Month: May 2016

We’re far too excited about the first Beauty and the Beast trailer

Get ready for a nostalgic delight curtsey of Disney as they unveil their latest live-action movie – a re-telling of their animated classic Beauty and the Beast. As women of a certain age, we’re embarrasingly excited about our first glimpse of this star-studded movie that will be bringing a childhood fantasy to life. The folks at Disney are pinning their money on a princess-perfect Emma Watson as Belle, with Downtown Abbey star Dan Stevens stepping into the role of the Beast. Other cast members include Emma Thompson playing Mrs Potts and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth. Welsh actor Luke Evans will...

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CO Alarm: Protect your family from this silent holiday killer

With the summer holidays fast approaching, many families are turning their thoughts to their holiday packing. While we worry about forgetting the suncream or toothpaste, there’s one essential that probably won’t cross your mind – and this one could save your life.  A carbon monoxide alarm is becoming the new must-have item for holidays both abroad and here in the UK. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a scentless, tasteless gas that last year claimed the life on one man and injured two others claimed the lives of two children during a family holiday in Scotland. Known as the ‘silent killer’,...

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Money well spent? Tamara Ecclestone’s daughter given £10k playhouse

Lots of young children dream of having their own life-sized doll’s house to enjoy. But few would imagine the lavish replica that was presented to Tamara Ecclestone’s toddler daughter. In an issue of Hello! magazine, Tamara revealed that two-year-old Sophia has a palatial playhouse worth £10,000. The expensive toy is modelled on the family’s £70million mansion in Kensington, West London. The beautiful replica is the height of luxury, with a double front and large wooden door that matches the child’s real life home. The playhouse was a first birthday gift from her aunt Petra. The privileged toddler apparently spends...

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Managing baby’s sleep on holiday: Should we change to a new sleep routine?

Holiday season is a busy time and so being organised helps you to get the most out of the experience. Certified Sleep Sense Consultant Judy Clark shares her advice on what you can do to help manage your baby’s sleep on holiday. Baby’s sleep on holiday As parents we tend to spend lots of time planning activities that will keep our little ones busy. But have you considered whether this could be a good time to introduce a new sleep routine? One of the things at the top of your to-do list could be teaching your baby sleep skills...

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Curl up with the Bedtime Story Finder

May is National Share-A-Story Month, a national celebration on storytelling and sharing so as to encourage reading to children. In honour of occasion, Dreams’ Sleep Matters Club has teamed up with award winning book charity, The Reader, to launch a new bedtime story finder. Fed up with reading the same old stories? This interactive tool allows users to browse through the collection of 150 books, which have been split into categories to help parents to quickly choose the right story for their child. As well as being organised into categories, each title has been given an age-range suggestion to guide...

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