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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Oct 30, 2014
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Save money on the award-winning Nitty Gritty Family Nit Kit

Save £10 on the Complete Nitty Gritty Nit Kit   When the going gets tough, the Nitty Gritty Mums get going. With wages frozen, inflation rising, and parents having to bear all of the costs that go with a new school year, Gill, Amanda and Lillan, the three mums behind Nitty Gritty, have decided to cut the price of their award-winning Nitty Gritty Family Nit Kit by almost a third… to under £20, including speedy delivery by first class post!     ‘We know that cash is in short supply at this time of year,’ says Nitty Gritty mum Amanda. […]

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Oct 27, 2014
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SBYKE is a scooter that fills riders with the sensation of skiing and surfing

This fantastic multi award winning, revolutionary new type of scooter, which features unique ‘Rear steer technology’ is now for the first time available to the UK market exclusively through Sbykeuk.co.uk. The SBYKE has been stunning industry experts, press, and the public across the globe at toy fairs, scooter expos and industry award ceremonies since its invention and release in the USA, winning the coveted Parents magazines “Best in play” award. The accolades have come thick and fast where ever SBYKE has been launched, and now finally we are delighted and excited to bring its launch to the UK market place. […]

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Oct 26, 2014
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New and unique website, was launched as a life-line to parents

Fundamentally Children is the brainchild of Dr Amanda Gummer, authority on child development, play and parenting and Lucy Gill, expert in children’s technology and e-safety. Fundamentally Children, a new and unique website, was launched as a life-line to parents needing independent advice on child development, play and technology . Behind this dynamic duo is a whole host of talented people, all dedicated to promoting the value of play. In total there’s 11 women working at Fundamentally Children (they are recruiting and men are very welcome, but currently it’s a female only workforce) all of which are mothers and between them […]

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Oct 26, 2014
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Feber ‘real’ battery-powered cars including Cars 2 Lightening McQueen

This Christmas is an opportunity to add some real magic to your kids’ lives! Spanish outdoor toy specialist, Feber has a wide range of ‘real’ battery-powered cars including this season’s ‘must have’ Cars 2 Lightening McQueen and the more ‘feminine’ Minnie Car to set budding little drivers free! Both these one-seater cars have already established themselves as firm favourites with the very youngest drivers. Discerning young McQueen fans will definitely want to be seen ‘racing’ around in the stylish red Feber Cars 2 Lightening McQueen. This awesome one-seater car is powered by a 6 volt motor and comes complete with […]

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Oct 15, 2014
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A bike must be the ultimate Christmas present

Halfords has announced it’s trends for this Christmas 2014 and predicts the bikes, gifts and technology that kids, both big and small, will be waking up to on Christmas morning and includes it’s Christmas look book here: http://www.halfordschristmas2014.co.uk Nothing beats a bike for Christmas as getting your first bike is a major milestone for any child and an emotional one for parents too. Halfords will have the largest range of kids bikes this Christmas.     Bringing more than a touch of nostalgia the iconic Raleigh Chopper is back and reimagined for the kids of today. The exclusive, limited edition […]

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Oct 15, 2014
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Leeds Beckett University study reveals parents’ choices for children’s packed lunches

Research conducted by academics at Leeds Beckett University has revealed parents’ motivations for sending their children to primary school with a packed lunch, as well as exploring what parents choose to include. Initial findings from the study reveal that parents predominantly provide their children with packed lunches in order to ensure that their child has enough to eat, to track their food intake and to provide a healthy and high quality lunch. The researchers at Leeds Beckett University – previously Leeds Metropolitan University – surveyed over 1,000 parents of primary school children in England to find out about the content […]

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Oct 6, 2014
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Horrible Histories Style Kids Cook Book Launched By Michelin Starred Restaurateur

  Already being referred to as the Michelin star culinary equivalent of the “Horrible Histories” series, Monday 6th October sees the release of an exciting new food and cookery book for children and parents alike. “Fabulous Food!” is the first in a series of food books under the GASTRONOMICALS brand name, co-written and produced by award winning TV and radio broadcaster and journalist Petrie Hosken and her sister Claire Bosi, the award winning Michelin star restaurateur and co founder HIBISCUS. The book also features a foreword from Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge 2* (The Hand& Flowers) along with contributions and […]

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Oct 6, 2014
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BRIO’s Celebrate 130th Anniversary Launches Play Lab

