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5 tips for keeping kids safe in the sun

  With Easter falling early this year, and the sunny season just around the corner, many of us will soon be turning our attention to safe ways to stay out in the sun. Health watchdog National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s most recent guidance says we need to balance the benefits of the sun’s source Vitamin D (which we get […]

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The busy mum’s guide to working out

This is a sponsored post. Nadine Hill, blogger at JuggleMum and BritMums’ Blog Editor shares her tips for juggling exercise with a busy life. Did you start January with good intentions about your diet or exercise? As the “new year, new you” month, many of us made a pledge to increase our fitness, but busy […]

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Endometriosis: Don’t suffer in silence

Starting a family is supposed to be such a magical time, but unfortunately some women find that they are affected by a little known condition called Endometriosis (pronounced End-oh-me-tree-oh-sis) which affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. This was the experience of BritMums blogger Amanda from The Family Patch who outlines her struggle below. […]

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World Prematurity Day 2015: Twinkle twinkle little star

Today on World Prematurity Day 2015, BritMums blogger Louise shares her personal story. Last night, although I don’t know why, Squidge struggled to fall asleep. I heard him crying and went upstairs to his bedroom to find him standing up in his cot, holding his threadbare teddy comforter, tears on his little cheeks. He reached […]

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Mum, can I have my ears pierced?

It’s going to happen at some point, the question can your child have their ears pierced and it’s happening in my home, on a regular basis as my 7 year old twins start the debate on why, at what age and where. I am enjoying their creative arguments, ‘So and so has her ears pierced and […]

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Would You Hire a Health Coach?

What does the word coach say to you?  Perhaps you think of a football club for kids or some other sort of sports coach. Or maybe you think business or career coaching.  For me coaching has always sounded like a very American thing to do, rather fanciful, a bit too Oprah.  And yet a couple […]

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Solving back pain in pregnancy

Pregnancy is supposed to be a wonderful chapter in a woman’s life, the primary bonding time with your new child, a nesting moment when you bloom. But for many, this special moment is hampered with niggles and pains that make life somewhat cumbersome when you’re busy making a baby. Many pregnant women keep fit and exercise […]

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Juvederm: Before & after facial fillers

BritMums recently did a project with Juvederm, the dermal fillers that smooth away wrinkles. As part of that project, BritMums cofounder Jennifer Howze tried it out. Here’s her experience. I always wanted to age gracefully, naturally, relishing my lines for the experience they paid testament to. In this vision of the future, I always looked […]

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First Aid for kids – common myths & top tips

Knowing first aid for kids is such an important thing to learn as a parent. It could just make the difference when your child has an accident. Mother of seven Afra Wilmore, a blogger at www.madmumof7.com, talks first aid and common myths. Over to Afra: First Aid Rapped Up – a campaign by British Red […]

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Feeling #Proudinmybikini and why you should too

It has taken me 2 and half years since the birth of my youngest son, Alexander, to feel confident in a bikini again. Although I’d donned one pieces while on holiday or in the garden, I felt I couldn’t wear a bikini after 2 babies (and 2 c-sections). However, over the last year, my confidence […]

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30 top peaceful places to visit in the UK #BetterPlaces

With the busy lives we lead, it’s important that we find moments for downtime, to break away from the madness and find our #BetterPlaces, those we visit time and time again, the locations around beautiful Great Britain that clear our heads and restore our soul. Syndol was curious to find out where we all go […]

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Take the 10-minute challenge to improve your heart health

Fallen off the wagon from your ‘healthy living’ New Year’s resolution? Don’t worry, so have most of us. In fact almost a fifth (18%) of people told the British Heart Foundation (BHF) that when they set goals for improving their lifestyle, they usually fail. We know that parents are more time-strapped than most people and […]

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37 tips for looking & feeling good as you age

Do you want to look and feel good as you get older? At our recent #ThisIsMe Twitter debate, we asked for your tips on how to do just that. We were joined by leading medical aesthetic practitioner Dr Jonquille Chantrey, and renowned beauty journalist Alice Hart-Davis. The debate was sponsored by Allergan, maker of Juvéderm […]

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Quit Smoking this No Smoking Day

To inspire parents to give up smoking this No Smoking Day, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is educating parents on the dangerous effects of second hand smoke or ‘passive smoke’ on their children. Passive smoke is a cause of short- and long-term illness in others and is particularly harmful to children – especially in enclosed […]

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BritMums bloggers review nasal aspirator & medicine dispenser

The weather is getting colder and the winter season is on its way. It is the time when colds hit and families struggle with snuffling, sneezing and ever-flowing mucus. No parent enjoys seeing their child suffer and it is even worse if it seems there is little you can do to help. Children get cranky […]

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Life in Recovery from Post Viral Fatigue

Can you remember the last time you had the flu? Perhaps you had pain in your glands, a sore throat, a blocked nose, aching bones, exhaustion, a headache or nausea. Maybe you had to go to bed or perhaps you had to battle through because you needed to care for your children. Whatever your circumstances […]

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When are you losing the baby weight?

I realised this week it was time to rethink my personal style when a very nice lady offered me her seat on the Tube. I guess I wasn’t rocking the floaty top, boxy jacket and scarf quite how I intended. I declined not only the seat but the opportunity to inform her I wasn’t pregnant, […]

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The Saatchi Bill: Will you help change medical history‏?

How would you feel if you were told that your child or loved one was seriously ill? What if doctors told you that their medical condition was incurable? …And rare? …And that there were few effective treatments or cures available – perhaps none at all? How would you feel? It is undoubtedly a nightmare scenario […]

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