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  • Travel Cots | Mosquito Protection

    Mosquito protection will undoubtedly be on most people’s holiday shopping list this summer. Do you carry out the intruder check before settling down to sleep? First frantically checking the walls, ceilings, furnishings or just about any nook and cranny of your holiday suite or apartment for Mosquitos. And it’s not all about trying to prevent the bites – the sore, itchy, irritability-inducing – bites, but more...

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  • Hot weather: Swimwear and sun safety

    Who doesn’t love spending lots of time outside when the sun is out? When you have young children or babies, being outdoors is the perfect way to spend the day. When it comes to sun protection, things have come a long way since sunscreen and a hat! Though still a very important factor. A great way to give your little ones the best protection is to opt for a swimwear. Yes, children often like to strip off when the weather is hot but...

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  • Safety first | Buying a baby mattress

    It's a bit of a minefield when it comes to shopping for a baby mattress. Here's a few points to consider to help you on your way... Sizing When choosing a mattress for your baby, it's important to get one that’s the right fit. You don’t want any gaps or folds from a mattress that just doesn't fit it’s base - this could be a potential health hazard for your baby.  No more than two finger widths...

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  • 6 Cool ways to keep baby comfortable at night

    It can be quite tricky to know what’s best for your baby during the hot nights - what to dress them in, window open or closed?...Fan or no fan? Bedrooms can get up to 25 degrees celsius + on an evening, if the day has been particularly warm and there is little or no breeze. The NHS recommend a baby or child’s bedroom to be between 16-20 degrees celsius. There are a few ways you can help make the room cooler and your baby more...

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  • Pregnancy: 5 ways to sleep better

    According to the National Sleep Foundation, “78% of women report more disturbed sleep during pregnancy than at other times. Many women also report feeling extremely fatigued during pregnancy, especially during the first and third trimesters”   Common reported issues included: Insomnia Restless legs syndrome (RLS) Sleep apnea Nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux (nighttime GERD)...

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  • Do you know your baby and toddler sleep stages?

    As a first-time parent, I think we can all remember that time when we left hospital with our newborn, having walked through the front door to our home and slumped on the sofa thinking “What do we do now?" It’s a complete lifestyle change and scariest of all, you're are responsible for another living being! (No pressure). You are their world and all they know. No one can tell you how it’s really going to be...

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  • The Baby Packing Checklist

    Liat Hughes Joshi, author of What to Buy for Your Baby (White Ladder Press) says: "There's no such thing as packing light when you're travelling with a baby. The key is to get organised and think through what you need for the key areas of baby care - so feeding, sleeping, changing and playing. This will make working out what you need to take less overwhelming." Do you remember the first time you left the house with...

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  • Pushchairs: where to start?

    One of the most exciting things about preparing for baby’s arrival is purchasing a pushchair - whether new or secondhand. It’s one of the most expensive items you will buy so it’s good to have a think about what you might need and how you will use it. We've got together with Didofy - makers of the 3-in-1 travel system to give you some points to consider!   Three good places to start:   STYLE...

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  • Pregnancy wellbeing: How to stay active

    If you’ve already got children, then this pregnancy won’t be like your first. You might not get the time to pamper yourself as much as you did the first-time round. But, it’s still important to build in some time during your day for exercise. Keeping fit not only helps you to stay strong for your pregnancy, but it will help to maintain your weight and give you the feel-good factor. Here's some top tips on how to stay...

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  • Pregnancy fitness: How to keep walking

    Walking is a great way to improve your fitness, de-stress and keep active. If, like me, you love a good hike, there’s no need to stop once you become pregnant. However, you might find that you need to make a few allowances to make sure that you stay safe and carry on enjoying a good walk. Here's some top tips on walking safely when pregnant from Mother & Nature Know your limits I like to stay active, but even I know not...

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