One minute they're taking their first steps, the next they're heading off to senior school, and looking for their first job. Share the experience and be guided through each stage, with words of wisdom and support, and parenting advice for children.

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10 healthy snacking tips for kids

If your children tend to gravitate towards the sugary stuff, encourage them to snack smarter with these top tips.

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The best imaginative play ideas

Imaginative play can allow children to discover their own identities and make sense of the world around them.

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Baking with kids

Easy recipes and tips to keep kids busy in the kitchen, as recommended by Mumsnet users.

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Ways to encourage healthy eating

Promote healthy eating in kids with these fun and engaging activities and games that are sure to win over even the fussiest of eaters.

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The best tablets for kids

If you think your child is ready for a tablet of their own (or you're sick of them stealing yours), we're here to help you make the right choice.

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Where to buy face masks for children

New government advice recommends wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We’ve searched the internet and pooled Mumsnet user advice to find the best face masks for children.

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NatWest Island Saver rated highly by parents

Mumsnet users put NatWest's Island Saver to the test with their children and 83% said they would recommend it to family and friends.

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Internet safety

Find expert advice and tips on keeping your children safe online - from managing your kids' screen time and applying parental controls to how to spot the signs of cyberbullying.

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The best maths apps and games for children

We’ve scoured the internet and past Mumsnetter recommendations to start off a list of great maths apps and online games and we’d love you to add your recommendations.

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The best garden games for kids

We’ve pooled the wisdom of Mumsnet users to bring you a compendium of fun garden and balcony games for children of all ages.

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12 easy craft ideas for children

Admitted arithmetic defeat? Feeling phonics fatigue? Put homeschooling aside briefly and keep them busy with some crafts ideas for kids instead.

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How to treat head lice

Nothing sinks the heart like that tell-tale scratching of your child's fingers through their hair. Head lice are so common, especially with school age children, that you might as well accept the inevitable. Just make sure your approach to head lice treatment is thorough and effective.

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