digital age is a game where the rules constantly change. How as a parent can you get it right when the goalposts are constantly changing?

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