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Family and Parenting

How to Prevent Head Lice, Featuring Hedrin All-in-One Shampoo

The summer holidays are upon us and, come September, many of us will have children going into preschool or ‘big’ school. There are many considerations when we drop our little ones off, namely ensuring they have the necessary equipment, that they’ve done a wee and have spare clothing – just in case – and that they are more excited  ...

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Pregnancy and Newborns

How Dangerous is Group B Strep During Pregnancy?

July is Group B Strep Awareness Month, so I’m resharing this post about the subject. Towards the end of my second pregnancy, by fluke I discovered I was carrying group B streptococcus (also known as group B strep or GBS). It was only by chance that I was ever tested – I attended A&E about something unrelated which required a  ...

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Family and Parenting

Encourage Your Preschooler’s Imagination With Story Stones!

One of the most common things my husband and I hear from our daughter is ‘Mummy/Daddy, tell me a story from your mouth’. Sound familiar? Well, perhaps not quite in that crude preschooler language! Pixie loves nothing better than a story told from memory or imagination, i.e. not read from a book. Which can somewhat put us on the spot.  ...

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