Author: Louise Wheeler

Top Tips to Eat Healthily in Pregnancy

By CJ’s Fitbumps Far too often I hear expectant mothers being told that they can now “eat for two” or “eat whatever you want” or “now you can eat takeaways everyday”.  I feel very passionately in that this is the wrong message to be giving as not only could this lead to unnecessary weight gain during pregnancy, it also does not provide a healthy focus on eating to cope with the demands of growing a baby and the nutrient requirements for mum and bub during each trimester. Eating healthily during pregnancy Whatever your own personal diet preferences, when you...

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Osprey Poco AG Premium Carrier Review

One thing’s for sure – if you’re going off-road with a baby or toddler you’ll need to pack away the pushchair and reach for something a bit versatile. In preparation for the outdoor pursuit season, we’ve been checking out the Osprey Poco AG Premium Carrier, which is renowned for being one of the best backpack carriers on the market. Osprey Poco AG Premium Carrier Review The Osprey Poco Premium Carrier is cleverly designed, packed with handy features, but still light and adjustable enough for both mums and dads to use comfortably. The carrier is suitable for babies from 16lb...

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Have a Day Out With Thomas in Essex this summer

Thomas the Tank Engine and friends will be visiting two heritage railways in Essex this summer. Thomas fans can enjoy a ride on a real steam engine, meet the Fat Controller and take part in themed activities such as face painting and storytelling. If you know someone who’d love this day out, here’s when and where you’ll be able to see the UK’s favourite Really Useful Engine: Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham On the 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th June 2018, Thomas and friends will be pulling into Colne Valley Railway for their first Essex visit of the year. Thomas will...

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Checking in to the Family Getaway Package at the new Park Plaza Waterloo

One of the newest properties to the 4* family-friendly Park Plaza hotel chain is located in the very heart of London’s Waterloo. They have a pretty good share of some of greater London’s key tourist hot spots, and while they offer a similar standard and flair, there are plenty of nods to difference within each individual hotel. The Park Plaza Waterloo has been open just over a year and is home to 494 rooms. Lots to do at Park Plaza Waterloo The hotel is located directly opposite Lambeth North tube station – I love easy access to public transport,...

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March Competition Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered the March competitions on the EssexBaby.co.uk website. We’ve just drawn the winners at random… The lucky winners are: Taste Tripper Competition – Lucy Robinson ACE Cleaning Bundle – Becky Whiteman, Helen Thurston & Kay Surtees Black Tower Blush – Josie Bicknell, Derek Wilson, Richard Tyler, Sue Merrills & Alison Hawkins Children’s Meditations In My Heart – Alan Snook, Alex Fowler, Clair Duke, Edward Guerreiro, Jayesh Lad, Johannah Carroll, Marion Gold, Natalie Redfern, Raymond Richard Wood & Vicki Reis Infantino Cruise Around Activity Elephant – Melody Johnson Chipmunks Footwear – Holly Harmsworth Congratulations everyone !!...

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