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Laura Loves…LeapStart 3D

We were recently invited to attend the launch of the new LeapStart 3D from the creative team behind many of the popular LeapPad tablets.   The LeapStart 3D brings reading to life thanks to interactivi…

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5 Ways On How To Talk To Your Child About Death

A subject as difficult as death is incredibly difficult to talk about with children, but there are ways that you can overcome these tough conversations and ways you can help your child to process thei…

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Laura Loves… JetKids by Stokke BedBox

Travelling aboard with your most treasured always brings about a few additional challenges! One of those I have noted, particularly when travelling long haul, is the cramped, uncomfortable conditions …

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BACK FROM THE DEAD Mum discovers her ‘dead’ baby ALIVE when she recognises her dimples at a birthday party six years after house fire she was told killed her

Luz Cuevas recognised daughter Delimar's dimples at a children's birthday party and used a TV cop trick to pull out several strands of hair to send for DNA testing. A STUNNED mum discovered her baby …

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Boxer mum who beat up schoolgirl, 11, insists she's no thug and moans about losing her job!

A boxer mum dubbed 'The Secret Assassin' who beat an 11-year-old schoolgirl leaving her 'covered in blood' has moaned about losing her job over the "moment of madness". Kiesha Schofield was assaulted…

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Fresh hope for Madeleine McCann’s parents as police running probe into her disappearance ask the Home Office for more funds!

There is fresh hope in the search for Madeleine McCann as today it emerged that the Home Office is considering allocating more cash for the police to find her. Scotland Yard bosses applied for more f…

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Four little girls who beat cancer pose for touching photo at the hospital where they became friends!

Beaming in gold tutus and headbands, these four little girls look like any other carefree four-and five-year-olds. If it didn't say 'SURVIVOR' on their t-shirts, you would be hard-pushed to guess tha…

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Mystery woman tries to snatch four-week-old baby girl from her Mum's car!

A terrified mum caught a mystery woman trying to snatch her four-week-old daughter from her car seat during the school run. The mother was dropping her kids off at school in West Bromwich, West Midla…

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Mum refuses to send son, 4, to school so can spend more time at home!

A mum has refused to send her four-year-old son to school this year because he is 'too young for full-time education.' Stanley Hutchinson was due to start school two weeks ago but is currently spendi…

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Boy, 6, banned from school because his mohawk could ‘poke someone in the eye’!

A furious mum has claimed her son was banned from school because his mohawk ‘could poke another child in the eye’. Charlie Chafer, six, chose the punk hairstyle himself and was excited to show it of…

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Autumnal baby names parents are loving!

Would you name your child after the season they are born in? Apparently, many parents are doing just that. Christmassy monikers are popular during winter, while floral monikers sprung during spring a…

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Little girl’s rare genetic disorder gives her giant pupils – just like a Disney princess!

The mum of a little girl whose rare genetic disorder means she has giant pupils like a Disney princess is worried her daughter will soon go blind. Mehlani Martinez, of California, US, who is nearly t…

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Mum claims £4.50 cream healed son's eczema in a WEEK after years of 'looking like burns victim'!

A mum claims a £4.50 cream healed her toddler son's eczema in just one week after years of him "looking like a burns victim". Cory Lloyd's son Jack developed the skin condition at just three months o…

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Mother who still breastfeeds her FIVE-YEAR-OLD wants to show parents it's 'normal' to nurse children until they wean themselves

A mother who still breastfeeds her five-year-old son wants to show other people that it is normal for a child to breastfeed for as long as possible because nursing an older child is easier as she can …

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Laura Loves…LittleLife Arc 2

Sleep is so important to a little one’s development, and along with eating and pooping, it forms the main element’s of a baby’s day. It’s also a much-needed respite for parents that can take the oppor…

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Why toddlers have temper tantrums - and how to deal with them

They can start for seemingly any reason at all; maybe they've spotted a toy they want or perhaps you're taking them somewhere they don't want to go. Before you know it you have a gale-force tantrum o…

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River Island launch 'mini me' collection so you can twin with your little one - and we love it!

