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  • Christmas-inspired weaning recipes

    When it comes to food, Christmas is a great time of year for us grown-ups to indulge. But that doesn't mean our little milk-monsters can't be part of it! If your're currently weaning your little one then it's a great excuse to have some fun and experiment with some festive recipes!      Remember: The NHS recommends to start this no earlier than 6 months.   We’ve got together with Vital...

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  • 5 ways to protect newborns from colds

    Do you feel like your baby is always catching a cold? Runny nose, nasal congestion, chesty cough? Well, it's little wonder as there are 200+ viruses that cause the common cold. Our little one's immune system brand new and still building up its resilience to colds and viruses. Over time, each exposure will make it stronger. There are ways in which you can keep the lurgies at bay. We've got together with Medi-Redi...

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  • 10 small steps to a safer home

    We know our homes inside out but for a small child it can be an adventure playground.  Do you know the Big Four Hazards when it comes to child safety? Choking, suffocation, water and fire (heat) As parents, we need to be on the lookout constantly for any potential dangers that might threaten our child's welfare. This can be tricky when you are away from home and not so familiar with the environment around you, but...

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  • Top ten Autumn baby names

    Oakley, Cedar...and of course, Leaf! As we say goodbye to Summer, you might be saying ‘Hello’ to a new arrival this Autumn. Bounty, the parenting website, has ‘rustled’ together some seasonal favourites when it comes to ‘namespriration’ for this time of year.   Our Top 5 for Girls Amber - Name your baby after this precious and mysterious stone famous for its deep honey-yellow colouring...

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  • 5 ‘oh so cute’ baby shower ideas

    Baby showers are continuing to become more and more popular throughout the UK - it’s the perfect excuse to throw a party and to unleash your inner ‘iddy-biddy’ cute. There are lots of ways you can make sure you cover all things baby cute at your baby shower and we’ve compiled our Top 5 from SoFeminine’s baby shower ideas list. Pink? Blue? Maybe no one knows...but here goes!  ...

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  • Cooking with Toddlers: Kitchen friendly recipes

    In celebration of National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day, we thought we’d find you some simple cooking-together recipes that we think toddlers will love! If you are brave enough to let your toddler into the kitchen and give them access to messy items such as flour and eggs, accompanied by equally as messy tools such as a whisk - then well done you!   Something sweet: Space Rock Cakes Servings: 6 Large Rock Cakes...

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  • 5 ways your hair changes during pregnancy

    World Beard Day was marked on 1 September which brings me on to the topic of weird (and often unwanted) hair growth in pregnancy. Some women can experience the fuzz on their face, nipples and belly which is all normal and usually disappears after child birth. Pheww. Aside from the ‘nuisance’ hair, you will see changes in your lustrous locks and here’s what you might find… 5 Fuzzy Facts: 5. First...

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  • 2 min read: Signs of heatstroke in babies & toddlers

    Heatstroke - what is it? When the body becomes overheated, its temperature rises BUT it’s ability to cool down stops.   How can my Little One get it? Your baby or toddler can get heatstroke if they are out in very hot weather and not keeping well hydrated. Overdressing them can also make them overheated.   Heat exhaustion - what are the signs? Before heat stroke strikes, heat exhaustion is often already...

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  • At what age can a child be left alone?

    With the school holidays just around the corner, childcare arrangements will be playing on many parents minds. According to a report by the NSPCC, last years summer holiday period caused 849 calls to the charity’s helpline reporting children who had been left home alone.* Astonishingly, a third of these were about children under five. There is no legal age as to when a child can be left alone, but it is against the law to put...

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  • 6 ways to road test baby names

    Your baby's name...it's a BIG decision. They cause much Google searching, endless discussion and arguments as your partner and you attempt to whittle it down to that one single name. Help IS on hand. Mamamia has come up with 6 BRILLIANT ways to road test your shortlisted baby names.   1. The Playground test Practice shouting out the name around the house. Can you imagine calling out that...

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