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Health Improvements You Could Make For The Sake Of Your Future

Being healthy sounds like an optional lifestyle, but it’s something that should be a priority in everybody’s life. You shouldn’t just eat well if you’re trying to lose weight, and you shouldn’t just exercise if you want to fit in a new shirt. These reasons might be motivation for such health improvements, but the main reason to look after your health is to ensure that you have a happy future. You need to think about the big picture. A balanced diet, a regular exercise routine, a better sleeping pattern, and many other health improvements that we’ll discuss in this article are all changes that will improve your body and mind. Let’s talk about some health improvements you could make for the sake of your future. Continue reading “Health Improvements You Could Make For The Sake Of Your Future”

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How I Solved my Baby’s Colic and Reflux Problem

If you have followed William’s journey, you will know that soon after coming home from the hospital he began to suffer from colic and reflux. Jake never had these problems so everything I was seeing and experiencing was all completely new to me. I had heard of parents pacing the floor all night but until I had William I honestly never had a clue how bad things could be. I was shattered. I felt defeated by the lack of sleep and the endless crying and being told by doctors that ‘it’s just colic’ wasn’t enough for me. I’m not one to sit back and wait for things to work themselves out, especially when it comes to health. I need to be actively finding a solution, looking for tips, doing anything to help my children and just waiting for him to grow out of it all was never an option.  Continue reading “How I Solved my Baby’s Colic and Reflux Problem”

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Mini First Aid Berkshire Review

First aid training for babies and children was something I had always wanted to do but with the arrival of Jake and the whirlwind of becoming a first time Mother it meant it became one of those things I just kept (naughtily) putting off. Then when William arrived 8 weeks early, it seemed to be the only thing I could think about. My perspective on child emergency care had vastly changed and when he was allowed to come home with us after 3 weeks in NICU, I was extremely nervous that something would happen and I wouldn’t know what to do. The hospital were amazing and provided us with basic CPR and choking knowledge before his discharge but I felt that I needed more in-depth training which would cover other possible accidents or medical situations, so when Alison from Mini First Aid Berkshire got in touch about attending one of her 2 hour classes, I jumped at the chance. Continue reading “Mini First Aid Berkshire Review”

Celebrate Global Child Nutrition Month

April is Global Child Nutrition Month, focused on raising awareness and funds for school meal programs in developing nations. As a mother of a four-year-old, I know just how important a full belly is for Jake’s attitude, his behaviour, and his attention span. So imagining how a child’s day at school is impacted when they haven’t had breakfast or don’t know where their next meal will come from is simple. Adequate nutrition is essential for learning and childhood development. Continue reading “Celebrate Global Child Nutrition Month”

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5 Top Tips to Beat Bedwetting

It is surprisingly common and yet, for many children (and their parents) nighttime bedwetting can be an embarrassing problem. HARTMANN Direct have come up with five top tips for helping you through the bedwetting stage.

Bedwetting in children is very common and a natural part of development Continue reading “5 Top Tips to Beat Bedwetting”

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Teething: It’s Just as Bad The Second Time Around!

I may have previously mentioned my hate of teething in my blog posts… and in my book! I remember during Jake’s teething time, being immersed in this world of pain, sleepless nights, dribble, sickness and unhappiness (both of us) yet somehow, I blocked it out. It may have taken 2 years but I had finally left the teething stress behind. I guess it’s a bit like childbirth, isn’t it? They say women forget it quickly which is why they go on to have more children, otherwise, no one would! Well, I have hit that point with teething. It’s back, I had forgotten how bad it could be and it is all coming flooding back, urghhhhh… Continue reading “Teething: It’s Just as Bad The Second Time Around!”

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Super Bad Habits that are Really Harming Your Health

If you know that you have a lot of bad habits then you will know how important it is for you to ditch them once and for all. You’ll also know how important it is for you to get things back on track and how you need to turn things around. Luckily, it is more than possible for you to ditch any bad habit that you have, and all you need is to have a little motivation and willpower. Continue reading “Super Bad Habits that are Really Harming Your Health”