River Island have launched a new 'mini me' collection with items for both you and your little one to twin with one another. The exclusive collaboration, now available online at riverisland.com , is c…

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Parents of boy dragged to his death by alligator at Disney World announce birth of son and reveal poignant name!

The parents of Lane Graves who was dragged to his death by an alligator at Disney World have announced the birth of their son - and revealed his poignant name. Matt and Melissa Graves said little Lan…

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Kirstie Allsopp's parenting tips: 'I smashed my kids' iPads'!

Kirstie Allsopp has revealed she smashed her children's iPads after they broke her rules about screen time. The TV presenter, who is mother to two sons and two stepsons, said she took action after he…

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Mum of murdered schoolgirl furious after parents copy name she 'created' especially for her!

Cyndi Palmer's 12-year-old daughter Tiahleigh Palmer, was tragically murdered in 2015. The young girl was staying with a foster family in a rural area of south of Brisbane at the time. Her foster fa…

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Big Brother star claims that SMACKING her daughter, 12, has made her turn out 'fantastically well' - but others insist there's 'no excuse' to hit a child

A Big Brother star has admitted to using smacking to discipline her daughter, and claims she's turned out better because of it. Rebecca Jane, 32, said she had smacked 12-year-old Paris when her behav…

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Laura Loves…Frugi AW18 Lost Kingdom range

As the weather cools and season notably moves away from the sun-soaked days to a chill in the air with darker evenings drawing in, one thing I take great pleasure in is turning over the kids’ wardrobe…

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Horrified mum hears pervert asks 10-year-old son disgusting question during xbox game

Horrified mum issues urgent advice to parents over Fortnite Xbox game after gaming pervert asks 10-year-old son disgusting question Tessa, 42, from London, was revolted to discover her son Tyler was …

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Mum’s fury as daughter, 7, is hospitalised after getting ears pierced at Claire’s Accessories!

A FURIOUS mum has slammed Claire's Accessories after her seven-year-old daughter was hospitalised and left screaming in agony after getting her ears pierced there. Schoolgirl Lily Nesbit even had to …

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Laura Loves…Britax MAX-WAY PLUS

Britax Romer is second to none when it comes to safety and is a favoured brand by the experts and parents alike. They continue to invest heavily into research and technology leading the way in safety …

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Jilted woman took revenge on ex by claiming to be pregnant and pretending her pal’s little boy was his son!

Tracey Hardy's devastated ex John still keeps old mementos to remind him of the five-year-old boy he thought was his son. A JILTED woman took revenge on her ex by claiming to be pregnant and then pre…

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Mum who ignored doctors’ advice to abort two of her quadruplets and let remaining two survive speaks of joy as all four start school!

Grace Slattery, 35, has spoken of her delight after her four healthy children are about to start school. A Mum who ignored doctors' advice to abort two of her quadruplets has spoken of her joy as all…

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Top 50 Things Parents Really Miss When They Have Kids

A spotless house, Saturday morning lie-ins – and going to the toilet without being disturbed are the things parents miss most about life before children, it has emerged. A study of 2,000 mums and dad…

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Just Three In Ten Parents Read Stories To Their Children Every Day

Just three in ten parents read stories to their children every day, new research has found.    According to a survey of 1,000 parents just 15 per cent have their child read aloud to them every day, …

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These are the top 10 concerns for parents when their child starts school

Seven in 10 parents worry their child won’t make friends when starting school, according to research.   A poll of 1,000 parents found the top concerns among those with kids starting school, with 71 …

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Luckiest baby names for boys and girls REVEALED and some are very unusual

Over the years, various studies have shown your name can define you as a person. Clemson University found that women with gender neutral names are more likely to be successful. And research from Mar…

