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What’s inside?

Contents Magazine Founder & Director Michelle Thompson Researchers/Critiques Eden & Bethany Thompson Creative Learning Consultant Alan Bennett Educational Researcher Danielle Furber Special Needs Consultant Anita Harris Artist/Illustrator Ilan Sheady Creative Designer Neil Bennett

July 2014

Company Focus - The Baby & Toddler Show - Page 4 Product Highlight - The Raspberry from iCandy - Pages 6- 7 Pregnancy - Pages 8 - 11 Birth & Beyond - Pages 12 - 13 Local Activity Timetable for July 2014 - Pages 14 - 25 Early Years - Pages 26 - 34 Inspirational Families - Pages 35 - 37 Daddy and Me - Commando Dad - Page 38 Kids Page & Reader’s Rogues Gallery - Page 39

Marketing Manager Lee Thompson Sub-Editor - Chester & Wirral Gill Pryce Executive Editor St. Helens & Knowsley Sue Bennett Executive Editor North Cheshire Kate Bedding Photographer & Stylist Elanza Butters

Letter from the Editor

Hello lovely readers, Many thanks for picking up this July issue of Mummy and Me Magazine! This month celebrates the 1st birthday of Prince George and in this issue we highlight a fantastic treat for any Prince or Princess, available at Harrods, London. My eldest daughter (Eden) recently celebrated her 3rd birthday and experienced this ‘royal’ treatment - it is simply enchanting! Also this issue, we celebrate 15 years of Julia Donaldson children’s favourite ‘The Gruffalo’ and how forests around the country have fantastic Gruffalo trails on offer featuring carved sculptures of the ‘terrible tusked’ beast himself. At 34 weeks pregnant (as this goes out), I’ve certainly reached the ‘difficult to paint you toe nails’ stage in pregnancy! I’m really looking forward to meeting her now and hope that the birth goes as I would like it. To ensure that your birth goes your way, it is important to write your birth plan and in this issue we give you some tips on how to go about this. If you haven’t already done so, please do head over to our facebook page www.facebook.com/mummyandmemagazine for additional tips, advice and information. Enjoy your July issue, see you next month!

Michelle x


Company Focus

The Baby & Toddler Show, THE BABY & TODDLER SHOW

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Product Highlight

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parent and child no matter the surface or bumps in the road. The chassis comes in two colours, a sleek matt black or natural brushed aluminium with the iCandy logo lasered into the frame for that perfect, lasting finish. To allow you to customise your Raspberry the hood is available in 7 fresh colour ways - Arctic Night, Atlantic, Lush, Beetle, Sunflower, Wisteria, Fuchsia. What’s more, the quick and easy pushchair goes the extra mile: its unique iCandy accessories allow your Raspberry to grow with your little one. For newborns iCandy have created a fabulous Newborn Pod keeping your baby warm and comforted with a knitted outer fabric and luxury inner fleece lined double layer wrap. The design also makes it easy to take your baby in and out of the stroller, whether they are awake and wriggling or sound asleep. For the older child there is a larger footmuff with a non-slip base, Ripstop performance fabric on the outer lining and a cosy inner fleece lining to keep your little one warm and snug. iCandy know your child likes to have independence and movement so on the front there is a large fleece-lined pocket for the child to keep their hands warm or store their favourite toy. Both the Newborn Pod and Footmuff are also available in 7 stunning colours so you can choose to match the hood or you can mix and match to your own taste with over 100 fashionable combinations. - The Raspberry will launch in the UK and Ireland Summer 2014. - The Raspberry will be available directly at all iCandy retailers nationwide including John Lewis. - The Raspberry will retail from £460.00 - The Raspberry is compatible with the Maxi-Cosi cabrio, Pebble and the BeSafe iZiGo infant carrier car seats.


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Why write a Birth Plan?... A birth plan is your chance to have your say and hopefully make your birth experience what you would like it to be.

WHY WRITE A BIRTH PLAN?

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Something riting a birth plan is useful maternity hospital to see what is for two main reasons; available before you make your to consider... the first is that it plan. What you choose to have There is now considerable provides a good opportunity in your plan can be as detailed evidence that early cord to talk to your birth partner or as vague as you wish, just clamping does not benefit and to discuss what your ensure that the things that are Mother or Baby. Why not expectations, concerns and important to you are included. feature this in your plan wishes for the birth are. and note to delay cord Where you choose to have your clamping? Secondly, it is a method to baby will affect other choices, for communicate these wishes to those example the type of pain management who will be providing your care, before available to you and the staff available. the birth and during it. There are several birth A birth plan can also cover immediately following plans available to download or complete online, the birth and whether you want to have an some are very specific whilst others are more injection to help birth the placenta quickly, have general. skin to skin with your baby and whether your The one developed by the NHS http://www. baby will have a Vitamin K injection. nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/ Giving birth is a unique, life-changing experience pages/birth-plan.aspx is a useful starting and it should be the experience that you wish it point, with lots of sections for you to build to be, hopefully a birth plan will help make it so. your discussions around. These discussions may highlight the need for further information or the usefulness of going on a tour of your

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reastfeeding can be so rewarding, Hold your baby close and facing your Something but a lot of women also find breast and allow your nipple to rest it very challenging at times on your their nose. When their to consider... too. From nervousness feeding mouth opens really wide, allow While pregnant, check in public through to sore nipples, their head to tilt backwards. out what support groups are but stick with it and you will soon Once towards your nipple available for Breastfeeding see the many advantages. your baby should latch on Mums in your area. Some of comfortably. Take your time! Don’t expect these can be found listed in things to work for you and your It doesn’t matter what shape Mummy and Me Magazine baby straight away. Remember or size you are, your breasts or speak to your that this is a whole new way of are designed to feed your baby. Midwife! feeding for your baby as well as Through pregnancy the hormone you! Ensuring that your baby is always progesterone makes the areola swell latched on correctly is vitally important as this (often causing that ‘tingling’ feeling). Inside will help prevent sore nipples for you and will avoid your breast clusters of cells called ‘Lobes’ produce your baby taking in too much air whilst feeding the milk which flows to the ducts. which can lead to your baby having discomfort Any length of time you decide to breastfeed for is from trapped wind. invaluable to your baby. Before your breastmilk Are you sitting comfortably? Newborns may want to kicks in, your body produces a thicker substance feed for great lengths of time (approx 45minutes). called colostrum which provides natural antibodies Support cushions can come in very useful as your to help your baby fight infection. Your breastmilk is baby gets heavier. If you delivered by section, it is tailor-made to meet the needs of your baby and will a good idea to ask your partner to pass the baby to provide a variety of different tastes for them which you for feeds or to make sure that you don’t have to can often help reduce allergies and make for a less lean uncomfortably to pick up your baby to nurse. fussy eater when weaning. Breastfeeding allows As your baby gets older, they will become quicker you time to bond with your baby too and can be at feeding (around 10minutes) at a time. an enjoyable experience for Mother and baby.

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Mummy and Me Product Review:

MIA TUI ELLA

The Mia Tui ‘Ella” bag has an elegant and stylish exterior with a highly practical interior. Pictures really do not do the bag justice and they are absolutely stunning - a bag to bring out the As with all Mia Tui bags, Ella is waterproof ‘Yummy Mummy’ in all Mums. Although on inside and out and comes in a range the large side, the bag is so spacious of colours. You'll find the and accommodating with useful unique interior with pockets and two additional smaller multiple pockets, zips, bags; one clear pvc bag (handy clips and extra bags, means for soiled items or for a handful of you never have to dig for a wipes), and a separate clutch bag for those ‘nip out’ trips (a feature missing key or lipstick again. we love!). Mia Tui offer that are And you'll fit everything you long lasting and can even be used need in one bag to stay long after baby needs changing. It looking stylish. is just perfect for those day to day activities with or without your little ones in tow. Ella is The bright pink interior is exquisite and the made in ultra added bonus of being waterproof provides you soft fauxwith peace of mind in the event of spillages. The leather. various compartments mean that you have a place for everything and everything in it’s place. The straps on this bag perfect too, comfortable on the shoulder and great for transporting. A changing standard, but an accessory at £10. The mat storage pockets investment.

