Author: Emma Wheeler

Price comparison site takes the sting out of buying school essentials

Covering the cost of sending children to school can be challenging. Shoes, coats, jumpers, backpacks – all those little expenses soon add up. If you’re worried about the cost of buying school essentials for your child, the internet is obviously a great place to hunt for bargains. Now PriceSpy, an impartial price and product comparison service, has done some of the legwork for you. They’ve looked into the best prices available online for the most common back to school purchases. Here are some of the deals they came across. All of the following information and pricing was correct as...

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Swimming Pool Safety for Children

Now the sun is (sometimes) shining and the summer is in full swing, many families are looking forward to spending time in a swimming or paddling pool. Whether you are jetting off to a villa with its own pool or just setting up an inflatable in your back garden, there are a few simple pool safety procedures you can follow to make sure your children stay safe and sound. Keeping your pool clean Keeping your pool clean and hygienic is essential if you want to avoid the unpleasant infections that can be caused by a build-up of bacteria. Here...

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The best motorway stops for families

Soggy sandwiches, truck fumes and franchised coffee – there’s just so much to love about British service stations. But if you’re looking for somewhere more refreshing to rest-up during your next family trip, here are some of the best motorway stops for families we’ve found. A1 The Friendly Farmer Location: A1/A17/A46 Roundabout, Winthorpe, Newark, NG24 2NY. This great little cafe and shop is ideal if you’re looking for freshly prepared food. Working to the ethos of “Fresh from the farm to the fork,” much of the produce is sourced locally and there are lots of organic options, with items...

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Insect Bite Prevention: How to avoid bug bites this summer

Here are the top ten insect bite prevention tips from Pyramid Travel Products, the experts in insect bite protection and travel health products. Read these tips before you travel to help keep you and your family safe from insects when on holiday.   On family holidays there will be laughs, exploring, activities for all the family to get involved in, and lots of pictures. However, some of us forget the importance of taking the necessary precautions to protect ourselves against biting insects prior to, and during our holidays with the family. Top 10 Insect Bite Prevention Tips: Go to your...

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Staying cool during a summer pregnancy

Pregnancy can make avoiding the summer heat feel like mission impossible. Here are our top tips for staying cool during a summer pregnancy. Beat the heat As tempting as it is to get out and enjoy the rare British sunshine, when the temperatures get really high it’s a good idea to stay indoors. Put off anything that isn’t urgent. Keep the windows open or, if there isn’t much of a breeze, use an electric fan to help you stay cool. If you have to venture outdoors, try to head out before or after the midday heat. Arrange meetings for...

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