Parents

Here are the top baby names of 2019 so far

Here are the top baby names of 2019 so far

As we’re nearly half way through the year, we thought we’d check in with the top rated baby names of this year and there have already been some interesting new addition. Baby name generators have surprisingly found Posie and Milo have topped the list so far this year. Older names, biblical names and literary picks… Read More…

Which rugs are best when your child has allergies and asthma?

Which rugs are best when your child has allergies and asthma?

When you’ve got allergies in the house, you need to take extra care when choosing textiles, as certain types can exacerbate symptoms. With this in mind, Nick Acaster, Managing Director of Rugs Direct, is here to explain how best to deal with allergens in your rug, and which fabrics are best. If your kids have… Read More…

Could children be banned from school if they aren’t vaccinated?

Could children be banned from school if they aren’t vaccinated?

After worrying reports of the number of people receiving vaccinations dropped for the fourth year, despite the number of cases of measles trebling over the last year. The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has called out what the ‘fake news’ surrounding the safety of vaccinations and told reporters that he wouldn’t rule out keeping unvaccinated children… Read More…

Free sanitary products to be introduced to primary schools

Free sanitary products to be introduced to primary schools

The Government has said that free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from 2020. This announcement follows the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s pledge to fund free sanitary products in secondary schools and colleges.   Campaigners have welcomed this news saying they are glad that the government had extended the… Read More…

5 simple steps to eliminate germs from garden toys

5 simple steps to eliminate germs from garden toys

This post was supplied by Jeyes. The sun is slowly peeking through the spring clouds, meaning that it’s nearly time to get the garden in tip-top shape. While tasks such as pulling up the weeds, mowing the lawn and wiping down the outdoor furniture can all make the garden look visually better, parents could be putting… Read More…

Nearly 3 million children are in poverty says report

Nearly 3 million children are in poverty says report

The latest figures published by the Department of Work and Pensions has revealed that a record 2.9 million children from working families in the UK are living in poverty after housing costs have been paid. This means that 70% of all ‘poor’ children were from working families, which is up from 67% on last year.… Read More…

Pi Day recipes: Nectarine and berry pie

Pi Day recipes: Nectarine and berry pie

Today is National Pi Day – for those not mathematically inclined, Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Pi is a constant number, meaning that for all circles of any size, Pi will be the same. Pi is signified with a character (the same one as in the Greek alphabet) and numerically… Read More…

Free sanitary products for schools in England

Free sanitary products for schools in England

Government funding for free sanitary products in all English secondary schools and colleges has been welcomed as a “huge step” by campaigners. 19 year old Amika George, who started campaigning on period poverty two years ago, said the move would make a “massive difference” to girls who struggled to afford tampons and pads. But campaigners… Read More…

Poor sleep affecting obesity and depression

Poor sleep affecting obesity and depression

People with medical conditions such as obesity and depression are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, according to The Sleep Council’s Great British Bedtime Report*. Of all the 5,000 people surveyed, 29% said they slept poorly most nights. But that figure shoots up to 45% for people who are obese and 53% for people… Read More…

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