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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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Average parent uses enough emollient to paint an entire house twice on their child’s eczema

New research1, conducted by Epaderm, finds parents will use a staggering 65 litres of emollient over the course of their child’s eczema - enough to paint a house twice! Epaderm has released the resu…

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Laura Loves….iCandy Peach Double

Your pushchair is one of the most costly items you will need to buy for your baby – a bed, chariot and a statement piece all in one. There’s a market flooded with choice ranging from cheap pop-up stro…

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Study reveals the best time to have sex to MASSIVELY increase your chances of getting pregnant!

Are you trying to get pregnant? you probably think having sex whenever possible is the best way to up your chances but you could be wrong! Of course it obviously helps, there ways to boost your odds. …

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Everything you need for the most beautiful Peter Rabbit themed nursery

Are you looking for inspiration on a themed nursery for your new arrival? Look no further! Not only have we found the most lovely Peter Rabbit items for your room but we have also been looking into th…

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Postpartum Exercise: Tips for New Mums

Welcoming a baby into the world is a life-changing experience both mentally and physically. You’ve spent 9 months growing and nurturing a life inside of you while watching your body change as a result…

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Are there benefits to breastfeeding until the age of five?

We've just read this article on the BBC and we wanted to see what your experience has been? Are there benefits to breastfeeding children up until the age they start school? A mum who breastfeeds her f…

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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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Hay Fever in Pregnancy

Hay fever is a miserable allergen to face even when you’re not pregnant. Being pregnant and getting hit with the familiar sneezing, sniffling and red, itchy eyes oh hay fever can be tricky to treat. S…

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'Dangerous' item and app pregnant women should never use - no matter how tempting

The Pregnancy and baby charity Tommy's has spoken out about the dangers of turning to home dopplers and apps which say they detect a baby's heartbeat. Pregnancy is a time of great happiness, but also …

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Mum warns pregnant women about the dangers of ignoring itchy skin…

Having just read this article, we wanted to pass it on to you! MIND THE BUMP Mum warns pregnant women about the dangers of ignoring itchy skin… and her advice could save your unborn child’s life. Chri…

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Pregnancy Symptoms: What Are The Signs Of Being Pregnant?

Some women are so in tune with their menstrual cycle that they feel pregnant soon after they conceive. For women whose regular monthly menstrual cycle runs like clockwork, the earliest sign of pregnan…

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Parents warned Baby milk formula recalled in salmonella outbreak 7,000 TONNES affected

More than 7,000 tonnes of formula produced by baby-milk maker Lactalis may have been contaminated, but the company is unable to say currently how much remains on the market. The mass recall comes afte…

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When do pregnancy symptoms start?

Most women will start to feel pregnancy symptoms around four weeks after conception. Every woman is different, some may feel twinges as early as two weeks into the pregnancy while for others it could …

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How long does ovulation take?

Ovulation occurs every month and lasts for 12 to 48 hours. An egg is released from an ovary and travels down the fallopian tube. It needs to meet sperm within 24 hours of release to be fertilised. Thi…

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Why do miscarriages happen?

Most miscarriages happen due to chromosomal abnormalities in the fertilised egg. If the egg or sperm has the wrong number of chromosomes, the fertilised egg is unable to develop properly and this resu…

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Boots issue urgent product recall for airflow dummy products

BOOTS has published a product recall for some of its airflow soothers.   The two products affected by the recall notice are: Boots Baby Airflow Soother 0-6 months 62-69-044 Boots Baby Airflow Soother …

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Can stress cause miscarriage?

There is very little evidence to suggest that stress causes a miscarriage. Many mothers worry that depression or anxiety can affect their unborn baby. However, miscarriages are usually caused by chrom…

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What Is IVF? In Vitro Fertilization Explained

Trying to conceive can become overwhelming and frustrating, especially if you and your partner are facing infertility issues. Luckily, there are options like in vitro fertilization (IVF) that can assi…

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Back Pain In Pregnancy: Causes and Treatments

Back pain in pregnancy is extremely common due to the hormonal changes and growth that your body is experiencing. Women will start to feel this back pain usually in the second part of their pregnancy.…

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Laura Loves…Elvie Trainer

When Elvie approached me about doing a review of their kegel trainer, I must admit that I had to do a bit of research, as I hadn’t previously heard of it and wondered what I might be letting myself in…

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Hospital Bag Checklist: What Should I Pack In My Hospital Bag?

With such an exciting chapter about to begin for you and your baby, it is always a good idea to prepare in advance. It is recommended that you start packing for your due date about two weeks before. Y…

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Midwife deciphers what your newborn baby's cries mean

This article has got us thinking. Does it give you the answers you are looking for?   One midwife has explained what makes your newborn baby cry - and what you don't need to worry about. It's a sound …

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BREAKING NEWS... Father loses IVF damages claim

A father has lost a damages claim against a London IVF clinic after his ex-partner forged his signature to use frozen embryos. The High Court found IVF Hammersmith was not negligent. The couple broke …

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HayMax Shortlisted for Best Pregnancy and Maternity Product

HayMax balm is turning out to be a real blessing for pregnant and breast-feeding moms with dust allergies, pet allergies or hay fever. Being pregnant or a breastfeeding mom is tough enough without all…

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AMH Level: The Two-Minute Fertility Check You Need To Know About!

Has the idea of having kids started to linger at the back of your mind? Although not everyone wants children, if you do (or have contemplated the idea), you might have come across a marketing term of …

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Laura Loves…Medela Swing Single Electric Breast Pump

I am very near the end of my breastfeeding journey. Over the past six years I feel like I have been breastfeeding non-stop – on and off is probably more accurate. It’s been a journey of incredible low…

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Pre-eclampsia explained

What is pre-eclampsia? Pre-eclampsia is a condition that develops when the placenta doesn’t develop normally during pregnancy. This leads to high blood pressure and protein in the urine in the early s…

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Should I have a C-section?

Nowadays in the UK nearly a quarter of babies are delivered by caesarean section (or C-section).  Caesarean deliveries are usually recommended when a normal delivery is likely to be particularly risky…

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Pregnancy associated nausea and vomiting

Most women will experience some sickness in pregnancy, this can range from occasional mild nausea to severe vomiting requiring hospitalisation.  The good news is that there are many ways to manage nau…

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Gas And Air: The Advantages And Disadvantages (Pain Relief in Labor)

Gas and air, also known as “laughing gas” or Entonox, is often used by women for pain relief during labour. Although it won’t get rid of labour pains completely, it will certainly reduce the pain and …

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How Soon Can I Do A Pregnancy Test?

Trying to conceive is an exciting process that leaves many anxious to reach for a pregnancy test. Although you are free to take a pregnancy test whenever you feel like it, there are ways to optimise y…

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Pregnant But Can't Poo?

Constipation affects at least half of all pregnant women However it is not only a condition of pregnancy as it also affects approximately 2% of the general population being more common in women and th…

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Back Pain In Pregnancy: Causes and Treatments

Back pain in pregnancy is extremely common due to the hormonal changes and growth that your body is experiencing. Women will start to feel this back pain usually in the second part of their pregnancy.…

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