Month: January 2016

Put a flutter in your step with Hoar Cross Hall’s Little Butterfly

Pregnant and desperate to get away from it all? Our travel reviewer Laura Mason takes her growing baby bump for a special treat at Hoar Cross Hall spa hotel. Pregnancy tends to bring on the very worst in my body, I am not sure if anyone else can relate but there are parts of my body that ache and tense that I didn’t even know existed! While my husband provides the odd offering to give my sore feet a rub, I’m never quite sure if he’s doing more harm than good! Pregnancy haven So having gotten a hectic Christmas...

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Coleen Rooney eating placenta pills in bid to stay healthy

Coleen Rooney is the latest celebrity to have opted to eat her own placenta following the birth of her son, Kit. Having just given birth, Wayne Rooney’s wife will be chowing down on her afterbirth – although she’s chosen to have it converted into capsules rather than slicing it up for breakfast. On Monday Coleen tweeted a picture of her placenta pills after they had been sent back to her in a jar tied with a cute blue gingham ribbon. The increasingly popular “placenta encapsulation” service involves dehydrating the placenta soon after birth and grinding into a powder. It...

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Top 10 Nursery Products – What We Love

It’s no secret that planning your baby’s nursery is one of the most exciting aspects of your pregnancy – who could possibly resist all that soft bedding and homely wooden furniture?! With so many new products for babies hitting the market every day, we’ve scoured the web to find our top 10 nursery products of the season: 1. Natures Purest Bedding This gorgeous new nursery range by Natures Purest is made of organically grown naturally coloured cotton, free from chemicals and pesticide nasties. The elephant print and embroidery are said to have been inspired by the company’s beautiful home...

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Get your pens out for National Doodle Day!

Do you love to doodle? We certainly do. On the phone, in a meeting, on a train – wherever the mood takes us. It’s long been a national pastime, but now we have the opportunity to put all those little squiggles to good use. Families all over the country are being encouraged to get their creative juices flowing to help raise money for people with epilepsy. Epilepsy Action’s National Doodle Day falls on Friday 5 February and the charity are hoping doodlers of all ages – even tiny tots – will get involved and help to improve the lives...

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Name the new baby after dad’s ex-girlfriend? Absolutely not!

As parents, we often find it difficult to settle on the best name for a new baby. We can spend hours poring over baby name books and debating the names we love with family and friends. But it seems we have no trouble at all in deciding what not to call our little bundles. Those baby names we love to hate According a confidential telephone survey conducted by luxury baby gift shop Lullaby-babies, 8 out of 10 mums admitted to being significantly influenced by previous encounters with a particular name – and the first names to get banished to...

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