May 16, 2012
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When asked about becoming a parent, Mums and Dads often say that it’s a lot to do with instinct, and you’ll work out how best to care for your baby as they grow. While that may be true, it’s hard not to read up on parenting, so if you can’t resist, check out Kidszine parenting blog. Blogs on the terrible twos, teenage woes, advice on health and pregnancy, ideas for birthday parties, parenting advice on healthy eating, and family friendly holiday ideas are all here. If that wasn’t enough, there are prizes to be won too! What more could you […]

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Aug 13, 2014
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Increased costs for families raising disabled children

The UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people, Family Fund, reports feedback from families on the significant costs involved with raising a disabled or seriously ill child. Mandy received a grant from Family Fund last year, she said: “Thank you for the grant towards some clothing for my son.  I have really struggled to find the money to buy some and I could not have afforded it without your help. He picked out the clothes himself, including a cap which we told him was magic for when he goes on […]

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Aug 12, 2014
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According to Goodyear youngsters still have a lot to learn about road safety

Across the last two years leading tyre manufacturer Goodyear has identified young drivers in the UK to have a lack of knowledge on The Highway Code and road safety practices but a recent pan European study shows however that the UK is amongst the best in Europe. The research, which forms part of Goodyear’s third annual European Road Safety Survey, identifies young drivers’ habits behind the wheel as well as their views on cars and driving in general. However, whilst young drivers in the UK compare favourably with the rest of Europe, the research highlights the on-going importance of continued […]

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Aug 12, 2014
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50 Recommended Books For Children Under 5 Years

Established British designer & manufacturer of original design-led gifts ‘IF have created a charming little impulse purchase gift that features 50 pictorial listings of recommended books for children under the age of 5 years to enjoy. The bookmark is bright and glossy and the 50 titles are printed, in no particular order, on all four surfaces of the hinged magnetic cardboard bookmark. “The idea for a bookmark that featured an inspirational reading list for young children was one that IF had considered ever since its “50 books to Read before you Die” stainless steel bookmark had been a consistent bestseller. […]

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Aug 8, 2014
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YHA Day 2014 Dates announced

61 YHAs throughout England and Wales to host a weekend of family events YHA Day is back for the 3rd year in a row, but this year it will be for a whole weekend. From 6 – 7 September, YHA (England and Wales) is opening the doors of 61 of its properties and hosting a range of family-friendly activities. Water regattas, bike rides, BBQs and treasure hunts are just some of the diverse family fun events that will be taking place at YHAs for YHA Day 2014. The events are a ‘thank you’ to the local communities in which the […]

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Jul 24, 2014
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Thanks to Wallsauce kids can design their own room!

    Kids can now design their own bedroom wall murals using classic images from original comics, games and TV shows. Wall mural specialists, Wallsauce.com, have pioneered the drag-and-drop ‘Design Your Own’ software on their website after striking a deal with movie giants Warner Bros. Now visitors to the site can use a catalogue of evocative Batman comicbook art, as well as backgrounds and characters from the BinWeevils and MovieStar Planet. All wall murals can be created for any size or shape of wall and are available either as pre-printed wallpaper or self-adhesive fabric. All orders come with full fitting […]

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Jul 19, 2014
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Kellogg’s Helps Kids Get Closer to the Origins of Their Food

A recent poll of 2,000 parents and primary school children in the UK found that a surprising number of children have lost touch with the fields where much of their food comes from. The poll revealed that around 1.8 million British kids have never been to a farm. Kellogg’s is committed to giving kids an understanding of where their food comes from and to bringing children closer to the origins of their food, the key focus of our new Origins programme. We recently took a small group of school children to visit a farm in Oxon to meet Kellogg’s Origins […]

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Jul 19, 2014
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Unbeatable value at Pleasure Island Family Theme Park This Summer

The Pleasure Island Family Theme Park in Cleethorpes, Northeast Lincs, as research shows it’s ticket prices are incredibly well priced they believe it is the best value day out to be had at any theme park this summer and it’s mix of activity for the family is second-to-none! The East Lincolnshire attraction is full of family fun.  Its white knuckle rides, including the popular Pendulus and the terrifying Boomerang, offer fantastic thrills for older children and adults, while younger ones can enjoy either pink knuckle rides and gentler experiences such as the mini mine train, or the kiddies rides, including mini […]

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Jul 16, 2014
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BADMINTON England says Sport needs to change to appeal to teens