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These Are The Top ‘Hacks’ Every Parent Should Take Time To Master

Knowing how to quell a supermarket tantrum, knowing what emojis mean and memorising the names of TV characters are among the top ‘hacks’ every parent should take time to master, it has emerged.    R…

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New Glow Dreaming lamp sends babies to sleep in ten minutes, claim parents

Getting your baby to fall asleep at a reasonable hour can seem like an impossible to task to some parents. But now there seems to be a solution that boasts a staggering 98 per cent success rate w…

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Young Marvel Fan's Dying Wish Is To Know How 'Avengers 4' Ends!

The heart-breaking final wish of a dying child has been posted on Facebook in the hopes that it might come true. The young girl just wants to know what will happen in the fourth Avengers movie, becau…

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Mum slams Aldi shopper whose cruel comments left her son, four, ‘heartbroken and too upset to eat’!

Hannah Sewell, from South Carolina, posted an honest open letter on Facebook to the woman who hurt little Caden. A MUM has slammed an Aldi shopper whose cruel comments left her four-year-old son feel…

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Mums breastfeeding babies in water at swimming pool slam staff who asked them to leave!

Natalie Forester and Chloe Hattersley were feeding their children during baby swim sessions at a pool in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent - before being asked to sit on the side while feeding.   Mums have sl…

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Having children means everyday tasks take up to TWICE as long

Having children means everyday tasks take up to TWICE as long, a study has found.   A poll of 2,000 Brits found getting ready and leaving the house in the morning takes 45 minutes for people with a …

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Holly Willoughby announces her lifestyle website is coming soon covering everything from fashion to wellness

This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby has announced the official launch of her lifestyle website, Truly, will be coming soon after teasing its arrival earlier this year. Taking to Instagram, the mu…

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Laura Loves….Las Iguanas

Schools out for summer…and everything is super pricey! Yay to no wraparound school clubs, nursery fees and even party season has quietened down a little; however the real mission appears to keeping th…

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Supernanny Jo Frost asks if parents are becoming ‘lazy and enabling’!

Jo Frost, 47, asked why children are taking longer to reach crucial milestones. She described toddlers still on pacifiers and six-year-olds in pushchairs. Other Twitter users were quick to comment, wi…

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Measles cases hit record high in Europe!

Cases of measles in Europe have hit a record high, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 41,000 people have been infected in the first six months of 2018, leading to 37 deaths. …

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Hay Fever? An Ingenious Way for Parents and Children to Avoid the Problem

If you or your child is allergic to nuts, you avoid them. If you are allergic to pollen, it’s not so easy to avoid it. (Not that it's so easy to avoid nuts!) HayMax organic drug-free allergen barrier …

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Laura Loves…Joie Aire Twin Sroller

Kiddies Kingdom is a fantastic online one-stop shop for all your baby buys. I found it quite early on in my baby journey so have been a regular visitor over the years. They’re also very competitively …

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Easter doesn’t need to be eggspensive thanks to these discount deals

Easter is creeping up on us and if you’re worrying about how to keep costs down over the UK’s longest bank holiday then look no further, we have a whole host of discount deals for you to take advantag…

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STACEY SOLOMAN and the controversial life-changing decision she's made for her boys...

Fabulous columnist Stacey Solomon explains how she and her sons - Zachary, 10, and Leighton, 5 - have made a huge change to their lives While I've been away lots of people have been asking wh…

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Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure announce UK tour - and this is how you can get tickets!

