Month: May 2017

Why you should never use a blanket to cover a pram in hot weather

We all know about the dangers of sun and heat exposure. We keep our kids in the shade, slather them in sun cream and would never, ever leave them in a hot car. But as the temperature rises, there’s one common mistake that could be putting babies at risk. Researchers in Sweden report that using a blanket as a pram cover actually creates “furnace-like heat” inside. Even thin cloths like muslins can reduce air circulation and increase the heat within the pram by as much as 15 degrees Celsius. “It gets extremely hot down in the pram, something like...

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2017

Looking for Father’s Day gift ideas? This year Father’s Day lands on Sunday 18th June and we’ve hunted around for our favourite presents to suit different budgets and tastes. Whether your dad is the outdoors type or a laid-back homebody, we hope you’ll find the perfect gift idea for him. The XL Man Box This extra-large gift box by Ross and Ross Food comes with a warning: it’s only for the hungriest and hardiest men in your life. Each box includes a manly banquet of tasty treats that come straight from the Cotswolds – bottles of ale and larger,...

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Surrey Splash Parks: Great Places to Cool Off this Summer

Cool down this summer at one of Surrey’s splash parks. When temperature starts to rise, these water play areas are an ideal place for children to burn off some energy without overheating. All for the parks opening hours are subject to change due to weather conditions, cleaning and maintenance. Please check with the park before travelling. Surrey Splash Parks Hersham Recreation Ground Splash Park Pratts Lane, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames KT12 4QT Open during summer school holidays and at other times of good spring and summer weather Built on the site of the old paddling pool, the Hersham splash park opened...

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Great Family Glamping Holidays in Surrey

Thinking about a family camping holiday this year? Forget sweaty tents and nylon sleeping bags; we’re talking wood burners, double beds and fully equipped kitchens. Here’s our pick of the family glamping holidays in Surrey and the surrounding area. Surrey Hills Yurts Surrey Hills’ luxury yurts wrapped are set in a stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Each yurt features a king sized bed and additional single futon beds, a chest of drawers, a wood burner, table and chairs, a room divider and a box of warm blankets for those chilly evenings. The best feature, however, is the wonderful...

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Baby born with so much hair it could be seen on her ultrasound!

Cute alert! A baby girl from Kent was born with so much hair it could be seen on her ultrasound scan. Holly’s parents were told at their 20-week scan to expect a baby with ‘a bit of hair,’ but neither of them could have anticipated their daughter’s full bouffant. Mum Natasha Gent, 28, said: “We were prepared after being told she would have a bit of hair at her scan but it was still a shock when she came out and we could see just how much she had compared to other babies.” Luckily, Holly is a big fan...

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