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Kingsway and  Upton Parklands Children's  Centre Stanlaw  Abbey Children's  Centre Portside Children's  Centre Neston Children's  Centre

Kingsway and  Upton Children's  Centre Cherry  Grove Children's  Centre Malpas,  Farndon  and   Tarvin Parklands Children's  Centre Neston Children's  Centre Kingsway  and  Upton Children's  Centre Stanlaw  Abbey Children's  Centre Lache  and  Handbridge Children's  Centre Over Children's  Centre Wharton Children's  Centre Frodsham Children's  Centre Cherry  Grove Children's  Centre

Greenfields Children's Centre Kingsway  and  Upton Children's  Centre Lache  and  Handbridge Children's  Centre Leftwich Children's  centre Leftwich Children's  Centre Greenfields Children's  Centre Frodsham Children's  Centre Neston  Clinic Children's  Centre Lache  and  Handbridge Children's  Centre Chester  Rural Children's  Centre Greenfields Children's  Centre Kingsway  and  Upton Children's  Centre

CH2 2LB

01244 976100

CH66 3RL

0151 337  6324

CH65 9HE

0151 337  6425

CH65 2BY

0151 337  6365

CH64 9SL

0151 336  7805

CH2 2LB

01244 976100

CH3 5EG

01244 981120

CH3 8LY

01244 976158

CH66 3RL

0151 337  6324

CH64 9SL

0151 336  7805

CH2 2LB

01244 976100

CH65 9HE

0151 337  6425

CH4 8HX

01244 977791

CW7 1LX

01606 271953

CW7 3HN

01606 275802

WA6 7PZ

01244 976219

CH3 5EG

01244 981120

CW7 2LZ

01606 271910

CH2 2LB

01244 976100  

CH4 8HX

01244 977791

CW9 8DH

01606 271711

CW9 8DH

01606 271711

CW7 2LZ

01606 271910

WA6 7PZ

01244 976210

CH64 9RE

0151 336  2189

CH4 8HX

01244 977791

CH2 4LT

0151 338  2227

CW7 2LZ

01606 271910

CH2 2LB

01244 976100

13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

Stay and  Play

13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

Stay and  Play

Victoria Road

CW9 5UT

01606 271650

13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

Baby Clinic

Victoria Road

CW9 5UT

01606 271650

Wharton Children's Centre

CW7 3HN

01606 275802

-­‐ 15.30pm Cherubs  Breastfeeding  Group | WWW.MUMMYANDMEMAGAZINE.CO.UK 16 14.00pm  

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Victoria Road

CW9 5UT

01606 271650

14.00pm -­‐  15.30pm

Cherubs Breastfeeding  Group

Wharton Children's Centre

CW7 3HN

01606 275802

09.00am -­‐  10.00am

Tea and  Toast

CH4 8HX

01244 977791

09.00am -­‐  13.00pm

Antenatal Clinic

CW7 3HN

01606 275802

09.00am -­‐  12.00pm

Antenatal Clinic

CW6 1LJ

01606 271933

09.00am -­‐  16.00pm

Antenatal Clinic

CH3 5EG

01244 981120

09.15am -­‐  11.00am

Baby Clinic

CH65 9HE

0151 337  6425

09.30am -­‐  11.00am

Stay and  Play  @  Epic  Leisure  Centre

CH65 9HE

0151 337  6425

09.30am -­‐  11.30am

Stay and  Play

Over

CW7 1LX

01606 271953

09.30am -­‐  11.30am

Baby Massage  -­‐  please  book

Children's Centre

CW7 3HN

01606 275802

09.45am -­‐  10.45am

Baby Massage  -­‐  please  book

WA6 7PZ

01244 976210

10.00am -­‐  12.30pm

Antenatal Clinic

CW7 2LZ

01606 271910

12.30pm -­‐  14.30pm

Breastfeeding Advice  and  Baby  Café

CH3 5EG

01244 981120

13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

Baby Clinic

CW6 1LJ

01606 271933

13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

Stay and  Play

CW6 1LJ

01606 271933

14.00pm -­‐  15.30pm

Child advice  clinic

CH64 9RE

0151 336  2189

CH3 5EG

01244 981120

CH2 2LB

01244 976100

CH4 8HX

01244 977791

WA6 7PZ

01244 976210

CW7 3HN

01606 275802

CH4 8HX

01244 977791

CH3 8LY

01244 976158

CH3 5EG

01244 981120

WA6 7PZ

01244 976210

CH2 2LB

01244 976100

09.00am -­‐  13.30pm

Antenatal Clinic

09.00am -­‐  16.00pm

Antenatal Clinic

09.00am -­‐  16.00pm

Antenatal Clinic

09.15am -­‐  10.45am

Stay and  Play  0-­‐4years

09.30am -­‐  11.30am

Explorers to  Crawlers

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Wiggle and  Jiggle

10.00am -­‐  11.30am

Tarvin Parent  and  Toddler  Group  £2

10.30am -­‐  12.00pm International  Mums  of  Chester  Stay  and  Play   13.30pm  -­‐  15.30pm

Breastfeeding Support

13.30pm -­‐  15.30pm

Play and  Weigh

Lache and  Handbridge Children's  Centre Wharton Children's  Centre Hartford Children's  Centre Cherry  Grove Children's  Centre Stanlaw  Abbey Children's  Centre Stanlaw  Abbey Children's  Centre

Frodsham Children's Centre Greenfields Children's  Centre Cherry  Grove Children's  Centre Hartford Children's  Centre Hartford Children's  Centre Neston  Clinic

Cherry Grove Children's  Centre Kingsway  and  Upton Children's  Centre Lache  and  Handbridge Children's  Centre Frodsham Children's  Centre Wharton Children's  Centre Lache  and  Handbridge Children's  Centre Malpas,  Farndon  and   Tarvin Cherry  Grove Children's  Centre Frodsham Children's  Centre Kingsway  and  Upton Children's  Centre

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During the month of July, children’s activities are subject to change. Please check with the Children’s Centre or Playgroup you plan to visit before attending.

ACTIVITY TIMETABLE

Baby Clinic

Chester

13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm


Liverpool

09.15am -­‐  10.00am

Jumping Jacks  (12mths+) At  SARA  Hall,  Rundle  Road,  L17  0AQ

09.30am -­‐  11.00am

BAMBIS Bosom  Buddies

Through Church  &   Mossley  Hill  CC Church  &  Mossley  Hill Children's  Centre

09.30am -­‐  11.00am

BridgeTots

Bridge Chapel,  Heath  Rd

09.30am -­‐  11.00am

Stay, Sign  &  Play A  Group  for  British  Sign  Language  Users  Only

09.30am -­‐  11.30am

Lark Lane  Toddlers  (0-­‐2.5years)

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Babbling Babies Starts  12/05/14

West Derby Children's  Centre The  Old  Police  Station Lark  Lane Belle  Vale Children's  Centre

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Baby Massage

Childwall &  Woolton  CC

ACTIVITY TIMETABLE

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Baby Massage  5  week  course

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Toddler Time  0-­‐2's (Moves  to  Buckingham  Rd  for  6  wks  09/06)

10.00am -­‐  11.15am

Big Art  Parent  &  Baby

10.00am -­‐  11.30am

PEEP Ones  12-­‐24mths Sonfs,  Rhymes  and  more

Hunts Cross Children's  Centre Tuebrook Children's  Centre Walker  Art  Gallery City  Centre Picton Children's  Centre Belle  Vale Children's  Centre

