Month: November 2017

Top tips for mums who want to exercise regularly

By Jennifer Dawson Most mums know the importance of doing exercise that strengthens the pelvic floor muscles after giving birth. They are also prepared for the length of time needed to get their bodies back to the way they were before pregnancy. It seems pretty reasonable to assume that if it takes nine months to make a baby that it will take at least the same amount of time to get muscles and fitness levels back into shape. Aside from being careful to not over strain the body and engaging in a full-on exercise programme too fast, most mums need help trying to...

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IKEA recalls 29 million dressers in North America after eight children die

IKEA has relaunched a recall of 29 million chests of drawers and dressers in the U.S. and Canada after an eighth child was killed. In May a toddler from California died after being found trapped underneath an IKEA Malm dresser. Questions have been raised about whether IKEA has made enough effort to spread the word about the recall after it was first announced in June 2016. However, all related product still remain on sale in the UK. What is the advice for UK customers? The recall, which applies only to customers in the U.S. and Canada, is for children’s...

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24 Simple Elf on the Shelf Ideas

For those of you who have so far escaped the latest Christmas phenomena, The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition is a children’s picture book that was written and self-published by American author Carol Aebersold and daughter Chanda Bell in 2005. The book tells a story of how Santa knows who has been naughty and who has been nice by sending his little elf helpers to watch over children in the lead up to Christmas Eve, after which they return to the North Pole until the next year. The Elf on the Shelf comes with a small soft...

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The Coca-Cola Christmas Truck is coming to Essex!

How do you know Christmas is coming? When the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck rolls into town! The dates have been released, and this year the truck will be stopping at three locations in Essex. As much as we might try to ignore them, there are a couple of annual Christmas adverts we just can’t help getting excited about – John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and, of course, the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck. Can you believe it’s 22 years old this year? For many people the festive season doesn’t truly begin until these giants of the advertising world have hit our television screens, but...

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