Baby Show Live @ Home with Lidl Read our guide on page 31
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M E A LT I M E M A D E E A SY S TO K K E ® C L I K K ™ H I G H C H A I R We listened to parents about what’s really important at family mealtimes: Stokke® Clikk™ was developed to address all your needs… all in one box! With one-minute, tool-free assembly, including a tray and 5-point harness, you’ll be ready for easier, cleaner and closer mealtimes in just 1-2-3 Clikk!
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8. TEN THINGS WE LOVE Brands and products your sure to fall in love with.
18. NAMING A BABY DURING A PANDEMIC How baby names reflect changing times
60. STAY HOME LOCKDOWN BABY Dressing the bump comfy for working from home.
31. THE BABY SHOW LIVE @ HOME WITH LIDL Our Guide to The Baby Show Live @ Home with Lidl virtual event.
66. CREATING YOUR DREAM NURSERY Release the inner designer in you.
70. CARING FOR YOUR TODDLERS TEETH Know what to do and when.
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From the EDITOR
Natasha Hewett Editor-in-chief
Rebecca Harding If your reading this, then you may well be pregnant ... Or maybe your baby is already here... Either way, congratulations and welcome to parenthood! Well, where do we start? What a start of the year that was! Who could have predicted 2020 beginning like that? We hope you’re keeping safe and well and adjusting to the new normal in these uncertain times. Talking of Lockdown, midwives predict a baby-boom, so for all those lockdown babies, be sure to check out our best baby buys on page 8 helping you shop from the comfort of your own home. While we are shopping from home, have you booked your tickets for The Baby Show Live @ Home with Lidl on 30th October - 1st November. Check out page 31 for our quick guide to the show and a unique discount code for a free ticket *RRP £15pp but be quick. There is only a limited number available. Sadly there are no big baby shows this year, and picking that perfect pram can be tricky enough at the best of times. But choosing a pram during a pandemic when you can’t trial and play is even more challenging. On page 14, we explain the difference between different style prams and what might be best for you. They say one of the most exciting parts of nesting is prepping the nursery for that new arrival. When designing your perfect nursery, we have you covered on page 66. Word of warning, be prepared for nursery envy. Please don’t say I didn’t warn you. So we have covered baby, but what about the toddlers? Caring for those little teeth when they have entered that independent stage can be challenging, so check out our toddler troubles corner on-page 70 for more info. Don’t forget to join us on Instagram for weekly competitions and everyday baby chat. See you there.
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JAMIE GREY LEATHER Jamie provides the ultimate hands-free and unisex option for parents on the go.
PINK BLUSH Guaranteed to add a touch of luxe to your bedtime routine. Made in the softest stretch modal with adjustable self-tie sashes, it’s designed to provide a comfy, flattering fit throughout pregnancy, as well as easy nursing access afterwards www.pinkblushmaternity.com
KIT AND KIN REUSABLE CLOTH NAPPY The world’s first reusable cloth nappy made with ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon made from recovered fishing nets and other nylon waste. Every nappy helps to clean up oceans and landfills around the world, while keeping your baby’s bottom dry and comfy for up to 12 hours thanks to our super absorbent and gentle 100% plant-based core. www.kitandkin.com
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SUPER BUMP New Pregnancy Supplement Drink SuperBump is almost here. Devised by a team of Doctors and Dieticians this is the perfect solution for anyone who can’t stand taking tablets! It is packed full of the recommended vitaminsand minerals for you and your baby. www.toddlekind.co.uk
LANSINOH ORGANIC NIPPLE BALM The balm features only seven ingredients, all of which are organic, including Argan and Coconut oil to help soothe tender nipples and dry skin. www.amazon.co.uk
TRYBIKE STEEL 2 IN 1 BALANCE BIKE/ TRIKE Two bikes in one. Trybikeâ€™s are the most stylish and adaptable kids bike on the market. The Trybike 2 in 1 Balance Bike will develop with them as their need for speed grows. www.scandiborn.co.uk
VITIMUM Vitimum is a nutrition brand for Mothers. Founded by a Mum and made for Mums, we specialise in self-care and wellness during pregnancy and motherhood. www.vitimum.com
COTTERPILLAR Cotterpillar is a beautiful, characterful addition to the nursery, simple to slip on, modular sections combine to create an adorable decorative feature. www.cotterpillar.com
GAZELLE S Take advantage of a complementary detachable Shopping Basket that effortlessly clicks on and off the frame as well as a huge stroller basket at the base of the stroller. With a combined basket capacity of 23 kg, it couldnâ€™t be easier to carry your shopping and all your essentials on your trip about town.