In order to reach out to young people sports organizations will need to alter their attitudes if they really are going to make contact with teens. The unfortunate truth is that young people are not interested in their parents traditional PE. BADMINTON England who are the governing body of the sport in the UK want to get young people interested in PE. They believe that their ground breaking initiative will get teens playing badminton. And they may well be right as so far they have managed to entice tens of thousands of young people to become active. The initiative – […]

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Jul 15, 2014
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Vango gets kids camping like penguins

Vango has made camping even more exciting for young children this year by introducing the Wilderness Junior Penguin Sleeping Bag. For family camping trips or sleep-overs with friends, this sleeping bag will keep the little ones warm, comfy and most importantly happy! The Wilderness Junior Penguin Sleeping Bag design is unique to Vango and offers a quality that ensures your children are snug on camping adventures. The shaped hood and elasticised opening keeps heads cosy, while the insulated zip baffle keeps out cold air and helps retain body heat. No need to re-shuffle everything in the boot for this bag […]

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Jul 10, 2014
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Things To Look Out For When Buying a Baby Monitor

A baby monitor can be equipped with a lot of functions and it is often difficult to determine in advance which ones you are going to use and what not. Or maybe you want to buy one as a gift. That makes it even more difficult to assess which functions the new parents will appreciate. Marmitek have introduced a solution; the BabyView 725! This video baby monitor is equipped with all the functions listed below, yet only costs 129.95 euros. What choices do you have when buying a baby monitor? Video or no video There are baby monitors with and […]

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Jul 10, 2014
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DJ Monski Mouse to perform at the Southbank as part of London Wonderground

  This year there is a new inclusion to the Best Bopping Baby Disco DJ Monski Mouse. She and her husband will be have a new baby bouncing along by the end of her season at London Wonderground in September! Monski Mouse has been given the all clear by doctors and will be DJ-ing with her fabulous dancers whilst the little one in utero will be wiggling along to ‘retro eclectic’ vibe of her mum-to-be from swing to latin, pop, 80′s classics and rocking nursery rhymes. “I have a bouncing baby boy on the way, who is currently getting pre-bounced […]

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Jul 2, 2014
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Halfords alerts parents to the danger of used child car seats

According to new research from leading child car seat retailer Halfords, second-hand car seats are placing the health and safety of children at risk. Well-meaning friends or relatives ‘gifting’ car seats and parents purchasing second-hand seats online, from a market or car boot sale are potentially exposing their young occupants to invisible dangers ranging from previous accident damage to harmful bacteria. The warning is being issued by Halfords as part of national Child Safety Week (Monday, 23 – Sunday, 29 June) as it campaigns for every parent in the UK to check their child is in the right seat and […]

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Jun 24, 2014
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Breakfast time rush puts children in danger, admit UK parents

Nearly a third of parents (30%) say their child has suffered a serious accident or near miss during the morning rush according to new research out today. Topping the list of morning dangers for children are:  Pulling a hot drink over themselves (34%)  Touching hot hair straighteners (26%)  Stepping out in front of traffic (25%)  Falling down the stairs (23%)  Getting into liquitabs or cleaning substances(11%). Over a third (36%) of parents admit that they lose sight of safety precautions to prevent serious accidents in the breakfast time rush. And only 5% of parents prioritise keeping hot things or cleaning […]

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Jun 19, 2014
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Feber Slide 10 With Water Giveaway!

We featured the Feber Slide 10 with Water on Kidszine before. Now we are lucky enough to have one of these kids slides worth £129.99 to giveaway. This truly is a great present for any parent to give to their children, especially this summer (providing the Sun is out!). Before we wrote about the slide, here’s an excerpt: The slide has many lively colours and it can be assembled as a normal slide or just a hosepipe connected from the top making it extra wet, extra fast water slide which will add more fun to your summer. The slide sections have […]

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Jun 18, 2014
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Child Safety Introducing Free heat-proof straightener pouches

Hair straighteners can cause devastating burns to babies and toddlers, reaching temperatures twice the boiling point of water. Heat-proof safety pouches offer a simple solution. But a recent investigation found that most manufacturers do not supply heat-proof pouches with their products and most retailers do not sell pouches alongside straighteners.1 Responding to concerns, Cloud Nine today becomes the first company in the UK to supply heat-proof pouches as standard with all its straighteners. They are so concerned about this issue that they will be also supplying a safety pouch to anyone who owns a pair of hair straighteners free of […]

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