Child car seats & the law!

Feb 17, 2020 - by ajones

Joie Car SeatThe law states that children must use a child car seat until they are 12 years old or 135cm tall, which ever comes first. Children over 12 or more than 135cm tall must wear a seat belt.

Although this is the ‘law’, many safety experts suggest you use a car seat for all children under 150cm/4ft 11 due to the additional protection it offers. This is actually the legal requirement in other European countries such as Germany & France.

The .gov website states:

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10 adorable Christmas outfits for your bundle of joy

Dec 9, 2019 - by ajones

Who doesn't love a baby in a cute Christmas outfit, especially at baby's first Christmas!

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without cute babies in elf onesies or cheesy Christmas jumpers!
After all, they only celebrate their first Christmas once, and you want to make sure that the photos from the big day are adorable enough to display for many years come.

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Who doesn’t love a good firework display?

Nov 5, 2019 - by ajones

Bonfire night is here, the fireworks & candy floss, fairground rides & sparklers, what’ not to love. Family fun for everyone.

Fireworks and sparklers come with certain risks.  We want you to have the best time but please be safe.

Here are 5 ways to keep your child safe on Bonfire Night:

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10 tips for keeping children safe when trick or treating!

Oct 30, 2019 - by ajones

Excitement and excessive amounts of sweets can lead to a chaotic time on Halloween, so follow our top tips to keep all your little monsters safe on the night.

1. Plan a route in advance

Trick or treating could take you several streets away from your house, which can cause sore feet and tired legs. Avoid long treks by mapping out a route before leaving the house. Stick to paths that you and your child are familiar with to avoid getting lost.

2. Avoid masks

Masks can make it difficult for your child to see or breathe.  Why not use non-toxic make-up to complete the costume instead and paint a mask on.

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Things to do with your kids? 15 activities perfect for Autumn & Winter

Oct 25, 2019 - by ajones

What’s not to love about autumn & winter? It’s the season of cosy coats & big woolly scarfs, conker collecting and crunchy leaves & fingers crossed snow, plus all the fun of Halloween and Bonfire Night too!

What to do with your kids? Here’s a few ideas to help you out:

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The Dangers of using car seats with winter coats!

Oct 11, 2019 - by ajones

Many parents think that as their car seat is safe and fitted correctly, that their child will be safe in the unlikely event of an accident. Well, that isn’t always the case.
Life with tiny humans brings lots of adventures and many that take us out in the car. During the winter months many dress their children in thick clothes, coats or jackets and place them straight into the car seat.

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The best family-friendly festivals in the UK

Apr 29, 2019 - by Online4baby

Winter has come to an end and we're all starting to plan for the Summer ahead. For those festival goers amongst us, there are now more family-friendly festivals than ever to choose from, offering a wide range of activities to keep the kids and even the adults entertained. Just make sure you pray for sunshine!

Here's our selection of some of the best family-friendly festivals in the UK 2019:

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Essentials for Travelling with a Baby

Mar 1, 2019 - by Online4baby

So, you’ve decided to hit the road (or the rails or the skies or the high seas) with one or more of your little bundles of joy. A daunting prospect for many, but far from impossible. There is plenty of advice out there on how to make your journey, and your stays away from home, as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. Who knows? Your holiday meant end up actually feeling like a holiday!

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The 50 most influential parenting bloggers on Twitter in the UK 2019

Feb 28, 2019 - by Online4baby

One year ago, we were shivering in the grip of the Beast from the East, this year we’ve enjoyed (if felt a little creeped out by) the warmest days of any February on record.

But something never changes, people want to know who has the most influence in this blog-eats-blog game of online parenting.

You’ve come to the right place – our updated 2019 list of the 50 most influential UK parenting blogs on Twitter.

Once again, we looked at the Tots 100 and a few other accounts that were recommended to us from last time around. You can see the 2018 results here.

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Should children be doing Valentine’s Day?

Feb 13, 2019 - by Online4baby

Some people give Valentine’s cards to their kids. Other people think that’s a bit creepy. Nevertheless, according to card manufacturers sales are up for cards addressed to other family members.

Diehard romantics might baulk, but perhaps the meaning of Valentine’s Day is changing. And maybe it’s changing because of children.

The difficulty of explaining ‘romantic love’ might cause some parents to kind of give up, especially when they sense that questions about commitment and sexual desire are just around the corner.

Young children aren’t capable of discriminating between romantic love and platonic love, so why labour the point?

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