Health and Wellbeing

10 top things to occupy the kids this lockdown half-term

10 top things to occupy the kids this lockdown half-term

It can be challenging to keep children entertained during half term at the best of times, let alone during a lockdown. With isolation, the cold weather, and many children not able to go out on day trips, see grandparents or visit friends – this will not be a normal half term. Somerset County Council has… Read More…

Local contact tracing to begin in Bath and North East Somerset

Local contact tracing to begin in Bath and North East Somerset

The continued effort to stop the spread of Covid-19 will see the launch of local contact tracing by Bath & North East Somerset Council public protection officers from today (January 19). The council is launching the service to support and complement the national NHS Test & Trace system and to ensure that people who have… Read More…

Research reveals the most popular songs to give birth to

Research reveals the most popular songs to give birth to

New Spotify research undertaken by parenting expert and nursery retailer, Kiddies Kingdom, has studied a multitude of songs across a range of birthing playlists including those titled “Pregnant and Feeling Good”, “Birth and Labour” and “Labour and Delivery” to reveal the top 10 songs people listen to when faced with hours of tears, screams and contractions.… Read More…

Midwife reveals common mistakes during nappy changing that cause nappy rash

Midwife reveals common mistakes during nappy changing that cause nappy rash

Post provided by Heather Morris, sponsored by Metanium. Midwife Heather Morris, along with leading nappy rash brand, Metanium, reveals common mistakes during nappy changing that cause nappy rash. “Most babies will get nappy rash at some point. Although it is common and mild cases are easily treatable, it can be a cause for concern. At… Read More…

Separate clinics for patients with and without coronavirus symptoms help people to continue accessing care and treatment

Separate clinics for patients with and without coronavirus symptoms help people to continue accessing care and treatment

People needing GP services across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will soon be advised to visit a specific clinic depending on whether or not they are showing symptoms of coronavirus. With more people expected to develop coronavirus in the coming weeks, coupled with the need to continue providing regular, everyday healthcare, practices… Read More…

Is It Safe to Take a Family Holiday While Recovering From Cancer?

Is It Safe to Take a Family Holiday While Recovering From Cancer?

It can feel like your whole life is put on hold. You or a member of your immediate family being diagnosed with cancer can turn your world upside down. But survival rates from cancer are better than they have ever been and are on the rise. Two-thirds of new cancer cases affect people aged under 75,… Read More…

5 ways that nature and wildlife can improve your child’s wellbeing

5 ways that nature and wildlife can improve your child’s wellbeing

Scheduling in some time to go outdoors can help us to feel refreshed and put us in a clearer mindset, but for children it can also have some additional social benefits. Here, Sean Whiting, Director at Houghton Country, discusses how spending time outside and among wildlife can positively impact a child’s wellbeing. As parents it’s… Read More…

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