KONGES SLOJD BABS TEETHER IN CARAMEL Banish teething troubles with these cute boob shaped teethers from Scandi brand, Konges Slojd. Lovingly crafted from 100% natural rubber and BPA free, they are made especially for tiny hands, offering relief for those sore gums with an added element of fun. www.scandiborn.co.uk project-baby.co.uk
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MAMA MIO MAMA MARKS CREAM Formulated for mamas with fresh stretch marks, this highly effective blend of peptides, fruit enzymes and oils is clinically proven to reduce the appearance, colour and texture of existing stretch marks. Price: £38.00 www.mioskincare.co.uk
BBHUGME PREGNANCY PILLOW The pregnancy pillow that supports and grows with you and your baby. For use during pregnancy, nursing and beyond it will provide relief and five point support to the most critical areas; pelvis, low back, belly, knees and ankles. Price: £148.00 www.bbhugme.com
BUMP & GLORY OMEGA 3 FISH OIL CAPSULES Omega 3 plays a crucial role in the development of your baby: From that positive test right through to breastfeeding, Omega 3 fatty acids are great while you’re expecting. Price: £19.00 www.barebiology.com
HATCH MAMA MUST-HAVES KIT Combining three of our best-selling essentials for new mamas-tobe, this gift set gives her foundational pieces to take care of that cute bump + bod. The kit includes Belly Oil for top-to-toe nourishing hydration, Down, Girl to give those swollen legs + feet some relief, and Nipple + Lip for clean lip care now. Price: £118.00 www.harveynichols.com
BUMP Creating Memories
NOTE TO MY BUMP A beautiful and thoughtful gift for a new mum, these gold foil notebooks can be personalised for your occasion. Create a lovely keepsake and personalise the notebook with the baby’s name or due date. Inside, you can write about the journey through pregnancy, or ask close friends and relatives to write a little message at a baby shower. Price: £15.00 www.love-up.co.uk
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NANIT Know what’ s happening in your baby’s crib – and when. The Nanit Plus smart baby monitor mounts overhead, so you can watch over your baby’s crib with high-definition audio and video. Use the built-in speaker to speak or sing to your baby from anywhere, play soothing nature sounds, and receive alerts if the room temperature changes or your baby moves or wakes. Price: £299.00 www.selfridges.com
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ELVIE BREAST PUMP Say goodbye to noisy, bulky breast pumps, and hello to the Elvie Pump - a single electric breast pump that is silent and compact, fitting seamlessly into your bra and your life! Wear the pump in your nursing bra and press play either on the device or in the free downloadable app. The pump will automatically switch from Stimulation to Expression mode and will stop pumping when the bottle is full for a hassle-free pumping session.
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VALENTINO DONNA EAU DE PARFUM Luminous and sensual, Valentino Donna revolves around a contrast of noble, subtle ingredients. The search for contemporary classicism and a sense of past and present that characterizes the concept of timeless elegance are embodied in the bottle. Price: £76.00 www.beautybase.com
The Elwood backpack is our most popular style for good reason. A great unisex, handsfree option for when you are running about, or alternatively it can be clipped onto your stroller (clips sold separately). Crafted from tumbled black vegan leather and set back to lux gunmetal bespoke hardware, this bestselling backpack is large enough to fit most laptops and it’s functional design details works hard for you in any environment, be it playground, office or street. Price: £140.00 www.tibaandmarl.com
NESSA’S SCAR SAVIOUR Nessa Scar Saviour contains powerful plant actives that work to hydrate and restore skin, resulting in reduced appearance of scars and stretch marks. Formulated with turmeric for it’s soothing properties and antioxidants, marshmallow and liquorice roots that work to nourish deep down to help with skin recovery, and deeply hydrating plant oils, butters and vitamin E that all work to help boost collagen.