Our favourite pup stars are back and coming to a venue near you and we can't wait! Back with their latest show, Paw Patrol are live and bringing you The Great Pirate Adventure. The nautically themed…

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streetsmartkids

In 2017, there were 16090 child road casualties in the UK. 2290 (14%) of these casualties were killed or seriously injured. The Green Cross Code is still taught in schools but needs to be reinforced …

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Bedtime advice from Norland

Creating calm and supportive bedtimes. If you don't read anything else about how to get your baby to sleep, read this. Supporting your child to have a good bedtime routine is key in having a calmer …

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Head Lice

The mere mention of these little creatures is probably enough to get you scratching, but the chances are that if you’ve got children in nursery or primary school you’ll probably end up with a case of …

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Laura Loves…smarTrike Folding Trike 700

Kiddie biking life in the Mason household started off with a SmarTrike. I still have it somewhere in the garage, a beautiful blue leaf print, and in its prime I thought it was pretty hot stuff. Roll o…

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Kevin the Carrot

According to The Sun, Aldi has revealed the final part of it's Christmas ad featuring Kevin the Carrot and it’s very cute. Watch the video HERE. Fans will be excited to know that soft toy versions of…

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Fed-up mum cancels Christmas using Elf on the Shelf - because of her kids' bad behaviour

One mum has gone and done what many have not been brave enough to do. Mums and dads love an idle threat. "If you don't finish your main, there'll be no dessert." "If you punch your brother again, t…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No.3.

Idea 3: 3. Oh no! Mr Elf has been captured! You will need: Mr Elf, a variety of toys – small army toys as pictured would work best – But If you don’t have any then any toys will do! Tape to stick Mr…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No.2.

Idea 2: Ah look, he’s having a race with the other Toys! You will need: Mr Elf, a variety of similar sized toys and some small brown grocery bags (Or something similar). On the dining table, coffee…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! – No.1

Happy Holidays every body and now let the Christmas countdown commence! The decorations are down from the loft, the advent calendars are being opened and Mr Elf (or whatever you’ve decided to call him…

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Adorable xmas clip as kids spoof newspaper review with toy catalogues

Festive study also reveals 8 to 11 year olds are the most expensive age group to buy for and that the most popular presents will set parents back over £800   November 2017 –  What happens when you r…

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Children's coats being recalled by Next due to health and safety concerns

Next is recalling two children's coats due to health and safety concerns. There are fears the items have an issue that could be hazardous to youngsters. Customers are being told to return a na…

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Five ideas of what to pop into your Christmas Eve box

Carrot for Rudolph, mince pie for Santa - and a Christmas Eve box for the kids? Is this a tradition that you’ve added to your festive repertoire? If so, then you may want to check our TOP picks 'w…

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Call to ditch fairytales in favour of gender-neutral books

We have just read this and had to pass it on! Goodbye Goldilocks? Calls for parents to ditch traditional fairy tales in favour of gender-neutral books showing 'men in caring roles and women as scient…

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Laura Loves...Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World

It’s not often when super luxury comes with a hefty dose of child-friendliness. We wouldn’t have given it a thought (other than maybe the bank manager) to book a five star hotel pre kids, but now we a…

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Laura Loves...The Universal Experience – Universal Orlando for the Family

Yes, we did Florida with a baby and two toddlers, and yes we had more fun than we ever thought possible! It’s the stuff that lifelong family memories are made of, the justification to those grey Monda…

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Laura Loves…Angel’s Face

Angel’s Face is one of those go to places for girls wear when you are in need of something a little extra special – whether it be a party, Christmas, family occasion – you get the idea! With Christma…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No.4.

Idea 4. Aww. He must have been tired! You will need: Mr Elf, a tissue box and a small toy for him to cuddle (optional). Take a piece of tissue out of the box and fold into a pillow. Then put Mr Elf…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No.5.

Idea 5. My goodness! He’s fishing in the toilet?! You will need: Mr Elf, pencil/straw/candy cane, piece of string, fish shaped cat biscuits (Or if you cannot find any, just cut some fish shapes out …

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No.6.

Idea 6. Is he meeting Minions?! You will need: Mr Elf, pen/marker/sharpie and bananas This morning your elf was found with some new little minion friends! He drew faces on all of yours bananas! Th…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No.7.