L17 0AQ

0151 233  5399

L18 1JX

0151 233  5399

L19 4XR

0151 281  9716

L12 9EY

0151 233  6202

L17 8UU L25  2RW

0151 233  1705

L16 4PQ

0151 233  5733

L25 0PJ

0151 233  3733

L6 4BX

0151 233  3830

L3 8EL L7  6HD

0151 233  1200

L25 2RW

0151 233  1705

L17 0AQ

0151 233  5399

12/05/14 or  30/06/14

10.30am -­‐  11.15am

Jumping Jacks  (12mths+) At  SARA  Hall,  Rundle  Road,  L17  0AQ

11.00am -­‐  12.00pm

Squashies Softplay  Stay  &  Play

SARA Hall,  Aigburth

L17 0AQ

11.30am -­‐  12.30pm

Baby Yoga

Childwall &  Woolton  CC

L16 4PQ

0151 233  5733

11.45am -­‐  12.30pm

Musical Minis  0-­‐4yrs

L7 6HD

0151 233  1200

L18 1JX

0151 233  5399

L12 9EY

0151 233  6202

L6 4BX

0151 233  3830

12.00pm -­‐  13.00pm 12.30pm  -­‐  13.30pm

New Born  Know  How  (1st  Mon  of  Month) Midwife  Led  -­‐  how  to  care  for  a  newborn Baby  Massage Course  runs  02/06  -­‐  23/06 Curious  Explorer  (Up  to  3  years)

13.00pm -­‐  14.30pm

BridgeTots

Bridge Chapel,  Heath  Rd

L19 4XR

0151 281  9716

Parent Forum  (12/05/14)

Belle Vale Children's  Centre

L25 2RW

0151 233  1705

Childwall &  Woolton  CC

L16 4PQ

0151 233  5733

L12 9EY

0151 233  6202

L25 2RW

0151 233  1705

13.30pm -­‐  14.30pm

Sing and  Sign

13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

BAMBIS Breastfeeding  Support  Group

13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

Healthy Lifestyles   (6wk  course  starting  02/06/14)

13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

Stay and  Play  Session  (12mths  -­‐  4yrs)

14.00pm -­‐  15.00pm

Chatterbox Course  (12wk  course)

14.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

Little Yogis  (2-­‐5  years)

15.00pm

Little Crafts

West Derby Children's  Centre Belle  Vale Children's  Centre Garston  Urban  Village  Hall (Next  to  Garson  CC) Hunts  Cross Children's  Centre Big  You  Little  You 75  Garston  Old  Rd Big  You  Little  You 75  Garston  Old  Rd

16.00pm -­‐  18.00pm

Active Birth  (Wavertree  Centre)

Childwall &  Woolton  CC

17.00pm -­‐  18.00pm

Antenatal Yoga For  Mums  to  be  from  30wks

West Derby Children's  Centre Picton Children's  Centre Garston Children's  Centre

18.00pm -­‐  19.00pm

Dads Dining  Club  (Every  Fortnight)

18.00pm -­‐  19.30pm

Active Birth  Workshop  3rd  Mon  of  Month Midwife  Led  Session  -­‐  Preparing  for  birth

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13.00pm -­‐  14.00pm

13.30pm -­‐  14.30pm

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10.30am -­‐  11.30am

Picton Children's Centre Church  &  Mossley  Hill Children's  Centre West  Derby Children's  Centre Tuebrook Children's  Centre

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0151 233  6868 L25  0PJ L19  9AD L19  9AD L16  4PQ L12  9EY L7  6HD L19  8JX

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09.00am -­‐  11.30am 09.00am  -­‐  12.00pm

NCT Coffee  morning  (0-­‐4yrs) *Free  Toast  when  hot  drink  bought Riverside  Springboard  Project  & Stec  Computer  Club

Junction Coffee Aigburth  Rd Belle  Vale Children's  Centre

Weighing &  Advice  Clinic

Childwall &  Woolton  CC

09.30am

St.Mary's Playgroup  (2.5yrs-­‐4yrs)

09.30am -­‐  10.15am

Jumping Jacks  Music  &  Movement

09.30am -­‐  10.30am 09.30am  -­‐  10.30am

Active Women  -­‐  Zumba,  Legs,  Bums  &  Tums at  Anfield  Sports  Centre Little  Chefs  (22/04  -­‐  20/05) At  Tuebrook  Hope  Centre,  Buckingham  Rd Grandparents  Group

09.30am -­‐  11.00am

Stay and  Play  0-­‐5years

09.30am -­‐  11.00am

Tots &  Co

09.30am -­‐  11.30am

ADDvanced Solutions

09.30am -­‐  11.30am

Childminder Drop  In

09.30am -­‐  11.30am

Mums &  Tots

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Bumps to  Babies

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Story Time  (Simon  Peter  Centre,  Woolton)

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Drop In

L25 2RW

0151 233  1705

L16 4PQ

0151 233  5733

L19 0NE L18  1JX

0151 233  5399

L6 4BX

0151 233  3830

L12 9EY

0151 233  6202

L12 9EY

0151 233  6202

L7 6HD

0151 233  1200

L18 7HD L25  2RW

0151 233  1705

L25 2RW

0151 233  1705

L18 8AY L25  0PJ

0151 233  3733

Childwall &  Woolton  CC

L16 4PQ

0151 233  5733

Weaning Advice

Childwall &  Woolton  CC

L16 4PQ

0151 233  5733

10.15am -­‐  11.00am

Story &  Rhyme  Time  (0-­‐5yrs)

Allerton Library

L18 6HG

10.30am -­‐  12.00pm

Little Explorers  (Under  1's)

Childwall &  Woolton  CC

L16 4PQ

0151 233  5733

L25 0PJ

0151 233  3733

11.00am -­‐  12.00pm

BAMBIS Breast  Friends

11.30am -­‐  12.30pm

Messy Play  0-­‐3years

12.15pm -­‐  13.15pm

Sing &  Splash  at  Wavertree  Aquatic  Centre

12.15pm -­‐  13.15pm

Sing &  Splash  at  Wavertree  Aquatic  Centre

13.00pm -­‐  14.00pm

Active Play  Session  18mths+ at  Anfield  Sports  Centre

Hunts Cross Children's  Centre Picton Children's  Centre Book  through Belle  Vale  CC Book  through  Childwall  &   Woolton  CC Through  Tuebrook Children's  Centre

Gilmour Parent  &  Toddler

Gilmour Infant  School

13.00-­‐m -­‐  15.00pm 13.00pm  -­‐  15.00pm 13.30pm  -­‐  14.15pm 13.30pm  -­‐  14.45pm 13.30pm  -­‐  15.00pm 13.30pm  -­‐  15.00pm 13.30pm  -­‐  15.00pm 13.30pm  -­‐  15.30pm 13.30pm  -­‐  15.30pm 13.30pm  -­‐  16.00pm 14.00pm  -­‐  15.00pm

L7 6HD

0151 233  1200

L25 2RW

0151 233  1705

L16 4PQ

0151 233  5733

L6 4BX

0151 233  3830

L19 9AR

Drop In Please Book Term Time Only Please Book Please Book Call  for   detail Drop In Drop In Term  Time £1 Drop In Drop In Term  Time £2 Drop In Term  Time Only Drop In Term  Time FREE Drop In Drop In Drop In Please Book Book  from   Wed  9am

Term Time £1 Our  Family  Matters  6-­‐8wk  course Hunts  Cross Please L25  0PJ 0151  233  3733 Starting  03/06/14  with  limited  creche Children's  Centre Book Childwall  &  Woolton  CC  at   Term  Time Jumping  Jacks  Music  &  Movement L16  4PQ 0151  233  5733 Simon  Peter  Centre Only C.A.M.E.O  Playgroup St.Matthew  &  St.James Term  Time L18  8DB Come  and  Meet  EveryOne Mossley  Hill  Church £1 Newsham  Park  Chapel, 50p Baby  &  Toddler  Play  Group L6  7UA Sheil  Rd Donation Drop BAMBIS  Stay  and  Play  *NEW* Childwall  &  Woolton  CC L16  4PQ 0151  233  5733 In Belle  Vale Drop Stay  and  Play  Group  0-­‐4  year  olds L25  2RW 0151  233  1705 Children's  Centre In Picton Please BAMBIS  Antenatal  Breastfeeding  Workshop L7  6HD 0151  233  1200 Children's  Centre Book You  and  Your  Baby  Antenatal  Class Picton Please L7  6HD 0151  233  1200 Sessions  03/06  and  15/07 Children's  Centre Book Garston Drop Health  Visitor  Weigh  &  Advice  Clinic  (0-­‐2yrs) L19  8JX 0151  233  6868 Children's  Centre In Baby  Know  How Belle  Vale Please WWW.MUMMYANDMEMAGAZINE.CO.UK | L25  2RW 0151  233  1705 (13/05,  10/06  &  08/07) Children's  Centre Book