JOY XL BLACK NYLON QUILTED LEATHER BACKPACK
A bold logo piece designed to show solidarity to women who are less fortunate than others, this Mama sweatshirt from Selfish Mother is a go-to casual staple. Selfish Mother donates £10 from sales of each Mama sweatshirt to mothers2mothers.
This gorgeous midi leather backpack is great if you don’t need your large Joy backpack every day but you want the same organisation and style you have become accustomed to. Continue to enjoy your day hands-free knowing with your faithful companion by your side. The Midi Joy leather backpack is also great if you want to match with your daughter as we have the same style available in XL too so you will both be ready for your midi adventure.
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MILTON Milton sterilising tablets have been expertly developed to sterilise baby items using cold water. The Milton cold water method of sterilising has been used by mums and hospitals for over 70 years and has been specifically formulated to kill 99.9% of germs. Price: from £2.50 www.boots.co.uk
Editors Choice JOOLZ X MAXI COSI PEBBLE PRO I SIZE The Joolz X Maxi-Cosi car seat is the perfect match for any Joolz pushchair. Combining premium design with the latest car seat i-Size regulations, new-borns will be completely safe while also being exceptionally comfortable. Suitable from birth due to the cushioned and adjustable headrest, the car seat is designed with impact absorbing, extra soft padding and fabrics to ensure all round protection and comfort of the side, back and neck of babies up to 75cm. The innovative car seat combines style with practicality, the height adjustable harness means the car seat grows with your baby and the easy to use clasp can be opened and adjusted with one hand in just one second. A sophisticated ISOFIX base ensures quick installation into either the car or your Joolz pushchair, and the adjustable carry handle can be arranged into 3 different positions for ultimate ease. Price: £219.00 www.joolz.com/uk
Products for BASSINEST® The BassiNest®is the only bedside crib on the market that swivels 360 for safe, close sleep.
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Price: £249.00 www.halosleep.co.uk
NATURAL QUILTED MOSES BASKET & MATTRESS - HONEY RICE Create the most natural sleeping environment for your precious one with The Little Green Sheep Natural Knitted Moses Basket and Mattress Honey, with a strong natural palm leaf basket and special chemical-free Little Green Sheep mattress. Price: £79.95 www.thelittlegreensheep.co.uk
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TONIE BOX Meet the Toniebox, your entry ticket to a whole new world of audiobooks, music and even educational fun for children. Simply turn it on, pop a Tonie figure on and let the adventure begin. **Characters are extra**
Price: £69.99 www.tonies.com
LINKIMALS COUNTING KOALA Learn and grow with this adorable Counting Koala from the Fisher-Price Linkimals range. There are so many textures, sounds and sights to enjoy with this interactive Counting Koala! Try pressing the numbers to discover lights, sounds and music! Then, bat the roller, twirl the spinner or crumple the crinkly ears.
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LIMITED EDITION CHRISTMAS CUDDLEELF! The cutest gift you can imagine for any 1-3 year old this Christmas! Imagine the delight on their little faces when they put this on, and how fantastic your photos will be of your little festive elf! Price: £37.99 www.cuddledry.com
SKIP HOP EXPLORE & MORE™ SORT & SPIN YETI Teach little ones shapes and colors in three stages with this fun friend. Our interactive Yeti talks, spins and more as baby explores. As baby learns and grows, it switches to a shape sorter and game mode—with rewarding lights, music, phrases and giggles. Price: £32.00 www.johnlewis.com
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BUGGY CLIPS BY BABY UMA MATCH YOUR BUGGY – Your plea for brown buggy clips has been heard! Baby Uma created a pair of must-have brown leather effect stroller hooks that will be sure to make an impression. They’re the perfect choice for parents who want to experience the very best with their baby from day one, accessorising made easy. Price: £8.99 www.babyuma.com
Our deluxe reinforced fibreglass deck in a choice of four exclusive designs – featuring Gruffalo, Mouse, Fox and a host of other forest friends. The only scooter kids will need – from from first steps to first days at school. New and exclusive for Christmas 2020. Now even the deepest, darkest woods aren’t off limits.
Take on roar-some adventures with these brilliant canvas kicks! These machine washable shoes have a secure double riptape fastening and enhanced toe bumpers to protect little feet. The flexible lightweight sole encourages natural movement and the cool dinosaur print on khaki canvas will inspire any budding explorer.
