Author: Louise Wheeler

Top tips for travelling with toddlers

Travelling with a youngster for the first time is like planning a mission to Mars. There is so much to consider that when you are childless you just take for granted.  Getting to the airport, checking in, going through security all take so much longer and to ensure this is as smooth as possible you need to be prepared as well as ensure you have allowed extra ‘extra’ time! I highly recommend starting with small journeys to ‘test’ the comfort level for you and baby as well as keep stress to a minimum. Take away the stress from your...

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Essex Martial Arts Classes for Kids

Be amazed at what your kids can achieve when they join one of these Essex martial arts classes. Kids Martial Arts classes are a fun and engaging way to teach your child important life skills that they need as they grow. You can add to our list of action and sports classes by visiting our Add Class page. Kid’s Martial Arts Classes in Essex 5 Elements Martial Arts Adams Business Centre, Cranes Farm Rd, Basildon SS14 3JF The Mini Elements class is for children from 3 to 5 years of age. The aim is to improve your child’s coordination and fitness through skills based on...

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Price comparison site takes the sting out of buying school essentials

Covering the cost of sending children to school can be challenging. Shoes, coats, jumpers, backpacks – all those little expenses soon add up. If you’re worried about the cost of buying school essentials for your child, the internet is obviously a great place to hunt for bargains. Now PriceSpy, an impartial price and product comparison service, has done some of the legwork for you. They’ve looked into the best prices available online for the most common back to school purchases. Here are some of the deals they came across. All of the following information and pricing was correct as...

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Millions of mothers missing vital breastfeeding peer support

A lack of breastfeeding peer support is leaving many mums in the UK without vital help when they need it most, say researchers. According to a UK-wide survey, millions of mothers aren’t able to access crucial support from other women who have experienced the ups and downs of breastfeeding. The study, published in the journal Maternal and Child Nutrition, has shown that previsions for peer mentors are patchy at best. Missing out on mum-t0-mum care Data from the 102 NHS organisations who responded to the survey revealed that breastfeeding peer-supporters are available in only 56% of the NHS regions....

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Parents warned after “high risk” car seat fails crash test

A child car seat sold by High Street retailers has been taken off the market after it failed a crash test, with potentially catastrophic consequences. Footage released by independent product testers which? shows the Recaro Optia come loose from its Recaro SmartClick base, sending an infant dummy flying through the air. A second car seat tested at the same time remains secure throughout the experiment. Which? magazine have branded the base and seat unsafe and listed it as a “Don’t Buy”. In a statement on their website, the magazine said there was a “high risk” that a child could...

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