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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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The Inoculation Proclamation

We recently had a health scare with Elizabeth, our youngest daughter. I’d received a phone call from her nursery to be told she was presenting some very worrying symptoms. The staff thought it could be very serious indeed but a fraught dash to our GP for an emergency appointment proved it was, thankfully, a false […]

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Review: Dentinox eye wipes for babies

As a new parent, one of the first things we need to learn is how to keep baby clean. The eyes can be a particularly challenging area especially as tear ducts develop, while a baby is weaning or when baby is poorly. Dentinox Eye Wipes, a new product, are a sterile way to help gently […]

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Post-natal depression – the monster that eats mums

Jen blogs at Instinctive Mum and is a mum to three wonderful children, she has suffered either prenatal or post natal depression with each of them. 18 months ago after the birth of her third child, it hit her the hardest. Having suffered before she was realistic about the implications of having a third child. However she wasn’t prepared […]

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A sick child can contaminate half her class at playtime

Does this scene sound familiar? Your child wakes up saying her throat feels funny. You feel her forehead, and she’s slightly warm. She can’t be home sick today, so you give her some Calpol, hoping it brings down her fever. She picks at her breakfast, but says she feels better, so you drop her at the […]

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Bribes for breastfeeding: A dad’s opinion

I appreciate I’m a bit late to wade in on the bribes for breastfeeding debate. I hope you’ll excuse my tardiness but I’ve been looking after a child that had a stomach bug. With my apologies out the way, I’m trying to get my head around the idea that women in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire […]

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Should mums be paid to breastfeed? BritMums on Sky News

BritMums co-founder Jennifer Howze got up early this morning to go into the Sky News studios to comment on the controversial new research that is compensating mums to breastfeed by giving them Matalan, John Lewis and Mothercare vouchers. What do you think? Would the money be better spent educating new mums? Or does a bribe really work, […]

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Do you support the Saatchi Medical Innovation Bill?

“When you really believe in something, that’s when it’s really time to go for it.” – Dick Fosbury speaking in September 2013. In the 1960s, one man – Dick Fosbury – developed a new way for athletes to clear the high jump. He saw how things were done, thought there was a better way to […]

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Depression, PND and mental health – what to do next

Depression and mental health still carry a stigma and for those not suffering it is very difficult to understand but here Lisa from Hollybobbs shares her experience and hopes it helps others to take action. I have suffered with depression on and off since I was eighteen. I remember the first doctor I saw didn’t […]

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