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Choosing The Perfect Pushchair to Suit your Lifestyle
It’s hard not to feel like a beginner when you’re shopping for that first pushchair. But we all feel like that when we’re starting out, just keep in mind that lifestyle plays a big part in determining the right pushchair for you and your little one. So first things first, what do you actually even need - if you’re fully stumped head over to our beginners guide.
babies, usually while they are lying flat. You can easily turn a pushchair into a pram if it has a lie-flat seat, or with the addition of a carrycot.
But hopefully our little explanation below will help you decipher the meaning of the words ‘pushchair, pram, buggy & stroller’ - so many words that all mean sort of the same thing. And you thought Eskimos went overkill with variations on ‘snow’. Thankfully, we’re here to simplify everything and focus on what matters - helping you find the pushchair which is best for your baby, your budget and your lifestyle, whether you like to hit the shops or tackle tougher terrains.
From the moment you bring your baby home, to the point where they’re running around and climbing the furniture, a pushchair is an essential accessory when out and about. New and expectant parents often ask the same thing: “what’s the difference between a pram, a buggy and a pushchair?”. If we’re being honest, these terms are often used interchangeably, but for clarity’s sake there are key differences between them:
PRAM Traditionally, a pram (also known as a perambulator if you live life like it’s 1920) is a four wheeled carriage designed especially for newborn
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A folding chair with wheels, designed for a baby or small child to be pushed around while seated.
STROLLER / BUGGY A stroller is a lightweight collapsable chair with wheels, most suited to toddlers and young children.
A pushchair with the ability to attach a car seat and/or a carrycot, usually the pieces are bought together. To find one that’s ideal, it’s recommended that you choose a pushchair that not only suits your baby’s needs but also your lifestyle, whether that’s bus-hopping on public transport, taking baby hiking or long car journeys with your brood.
BEST PUSHCHAIRS FOR CAR OWNERS If your time is spent getting from A to B in a car, then a travel-system is the thing for you. Pushchair travel systems include an infant carrier (carrycot), a pushchair and a car seat, or a convertible pushchair and car seat. It’s the best way to transport your baby from the car to your next destination without waking them. You simply click the car seat out, attach it to your pushchair chassis and off you go. It’s worth looking out for pushchairs that: *Are car seat (and carrycot) compatible *Are light enough to lift in and out of a boot often *Can fold down to a compact size to take up as little boot space as possible
BEST PUSHCHAIRS FOR WALKING, EXERCISE & THE GREAT OUTDOORS If you live life in the fast lane, well, the bumpy lane, you’ll need an all-terrain pushchair. All-terrain pushchairs are great for frequent strolls in the park, walking the dog, or a trip to the woods. They offer stability and adaptable handlebars for travelling in complete comfort. It’s best to look out for pushchairs that include: *Large wheels to comfortably navigate different surfaces (three wheelers are a great choice) *Great suspension that can keep up with the twists and turns on a brisk morning jog or a hike *Adjustable handlebars to offer you greater comfort as you push
BEST PUSHCHAIRS FOR GROWING FAMILIES If you’re already bringing up a little one and planning on adding a new edition to your family (we know, baby steps...) thinking about which pushchair you choose can save you time and money down the line. A pushchair that can be converted into a multi-child pushchair, or can adapt to additional features like an extra seat or stroller platform (so the big kid can come along for the ride) is ideal. Then you’re ready to go as soon as your new arrival makes an appearance. If you are expecting twins, you won’t get far without a double, tandem or convertible pushchair. Each one breaks down like this: *Twin pushchairs allow your babies to sit side by side *Tandem pushchairs place one child in-front of the next for a narrow, longer frame *Convertible pushchairs let you add an additional seat on at a later date (some even replace a seat with a shopping basket)
BEST PUSHCHAIRS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT Manoeuvring a pushchair on and off a train, tube or bus can be a struggle, and an absolute nightmare for yourself and everyone around you, but it doesn’t have to be this way. If public transport is a part of your daily life, consider picking a pushchair that: * Is lightweight and foldable - making it easy to lift on and off public transport *Is small enough to push on a bus or train *Has large enough wheels so they won’t get stuck in gaps between the pavement or the platform *Fits in designated pushchair spaces and aisles on buses and trains
Hopefully we’ve given you some different options to consider, and make a mountain of information not seem so, well, mountainous. Happy hunting! project-baby.co.uk
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GROUPS & CLASSES
NOW BABY LIVE Log On for next free class ‘Coronavirus and Pregnancy’ Join Parentcraft classes from the comfort of your own home. Parentcraft classes are educational sessions provided for expectant parents covering all aspects of antenatal, birth and postnatal education. www.nowbabylive.co.uk
JOIN A VIRTUAL CLASS OR GROUP HAPPY BABY HAPPY PARENTS We’d lost count of the number of times people told us their antenatal courses didn’t prepare them for reality.
