Author: Louise Wheeler

The bacteria that could help predict premature birth

Women who are at risk of giving birth prematurely could be spotted early just by looking at the bacteria that’s in their reproductive tract, a new study hinted. Small changes to vaginal bacteria were found to be strongly connected with births before 37 weeks of pregnancy. The study shows that the shift in bacteria can be an indication that the waters are likely to break too early in the pregnancy. Changes to the “healthy bacteria” mix Changes to the usual health mix was also linked to an increased risk of harm to both mum and baby, such as a...

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Bickiepegs Teething and Weaning Set Competition

WIN one of 10 teething and weaning set for your little one containing a Doidy Cup, along with Bickiepegs Natural Teething Biscuits and the new Finger Toothbrush & Gum Massager! Is your baby teething and are you contemplating starting weaning?  If so, this is your chance to win a set of specialist products from Bickiepegs Healthcare, experts in baby oral care since 1925. We are giving away 10 sets of the Doidy Cup, a pack of Bickiepegs Natural Teething Biscuits along with their NEW Finger Toothbrush & Gum Massager. THE FAMOUS DOIDY CUP: With its small handles, the Doidy...

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Piccolo Pouches Competition

Win a month’s worth of Piccolo pouches worth £25! We’ve teamed up with our lovely friends at Piccolo to run a competition and offer you a month’s worth of pouches! Piccolo uses Mediterranean inspired family recipes and 100% organic ingredients to create healthy and delicious Stage 1 and Stage 2 pouches packed full of fruit, veg and herbs and spices.  Piccolo believes in Mediterranean goodness: bright sunshine, colorful markets, families eating around the table and developing your little Piccolo’s taste buds from the very start. One lucky winner will receive £25/£30 worth of Piccolo pouches (30 pouches approx.) all packed...

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Merifor Moses Basket Mattress Competition

Win a Merifor Moses Basket Mattress worth £40.00! When parents put their precious babies to sleep at night, they want reassurance their little one is protected. Merifor is all about protection, and peace of mind, sealed in the world’s most scientifically advanced cot mattress. Our mattresses are designed to protect your future dreamers by using a sealed, easy to clean and anti-allergy inner core. We recognise what is most important to you, the parent, which is why all Merifor mattresses have received the Allergy UK Seal of Approval. The Moses Basket foam mattress will protect your future dreamer in...

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The Bshirt Competition

Win Brand New Colours Launching! Breastfeeding friendly fashion with The Bshirt. What to wear often tends to feature at the bottom of the list for mother’s so soon after their newborns arrive into the world. Luckily there is help at hand and a practical solution which doesn’t mean investing in a whole new wardrobe, thanks to the award-winning Bshirt. A social venture founded by two Devon based mumpreneurs with many years of breastfeeding experience between them, The Bshirt is leading the way to improve new mums’ confidence and help to make breastfeeding even more accessible – literally. Launched in...

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