ACTIVITY TIMETABLE

09.30am -­‐  11.00am

St.Mary's Church Grassendale Church  &  Mossley  Hill Children's  Centre Through  Tuebrook Children's  Centre Through  West  Derby Children's  Centre West  Derby Children's  Centre Picton Children's  Centre Allerton  United  Reformed Church  Hall Belle  Vale Children's  Centre Belle  Vale Children's  Centre St.Anthony's  of  Padua Parish  Hall Hunts  Cross Children's  Centre

L17 0BJ

Liverpool

09.00am -­‐  11.00am

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Liverpool

13.30pm -­‐  15.30pm

Sessions 03/06  and  15/07

L7 6HD

0151 233  1200

L19 8JX

0151 233  6868

L25 2RW

0151 233  1705

L7 6HD

0151 233  1200

L25 2RW

0151 233  1705

14.00pm -­‐  15.00pm

Parent Forum

14.00pm -­‐  15.00pm

Weaning Group  (29/04,  27/05,  24/06,  22/07)

Children's Centre Garston Children's  Centre Belle  Vale Children's  Centre Picton Children's  Centre Belle  Vale Children's  Centre

16.00pm -­‐  18.00pm

BAMBIS Antenatal  Breastfeeding  Workshop

Childwall &  Woolton  CC

L16 4PQ

0151 233  5733

17.30pm -­‐  18.30pm

Little Leagues/Soccer  Superstars At  St.Hilda's  Church  Hall  for  Under  5's

Through Hunts  Cross Children's  Centre

L25 0PJ

0151 233  3733

13.30pm -­‐  16.00pm

Health Visitor  Weigh  &  Advice  Clinic  (0-­‐2yrs)

14.00pm -­‐  15.00pm

Baby Know  How (13/05,  10/06  &  08/07)

Book Drop In Please Book 13/05 & 10/06 Please Book Please Book Male  Carers Only

ACTIVITY TIMETABLE

During the month of July, children’s activities are subject to change. Please check with the Children’s Centre or Playgroup you plan to visit before attending.

09.00am -­‐  11.00am

Broadbeans Toddler  Group

Broadgreen Primary

L13 5UE

09.00am -­‐  11.30am

Baby Weighing  &  Advice  by  Health  Visitors

Belle Vale Children's  Centre

L25 2RW

0151 233  1705

9.00am -­‐  12.00pm

Midwives Booking  In  Clinic

Childwall &  Woolton  CC

L16 4PQ

0151 233  5733

09.15am -­‐  11.30am

ABC Club  (0-­‐4yrs)

St.Michael's Church  Hall

L17 7BD

Belvidere Tots

Belvidere Rd  Church Dingle

L8 3TG

09.30am -­‐  10.30am

Mini Mighty  Movers  (2-­‐5years)

Childwall &  Woolton  CC

L16 4PQ

09.30am -­‐  11.00am

Liverpool College  Parent  &  Toddler

Liverpool College   Pre-­‐Prep  Hall

L18 8BG

09.30am -­‐  12.00pm

St.James's Playgroup

St.James Church,  Woolton

L25 7RJ

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Aqua Tots  Swim  &  Sing! At  Peter  Lloyd  Leisure  Centre  (For  Under  5's)

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Babies 1st  Story  and  Rhyme  (0-­‐18mths)

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Sticky Fingers  Playgroup  (0-­‐4yrs)

Through Tuebrook Children's  Centre Church  &  Mossley  Hill Children's  Centre Frontline  Church Wavertree Picton Children's  Centre

09.30am

10.00am -­‐  11.30am

Baby PEEP  0-­‐12months

10.00am -­‐  11.30am

Stay and  Play  at  Norman  Pannell  School

Through Belle  Vale  CC

10.00am -­‐  12.00pm

Greenbank Toddlers  (0-­‐4yrs)

10.00am -­‐  12.00pm

Incredible Years Starting  30/04/14  with  limited  creche

Greenbank Sports   Academy Hunts  Cross Children's  Centre

10.00am -­‐  13.00pm

Cycle For  Health  /  Strollers  and  Striders

Childwall &  Woolton  CC

10.30am -­‐  11.00am

Once Upon  a  Story  Time  (18mths+)

10.30am -­‐  11.30am

Rhyme Time

10.30am -­‐  11.30am

Garston Library,   Bowden  Rd Belle  Vale Children's  Centre

0151 288  6692

0151 233  5733

0151 233  3830

L18 1JX

0151 233  5399

L15 0HY L7  6HD

0151 233  1200

L25 2RW

0151 233  1705

L17 1AG L25  0PJ

0151 233  3733

L16 4PQ

0151 233  5733

L19 1QN 0151  233  1705

Words &  Pictures  (0-­‐4yrs)

Halewood Library

L26 0TS

Picton Children's Centre

L7 6HD

Ullet Road  Parent  &  Toddler

Ullet Rd  Unitarian  Church

L17 2AA

11.00am -­‐  13.00pm

Healthy Lifestyles

Childwall &  Woolton  CC

L16 4PQ

0151 233  5733

11.00am -­‐  14.00pm

Post Natal  Depression  (PND)  1:1  Support

L25 0PJ

0151 233  3733

10.30am -­‐  12.30pm

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Healthy Walks  -­‐  Get  Fit  at  Picton's  Local  Parks Limited  Bus  Spaces

10.30am -­‐  11.45am SurestartNotice.indd 1

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Healthy Lifestyles

11.00am -­‐  14.00pm

Post Natal  Depression  (PND)  1:1  Support

11.30am -­‐  12.00pm

Once Upon  a  Story  Time  (0-­‐18mths)

11.30am -­‐  12.30pm

Parents Forum  (1st  Wed  of  Month)

13.00pm -­‐  15.00pm 13.00pm  -­‐  15.00pm 13.30pm  -­‐  14.30pm

NCT Bumps  &  Babies  -­‐  Open  To  All Bumps  -­‐  12mths Prepare  to  Work  4  wk  course Starting  04/06/14  Limited  Creche  Available Tools  For  School  18mths+ Preparation  for  Nursery

Childwall &  Woolton  CC Hunts  Cross Children's  Centre Garston  Library,   Bowden  Rd Church  &  Mossley  Hill Children's  Centre Big  You  Little  You 75  Garston  Old  Rd Belle  Vale Children's  Centre Tuebrook Children's  Centre Church  &  Mossley  Hill Children's  Centre West  Derby Children's  Centre

Diddy Dots  to  Tiny  Tots  Play  Sesson  (0-­‐2yrs)

13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

Health Visitor  Baby  Weigh  In  &  Advice  Clinic

13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

Stay and  Play  (0-­‐5  years)

Childwall &  Woolton  CC

13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

Tots &  Co

Allerton United  Reformed

14.00pm -­‐  15.00pm

Baby Massage  (4wk  course)

14.00pm -­‐  15.00pm

Baby Massage  5  wk  course Course  starts  11th  June

14.00pm -­‐  15.00pm

Baby Yoga  (contact  centre  for  dates)

14.00pm -­‐  15.00pm 15.00pm  -­‐  16.00pm

MamaFit Antenatal Starts  16/04/14  -­‐  21/05/14 MamaFit  Postnatal Starts  16/04/14  -­‐  07/05/14

