Month: April 2015

Harlow mum seeks £2,000 to sterilise her home

A Harlow mum is attempting to raise £2,000 in order to sterilise her home and ease her toddler’s severe skin condition. Louise Spiller, 22, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help her afford the costs of redesigning her flat to create hospital-style living spaces, with wipe down surfaces, walls and flooring. Louise’s daughter, two-year-old Tillie, suffers from a severe form of eczema which causes extremely inflamed and itchy skin. The toddler’s condition is serious enough to lead to regular hospital visits. Louise, who lives Spring Hills Tower, Harlow, explains: “This little girl… spends her time fighting a constant battle...

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Born with a Silver Spoon

With the new royal brother or sister for HRH Prince George due any day now, we can’t help but wonder what it would be like to be born into a life of wealth and privilege. Would any parent really want their baby to be born with the ultimate silver spoon? Is the opportunity to travel the world more appealing than playdates in the park? To try and answer that question, Sudocrem Care & Protect have been asking parents what they think are the advantages and disadvantages of being born with a “silver spoon”. Most parents felt the greatest advantage...

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65-year-old woman pregnant with quadruplets

A 65-year-old mum of 13 has become the oldest person in the world to be pregnant with quadruplets, German media have reported. Annegret Raunigk became pregnant following several attempts at artificial insemination over the last year and a half. Raunigk has already become a household name in Germany, and her pregnancy the focus of hot debate across the country. The Russian and English teacher, who is also has seven grandchildren, decided to try for another child after her youngest daughter, nine, asked for a younger sibling, the German television channel RTL said on its website. RTL and the tabloid...

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Boy, 4, faces three-hour school run

A little boy from Colchester could face a three-hour school run after failing to be offered a local place. Steph Wheeler, Mile End, Colchester, applied to three nearby schools – Brinkley Grove, Highwoods and St John’s – for her son, Bradley, four. All three places were refused and Bradley was instead offered a place at King’s Ford Primary School, 4.8 miles away. Ms Wheeler, 29, said: “I looked at it and thought that can’t be right. “There is no way of me getting him there. “I just think it is so unfair how it is worked out. If she...

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Recaro Monza Nova 2 Seatfix

The Recaro Monza Nova 2 Seatfix was very easy to install with clear instructions and warning labels. It is very light which makes for an easy transfer from car to house. It is quite a big car seat so you need to try it in your car before you buy to make sure you can fit it correctly. According to Which’s safety tests the Nova 2 offers excellent side impact protection and satisfactory front impact protection. The adult seat belt sits in a good position on the child. You may find that there is some interference between your car...

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