Gender Prediction Tests: Do They Work?

Have you heard of the nub and skull theory? Or any other gender prediction test for expectant parents? If you're pregnant or have had a baby in the last few years, the answer's probably yes. Because apparently there's a new craze for mums-to-be to post their baby's scan pictures online so that medical experts can…

Did You Change Your Lifestyle Before Pregnancy?

Did you change your diet or lifestyle before conceiving? According to a new study, the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey, large numbers of women are living unhealthy lifestyles that leave them unprepared for pregnancy. ITV reports: Large numbers of young women smoke, drink too much alcohol, are overweight or obese, and consume inadequate amounts…

Rebecca  

Top 10 Cheap Summer Dresses UK

Top 10 Cheap Summer Dresses UK

Summer is quickly approaching and summer dresses are a staple in my wardrobe, however the hot weather doesn't last long here in the UK so I love to buy summer dresses at great prices and all of these are UNDER £10! One of my favourite stores to shop at is Everything 5 Pounds*. Which basically…

Heidi  

Scarlet Fever: Know The Signs

Scarlet Fever: Know The Signs

Cases of scarlet fever in England are twice the average level for this time of year, according to Public Health England. iNews reports: Health officials have warned parents to look out for any signs of scarlet fever in their children after a rise in the number of cases reached a level not seen since the…

The Best Places To Buy 'Last Season Dresses'

Well-dressed for less? There are a variety of online stores that offer discounted last season dresses at great prices, some even offering up to 80% off! A few of my favourites are: Just Last Season Just Last Season offer beautiful dresses with up to 70% off from classic brands such as Kaliko, Jacques Vert and…

Have You #AdEnough Of Junk Food Marketing?

Have you #AdEnough of junk food marketing aimed at kids? Jamie Oliver has. His latest health food campaign is to limit junk food adverts aimed at kids. He explains it like this: Hi guys, Jamie here. I want to tell you about my campaign to protect kids from junk food marketing – and explain why…

Heidi  

Waiting For A School Letter?

Waiting For A School Letter?

If you're waiting to find out whether your child has got into the primary school of your choice, you'll be all too aware that this is a big week – reesults letters are due to go out on Monday, April 16. According to The Sun, some of us have gone to extraordinary lengths in order…

Would You Give A 6yr Old A Phone?

Does your child have a smart phone? One in four children kids under the age of SIX do, according to new research. Despite consensus among parents that 11 is the ‘ideal’ age for children to have a phone, 25 per cent of children aged six and under already have their own mobile, with nearly half…

Tequila Rose Now Available @ Tesco Groceries

I do love a shot of tequila rose on a girls night out! For those that haven't yet tried this yummy tipple then fear not as you can now get your hands on Tequila Rose from Tesco! It is a creamy, strawberry liqueur that is just delicious and will be perfect for the Summer BBQ's!…

Heidi  

Should Parents Boycott Sats?

Should Parents Boycott Sats?

Do you have a child due to take Sats next month? If you have a child in Year 6 at primary school, you might be interested to hear that parents across the country are planning to withdraw their 10 and 11-year-olds from taking Sats tests next month. The move comes as a result of concerns…

Heidi  

Soft Play Party Hell

Soft Play Party Hell

Children's birthday parties can be stressful affairs at the best of times. But tempers frayed when a mother, who booked a private party for her child at her local soft play centre, found herself being called 'a pathetic excuse of a human' in a row on Facebook over a double booking. The Daily Mail reports:…

Nada  

Toddler Holiday Checklist

Toddler Holiday Checklist

Don't forget a thing when you're on that Family Holiday with our Toddler Holiday Checklist. Travelling with preschoolers doesn't have to be stressful, so long as you make sure you have everything. Essentials Nappies Bed Mat Toddler Toothbrush and Toothpaste Travel Potty* High Factor Sun Cream Toys Travel Cot Calpol Any Regular Medication Clothing Babygrows/Short-Sleeved…

Holiday Packing Checklist for Families

Going on a Family Break is supposed to be fun and relaxing, make sure it stays that way with our Holiday Packing Checklist for Families. We know all too well how easy it is to leave something behind - so we have created a checklist to help you make sure you have everything you need…

How To Choose A Name For Your Baby

How did you choose your baby's name? I'm not sure I can really explain how we reached the decisions we did when it comes to naming our three children – their names just sort of emerged, and it felt as if that's just who they were. Sounds mad, but totally true. We didn't even really…

Six Things I've Learned As A Mum Of Three Kids

Everywhere I look just now, I'm reading about the things that celebs and Insta-mums have learned about motherhood. As a mum of three with kids aged from pre-school to teenager, I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring with six things I've learned from life as a mum of three... Laugh at your kids.…

Would You Book This When Flying With A Baby Or Young Child?

If you've ever flown long-haul with a baby or young child, you've probably wondered why on earth airlines don't make it possible for little ones to lie down or even nap mid-flight. Looks like those days might not be far off, if Air Zealand's latest announcement is anything to go by. The airline plans to…

3,000 More Midwives Will Transform Hospitals

If you've had first-hand experience of the midwives shortage, you'll no doubt be glad to hear that three thousand extra midwives are to be trained over the next four years. The plans will be made public this week, and mark the largest-ever increase of maternity staff in England. Sky News reports: The changes to England's…

Heidi  

Is Homework Unhelpful?

Is Homework Unhelpful?

How do you feel about homework? Does it cause stress and conflict at home, or do you think homework is an vital part of your child's education? If you're in the first camp, you're not alone. More than a third of parents feel homework "isn't helpful" for children of primary school age, according to new…

When Can Your Child Be Left Alone?

Is my child old enough to be left at home alone? I typed that into Google this morning because it's a subject that's come up for discussion again at the school gates recently. And the answer is something of a minefield. I've got friends who have routinely been leaving their kids home alone for an…

Have You Tried The Miracle Cream Everyone's Talking About?

Have you got your hands on the 'miracle cream' that's currently wowing the nation via social media? Mail Online reports: A mother claims her psoriasis disappeared after using a cream for children that has been branded a 'miracle moisturiser'. Laura Gray, from the North East, suffered from the incurable skin condition for years. Only 'harsh'…