Month: October 2016

Poundland recall ‘potentially flammable’ Halloween Wigs

Discount store Poundland have recalled Halloween wigs that have “the potential to be flammable”. A spokesman for Poundland said: “Poundland is recalling the above Halloween & Celebration Wigs which have been found to fall below our standards as they do not meet the Toy Safety flammability standard and therefore pose a risk if exposed to a naked flame. “The Halloween wigs affected have been on sale since August 2016 and the Celebrations dress up wigs have been on sale since March 2015 at Poundland stores, Poundland Online and Dealz stores. “If you have purchased one of these products (listed above) or have any concerns regarding any other Poundland wigs you have purchased previously, please return it to your nearest store for a full refund. “As a responsible retailer we take the testing and the standard of our products very seriously and remain committed to the highest levels of product quality and safety which is why we are taking this precautionary measure. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.” What to do now If the barcode on the wig you have purchased matches those shown below, return the item to your nearest store as soon as possible for a full refund. If you no longer have the packaging but feel it matches the description of a recalled wig, please return to your nearest store for a full refund. Affected...

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Toys R Us offer autism friendly quiet shopping hour

Toys R Us branches across the UK will be holding a quiet shopping hour to help children and adults with autism and other special needs. Back in May, a Manchester branch of supermarket giant Asda introduced a similar quiet hour to provide a more peaceful shopping environment for customers prone to over-stimulation. Toys R Us said: “On the morning of Sunday 6th November, we will be opening our stores with altered conditions within the stores, to offer families affected by autism and additional needs a calm environment to fully enjoy browsing and discovering Christmas gift ideas. “To ensure a...

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How to Get Active with Your Toddler

A childhood of inactivity, excessive screen time and less than ideal food choices can without a doubt lead to complications in later life. That’s why it’s so essential for your toddler’s health to get active with them on a daily basis.  Anyone with a toddler knows that they are bottomless energy pit that are naturally drawn to move, being decidedly vocal and resistant when made to stop.  Honestly, I have to psyche myself up for the wrestling match to get my son strapped into the buggy! But sometime us grown-ups need to think about how we can get active...

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Essex Events: What’s On Weekend Highlights

The autumn is now well and truly underway, but that doesn’t mean we have to stay cooped up at home. Here are some of the top family-friendly Essex events that are happening this weekend. What’s On – Saturday 29th October and Sunday 30th October 2016 Pick Your Own – Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze Every weekend until Halloween, from 10.00am-4.00pm The Pumpkin Patch, Green Lane, Aldham, Essex CO6 3PR Bensons Farm, Wash Road, Laindon, Essex, SS15 4BP We are delighted to announce that the long awaited pumpkin patch and maize maze have arrived! This year we are bigger and...

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Keeping your kids safe at Halloween

As Halloween becomes more and more popular around the UK, some parents are entering unchartered territory. From choosing costumes to discussions about stranger danger, there are things parents can do to limit their own stress and maximise the experience for everyone. Costumes Take your child’s, age, size and physical abilities into account when choosing a costume. For younger children, keep it simple and remember to make sure any attachments are well secured. If you purchase a costume you may want to reattach small pieces as they could be potential choking hazards. Avoiding Sugar Overload Having a limit of how...

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