Month: October 2017

How to make Lyle’s Toffee Apples

Crunchy toffee apples must be the ideal treat to enjoy on an autumnal evening near a roaring fire. Lyle’s Toffee Apples Makes: 8 Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20-23 minutes  Ingredients 8 small Cox’s or Granny Smith apples, stalks twisted off 400g (14oz) Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar 120ml (4floz) water 4 tbsp Lyle’s Golden Syrup 50g (2oz) unsalted butter You will also need 8 wooden ice-lolly sticks, a thermometer and a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Method Put the apples in a large bowl, pour over boiling water to cover and then quickly pour...

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When Two becomes Three: Advice to parents as they expect their third bundle of joy

William and Kate have recently announced the big news that royal baby number three is on the way.  While this is fantastic for fans of the royals – the thought of having three small children aged under six could seem a bit daunting – particularly the idea of sharing your emotions with another new arrival. Kristen Harding, childcare expert at nanny agency, Tinies reveals her top tips on making sure your little ones all receive the attention they deserve with no envy-inducing temper tantrums! Multi-tasking with baby number three? You’ve already got this! “Firstly, as terrifying as it may...

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How to keep your baby safe on bonfire night

Bonfire night is an exciting time for children and a mesmerising experience for babies. Your baby may love the atmosphere of a fireworks display, but at the same time could easily become scared of the loud noises. We’ve put together some basic safety tips to help you keep your baby safe on bonfire night. Keep your baby warm and comfortable Be sure to wrap your little one up in plenty of layers: layers are the key! Make sure that their hands, feet and head are covered well. If possible, place them in baby carrier or sling (facing you is...

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10 Top Sleep Tips for the Clock Change (29th October at 2am)

Worried about losing sleep when the clocks go back? While much of the population will enjoy an extra hour in bed, anyone with young children will know that the autumn clock change can play havoc with their sleep routines. If you’re dreading early mornings and unsettled bedtimes, there are some simple steps you can take to help your little one sync with the new season. Dave Gibson, Warren Evans bed makers’ sleep expert is a qualified naturopath, osteopath and hypnotherapist. Here, he provides top sleep tips for helping children adjust to the extra hour. 1. BED TIME Moving bedtime...

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Women in preterm labour to be offered antibiotics for Group B Strep

Women who go into labour before 37 weeks of pregnancy should be offered antibiotics to prevent the onset of Group B Streptococcal (GBS), say new guidance. According to updated information published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), as well as being offered antibiotics for Group B Strep, pregnant women should also be provided with information about GBS and the signs of an infection in babies. What is GBS? GBS is the most frequent cause of severe infection in babies less than seven days old (early-onset). Many babies come into contact with GBS during birth as it is a...

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