Monthly Archives September 2016

Babyloss Awareness

Every year the 9th – 15th October is Babyloss Awareness Week. The week ends with Babyloss Awareness Day on 15th October.  This day is recognised throughout the world as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.   Babyloss Awareness Week is an opportunity for people to talk openly and raise awareness. Around 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage.  That’s 250,000 parents in the UK loosing a baby every year. 10 Babies are stillborn everyday in the UK 60,000 babies are born prematurely every year in the UK. There were 1,436 neonatal deaths in the UK in 2013.   There are lots of charities working
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Car Seats and the LAW!

New Regulations are being introduced towards the end of this year banning backless booster seats. At present children weighing 15kg (or around 3/4years) can travel in these seats however studies have shown that they do not meet sufficient requirements therefore the law is being changed.  In December 2016 only children weighing 22kg and being of 125cm tall (roughly 7/8 years) will be able to travel using one. As of December 2016, the UK Law will state: 1. That children must use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135cm/4ft 5in tall, whichever comes first. 2. Safety experts
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Meningitis – What you need to know

Meningitis kills or disables approx 1.2 million people every year. As a parent, if you allow your brain to wander into deep dark places, then you can create a pile of worst case scenario’s and drama’s. One of the worst of which, has to be Meningitis – it is just a word, but can strike fear as soon as it leaves a persons lips. I know first hand how being told your child has Meningitis feels, as those words left a doctors lips and hit my ears when he was just 7 weeks old. Thankfully he is absolutely fine and
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