Category Archive: Holiday Fun

Mar 18

5 Ways to Take Your Newborn to the Pool Safely

“My baby is two months old, and I was wondering how soon I can start getting her accustomed to the water?” Parents with newborns often ask this question – how soon can the baby be introduced to the water? There are a number of issues involved with introducing a child to water. So what are …

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Oct 31

Halloween – have fun but keep safe

On average, officials say twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on other days of the year. Parents need to talk to kids about safety before they go out trick-or-treating. Remember most children will be out trick-or-treating while it is dark, when it is more difficult for drivers to see them. …

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Mar 04

These cases are often traumatic with lifelong consequences.

     We recently came back from a family skiing holiday – the children always go to ski school where they have to wear helmets; my husband also wore a helmet this year – he said there had been so much publicity around injuries to skiers in the past few years that he thought it …

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Feb 20

Pancake day (for the cheats) Tuesday February 21st

           Long are the days where I would waste precious hours on Pancake Day slaving in the kitchen to prepare two dozen pancakes that would be eaten in…2 minutes. Rather frustrating isn’t it? So this year, for the first time, I will use ready-made ones. Not even the ones that come …

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Feb 01

Why shouldn’t my little boy go to ballet?

I got a lot of raised eyebrows and the sadly expectable homophobic comments when my son Max started ballet aged 3 – of his own choice. I have to say I relished the opportunity to show off my feminist credentials and was very inspired a university course I loved about gender differentiation which insisted that …

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Jan 18

My New Year’s resolution: be a better parent

StreetSmartKids are so excited to introduce childalert’s new mummy blogger Charlotte Kan. Charlotte is a free lance journalist with 10 Years experience in print, broadcast and internet media. She has two young boys of 4 and 21/2 years – what a handful! But being in the ‘deep end of motherhood she understands childalert and the …

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Dec 07

Kids No Longer Believe In Santa

Apparently children are finding out ‘the truth’ about Father Christmas at a far earlier age than we did as children. Most of us were about 10 when we discovered ‘the truth’ about Santa, whereas children today are finding out as early as 7 years old, and some boys find out that Father Christmas doesn’t exist …

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Dec 03

Great Christmas recipes from Kirstie Allsopp

Three gorgeous Christmas recipes : Spiced Plum Pud These sponge puddings are the epitome of comfort food – serve with lashings of hot custard or pour over some evaporated milk for extra indulgence.  They’ re so easy and also only take 25 minutes to steam rather than a few hours with this quick oven method…. …

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Aug 20

Stay Safe in the Sun

With the summer holidays in full swing, many of us up and down the country will be out and about enjoying the summer sunshine. But how do we ensure we stay safe in the UK sun? Garnier Ambre Solaire have gathered together a panel of mums to discuss the best ways to make people more …

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Jul 19

Children say they have never made a daisy chain.

Many of parent’s fondest childhood memories are of playing outside, however, outdoor activities that for many of us were part of growing up, seem to be in danger of disappearing. Mothers and to a lesser degree fathers, nowadays, have so many concerns that they no longer allow their children to play outdoors where they can explore, …

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