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'I'm going to change your nappy, is that OK?' Should we be asking for our babies permission?

Having just read this, we needed to pass it on. What do you think? Deanne Carson said it's important to use eye contact to teach infants their response matters but viewers have been left "dumbfounded"…

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Laura Loves… RCA by Venturer Tablets

It’s amazing how quickly little hands become so au fait with technology – whether it’s watching their favourite recorded film on the Sky remote or navigating their way to their favourite game on my ph…

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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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Laura Loves…Frugi Globetrotter Collection

Frugi is really fun, vibrant and ethical clothing brand that I have been fast falling in love with. The garments are so colourful and bright, so yes, it looks fab on the kids, but it’s also really, re…

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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 s…

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Should you have this life saving note on your child's car seat?

All parents want to do everything they can to protect their children. The idea of something happening and not being there to protect them makes most mums and dads feel sick to the stomach. But accordi…

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Bumbo Multi Seat... What did we think?

What is the Bumbo Multi Seat? In a nut shell, the Multi Seat is a three stage seat for babies who can support their neck and back unaided in a seated position. It has adjustable height settings and a …

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Peter Rabbit nursery inspiration!

I couldn't resist it but put together a list of our top ten favourite Peter Rabbit items. Have you thought about your nursery yet, or do you have a little person who is as in love with the Beatrix pot…

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Robinsons have changed their Fruit Shoot recipe - and parents are claiming it's making their children sick

BritVic has added two new ingredients to the poplar soft drink Fruit Shoot. Furious parents claim Robinsons's new Fruit Shoot recipe is making their children sick, saying they've been suffering with n…

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Laura Loves…OXO Tot

OXO Tot, the brand behind the pretty funky high chairs has launched a couple of new products fresh for the New Year. This time they’re targeting the age-old issue of potty training! Two new products –…

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Mum comes up with genius idea to trick her fussy eater son into eating all his dinner

Other mums are praising Terri Munro's clever idea, with many say they're going to try it too!   Ok so we just read this story online. Would it work with your kids?   "You're not getting down until you…

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Laura Loves…Shaken Udder and Little Judes

There are a couple of new healthy refrigerated food snacks/drinks hitting the supermarket shelves and my kiddies were lucky enough to get their hands on some to really put the goodness to the taste te…

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Laura Loves…Vital Baby 2-in-1 Steam and Blend

Vital Baby’s Steam and Blend, as the name suggests, is a two in one baby food steam and blend baby food prep machine.   There has been a lot of research in previous years with nutritionists championin…

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Limit children's snacks to 100 calories, health body says

Half of the sugar young children in England consume comes from unhealthy snacks and sweet drinks, figures show. On average, primary school children have at least three sugary snacks a day, Public Heal…

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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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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 E…

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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 ta…

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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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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 'wha…

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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 scienti…

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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 in…

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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 of…

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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! The ki…

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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 the …

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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 and…

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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 cand…

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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 ang…

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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 Chr…

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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 thing i…

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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 up …

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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 pant…

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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 shelves o…

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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 i…

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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 co…

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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 in s…

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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 picture…

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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 afte…

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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 will w…

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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 face …

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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 into a…

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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 under h…

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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 dete…

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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 fence …

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Laura Loves… Smarter iKettle

We’ve all been there, without even realising it we have somehow bypassed feeling thirsty and are now gasping for a drink. It always seem to come at the most inconvenient of times – mid breastfeeding o…

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Surviving a holiday with toddlers: The struggle is real!

Over 30% of parents with toddlers regret going away at all Over 50% of parents said they had not been warned adequately before booking how difficult holidays with toddlers could be Over 25% of p…

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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! Have…

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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 year…

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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 teaspo…

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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 saf…

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Top Christmas list dolls and action figures

Struggling with ideas what to buy your little one for Christmas? You can’t go wrong with dolls and action figures! We have put a list together with 'the most popular' one’s which your little ones are…

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Amanda Jenner's Potty Training Quiz

Welcome to the potty training quiz created by Amanda Jenner, the UK's leading toilet training expert and creator of My Carry Potty and The Potty Training Academy. It's a good idea to get your little o…

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Can you tell what's wrong with this picture?

According to the Daily Mail - Parents' outrage at 'sexist' children's toys in Target!   A photo of children's toys in a Target Australia store has drawn criticism online, with two pieces in particular…

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Guilt-ridden mum fractures baby's skull after dropping him - and parents everywhere identify

Having just read this story, we felt it was so important to share with you all. 

 

Liz Mannegren was having a normal day with her baby son, when he suddenly wriggled out of her arms.

Two years ago, mu…

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Child ‘forced to stand on bus as last pram space was taken by cat in buggy

A mum was apparently told to make her child stand on a bus because a cat in a pram was taking up the last pushchair space. Mia Jade Wilson, 26, was on a First bus to Leeds on October 6 when she heard …

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Toilet Training Advice by Amanda Jenner

Getting started Toilet training is an enormous milestone in a toddlers life, and it can also be a stressful time for parents too. Timing is absolutely crucial. Choose a time when you can start your to…

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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. The…

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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.... What …

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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. Shoe…

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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 vehicle an…

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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 fin…

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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 rath…

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