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  • Stoptober: Why you should stop smoking for your baby

    According to the Lullaby Trust, ‘quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your baby’.   Why you should give it up Did you know that smoking during or after your pregnancy can increase the chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)? View the Lullaby Trust fact sheet.   Research says so Two studies showed that the risk of SIDS was about 2.5 to 4 times higher in mothers who...

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  • #WorldFoodDay: Wonderful weaning

    Did you know it’s World Food Day? We’ve partnered with EasyTots, the UK’s ‘go to’ store for innovative baby and toddler feeding products, to talk ‘all things weaning’. Weaning definitely an exciting time for both mum and baby. It’s been milk and nothing but for what seems like forever. Here’s some helpful tips and guidance to set you on your way!   How will I know if my baby...

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  • Wellbeing: Before there was 'mummy' there was you

    Today is World Mental Health Day. 1 in 4 of us experience problems that affect our mental health and 1 in 10 women can be affected by postnatal depression. Pregnancy, birth and motherhood brings about huge change. Today is a great day to think about yourself, whether you’re expecting, a new mother or a mum to adult children, how well are you looking after YOU? Looking after ourselves means we can look after others. Enjoying what we...

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  • WIN! Yummigo2 Feed & Go booster seat

    ENTER TO WIN the NEW BenBat Yummigo2 Feed & Go booster seat! This is a must-have for on-the-go dining with a baby or toddler. 
You’ll love the simple set-up, cleanup, portability and safety while your child will love sitting at the table like one of the grownups.
If you would rather use it at home this booster seat is a great space saver! Now available with protective hard side bars this 3 in 1...

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  • Breastfeeding and caffeine: Is it safe?

    1 October 2018 marks International Coffee Day - Make mine a double! You will often hear mums and dads say they ‘desperately need’ one  and that it’s their ‘go-to-pick-me-up’ that’s going to get them through the day. But the luxury of actually sitting down and drinking a nice, hot, steaming Cup of Joe is little more than a pipedream for most parent. So, what’s the deal with drinking...

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  • 10 ways you're a ZOMBIE parent

    Did you know?  ‘ZOMBIE LIKE’ parents get a mere two hours and six minutes of sleep per night? Over three quarters (78 percent) of parents admit to doing something silly due to  sleep deprivation On average, parents get only two hours and six minutes of undisturbed sleep per night with first newborn Nearly four in five parents (77 per cent) would rather have an afternoon nap than  dinner...

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  • In the know: symptoms of ovarian cancer

    September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. In the UK, around 7300 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. For women, just like spotting changes in your breasts, it’s important to note any changes when it comes to your ovaries. Did you know, your ovaries are the about the shape and size of an almond? They sit behind your pubic area and although you can’t physically check them (!) there are some...

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  • 6 reasons why you should read to your baby

    It’s National Read a Book Day! Yes, your little baby may not be able to interact, understand or even hold their head up yet, but did you know there are lots of benefits to reading aloud to your baby? Benefits include... Promotes closeness and bonding Can be used part of a ‘going to bed’ routine to help soothe and calm Encourage communication skills and build vocabulary during their infant years, as...

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  • Summer Hols: The places kids eat free!

    Lots of families this summer will be pinching the pennies to last out the six week school holidays without breaking the bank. If you are looking for that mealtime treat out then several participating restaurants are offering free kids meals - yes, FREE! Familiesonline.co.uk have pulled together the top eats for free kids eats or where they are offering top bargain family deals.   Giraffe  Hungry Horse The Real...

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  • Why you should NEVER cover your buggy during hot weather

    ...not even with a muslin cloth. Did you know a buggy or pram covered with a blanket can get up to 15 degrees hotter in the sun? According to Swedish researchers The reason why is pretty simple. When you cover your pushchair with a blanket or thin cloth you are preventing any airflow which increases the temperature underneath. Material that lines your stroller is  often washable and hard wearing so they also contribute to your...

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