Barnardos Ambassador Alison Canavan led a panel discussion at the launch of the annual Big Toddle for Barnardos sponsored by Toddlebox this week in The Dean Hotel. Panel members including Sybil Mulcahy, editor Evoke.ie, Sarah Keogh, Toddlebox dietician, & Jenna Russell, Early Year Practitioner Barnardos discussed a variety of parenting topics for toddlers including sleep and routines, childcare, expected versus actual behaviour, child development and milestones, parent wellbeing, being a working parent and more.
In the Big Toddle’s 14th year, this May and June will see up to 50,000 toddlers nationwide lace up their boots and take up the challenge to toddle a half-mile sponsored walk to help children their own age. This year’s theme is Pirates, so whether you’re a crèche, parent, or a childminder, it’s time to get your little swashbucklers ready for the big event.
To hold your own Big Toddle and register for your free pack visit www.barnardos.ie/bigtoddle.
Photos: Kieran Harnett