15.30pm -­‐  16.30pm

Little Chefs  5wk  course  3-­‐5yrs

15.30pm -­‐  16.30pm

Yum Yum  Yummy  6wk  course  3-­‐5yrs

Belle Vale Children's  Centre Picton Children's  Centre Belle  Vale Children's  Centre Hunts  Cross Children's  Centre Hunts  Cross Children's  Centre Picton Children's  Centre Picton Children's  Centre

16.30pm -­‐  18.00pm

You and  Your  Baby

Childwall &  Woolton  CC

16.30pm -­‐  18.30pm

Ante-­‐Natal BAMBIS  Infant  Feeding  Session 2nd  Wed  of  alternate  months

Garston Children's Centre West  Derby Children's  Centre Church  &  Mossley  Hill Children's  Centre Hunts  Cross Children's  Centre Church  &  Mossley  Hill Children's  Centre Hunts  Cross Children's  Centre

17.00pm -­‐  18.00pm

Antenatal Breastfeeding  Workshop

17.30pm -­‐  19.30pm

Ante-­‐Natal BAMBIS  Infant  Feeding  Session 1st  Wed  of  the  month

17.30pm -­‐  19.30pm

BAMBIS Breastfeeding  Workshop

18.00pm -­‐  20.00pm 18.00pm  -­‐  20.00pm

Active Birth  Workshop (1st  Wed  of  Month) Paediatric  First  Aid 04/04/14  &  11/06/14

09.00am -­‐  11.15am

Immunisations Clinic

09.30am -­‐  10.30am

Active Play  at  St.Hilda's  Church  Hall

09.30am  -­‐  11.00am

BridgeTots

09.30am -­‐  11.00am

Parents Forum  (1st  Thurs  of  Month)

09.30am -­‐  11.30am

Health Visitor  Weighing  Clinic

09.30am -­‐  11.30am 09.30am  -­‐  11.30am 09.30am  -­‐  11.30am

Lark Lane  Toddlers  (0-­‐2.5yrs) Ready  Steady  2  (Starting  08/05/14) 3wk  support  preparing  2yr  olds  for  Nursery Your  Child  &  You Starting  01/05/14  Limited  Creche

09.45am -­‐  11.15am

Tab Tots

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

New Born  Know  How  (3rd  Thurs  of  Month)

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Sing-­‐along-­‐a-­‐tots (6mths-­‐5years)

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Sticky Fingers  (0-­‐4years)

Belle Vale Children's  Centre Hunts  Cross Children's  Centre Bridge  Chapel,  Heath  Rd Garston Children's  Centre Picton Children's  Centre The  Old  Police  Station Lark  Lane Garston Children's  Centre Belle  Vale Children's  Centre

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13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

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Liverpool

11.00am -­‐  13.00pm

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10.00am -­‐  11.00am

New Born  Know  How  (3rd  Thurs  of  Month)

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Sing-­‐along-­‐a-­‐tots (6mths-­‐5years)

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Sticky Fingers  (0-­‐4years)

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Tots Taster  Weaning  Session  (1st  Thur)

10.00am -­‐  11.30am 10.00am  -­‐  12.00pm 10.00am  -­‐  12.00pm

Childwall &  Woolton  CC

L18 1JX

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13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

Baby Book  Club  with  Little  Scribbles  Stories

13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

Buddies at  Play  Support  for  Children  with  Difficulties

13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

Minnows (0-­‐4yrs)

St.Peters Church  -­‐  Woolton

L25 5JF

13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

Community Stay  and  Play

Belle Vale Children's  Centre

L25 2RW

14.00pm -­‐  15.00pm

Pram Club  (0-­‐5yrs)

All Saints  Childwall

L16 0JW

Sleep Workshop   Help  &  Advice  for  your  child's  sleep  routine Ante-­‐natal  Breastfeeding  Support  Group (02/04,  29/05,  26/06  &  31/07)

Hunts Cross Children's  Centre Belle  Vale Children's  Centre

Parent's Time Breakfast  and  Chat

Tuebrook Children's Centre St.Mary's  Church Grassendale Big  You  Little  You 75  Garston  Old  Road

11.00am -­‐  12.00pm

ACTIVITY TIMETABLE

12.30pm -­‐  15.30pm

Ante/Post Natal  Clinic

12.45pm -­‐  13.15pm

Mother and  Child  Swim  at St.Anne's  School

13.00pm -­‐  14.00pm

Sticky Fingers  (0-­‐4years)

13.00pm -­‐  14.00pm

Weaning Sessions  12/05  &  24/07

13.00pm -­‐  14.30pm 13.00pm  -­‐  15.00pm 13.30pm  -­‐  14.30pm

14.00pm -­‐  15.00pm 15.00pm  -­‐  16.30pm

09.15am -­‐  10.15am 09.30am   09.30am  -­‐  10.00am

BAMBIS Breastfeeding  Group Incredible  Years  Parenting  Programme 10wk  course  starts  01/05/14 Weaning  Sessions 08/05/14  &  10/07/14

St.Mary's Playgroup  (2.5yrs  -­‐  4yrs) Little  Yogis  Parents  &  Tots

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09.30am -­‐  11.00am

Tuebrook Children's Centre

L6 4BX

09.30am -­‐  11.00am

Knit and  Natter

Childwall &  Woolton  CC

L16 4PQ

09.30am -­‐  11.30am

Childminder Drop  In Childminders  and  their  children

Picton Children's Centre

L7 6HD

09.30am -­‐  11.30am

Mums &  Tots

St.Anthony of  Padua

L18 8AY

Movers &  Thinkers  -­‐  Active  Session

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Sing-­‐along-­‐a-­‐tots (6mths-­‐5years) At  SARA  Hall,  Rundle  Road,  L17  0AQ

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Sticky Fingers  (0-­‐4yrs)

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10.00am -­‐  11.00am

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Story &  Rhyme  Time

Little Crafts

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Health Visitor  Drop  In Baby  Weigh  In  &  Advice  Clinic

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

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09.30am -­‐  10.30am

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0151 233  5399

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Belle Vale Children's  Centre Through  Hunts  Cross Children's  Centre Belle  Vale Children's  Centre Through  Picton Children's  Centre Frontline  Church Wavertree West  Derby Children's  Centre Belle  Vale Children's  Centre Picton Children's  Centre Hunts  Cross Children's  Centre Big  You  Little  You 75  Garston  Old  Rd West  Derby Children's  Centre

10.30am -­‐  11.30am

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Parent &  Toddler  Group  Under  5's At  Tuebrook  Hope  Centre,  Buckingham  Rd Allergy  &  Eczema  Support  Group 1st  Thurs  of  Month Down  Syndrome  Support  Group   (Last  Thurs  of  Month) Story  Time  Sessions At  The  Millenium  Centre Little  Fishes  at  Austin  Rawlinson 6wk  course  -­‐  can  only  attend  1  course

Children's Centre Banks  Road  Methodist Church  Hall Frontline  Church Wavertree Church  &  Mossley  Hill Children's  Centre Through  Tuebrook Children's  Centre West  Derby Children's  Centre

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10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Sticky Fingers  (0-­‐4yrs)

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

Story &  Rhyme  Time  -­‐  Story  Sacks  & Wonderboxes

Mossley Hill  CC Frontline  Church Wavertree West  Derby Children's  Centre

10.00am -­‐  11.15am

Big Art  Parent  &  Toddler

Walker Art  Gallery

10.00am -­‐  11.30am

Baby Sensory  Session  (0-­‐12mths)

10.00am -­‐  11.30am

BAMBIS Bosom  Buddies

10.00am -­‐  12.00pm

City Tots  (0-­‐5yrs)

10.00am -­‐  12.00pm 10.30am  -­‐  11.15am 10.30am  -­‐  11.30am

12.20pm -­‐  13.00pm 12.30pm  -­‐  14.30pm

St.Columba's Tots  Group Jumping  Jacks  at  the  Millennium  Centre Yum  Yum  Yummy  4wk  course Starting  13/06/14 Rhyme  Time at  The  Greenhouse  Project Little  Fishes  Swimming  (8wks-­‐2yrs)  at   Springwood  Heath  School,  Danefield  Rd Greenbank  Tots  (0-­‐4yrs)

