Category Archive: parenting

Mar 19

Fatherhood ! no one warned me .

Another great video from Fiat  – I just love them – the music, the sense of  ‘it does happen to others too – not just me!’ and most importantly I love the humour. Take a look at it here and pass it onto friends and family – especially if they have just had a new borne …

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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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Dec 18

Motherhood personified!

Childalert were sent this video clip and we thought it summed up what all us mothers go through – it’s a rap telling motherhood as it is; the ups and downs and often unexpected consequences of being a mum. Good on this heroine, here, looking glamorous through out – something that is not always easy …

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Nov 29

The dangers of boiling water

Having the kettle boiling while the kids are playing in the kitchen can be dangerous. It just takes one of them to knock it over and there could be a serious injury – a definite safety risk. Dangers of boiling water There are many dangers inherent with boiling water, the most obvious of which is …

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Nov 29

Hey – it’s nearly Christmas – yum !

A twist on the traditional mince pies – meringue Topped Mince Pies  WOW! Preparation Time  40 minutes Baking Time 20 minutes Portions - 12     Ingredients 250 grams plain white flour 100 grams butter (cold and cubed) 25 grams lard 3 tbsp golden caster sugar 400 grams mincemeat Ice sugar (to dust) Topping 2 free range …

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Oct 03

A child goes missing every 5 minutes!

We are all concerned, shocked and worried sick about little April Jones who got willingly into a van two days ago while playing outside her home. We all prayer that they find her safe and well. In the UK around 140,000 children a year get lost or go missing, that is over one child every …

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Jun 29

Hydrated children perform better and are better behaved !

There has been alot of talk and discussion recently about the need to allow children to have a bottle of water by their side especially at school … Bridget Benelam, Senior Nutrition Scientist  said “We know there is a lot of confusion about how much and what children should be drinking. Water is a great …

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Jun 28

What are your views on child safety?

Are you a parent that sees danger at every turn? Someone who’s afraid your child will get snatched/hurt and injured wherever they are? Or do you feel that the world has gone health and safety mad? Whatever your take we’d like to hear about it. Let us know your feelings, thoughts and experiences on being …

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May 25

What type of parent are you ?

All parents want their children to be happy. We should aim to love them for who they are, not who we would like them to be, nor for what they achieve. What kind of parent are you? The experts tell us that the most all round and happy child comes from the parenting style that …

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