NEWS: Toddlers risk losing fingers in home door crush accidents

Toddlers whose fingers are crushed by closing doors can end up with lifelong problems, plastic surgeons are warning. Parents are being urged to fit safety catches to all doors to prevent the accidents from happening.…

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NEWS: Pregnant women CAN eat runny eggs

Pregnant women can eat runny or even raw eggs under new advice issued by the government’s food safety watchdog. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said it had revised its advice after a “thorough and robust”…

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NEWS: Fertility MOTs ‘a waste of money’

Fertility tests can be a “waste of money”, a study has claimed. Ovarian reserve tests, which can cost £100 or more, measure hormones in blood to give an idea of how many eggs a woman…

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NEWS: Warning over baby sleep aids

Baby sleep positioners have been pulled from the shelves of some UK retailers amid concerns over their safety. A US health regulator said they “can cause suffocation that can lead to death” and have been…

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Burn the baby books, they are bad for you

It’s official, baby books promoting a strict routine are bad for maternal mental health. A study by Swansea University highlighted a link between the books and postnatal depression. The study found that the more mothers…

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NEWS: Top baby names revealed

Olivia has replaced Amelia as the most popular baby girls’ name. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Olivia had reclaimed the top spot it previously held between 2008 and 2010. Parents continue to draw…

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How to pick a safe Halloween costume for your child

The spookiest night of the year is approaching but how do you know that your child’s Halloween costume is safe? With fireworks, candles, and sparklers comes the potential for serious accidents. Costumes have been under…

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NEWS: Antibiotics to be offered to pregnant women in early labour

All pregnant women who go into labour early should be given antibiotics to protect their baby from a potentially deadly infection. Hundreds of newborn babies a year in the UK catch Group B Strep (GBS).…

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NEWS: Light drinking in pregnancy may not be harmful, say researchers

Light drinking may not pose a risk to babies, researchers have revealed. The furious debate over drinking alcohol in pregnancy has left many mums confused. The latest advice from UK’s chief medical office had been…

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NEWS: 30 hours of free childcare will cause bills to soar

Parents may face more expensive childcare bills after the 30 hours free care scheme launches next month, an education charity has warned. A survey by the Pre-school Learning Alliance (PLA) found 74 per cent of…

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NEWS: British mums-to-be among world’s worst for causing harm to baby by drinking

Pregnant mums in the UK are among the world’s worst for harming their unborn baby by boozing. A study found four times more British children suffer alcohol-related birth defects than the global average. The UK…

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NEWS: Britain’s breastfeeding capital unveiled

Britain’s breastfeeding capital has been revealed as Lewisham. The South London borough has three times as many babies who are breastfed compared to the borough with the lowest rate – Knowsley in Merseyside. New figures…

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NEWS: Doctors warn against ‘vaginal seeding’ babies after C-sections

New mums should not embrace the trend of “vaginal seeding” their baby, doctors have warned. The practice exposes children born by C-section to bacteria that could have coated their bodies if they had been born…

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NEWS: Safer Down’s syndrome test introduced for pregnant mums

A safer test for Down’s syndrome is to be introduced for pregnant mums in Wales. The Welsh Government has announced the more accurate non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) will be offered from 2018. The decision by…

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10 things you need to know about the 30 hours free childcare

Parents could double their free childcare hours from next month. Some families will be able to apply for 30 hours of free childcare a week – double the current offering of 15 hours for all…

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