13.00pm -­‐  14.30pm

BAMBIS Breastfeeding  Support  Group

13.00pm -­‐  15.00pm

Home Safety  &  First  Aid  Techniques 02/07/14  with  limited  creche  available

13.30pm -­‐  14.15pm

Jumping Jacks  (12mths+)

13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

Special Educational  Needs  and Disability  Support  Group

13.30pm -­‐  15.00pm

Stay &  Play  at  St.Hilda's  Church  Hal

15.30pm -­‐  16.30pm

Family Zumba  at  St.Hugh's  School  3-­‐5yrs

Garston Children's Centre Garston Children's  Centre 2  Blackburne  Place St.Columba's  URC,  Hunts  Cross Through  Belle  Vale Children's  Centre Belle  Vale Children's  Centre Through  Picton Children's  Centre Through  Garston Children's  Centre Greenbank  Sports   Academy Picton Children's  Centre Belle  Vale Children's  Centre Banks  Road  Methodist Church  Hall Church  &  Mossley  Hill Children's  Centre Through  Hunts  Cross Children's  Centre Through  Picton Children's  Centre

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11.00am -­‐  12.00pm

At SARA  Hall,  Rundle  Road,  L17  0AQ

Liverpool

10.00am -­‐  11.00am

£3

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ing and Sign is a fun and exciting class designed to teach parents how to encourage their little ones to communicate through signs! Babies learn to use their hands much earlier than they learn to talk and using signs and gestures to communicate is actually a very natural part of a babies development (ie waving and pointing). Sing and Sing classes build on this instinct by introducing babies to a wider range of signs that will help them express their thoughts to their parents. There are many benefits to babies who are able to sign. The main ones include: Helping to understand your baby’s needs, thoughts and ideas Allowing you to enjoy seeing their personalities much more clearly as they develop Reducing frustration (for baby and parents!) so fewer tantrums!!! Enhancing early vocabulary and understanding Encouraging the development of speech Enriching your baby’s relationships Building confidence and self-esteem Stimulating your baby’s intellectual and emotional development Rachel - Chester & Wirral - 01244 372 970 Becky - Liverpool - 07813 630 665 Nicki - Warrington - 07852 155 190 WWW.MUMMYANDMEMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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Infant Feeding Team Whiston hospital

he aim of the Infant Feeding Team is to encourage parents to make an informed choice about the feeding choices for their baby and support them in that choice. The Infant Feeding Team is based at Whiston hospital and offers support and advice to parents regarding their feeding choices. What’s on offer?

We offer antenatal feeding awareness sessions for parents. Parents can attend for evidence based information on infant feeding and gain SurestartNoticeStHelens.indd 1 practical skills. This helps parents to feel empowered to breast feed and make an informed choice on how they will feed their baby.

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The Breast Feeding Drop in Clinic The ‘Breast Feeding Drop In’ clinic is available every Friday from 10-12 am in the Parentcraft Room, Level 2, Purple Zone. Women and their partners can attend for support from a member of the Infant Feeding Team in an informal relaxed environment. Refreshments are available. This clinic enables parents to speak to other mums who are breast feeding and is a fantastic opportunity for peer support. The Infant feeding team also support Breast feeding women on the delivery suite, the Postnatal ward 2E, Neonatal unit and the Paediatric wards and on discharge from hospital we phone all breast feeding mothers to offer advice and support and to signpost to further community support.

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Leasowe 0151 639 8923

Wirral

Prenton 0151 608 7253

Give your child the best possible start in life

During the month of July, children’s activities are subject to change. Please contact your Wirral children’s centres for up to date information. With 16 Centres across Wirral, there’s sure to be one near you Please drop in or give us a call to find out more. Bebington 0151 608 7013

Liscard 0151 638 7530

With 16 Centres across Wirral, Bidston & St James 0151 651 1190 to be one near you

New Brighton 0151 630 2731 there’s sure

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Liscard Claughton 0151 638 7530 0151 488 5948

New Brighton Eastham 0151 630 2731 0151 327 3174

Bidston & St James Rock Ferry 0151 651 1190 0151 644 5500

Birkenhead & Tranmere Ganneys Meadow 0151 647 1676 0151 677 9255

Bromborough Seacombe 0151 334 1381 0151 630 1845

Pensby West Kirby 0151 648 1129 0151 625 3892

Claughton Greasby 0151 488 5948 0151 677 5037

Eastham Prenton 0151 327 3174 0151 608 7253

Rock Ferry Leasowe 0151 644 5500 0151 639 8923

Ganneys Meadow 0151 677 9255

Seacombe 0151 630 1845

West Kirby 0151 625 3892

Greasby 0151 677 5037

Prenton 0151 608 7253

Leasowe 0151 639 8923

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Early Years

Do books have a place in your child’s bedroom?...

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products is to look for nursery items that have won awards from parenting magazines- they’ll have been tried and tested by experts and most importantly other parents!

It’s hard just now, but try and think about your baby becoming a toddler. Look out for furniture and storage that will still be useful once your beautiful baby becomes an enquiring toddler, and beyond. Choose classic designs and good quality that you’ll be pleased with 5 years on.

Once your baby is moving about independently, put books in easy reach of them. Babies need to see books’ front covers to find the one they want. There’s nothing sweeter than seeing your baby picking out and ‘reading’ a book by themselves. Try a front facing Tidy Books kids book box or Tidy Books children’s bookcase so that they can find what they want by themselves.

our nursery will be somewhere for baby to sleep, be changed, fed, and don’t forget, somewhere to listen to stories in! It is never too early to read to your baby. Babies love to look at bright pictures and hear the sound of your voice.

Ask! Get tips from friends who already have children. What’s the nursery item they still use and love? Start your baby’s home library in your nursery. Have a few books at home that are just right for babies. You can find great book ideas for babies from Bookstart.org.uk Include a comfy chair to read story together. Reading with your baby is a lovely way to spend time together and you’ll soon find that baby is reaching out to touch the book. Look for winners. The shortcut to finding good

Give books a special place in your home. By choosing to put your baby’s books in a Tidy Books Bookcase or Book Box, you are showing that books are important. You will be starting your baby on a lifelong journey into reading! Find out more about Tidy Books’ award winning bookcases for babies and toddlers, which will last your family 8 years or more, and encourage your child’s love of books from

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f you’re planning long car journeys (perhaps to your holiday destination or for a great family day out) with your little ones this Summer, here are 3 great products worth investing in that should help make the journey go a little more smoothly;

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Space Saving: With all the essentials required to have a day out with your family. It can be easy to fill up the car. Mummy and Me love the ‘Doona’ car-seat and will be bringing you more on this fantastic product in upcoming issues. The Award-Winning Doona is the next generation in car-seats bringing you a Group O+ car-seat and pushchair in one! Available from Mamas & Papas, Toys R Us and other retailers priced at £299.

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Entertainment: Keeping your children entertained on a long journey can prove challenging. Mummy and Me love the travel Aquadoodle range from Tomy. These no fuss, no mess mats are safe for designing masterpieces whilst on the go, recommended for children aged 18months+. With no messy ink, just water, parents can relax in the knowledge that there’ll be no stains. Simply fill the special Aquadoodle Pen with water before you travel. Once dry they can be used over and over again! Travel Aquadoodle range R.R.P from £4.99 - £13.49.

long car journeys, little ones can grow tired and fall asleep. Mummy and Me adore ‘Quillows’ - a Family Day O ut pillow that folds out into a fleece lined blanket. Perfect for little ones nap times inside and out! Available in their favourite characters. Priced at £22 with optional personalisation an extra £5.

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Travelling with Tots...

