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  • Mamas & Papas fined for selling unsafe car seats

    Mamas & Papas has been fined £20,000 for selling almost 150,000 unsafe car seats over a period of 39 months. The Mercury car seats, which were sold by Argos, have been declared unsafe after a three-year investigation by Milton Keynes Council’s Trading Standards department. The investigation found that the seats could crack and allow excessive head movement. The child car seats were designed for children aged from...

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  • iCandy Launches 'Paws For Thought' Campaign in Support of Great Ormond Street Hospital

    iCandy is a proud charity partner of Great Ormond Street Hospital and on Saturday 12th October, we were delighted to sponsor the charity’s family festival and 5k fun run as well as launch the iCandy Matching Apparel Family Gift Set in aid of GOSH. Held in London’s iconic Hyde Park the event saw 10,000 participants run, walk and scoot their way to the finish line as well as enjoy the pre and post-race entertainment on offer in...

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  • BABYBJÖRN celebrates Babywearing Week

    Bonding with your baby is not just about feeling good, there are well-established long-term benefits of having your baby close, which is why BabyBjörn are celebrating Babywearing Week (30 September – 6 October 2019). In 1973, after new research about the importance of closeness for babies emerged, together with paediatricians, BabyBjörn developed their first baby carrier. Since then, more than 30 million babies all over the...

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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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