Month: August 2017

New outdoor attractions at Chobham Adventure Farm

Kids of all ages have been jumping for joy at one of Surrey’s newest family attractions. Opened to the public in November 2016, Chobham Adventure Farm is already proving to be a big hit with visitors. The first facilities to draw a crowd were the two indoor play frames: one for under 2s, and a large frame for older children and adults. Without a doubt, the most popular features are the three large slides, all of which are exciting enough to test the bravery of little thrill-seekers. Outdoor play and animal attractions Summer 2017 saw the opening of the...

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How to prepare your child for school

With September looming ever closer, we’ve putting together some top tips to help your child get a head start on their first day at school. Starting school can be both an exciting and daunting time for children. Those nerve-racking days before school begins will pass in a flash, so it’s a good idea to do a little preparation ahead of the big event. Most children will settle in easily at school if they have their parents’ support and encouragement. Reception children don’t need to be able to read, write, or be a maths whiz, but there are a few...

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Baby food pouches linked to child speech defects and wonky teeth

We all know that too much sugar in a baby’s diet can rot their tiny teeth. Now new research has found that even baby food packaging can contribute to tooth damage and speech problems. Recent research by children’s food brand Kiddylicious Little Bistro revealed that 67% of parents in East Anglia were unaware that the spouts used in baby food pouches can have a detrimental effect on their baby’s oral development. Allowing babies to eat directly from the spout-style pouches can contribute to speech problems, teeth distortion and enamel erosion. How hard spouts affect growing teeth Following recent reports...

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How to Deal with Starting School Worries

Starting school is one of the most significant milestones in a young child’s life. While this change can be exciting and enjoyable, many children can start to feel nervous as their first day approaches. We share some of the most common starting school worries and suggest some simple ways to make your child feel at ease. Common concerns Children can suffer a whole host of starting school worries, including: Will I make friends? Will my teacher like me? What if I don’t like the school dinners? What if I can’t find the toilet? What happens if I feel sick?...

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Millions of mothers missing vital breastfeeding peer support

A lack of breastfeeding peer support is leaving many mums in the UK without vital help when they need it most, say researchers. According to a UK-wide survey, millions of mothers aren’t able to access crucial support from other women who have experienced the ups and downs of breastfeeding. The study, published in the journal Maternal and Child Nutrition, has shown that previsions for peer mentors are patchy at best. Missing out on mum-t0-mum care Data from the 102 NHS organisations who responded to the survey revealed that breastfeeding peer-supporters are available in only 56% of the NHS regions....

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