Summer toilet train ing special o ffer just £19.9 9* LumiPotti’s clever little night light is movement sensitive. Working automatically, It’s ‘On’ only when your child needs it and ‘Off’ when they are sleeping. Perfect for when you check on them too, the night light will go out 60secs after the last detected movement. Extra clean, the LumiPotti bowl is made with Anti-microbial plastic. When they are too old to use the potty, they’ll still have a handy little night light to guide them for years to come…. *available until 31/08/14 normal RRP £23.99

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The Ultimate Fairytale Experience...

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he Disney Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Harrods is the ultimate immersive storytelling experience for young kids at the iconic British store in Knightsbridge, London. This is the first time that a Disney Parks and Resorts offering has been recreated in the UK. This enchanted retail experience invites children to step into the world of their fairy tale heroes and heroines for a magical transformation and a master-class in the qualities it takes to be a Princess or a Knight. Inspired by the famous “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo” scene in the Disney animated Cinderella film, where Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother transforms her for the ball, the Disney Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Harrods is set in a fairy tale castle enclosed within the glittering walls of Harrods. In the stately fitting room behind the large wooden castle doors, dazzling dresses and shimmering accessories are encased and within the boutique salon, ornate golden mirrors line the walls. From the moment a child steps into the world, imagination becomes reality. Children are hosted by their very own Fairy Godmother-in-Training to learn the qualities needed to become a Princess or Knight, take a royal oath and enjoy the ultimate magical experience. Perfect as a gift for children aged 3-12 or for a special celebration, there are a variety of experiences to choose from starting from as little as £50. The Disney Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Harrods forms the centre piece of Disney at Harrods, bringing further Disney magic to the world famous department store with a brand new Disney Store at Harrods and new-look Disney Cafe.

“My husband and I felt quite emotional

Crown Experience £200 The Crown experience’s crowning glory is a choice of deluxe Princess costumes (choice of Belle, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Tiana and Snow White along with a deluxe tiara, sash and t-shirt. It includes a choice of hair styling, nail and face-painting and a commemorative photograph, filled make-up bag and certificate.

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watching our daughter being transformed into ‘Princess’ Eden for her 3rd birthday. The staff were always in character bringing that special Disney magic. Everything has been extremely well thought out and with all the commemorative gifts you get to take away (along with the dress and tiara) the package is excellent value for money. Mummy and Me Magazine would highly recommend this fabulous experience for any little princess or knight! Michelle Thompson Magazine Founder & Director


Once upon a time... ...a Fairy Godmother waved her wand over London Town and brought a little Disney magic to Harrods. Discover our enchanted fairy tale castle and become a Princess in this unique world where imagination becomes reality.

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Celebrating 15 years of Visiting London?... ‘Books About

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Town’ is coming to London this July! Find all 50 unique BookBench sculptures, designed by local artists and famous names to celebrate London's literary heritage and reading for enjoyment. Axel Sheffler is the talented illustrator of books by Julia Donaldson. He has painted favourite characters from 9 of their collective works on the BookBench. For more information visit:

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have a unique collection of statement piece ‘funky’ clothing for boys and girls. Their famous animal collection is a Mummy and Me favourite and ideal for Gruffalo fans! visit:

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Inch Blue

make the most beautiful handmade soft leather baby and toddler shoes (0-6 years) offering total comfort for your baby with fabulous designs. Mummy and Me particularly love their animal selection, ideal for Gruffalo fans! Mr Fox, Squeak (Mouse) and Barney (Owl) come in a selection of colours and start from just £19. Shoes that last and are soft enough for healthy foot development and feet learning new skills! To browse beautiful collection visit:

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Gruffalo

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Follow your nearest Gruffalo trail... Delamere trail dates: 11 April - 30 September. No booking is required. Suitable for ages two to six. See a giant Gruffalo sculpture! Trail starting point: Delamere Cafe (Tip: Use the cafe car park rather than Whitefield as this is much closer for little feet!) Extra activities: Purchase an activity sheet for the trail, available from the cafe or Bike Shop for £2. (They also sell yummy chocolate Gruffalo cakes too!) There are other activity suggestions and downloadable sheets at:

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Why not take a picnic and the Gruffalo book to read and make a day of it!? Make a Gruffalo den or Stick Man for extra fun! There are 15 Gruffalo carvings in forests around the country. Why not search for some more?

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Early Years ANNABEL KARMEL - COOKING WITH KIDS

ANNABEL KARMEL’s top tips for cooking with kids 1. What a Mess: Let’s face it; cooking with kids is never going to be mess free. Spending time in the kitchen with different smells, sights and textures should be a fun and memorable experience, so don’t worry about a bit of mess. Using a plastic table cloth can make clearing up a bit easier. 2. Get Equipped: Use equipment that won’t break easily; plastic bowls; wooden spoons; plastic cookie cutters and wooden rolling pins. Silicone cupcake moulds are good for baking small batches of cakes as well as making mini omelettes or jelly. My Mini Cupcake Set with Baking Tray is ideal for this. 3. Keep it Simple: Children (especially toddlers) have short attention spans, so start with recipes that are extra easy and provide a result reasonably quickly. 4. Food Hygiene: Ensure they wash their hands before they touch any ingredients and in between touching raw and cooked or ready-to-eat foods. 5. Squabble-free Fun: If you are cooking with

more than one child, give each of them their own job or spoon to stir. Whilst cooking is a great opportunity to teach them about sharing; giving them their own job not only helps teach them responsibility, but also helps avoid any squabbling! 6. Cooking Parties: occupy the kids this summer with a cooking party for your child. Choose some simple recipes such as mini pizzas, gingerbread men or cupcakes and let them work in pairs to make their own lunch or tea. From Mini Baking Sets, to Alphabet Cookie Cutters and Mini Popcake Kits, Annabel’s range provides hands-on cooking experience to feed children’s inquisitive minds. The brightly coloured cooking sets, ranging from £5-£15, are accompanied by Annabel’s favourite recipes and easy-to-follow cooking instructions. Suitable for children aged 3+ and available in select Tesco stores and Tesco Direct, they are ideal for fun summer learning.

Green’s - the home baking whizz - and crafty CBeebies favourite Mister Maker have put their heads together to create this fantastic cake kit. The kit contains everything your Mini Makers need to bake 12 cupcakes. And - even better - once the cakes are baked, kids will be kept busy making fun decorations with the ready to roll icing provided. A great chance to let their imaginations go crazy and experiment in true Mister Maker style! Visit www.greenscakes.co.uk/mister-maker for product information and fun activities.

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big do? dressing for two? Discover bump-friendly dresses, from modest yet flirty lace ensembles to glamorous sweeping midi gowns, with the gorgeous new Rock-A-Bye Rosie SS14 collection – now in store at The Pudding Club, Metquarter’s newest arrival. You’ll also find covetable new season must-haves from the biggest names in maternity wear, including J Brand, Queen Mum and Isabella Oliver, all in one chic boutique! Visit metquarter.com to find out more and see the new collection!

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ater Babies Swim for Fun in aid of the charity “Touched by an Angel” raising money for Alder Hey Bereavement Centre. During the week of the 16th to the 22nd June all the little ones swimming with Water Babies took part in sponsored events. This charity remains very close to our hearts here at Water Babies Liverpool, it is in memory of Joseph Mitchell who was born on the 17th March 2010 and sadly passed away at 2 years old having bravely fought to beat a rare heart condition.

All babies and children who took part in the event received a lovely certificate to say a massive thank you for taking part in Water Babies ‘Swim for Fun’ If you would like to donate to this amazing charity all you need to do is go to: http://www.justgiving.com/ WaterBabiesLiverpool or you can donate by texting WABL99 to 70070.

JOSEPH MITCHELL - TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL

Joseph’s family found the Bereavement Centre at Alder Hey such a massive help and support that they set up a charity “Touched by an Angel” in Joseph’s memory.

For more information about your nearest Water Babies class please visit: www.waterbabies.co.uk or call your local franchise on 01925 243643.

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Millie the Miracle Born 10 Weeks Early

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Millie weighed just 3lbs 12oz and was taken straight away to SCBU.

