5+ Years

It’s time for big school but how do you get your child into a primary school? What should you consider when picking a primary school for your child? We’ve got it all covered right here.


Latest 5+ Years Posts

Signs your child is being bullied (or is a bully)

No parent wants to imagine that their child is being bullied or even worse, that their child IS a bully. Yet, among adolescents and children, the phenomenon of bullying is widespread across the nation. The effects of bullying are undeniably harmful, typically leading to long-term repercussions that last well into adulthood. However, learning how to recognise […]

4 ways to change up the school drop off

Does the school drop off fill you with dread? Want to change it up this year to include some variety in your mornings? At maternity & infant, we hear you and for Irish Heart Month, we’re trying to introduce as many healthy changes in our daily lives as possible. One area where we can improve […]

How to help with homework without doing it for them

Homework remains a rite of passage for school going children, no matter how many studies or countries claim it isn’t useful (we’re looking at you Finland). We don’t mind when our kids spend 15-20 minutes when they get home doing a few assignments, but when it starts to eat into their well-deserved downtime, it can […]

After school activities – when is it too much?

With activities from sports to music dominating the evening and weekend hours, parents can sometimes see their children ricocheting from school to activity to training with only a scant break in the car. Sometimes with barely enough time to change. More often than not, parents find themselves playing taxi driver to their child’s pursuits. Some […]

Fun picnic and small plate ideas with Organix

We’ve teamed up with super organic food company Organix to give you some simple, fun (and vitamin filled) recipes that will delight the kids this week. Why not try one of our ideas below and show us a picture of your plates in the comments! Organix thrives on making great tasting food for babies, toddlers […]

Telling tales… this seasons book reviews

We love a good story here at maternity & infant, so we’ve taken this season’s newest titles and had them reviewed by our panel of experts; Penny our illustrious editor (mum), Danny (6), and Ellie (4)! 3+ Poppy and the Blooms By Fiona Woodcock (Simon and Schuster) Following on from her beautiful debut children’s book, […]

RECIPE: Super quick sugar free snacks for kids

Kids are always running around it seems, and all that running around keeps them snacking. While handing them a cereal bar is the easiest option when they need something high energy quick, they can often be chock-full of sugar. We’ve come up with some sugarless options for your kids for the times when they need […]

4 reasons why we’re happy schools are back this week

Going back to school after three months of summer can be quite to change up for both kids and their parents. Lie ins (if you’ve ever got one!) are well and truly over and school brings with it responsibilities, extra curricular activities, and homework. But it’s not all bad, we promise! In fact, there are […]

Your new and improved morning routine is just around the corner!

Changing from a summer routine to a school routine can be a shock to the system… for all of us! Bedtimes become stricter, brushing teeth has to be done NOW, and lunches still need to be prepped and bags packed up. But if you wake your children in a rushed, stressful manner, this can negatively […]

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