Gemma Clare

Gemma Clare is an experienced teacher, Special Educational Needs Coordinator and Inclusion Leader based in the UK. As a freelance writer, she brings her background in child development to support parents and educators with the things they really want to know, making parenting that little bit easier!
Gemma Clare
Child boy flapping hands.

Special Needs

Hand Flapping and Autism: How Are They Related?

Hand flapping is one type of repetitive movement that provides sensory stimulation and comfort. Find out more about the connection between hand flapping and autism.

Mother feeding a picky eater son


Pediatric Feeding Therapy: Everything You Need to Know

Is your child a picky eater? If you’re concerned about your child’s eating habits, pediatric therapy can help with eating difficulties and find the underlying cause.

Young girl making bread dough at home kitchen for home schooling.

Special Needs

14 Tactile Input Activities, Toys, & More

Tactile input is important for the healthy development of every child. Try these activities and toys at home to engage your child's tactile system.

Preschool baby boy is using two hands to hold clear bottle to pour water beads.

Sensory Activities

7 DIY Sensory Bottle Ideas for Calm Down Time

Sensory bottles are wonderful for calming children and giving them sensory input. Learn how to make an easy DIY sensory bottle at home!

Mother with baby in a boppy pillow.


How to Use a Boppy Pillow: Nursing, Tummy Time, & More

A Boppy pillow is a long C-shaped nursing pillow. Unlike regular pillows, a Boppy pillow curves around your body.

Bambo Nature Premium Eco-Friendly Baby Diapers

Product Reviews

Bambo Nature Dream Diapers Review

Bambo Nature Diapers offer an eco-friendly option for parents. These diapers are sustainably made, have a simple design, and are kind to the skin.

Rascal and Friends Diapers

Product Reviews

Rascal and Friends Diapers Review

Rascal and Friends diapers promise to tick every box, with 'no nasties', sustainable materials, and an affordable price tag.

Girl at speech therapist office.

Autism, Special Needs

The Four Major Types of Developmental Delays Explained

The four major types of developmental delay are cognitive, motor, speech and language, and social and emotional.

Ivan relaxing in his body sock.

Sensory Activities

Body Socks: 10 Fun Sensory Play Activities for Kids

Body socks are incredibly versatile and can be both calming or stimulating, depending on how you use them.

Newborn baby was swaddling with white cloth by her mother.


What Should a Baby Wear Under a Swaddle?

There are clear signals for what your baby should wear under a swaddle, so you can sleep easy knowing your baby is both snug and safe.

Swaddled Newborn Boy


How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Without a Swaddle

Swaddling is an effective sleep tool for your newborn, but they will soon outgrow it. Here’s advice on how to get your baby to sleep without a swaddle.

Baby smiling with her mother behind a baby crib.

Parenting, Sleep

When Can I Move My Baby to a​​ Crib?

As with many decisions in parenting, it can be difficult to know when is the best time to move your baby to a crib.