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all the essential parenting information in one place

We have some interesting and informative articles and fun stuff for kids in this section of Children's Rooms .

Back in 1999 when the internet and, especially, search (long before Google) was in its infancy I created my very first parenting and children's website - Allkids.co.uk.
Initially this was simply a directory for new parents  with all the relative information that they would need, easily found in one place - children's development, health, childcare, parenting problems and where to find official help and advice. Over the years Allkids grew to become one of the most popular parenting websites in the UK, and I introduced an affiliate shopping section which covered all the best kids products from the top online retailers - this eventually lead to Children's Rooms when, as a family, we decided to venture into opening our own online store. All the information I had gathered over the years was transferred to a new website, Pocket Parent.
It is now time to retire Allkids, ParentCentre and Pocket Parent and, rather than lose all that essential parenting information, we have transferred it to this section - I do hope you find it useful.


  • Development from babies to teenagers
  • Children's Health
  • Healthy Eating
  • Common Childhood Problems
  • Potty Training
  • Childcare Resources
  • Essential Parenting Help, Advice and Information
  • Free Stuff
  • Parenting Humour

DUVET COVER SIZES FAQ - all the different duvet cover sizes and best practices for children's, toddlers and babies duvets.


Recycling Large Empty Milk Cartons - 10 easy and useful ways to reuse your empty 4 litre, plastic milk cartons.

Recyling 2 litre pop bottles - 10 fun and crafty ideas for you and the kids to employ using old, large pop bottles

Take a Cardboard Box ... - 12 great ideas to create fun constructions for kids, from empty cardboard boxes. Get their imaginations running riot.

Home Made Play Food - if you enjoy crafting with your children, then this is for you. 20 fun, cutting, baking, sewing and sticking play food ideas - some of which are extremely life like!

Encourage Wild Life In To Your Garden - kids just love garden wild life. The excitement when they spot squirrels, frogs and hedgehogs is very infectious, plus they'll learn how to care for our little garden dwellers.

Keeping Your Precious Memories Alive - we always mean to, but never quite do - that's remembering those special moments, especially the fleeting ones, when your child says something sooo cute or amusing, or the kindness someone showed. In this artice we have tons of great and inexpensive ideas, which you can enjoy with your family.


Early Learning- have fun with your toddler introducing them to their ABCs, 123s, Shapes and Colours.

Free Colouring Pages - it is so important to encourage toddler's to colour as they learn so much from this simple activity.

Toddler's Nursery Rhymes, Poems and Action Songs enjoy some singing and being silly with your little one.

Boredom Busters - forget the ipad, the smart phone and the video consoles and venture outside for some good old fashioned fun

Family Movies & Kids Films - a list of tons and tons of child friendly moves from the last few decades. When your kids complain they've seen all the latest films it's time to dig out the archives and find the best children's films since the 1990s.