Idea 7. Naughty! He’s trying to eat our cakes! You will need: Mr Elf, a cake stand with cakes (as pictured) or a box of shop bought cakes in the pack will do. If you have a cake stand as shown in t…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No.9.

Idea 9. Oh dear! He’s made a mess! You will need: Mr Elf and a Ketchup bottle (Or whatever condiment you wish). Squirt (just a teeny bit) of the sauce onto the kitchen worktop/on the kitchen tiles …

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No.8.

Idea 8. He’s zip-lining! You will need: Mr Elf, wire or string, candy cane. Tie some string from one side of the room to the other (Or going down the stairs would look cool). Attach Mr Elf to the c…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No.11.

Idea 11 Snow Angels out of flour You will need: Mr Elf and a sprinkling of flour. Sprinkle some flour on a table or kitchen surface and make shape of an angel with Mr Elf. He’s making his own snow…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No.12.

Idea 12. Helping to decorate the tree! You will need: Mr Elf & the Christmas tree – if you have a fire engine as pictured then that’s awesome too! If not then just place him in the tree with a …

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No.15

Idea 15 Hehe! Quickly before Daddy wakes up! You will need: Daddy, Mr Elf, Eye liner pencil. This one’s one of my favourites! I hope you can get Dad on board, my hubby has no choice ;-)! First thi…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No.16

Idea 16 He’s wrapped up the toilet!!! You will need: Mr Elf and some wrapping paper (and tape of course!) This one may seem time consuming but it’s such a funny idea so I had to share! Simply wrap …

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No.17

Idea 17 He’s made a hot air balloon out of your pants! You will need: Mr Elf, a balloon (helium if possible – if not then some tape to stick to the ceiling should work), some string and a pair of pa…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No. 19

Idea 19 Where is he?! Oh look, he’s in the fridge! You will need: Mr Elf and perhaps a little towel/blanket for him to wrap himself in. As pictured, leave Mr Elf all wrapped up in one of the shelve…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No. 25

Idea 25 Oh! He’s pooped in Santa’s milk! Welcome to the last Elf on the Shelf! We hope these have all been helpful for you and given you some inspiration! We’ve saved this one for last as we thought…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No.10.

Idea 10. Kids, come quick! He’s colouring in your colouring book! You will need: Mr Elf, Colouring book & crayons. As pictured, in a room of your choosing (I’m choosing lounge floor), open your…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No.13

Idea 13 Oh! How did he get in there?! You will need: Your hoover and Mr Elf. This is such a funny idea if you can do this one. Simply open the hoover and put Mr Elf inside. He must’ve been sucked …

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No.14

Idea 14 He’s been drawing silly faces on Mummy & Daddy You will need: Mr Elf, framed picture(s) and a felt tip pen (Note: do not use permanent marker!) Simply draw a couple of doodles on a pict…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No. 23

Idea 23 Aww! He’s been making us snow flakes! You will need: Mr Elf, a pair of scissors and some paper. Cut up a few snowflakes – roughly, they don’t have to be perfect, a mini Elf is making them a…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No. 24

Idea 24 He’s written you a message for the big day tomorrow! You will need: Mr Elf and some toothpaste. If you don’t fancy the mess or don’t think you’re artistic enough, then a written message wil…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No. 20

Idea 20 He’s hiding! Where is he?! You will need: Mr Elf, green & brown washable felt tip pen for camouflage and the Christmas tree! As pictured, draw some camouflage/army style paint on his fa…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No. 21

Idea 21 He’s at Mummy’s M&M’s! You will need: Mr Elf and a packet of M&M’s (or whatever sweets you like!) As pictured, open the packet as spill out some sweets as though its been broken int…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No. 22

Idea 22 Looks like he wanted to watch a film! You will need: Mr Elf and the DVD shelf or cupboard! As pictured, pull out some DVD’s as though Mr Elf as been routing through and perhaps put one unde…

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Intelligence is inherited from the mother, not the father

We have just read this article and found it fascinating! What do you think? A recent genetics study has revealed that our intelligence is derived from the female X chromosome. A mother's genetics det…

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People Who Put Their Christmas Decorations Up Early Are Apparently Happier People

Confirmed - People who put their Christmas decorations up early are apparently happier people. There are two different types of people in this world. There are the people who start their Christmas sh…

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We have TOP 20 spectacular DIY Christmas Decorations you must try this year!