    Looking forward to a weekend without any plans or is your schedule already bursting with to-do’s? Hard to decide whether you should be lying on the sofa, catching up on work or embarking on an ambitious cooking adventure? Don’t worry, there’s no reason to panic. BRIO has put together a group of 5-year-olds who with the help of Facebook will take the pressure of making decisions away from you.       This year it is Swedish toy company BRIO’s 130th anniversary. To celebrate more than a century of play, and to highlight the importance of play and […]

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Sep 26, 2014
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Pearchild Device Alerts For Lost Children

Every three minutes in UK a child is reported missing. For both parent & child, it’s heart stopping and every moment feels like ten. A recent ITN study “Walk on by Britain” showed that in just one hour, 616 people walked past 2 lost children. Only one grandmother stopped to help. The reality is that we are often hindered by a fear of helping, concerned by potential backlash. Pearchild is a small device worn by children, which has been created to alert those passers by that the child is lost. It reassuringly invites the finder to call our number and […]

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Sep 26, 2014
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Youth Debate Reveals Results Of Political Survey of 13-25 Year Olds

A prominent political youth platform has conducted a survey offering fascinating insight into the opinions of Great Britain and Ireland’s youth demographic. Financed by Youth Debate , the survey drew results from 1853 male and female respondents aged between 13 and 25. The survey explored a variety of issues including EU membership, immigration, Scottish independence and party allegiance. Alex Firth, founder of Youth Debate explains, “Politics is always a hot topic however it can sometimes be difficult for the younger generation to find their voice. Youth Debate hopes to change this and give young people a platform where they can […]

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Sep 15, 2014
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Young Explorers Learn from UK Experts with New ‘How-To’ Video Series

Following the launch of ‘The UK Our Way’, a travel guide put together for children, by children, holiday park operator Parkdean has partnered with experts in kite-flying, rock pooling, sand sculptures and photography for a series of video guides available to download FREE online – each providing a cool sixty-ish seconds of inspiration. Part of Parkdean’s UK Our Way campaign; the new ‘how-to’ video series is available to watch from today at www.parkdeanholidays.co.uk/uk-our-way, bringing to life some of the most popular family-friendly outdoor activities, within its interactive e-guide. Each video boasts bite-size advice from experts, motivating kids on how to […]

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Sep 15, 2014
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Teapot Trust has made a short film to teach kids Blood Tests Aren’t Scary

The Teapot Trust, a small charity based near Edinburgh that provides art therapy to children with long term illnesses, has made a short film to encourage young people to be less fearful of blood tests.     Nina, who was aged just 13 years when the film was made, calmly shows her blood being taken. A great advocate for the fact that needles and blood tests needn’t be scary, she says there really is nothing to worry about. She was keen to help other children that she had seen at her clinic appointments who were worried about blood tests and […]

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Sep 11, 2014
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Guarantee Your Bike For Christmas At Halfords

  Whether a bike’s at the top of your little one’s Christmas list this year, or you’re wanting to treat yourself this festive season,  as of today ‘yule’ be able to reserve any bike online, ready to be shipped (via sleigh of course) to your local store, just in time for Christmas! The little elves working away here at Halfords HQ have decided to spread a little festive cheer during the lead-up to Christmas this year, by allowing you to reserve bikes online to relieve some of that guaranteed present-buying stress. Not only are we offering this fantastic early reservation […]

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Sep 9, 2014
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Halfords And Jodie Kidd Challenge Car Seat VAT

  Halfords campaigns to end unfair 5% tax on child car seats Halfords launches VAT free prices for 11 weeks Jodie Kidd invites safety conscious drivers to sign petition to end 5% VAT HALFORDS, the UK’s leading retailer of automotive, leisure and cycling products, announces a campaign to tackle the EU’s unfair tax on child car seats by selling its entire range of child car seats at zero-rate VAT prices from today. In the retailer’s first partnership with model and motoring mum, Jodie Kidd, Halfords is gathering signatures for a petition calling for the EU to abolish the 5% VAT […]

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Sep 6, 2014
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Recipes: Easy Squeezy Primula Halloween

    Spiced Pumpkin Muffins with Primula Creamy Frosting (Makes 12 muffins) Ingredients 225g Plain Flour 1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda 1tsp Ground Ginger 1tsp Mixed Spice 150ml Vegetable Oil 150ml Soured Cream 225g Caster Sugar 2 Large Eggs 125g Pureed Pumpkin (either tinned or boiled fresh pumpkin blended until pureed) 1 Tube Primula Original 400g Icing Sugar 1tsp Vanilla Extract Method Preheat oven to 180°C/gas mark 6. Line a muffin tray with paper cases. Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices in a bowl. In a jug, measure the oil and add the soured cream, eggs and sugar. Beat […]

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