As parents there are a vast amount of things we try to keep on top of with our children’s health and wellbeing. From developmental milestones, potty training and teething right the way through to that time when reception intake beacons (believe me it comes around far too fast!) we are always trying to do the best thing for them!
One thing that we can help with is the amount of sugar our children have. Easter is a tricky time for this as EVERYWHERE you look, from January onwards is about Easter eggs and chocolate treats! The British Dental Association recommends that if sugar and sweets are being consumed it is better to do so after a meal rather than as a stand alone snack and that the risk of tooth decay increases in proportion to the amount of sugar consumed (BDA, 2018). For children aged 4-6 years, the maximum recommended amount of sugar per day is 19g. Interestingly, for children under 4 years, there is no recommended limit but that it is better to avoid sugar sweetened drinks and snacks (NHS, 2020).
Now no one is saying to avoid chocolate at Easter (I for one will be enjoying a chocolate egg - if I get to it before the children!) However, moderation is important particularly with young babies and children and their developing teeth and gums. So how about considering an alternative to chocolate gifts? At Naturally Baby we stock a range of beautiful (non chocolate) Easter themed gifts, read on to find out more!
Recommended from 18 months upwards, these fun stackable eggs will really capture little ones interest. Fantastic for hand eye coordination and fine motor control. Just add water and let the fun begin!!
Beautiful wooden Easter animals (chicks, lambs, geese and rabbits) made by fair trade company Lanka Kade, a family run business from the heart of the UK. These beautifully made, chunky wooden toys are perfect for stacking, sorting and make a great addition to a story sack!
These six beautiful chalk eggs come in a selection of 6 pastel colours in their own cute egg box. Fantastic for encouraging creativity, hand eye coordination and fine motor control. A perfect addition to any Easter celebration.
Made from FSC certified materials, this lovely looking little rabbit will benefit your little one's skills of dexterity and sensory development. Suitable from birth this rabbit friend would be a great gift for even the youngest Easter guest.
The stainless steel insulated food flask is a great addition to any Easter holiday day out, keeping your food cold or warm for up to 6 hours! In addition, the rust and corrosion proof Frugi water bottle is not only playground proof but also fantastic for keeping little ones hydrated.
Cubbies cuddly toys
Beautiful Cubbies soft toys, suitable for all ages. With a clever design enabling you to remove stuffing pods to aid easy washing. Lovingly hand stitched and made using luxurious soft materials these teddies are perfect for a snuggly Easter.
In addition to the fantastic (non chocolate themed gifts) available at Naturally Baby, there is also plenty of other Easter fun going on in store! Don’t forget to check out the special Easter themed sensory room, a wonderful space for your little ones to explore and a perfect opportunity to catch up with friends in this relaxing environment. Suitable for infants up to the age of two years - head to the website to book! The Easter themed sensory room will be running from Tuesday 5th April for three weeks.