Month: September 2014

David Beckham Gives Kate Middleton Baby Advice

David Beckham has offered some advice to Kate Middleton and Prince William, who are expecting their second child together. The former Manchester United and England midfielder spoke of the royal baby announcement at New York fashion week, where Victoria Beckham showcased her spring/ summer 2015 collection. David Joked, “They definitely need to get some more sleep before this little one arrives.” The Beckhams have strong connections to the Royal Family and were present at Kate and Williams Royal wedding back in 2011. William and David also worked together in London’s bid for the 2012 Olympics. “Obviously William I’ve known...

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Pasta with Roasted Vegetable Sauce

Here is a quick and simple pasta recipe for kids, perfect sneaking some vegetables into your child’s diet. Ingredients Roasted Veg 250g cherry tomatoes 1 courgette, cut into rounds 1 red pepper, cut into 1 inch squares 1 red onion, cut into 1 inch chunks2 garlic cloves, crushed 3 tbsp olive oil 400ml tomato passata 200ml vegetable stock 1 tsp oregano 350g pasta   Method Heat the oven to 240C or Gas 9.  Put the vegetables (including garlic) in a roasting tin and toss in the olive oil.  Roast for 30 mins until the vegetables are brown at the edges....

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Animal Skin Beds Reduce Risk of Asthma

New research has found that sleeping on beds made of animal skin could reduce the risk of your baby developing asthma. Findings have shown how germs in the fur of animals can train the immune system not to trigger certain allergies, such as asthma.The study followed 2,441 healthy German babies who were studied until the age of ten. More than half (55%) slept on animal skin from age 0-3 months old. They were 79% less likely to develop asthma by six years of age than children not exposed to animal skin. The research has reinforced popular belief that “too...

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Paper Plate Boat

This is a fun make, my little one really enjoyed playing with this and some Happyland figures. Just don’t try to sail it on water! Time 20 minutes plus drying time Age range: 3-9 years Equipment: Paper plate Glue Toilet roll Lolly stick 1 sheet of A4 paper   Instructions: Cut a paper plate in half and staple on each side to make the hull of the boat, you will need to cut the bottom to make it flat if you want it to stand (but if you don’t, it rocks, which is fun too!). Make a triangular sail out of the paper and glue to the lolly stick. Cut a hole in the toilet roll just big enough to slot in the end of the lolly stick. Place the lolly stick sail into the toilet roll and place the toilet roll/lolly stick sail into the hull of the boat (see inset picture). Decorate in your favourite colours and leave to dry....

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