We have TOP 20 spectacular DIY Christmas Decorations you must try this year! Turn an old lantern into a Christmas decoration for your porch by filling it with cheap ornaments Roll up some…

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Parents could lose custody if they try to turn child against other parent

The demonising of a parent, usually by the parent with whom the child lives, has long been recognised as damaging. Occurring when a child is caught in between their parents’ divorce or separation, pa…

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Despicable Me 3 - What did we think?

AVAILABLE ON DVD, BLU-RAY™, BLU-RAY 3D™ AND 4K ULTRA HD ON 6 NOVEMBER 2017 AND DIGITAL ON 23 OCTOBER 2017 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT We were absolutely delighted to be asked to rev…

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Fireworks Safety

Fireworks, sparklers and bonfires safety tips With Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas coming up, here's how you can keep your home safe. There are more than 40,000 house fires in the UK every ye…

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ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS! No. 18

Idea 18 A Bath in marshmallows?! You will need: Mr Elf, bag of mini marshmallows (and a sink)! A nice and easy one. Fill your sink up with marshmallows so Mr Elf can have a nice relaxing bath! …

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How much sugar is in your food?

You will be surprised at just how much sugar there is in some of your favourite foods.   Babies should never have sugar added to their food. Children aged between 4-6 should have no more than 5 teas…

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Our Fun Video - Learning Fruits

Teach your children the names of 10 popular fruits with our fun and beautiful video.

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Top 10 Myths About Vaccinations

The Top 10 Myths About Vaccinations, written by Dr Emma Scott   Over recent years the number of parents choosing not to vaccinate their children has been rising. Many parents are worried about the s…

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Laura Loves…Ollie & Leila Bean Bags

For a focal piece in any youngster’s bedroom, Ollie & Leila is a great online retailer that easily brings a bedroom to life with lots of furniture and accessories that are not only stylish but sup…

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Virgin Holidays launches packages for single parents - and it could save families up to £1000

Richard Branson's firm is offering up the holidays in a very glamorous location... Virgin holidays is launching a new initiative that could help single parents save money on their family holidays. T…

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Laura Loves…Britax Holiday

I adore the name of this pushchair – it makes me smile and brings to mind an image of fun family breaks away. Other than the obvious nice name, it sets the theme for the pushchair. It’s no accident i…

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20 Lies Parents Tell Their Kids

20 Lies Parents Tell Their Kids. We have all done it. For better or worse we are pushed to the limits to create phrases which help enforce the message we need to get across. The question is.... Wha…

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Laura Loves…Bobux Boots

It’s that time of year when the weather changes, and as we slowly give in to the cooler wet weather, it’s usually time to switch over the wardrobes and then start panicking about winter footwear. Sho…

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Christmas 2017 Top 'must-have' toys

Here is it.... The hot list of toys that will top the charts this Christmas! In no particular order:   Paw Patrol Paw Patroller - Age Range: 3 Yrs+ The Paw Patroller is the ultimate rescue vehic…

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Is keeping a diary the secret to combatting childhood eczema?

To mark National Eczema Week (16 – 24 September), emollient experts Epaderm® Junior launch the ‘Eczema Tracker’ The new diary, to help parents monitor their child’s skin, is based on research …

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Milestone moments in your child’s life

Only one in ten parents rate their baby’s first steps and first words as their favourite milestone moments in their child’s life Summer Infant urges parents to create their own cherished memories rat…

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