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Pamper Yourself While Saving Pennies – Easy, Home-made Face Masks

Easy DIY Face Masks March 23rd, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

  Being a busy mum on a budget doesn’t mean that you should miss out on the relaxing, ‘you’ time that you deserve. One of the best ways to give your skin a pick-me-up is to apply a face mask while you kick back and relax. Making a face mask at home from ingredients you may have in your kitchen cupboards not only saves you pennies, but is also a fabulous treat for your skin. So we’re sharing our five favourite home-made face masks. They don’t cost a lot to make and will do wonders for your skin with their … Continue reading Pamper Yourself While Saving Pennies – Easy, Home-made Face Masks

Tongue Tie – The Facts

Tongue Tie March 16th, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

In the past doctors dismissed tongue tie as an issue and rarely did anything about it. Nowadays it is recognised as a common problem and can have a detrimental affect on babies and their feeding, as well as possible speech problems for older children. It affects 3-10% of newborn babies. It basically occurs when the bit of skin attaching the tongue to the floor of their mouth (the lingual frenulum) is too short and too tight and prevents them opening their mouth widely. If the baby is not latching on correctly when breastfeeding, it can be very painful for the … Continue reading Tongue Tie – The Facts

Bronchiolitis: Would you know if it’s more than a cold?

March 9th, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection, which affects babies and young children. It causes inflammation of the small airways in the lungs (bronchioles). This restricts the amount of air able to enter the lungs, therefore  making it more difficult for the child to breathe. For most infants, bronchiolitis is no more serious than a cold. However, around 30,000 infants are admitted to hospital in England each year with bronchiolitis. It is the most common reason for infant hospitalisation. Bronchiolitis occurs more frequently during winter months and mainly affects babies aged between 3 and 6 months. Premature babies and babies with … Continue reading Bronchiolitis: Would you know if it’s more than a cold?

Never Alone But Often Lonely

Loneliness Parenting March 2nd, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

It’s a great irony of parenthood. For the first time in your life you are never alone. And yet isolation and loneliness are real issues faced by so many mums and dads. Mums are everywhere – at the park, baby and toddler groups, children’s centres and the school gates. I often hear people say that it’s easy to meet other mums when you have young children. This is true. Meeting other mums is easy, but often establishing deeper connections with those you meet is not. Firstly, just because someone has a child the same age as you, it doesn’t automatically … Continue reading Never Alone But Often Lonely

Low Cost Easter Holiday Ideas

Low Cost Easter Holiday Ideas February 24th, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

The daffodils are out, the days are getting longer and the shops are full of chocolate eggs – Easter is well and truly on its way! Trying to keep the kids entertained this Easter doesn’t have to cost a bomb. Here are some low-cost ideas for keeping your little people amused during the Easter break: Easter Crafts Kids love making Easter bunnies, chicks and other related crafts. Many are cheap and easy to make too! We love these 40 Easter craft ideas from Red Ted Art, which are bound to keep your creative bunnies busy! And check out these Pinterest … Continue reading Low Cost Easter Holiday Ideas

How To Help Prepare Your Child For School

How To Help Prepare Your Child For School February 16th, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

School applications are in and, as many parents wait anxiously to see if their child receives their first choice reception place, you may also be thinking about how to ensure your child is ready to start school. Starting reception is a big step for children and parents alike, but there are some things you can do to help your child be as prepared as possible for the transition. Encourage self reliance Ensure your child is confident carrying out certain tasks such as putting on shoes, changing into and out of their PE kit, hand-washing and eating with a knife and … Continue reading How To Help Prepare Your Child For School

14 Great Things To Do More Often

14 Great Things To Do More Often February 10th, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

Is the winter gloom getting you down? Are you feeling stressed, tired and fed up? Try doing these things more often to help improve your overall health and well-being.   1. Drink plenty of water Experts recommend we drink 2 litres of day and with good reason. Being dehydrated causes tiredness, headaches, constipation and can often make us feel unnecessarily hungry. Our bodies are 6o% water and H2O plays such a vital role in keeping our organs functioning, carrying away waste and keeping our temperature regulated. So next time you reach for a can of fizzy drink or a cup … Continue reading 14 Great Things To Do More Often

Budget February Half Term Ideas

Budget February Half Term Ideas February 2nd, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

Just as we begin to recover from the financial fallout of Christmas, along pops February half term! Winter half terms can be testing, especially if rain and bad weather prevent outdoor play. However, trying to keep the kids entertained this half term doesn’t have to cost a bomb. Here are some low-cost ideas for keeping your little people amused during the half term week:   Your local library: Most libraries run free arts and crafts sessions over half term, as well as story times, rhyme times and other activities such as construction clubs and other workshops. Cost: Free Shopping Centres: … Continue reading Budget February Half Term Ideas

How To Support Babies Born With Heart Conditions This Heart Week

January 25th, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

One in every 111 babies is born with congenital heart disease (CHD) – that’s more than 5,000 newborns each year in the UK. This February, Heart Week is an opportunity for friends, colleagues, family, team mates or neighbours to join together to do something amazing. .  Learn more about Heart Week and sign up to take part here Through Tiny Tickers’ Heart Week, each of us can raise awareness and funds to help these babies – ensuring they are given a fighting chance to beat their condition. Finding these babies is vital. Last year, over 1,000 newborns were discharged from … Continue reading How To Support Babies Born With Heart Conditions This Heart Week

How To Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem

How To Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem January 18th, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

Helping to build up your children’s self-esteem is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. Adults and children with high self-esteem are happier, more confident, more self-accepting, more productive and feel more useful than those for whom self-esteem is lacking. As parents, all we want is for our children to grow into confident, happy and secure adults. We can help our children achieve this by taking daily steps to build their self-esteem. Here are some ways we can build our children’s self-esteem: Empower them Giving children choices – be it between an apple and an orange or which … Continue reading How To Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem

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