Road Safety Week – Keeping your little one safe

Tuesday 21 November 2017

“When you were a baby,” my mother is fond of telling me, “we had no such things as special car seats. You were rolling around in a papoose in the back of my old Renault, and you were absolutely fine.” Of course, she also likes to tell people, with pride in her voice, that I […]

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Why Drain Chemicals Are A Bad Idea In Households With Children

Friday 20 October 2017

Ever so often we come across alarming statistics that reveal some hidden monsters in our cleaning cabinets. One of the biggest culprits of bad odour is undoubtedly the drain, and the desire to pour the most destructive chemicals in there, just to get rid of the smell is high. If bleach was one of those chemicals, […]

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10 great ways to baby proof your home for free

Wednesday 11 October 2017

You know that your baby is going to start moving at about 9 months, so how does it still come as a surprise? I was certainly caught on the hop, my son suddenly moving around the house before I had a chance to get it baby safe. Like many parents in a rented home there […]

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A Healthy Kitchen, A Healthy Family

Monday 18 September 2017

A Healthy Kitchen, A Healthy Family No one told you when you became a parent exactly how much catering would be involved. Sometimes it feels like your children are hungry all the time. It’s not just breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s all the other snacks in between. Being a parent involves a lot of cooking, […]

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How small is a choke hazard?

Wednesday 23 August 2017

‘But how small is ‘small’?’. Most parents and carers know that small things can be a choking hazard if swallowed, but very few know for sure what to look out for.   These photos might help. The mum’s hands are average size, and I suspect you know the bricks. What she is using is a […]

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Child Window Safety – What Every Parent Should Know

Thursday 22 June 2017

This morning Selina was able to talk a little about the dangers of children falling out of windows on BBC Radio Berkshire– and with 4000 under 15’s being taken to hospital every year from such a fall, parents are obviously right to be concerned. So what can they do? For younger children, nothing beats adult […]

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