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Month: November 2017

How to help your baby get through a cold

Winter is upon us and it’s the season for coughs and colds. As adults, we know how to manage these illnesses – blowing our noses, cough and cold remedies, etc – but how do we minimise the discomfort for babies? Lisa Clegg, author of The Blissful Baby Expert, shares her advice for treating a cold in babies. Coughs and colds In my experience the majority of babies tend to develop their first little cold by the age of six to eight weeks, whether they are born in the summer or the winter. If your baby is your second or...

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Top tips for juggling two (or more!) children

By Karen Dennis In my experience, trying to juggle several children at once is easy – if managed correctly. Just like in the working world, it’s a case of learning how to share yourself with multiple people. Here are my top tips for juggling two or more children: Helping younger children to feel included When my boys were little, I made it my aim to make sure everyone was included and nobody felt left out. My youngest son, Adam, always wanted to be treated as a ‘big boy’ due to the fact that he had 3 older brothers. One...

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Travelodge – Value for money overnight family option

By Laura Mason The great thing about Travelodge is that there’s one in every town.  They’re pretty decent value for money and you know that the standard is consistent whether you’re staying in a remote location or in the throws of a bustling city. Travelodge Gatwick Airport Central A recent holiday with long haul flights from Gatwick resulted in the debate of where to stay the night before.  Instead of the clash with rush hour traffic on the M25, when travelling with children it’s so much simpler to leisurely arrive the evening before. This in turn prevents that early...

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Scarlet fever warning

Public Health England (PHE) are once again encouraging parents and nursery workers to look out for the signs and symptoms of scarlet fever in their children. While cases are not expected to reach their 2013/14 peak, rates in England are still likely to be higher than a decade ago. How to spot scarlet fever The infectious disease, most commonly affecting children aged between two and eight years, has seasonal rises from December to April. Eighty-nine per cent of all reported case last winter involve children under 10 years. Dr Theresa Lamagni, PHE’s head of streptococcal infection surveillance, said: “The...

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Magical Medieval Christmas at the Canterbury Tales

This Christmas the Canterbury Tales visitor attraction will be hosting a very special time-travelling adventure with Father Christmas! Running on the 16th and 17th December, the Magical Medieval Christmas will step away from the typical festive celebrations by sending Santa Claus back in time to the Middle Ages. It’ll be up to our children to save the day and bring Santa back to 2017 in time for his Christmas Eve deliveries. A completely unique experience, the adventure was created and written by Callum Donnelly. He’s a seasoned pro at entertaining little ones as his other credits include Cbeebies favourites...

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