Family size and cardiovascular health

Family size and cardiovascular health

A strong link between number of children and future development of cardiovascular disease has been demonstrated in numerous studies. Do multiple full-term pregnancies put women at risk of heart problems in later life?
July 30, 2017 by Catherine Stowell
Fair Trade Toys

Fair Trade Toys

Developmental psychologists studying early child behaviour suggest that children as young as 15 months have some understanding of a behaviour being unfair, and by three years of age may take action to correct an unequal division of rewards. We strongly associate Fair Trade with food, but the concept is equally relevant to buying toys for young children. In this article, we examine Fair Trade toys a little more closely.
May 29, 2017 by Catherine Stowell
Do the Royals avoid pink?

Do the Royals avoid pink?

Kensington Palace has just released a photograph of Princess Charlotte at two. Only two generations ago, when our current Queen was growing up, the opportunities for female Royals were very different to those afforded to their male counterparts. What do the photographs periodically released of Prince George and Princess Charlotte tell us about current attitudes to gender within the royal family?
May 01, 2017 by Catherine Stowell
Fair Trade vrs Made in China: opposite ends of a spectrum?

Fair Trade vrs Made in China: opposite ends of a spectrum?

Peaches & Eaches source Fair Trade and sustainably produced developmental baby toys from around the globe. We take a look at the "made in China" prejudice, and consider our responsibilities as consumers - even consumers of exclusively Fair Trade products.
April 23, 2017 by Catherine Stowell
Introducing Wooden Story

Introducing Wooden Story

Peaches & Eaches are excited to introduce Wooden Story into our range. Sustainably sourced, handmade, natural wood teethers and blocks.
April 08, 2017 by Catherine Stowell
A tale of two poets

A tale of two poets

How much has changed in 160 years?
February 23, 2017 by Catherine Stowell
The cumulative effect of gender stereotypes begin to express themselves in children's choices at age 6

The cumulative effect of gender stereotypes begin to express themselves in children's choices at age 6

A study published last week has found that children begin to demonstrate a belief in an association between gender and intellectual brilliance at age 6, and modify their own choices and preferences accordingly.
February 05, 2017 by Catherine Stowell
Women's March - now what?

Women's March - now what?

This really was an awakening of sorts: for many, this was their first ever protest. A response to a global calling, disseminated primarily across social media.
February 02, 2017 by Catherine Stowell
Gender Neutral Play

Gender Neutral Play

With gender neutral toys and play the topic du jour, we look at the broader discussion around this conversation.
January 07, 2017 by Catherine Stowell
Gender Neutral Toys

Gender Neutral Toys

The 'Let Toys Be Toys' campaign has done much to persuade retailers to revise the way they present toys to children in their stores, but not much has changed on the production side. Why are true gender neutral toys currently so difficult to come by, and why should we care?
January 06, 2017 by Catherine Stowell