I’ve just written a post on introducing babies to solid food. It’s been inspired by the recent publication of the EAT study – looking at introducing food before six months and the effect it has on allergies. It’s a bit long, sorry! My conclusion is that the science is complicated and conflicted and you have … More When did you introduce solid food?
I’ve applied for a job. There’s a gap in my CV and it’s got me thinking about what I’ve been doing for the last two years or so, and the two years before that too. That gap in my CV which I can happily talk about for hours over coffee, but struggle to explain in … More This is not my job!
Today, and exactly one week ago, evidence was heard by MPs on the feasibility of extending the vaccine to all children under the age of eleven. All thanks to an online petition that has, to date, received over 800,000 signatures. I wrote a piece on meninigits when the petition first went vital, which you can … More Meningitis B in parliment
So, today is the end of British Science week. Nine days of science has been hard to cram in, and I’ve come to the conclusion that sometimes the best way to explain things to toddlers and preschoolers is in amongst what you’re already doing. While we all enjoyed playing with cabbage water and making craters … More British Science Week round up
I’m not sure if anyone read my post on how art and science are intrinsicly linked? No? Well, I’ll admit, it was mainly focused at the preschool level, with the addition of pretty pictures from the Wellcome library. But, I didn’t realise that CERN had come to the same conclusion. Great minds, as they say! The CERN arts … More Great minds! And please nominate me
Ok, ok. Tenuous at best. Today was an unproductive, disorganised day. We’ve all got colds, Boybug was up for 3 hours in the night, and I just didn’t have a science experiment in me! I’ve done no housework either, and thought if I added a messy science experiment to the mix my husband might complain! … More BSW day 7: Investigating the iPad
After the damp, glittery, over-ambitious project of yesterday,today I thought we’d take it easy. The sun is out and Spring is in the air so for the 6th day of British Science Week we explored the garden. As well as being less effort and less mess, Boybug is at his very best when given free … More BSW day 6: The science of Spring
Today was going to be Boybug’s day of science…but after a busy morning at our usual toddler group he slept through our scheduled experiment. So we waited for big sis to come home, and got very wet together. I kid myself when I think this would be any more controlled with just Boybug. He was … More BSW day 5: Bobbing boats
Today was the day of Girlbug’s preschool booster vaccinations. What better way to demonstrate the wonders of science and celebrate British Science Week? Girlbug didn’t see it that way, however. We prepped her before hand – a little pain now is better than being really ill another day. She agreed in principle. Turns out, she … More BSW day 4: Chocolate craters and dreaded doctors
Ok, so we’re finally getting into the swing of things now. Today, we got out the cabbages! Red cabbages, when boiled, create a juice that can be used as an indicator, going pink in acids and blue in alkalis. With the help of some vinegar and bicarbonate of soda we played around with colours and … More BSW day 3: colourful cabbages