Author: Louise Wheeler

Top 10 summer activities to share with little ones!

An ultimate UK family ‘Bucket and Spade’ list has been revealed and it turns out we’re still a nation of adventurers and den builders! As the summer officially gets underway, Frugi, a Cornwall based organic children’s clothing brand, has taken the opportunity to compile a list of the top 10 activities parents long to do with their little ones. More than a thousand families completed the fun survey to rank some of the classic British summer activities. Those with little kids won’t be surprised to see that trips to the farm and swimming in the sea are among the...

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Parents name their best loved – and most hated – children’s TV shows

If you’ve got young children at home, you’ve probably sat through one or two (million) kids’ shows. Now an online networking platform for parents, schools and childcare providers has carried out a survey to find out with children’s TV shows parents enjoy the most – and which ones they can’t wait to turn off. Childcare.co.uk asked 2,000 people to name their best-loved programmes, and it turns out there’s an awful lot of grown-up SpongeBob SquarePants fans out there. A huge 48% of respondents named the underwater pineapple-dweller as the kids’ show they most enjoy watching. Taking up second place...

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Mumma – Your Body is Amazing

Mother Nature and the female body is truly amazing and sadly far too often I hear mums beating themselves up about the way they look both during pregnancy, whilst their body shape is changing and also once their bubs have arrived. Embracing the change I think it’s time that we embrace these natural changes and learn to love our bodies for what they have created.  Yes you put on weight, yes your bum and boobs changed, yet look what you now have; when you gaze at your child in awe know that they were possible because of you.  Your...

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Summer Fairs, Fetes and Fun Days in Essex

Roll up! Roll up! It’s time for the annual summer celebrations. We’ve listed some of the best Essex summer fairs, fetes, fun days and carnivals – all on a green near you! July Events Great Wakering Summer Extravaganza Sat 8 July 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm Great Wakering Community Centre, Little Wakering, Southend, SS3 Start your summer off with a bang, come along to this fabulous summer event,. Indoor and outdoor stalls, bouncy castle, ice cream van, hot and cold food, fire engine for the kids. A fun day out in the village with proceeds supporting The British Heart Foundation. www.facebook.com/events/1613224512313069 Broomfield...

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Why olive oil isn’t best for babies’ skin

Baby massage has become one of the most common ways for parents to bond and communicate with their new babies. All you need to get started is a warm location, a couple of towels and a suitable massage oil. Now comes the science bit! Not all oils are alike. Current guidelines from official bodies like the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) recommends that unscented vegetable oils (preferably organically grown and cold pressed) should be used where possible. This is because research into the use of olive oil on babies has found the natural occurring fatty acids in the...

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