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illie was not breathing on her own and we found her surrounded by equipment and machines, with nurses and consultant’s all around her. I could feel myself getting more and more upset and worried by the minute. Millie ended up on a CPAP machine (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) to help her to breathe. She also had jaundice, so was placed under Phototherapy lights wearing a mask to protect her eyes. In addition, she had to have an NG tube placed through the nose, down into the stomach used for feeding and administering drugs. She was given a routine ultrasound head scan given to all preterm babies. We were taken into a private room and were told that Millie had Hydrocephalus. A watery fluid, known as CerebroSpinal Fluid (CSF). CSF is produced constantly inside each of the four ventricles of the brain, normally this flows through narrow pathways from one ventricle to the next, then out over the outside of the brain and down the spinal cord. Hydrocephalus is caused by the inability for CSF to drain away into the bloodstream. One of the Consultants came and explained Millie’s Hydrocephalus in more depth. The usual treatment is to insert a shunting device to control the pressure by draining excess CSF, therefore preventing the condition becoming worse. He was so nice, even drawing pictures and little diagrams to help us understand more. He explained that we had to wait and see whether Millie’s head got any bigger. Sometimes at the start it can settle down but if not Millie would need brain surgery to be fitted with a shunt. We dried our eyes, put on a brave face and went back to see Millie in her incubator. Day by day, Millie’s head was getting bigger. So the day came for her to be moved to NICU. She had continual testing of the fluid in her head to check the pressure. The drawing of fluid continued for about a week but was not working. Millie’s

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head was still growing at a rapid rate, so we were informed that she would have to undergo her first surgery. So Millie was taken to surgery a few days later on the 22/04/10. We met the anaesthetist and surgeons before being led to a small room to sign the paperwork. Then we kissed Millie goodbye and good luck. I was in tears thinking I would never see my daughter again. About 2 and half hours went by. Millie arrived, her hair had been shaved on one side and she was hooked back up having to be monitored around the clock looking so fragile. 2 weeks later it was not good news, Millie’s head was still growing at a rapid rate despite the access device been fitted. So Millie was scheduled to have a VP shunt fitted. The Big day came, I couldn’t believe we were going to go through more surgery. But we knew it was to save her life. We just couldn’t help feeling that she was so small and had been through enough already. Tears were shed as we parted from her side. Four hours passed then we got a phone call from the ward to say Millie had made it and to come up. Jonny and I just hugged each other and thanked God that she had made it through. A few weeks later Millie was back in SCBU. Millie was finally sent home in the June. At this stage she was still tube feeding, supported by lots of medication and on special milk. It was the best feeling in the world to be taking her home but also very scary. Millie continued to have a care team of consultants, therapists and nurses. She is now a happy 4 year old. We have a blog that offers support and shares our experiences. Please pay a visit to

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I Love You Natty: A sibling’s uplifting introduction to Down’s syndrome

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Mia, who lives with her family near Truro, found it difficult to understand why her baby sister Natty had to spend time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Treliske Hospital, Truro, when she was born. Natty was born with Trisomy 21, commonly known as Down’s syndrome, which was accompanied by a heart condition. Her parents, Hayley and Bob, did not know that their new baby would have the condition before she was born, so the whole family went through a steep learning curve of what life would be like with a child with additional needs. Hayley writes award-winning and internationally renowned blog, Downs Side Up. When she discovered notes and poems around the house written by Mia to her little sister, she collected them, soon realising that they were the basis for a ground-breaking book. Mia writes, “I love you Natty and you are the best sister in the world and so precious to me. You are so important to me and if you weren’t in this world my life wouldn’t be the same.” Mia’s drawings and family photographs complete this beautiful first introduction to Trisomy 21,

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terly Lo which has been ve endorsed by eight leading UK charities. Hayley said, “This is exactly the kind of book I searched for when Natty was born, to read with Mia at bedtime. I believe it will have a positive impact on new parents as well.” The book I Love You Natty is available from Amazon at £5.99 + P&P or to order via Waterstones. ISBN 978-0-9929251-0-9

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ine-year-old big sister Mia Goleniowska, from Cornwall, has published a groundbreaking book to help other children who become siblings to a child with Down’s syndrome.

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Helping siblings see the

Down Syndrome Liverpool is a registered Charity based in the City of Liverpool, run by Parent and Carer Trustees of people with Down’s Syndrome. DSL aims to support parents, carers and families who are affected by Down’s syndrome and seek to enhance the lives of people with Down’s syndrome who live in the City of Liverpool and surrounding area. Our activities include providing advice and support to new parents via our new parent contact and through our new parent packs and organise social events that bring our membership together. For more information contact us using the details below.

Down Syndrome Liverpool PO Box 1 Mossley Hill District Office Liverpool L18 4SD secretary@downsyndromeliverpool.org www.downsyndromeliverpool.org Registered Charity No 1097276

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Commando Dad Fit for Purpose:

How to fit training in around family life.

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efore I was a parent, I loved keeping fit and setting myself physical challenges, from marathons to triathlons and even endurance events for people who should know better, like The Tough Guy. However, when my troopers came along, I quickly realised that there was never going to be free time in my day that I could train in (or to do anything else for that matter). I recognised that I needed to get creative about how I could fit training in around my family commitments (which I have a lot of as a stay at home dad). It’s wasn’t always easy, but then nothing worth doing ever is. So dads, if you want to start, maintain or revisit a training routine, here’s my tips: Don’t believe the hype. People will tell you that it is impossible to train with a family and that there just isn’t enough time in the day. I once said this and got the response, “You have the same 24 hours a day that Einstein, Marie Curie and other world changers had”. Well that puts things into perspective. We are only talking about scheduling in training, gentlemen. You can do it. Make Sacrifices. Sacrifice everything that you do not know to be useful or believe to be productive uses of your time. If you cannot train because you need to schedule it in alongside playing on the Xbox, checking Facebook or tweeting for example, you need to re-evaluate your goals. Gain Home Support. Ideally, you need the full support of your partner, or if you are a single parent, the person/people who help you out with childcare. Not only for their help in looking after the troopers while you train, but also as a motivating force to help to stick to your schedule. This can be tricky as you will be training at times that may currently be considered time for you to spend together (especially if you are training for an event and your training time is increasing). If this is an issue for you, tackle it now. It is not going to go away. Here’s how I did it: - I explained to my wife why I really wanted to train and compete. - I worked to ensure she had as much ‘free’ time as I had training time. - I stuck it out and proved I was serious.

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Choose your moments. Some training can only happen away from base camp. If this is the case, avoid busy times in the family day: i.e. mealtimes, bedtime etc. All hands need to be on deck then. So either get up early and create time at the start of the day (I prefer this) or be prepared to go out once the troopers are bunked down. Become more efficient at exercising. Create – or find – a fifteen minute routine that allows you to give yourself a total body workout. Fifteen minutes is the optimum amount of time because even a very young baby trooper will nap for 15 minutes. Do exercise that requires little – or no – kit: sit ups, press ups, skipping and squats are all fabulous exercises that you can perform in confined spaces at a moment’s notice. And that may be all you have. Get exercise kit you can use at home and be disciplined enough to use it. My indoor trainer for my bike was essential to my triathlon training – I would thrash it at every opportunity. Make it a family affair. Make your training a family activity as this will not only enable you to train during ‘normal’ hours but also to set a brilliant example for your troopers. Importantly, it gives your partner an opportunity to have time to themselves. For example: - Take the unit to the park, and when your partner joins you, start your laps. - Take the troopers out for a bike ride, then drop them back at base camp to your partner, and then get some serious miles in. - Take the unit swimming, and when your partner either joins you or collects the troopers, get some real lengths under your belt. - Invite your family to watch you compete. Hilarious pictures of me at The Tough Guy, in various stages of torment, have gained almost legendary status at our base camp. If you’ve got any other tips, please share them with me – and other dads – on the Commando Dad forums:

www.commandodad.com/ forum


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