So we brought together a team of experts in all things pregnancy, child birth and parenting and decided to do something about it.
MANtenatal was created by a father of 4 who has attended not one but two full antenatal courses over a 10 year period. On both occasions, the classes were good but they never seemed to give enough focus on men and what they need to be better dads. The other thing he spotted during these courses was the heavy reliance on theory and flipcharts. Parenthood is not about theory or what it says in books… you have to get stuck in and literally get your hands dirty! Yes, that does mean poo… So this is where MANtenatal steps in. Join other guys in a safe environment where nothing is taboo. Ask anything you want, there won’t be any rolling eyes or looks of ‘wait until I get you home’… These classes are designed to help you play your part in becoming the best dad you can be.
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Passionate about the importance of exercising, Joanna is offering her unique programmes on a ‘pay what you can’ scheme. For those whose finances are affected by coronavirus, Joanna’s commitment is to ensure their fitness is covered. For those who feel OK financially, then they are invited to contribute that little bit extra to help those who can’t. www.joannahelcke.com
MINI FIRST AID Mini First Aid, is thrilled to unveil the launch of its two-hour online course. The course has been developed so it is interactive, it also confirms understanding and tests learning – making it truly engaging. Once complete parents feel confident in the knowledge they’ve just learned. Like the award-winning practical classes, the online course covers CPR, Choking, Bumps, Burns, Breaks, Bleeding, Febrile Seizures & Meningitis Awareness. The course can be paused or returned back to, which will be perfect if parents are distracted or called away by their little one. www.minifirstaid.co.uk
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The Baby Show team wants to support and guide both expectant and new parents every step of the way, that’s why we’ve introduced The Baby Show Live @ Home. A digital series of events across our social channels, where the top UK baby experts will share their tips and advice on an array of topics, plus we have will exclusive offers, shopping advice with product demonstrations and lots of entertainment! www.thebabyshow.co.uk
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Almost half (43%) of parents believe the Coronavirus crisis will alter the way UK babies are named – and seven per cent of mums-to-be have already changed a name choice due to the pandemic..
The survey was conducted between 28-29 May 2020 by www.ChannelMum.com
During a Pandemic ChannelMum.com baby name expert SJ Strum said:
“Baby names reflect changing times and never more so than when the world is facing a catastrophe. The current crisis means parents are understandably stressed and anxious, so are using new-born’s names to celebrate new life and joy. Positive names are a wonderful way to keep focusing on the future and means that the child knows their name has real meaning.”. However, the coronavirus pandemic means parents are now choosing more positive names for their children. Seven in ten have listed hopeful ‘virtue’ names, with Faith, Hope, Charity, Patience and Constance predicted to come back into fashion. Over half (54%) would consider a Rainbow name after the kids’ art trend. Popular picks include Iris, meaning Rainbow in Greek, alongside Indigo and Blue. But Violet is out because of its closeness to ‘virus’. Also popular are Hero names to honour our key workers, the poll of 1,300 parents for ChannelMum.com found. Top choices are the gender-neutral Hero, Avery and Bravery plus Maverick for boys, with three in ten backing a rise in popularity.
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Meanwhile Florence – which is currently number 15 in the baby name charts – could jump into the top ten girl’s names as half consider it, due to its links with the Nightingale hospitals. Amongst the current uncertainty, a new trend has also emerged for ‘secure’ names, including Haven and Harbour. One in five parents said they would consider a secure name for their child, as the crisis continues. Happy names are popular with a third of new parents, in a bid to beat lockdown gloom and celebrate new life. The most selected names include Bliss, Joy, Blythe and Felicity for girls, alongside Pax and Sol for boys. One in ten even believes Wickes or Wix could be used as a baby name after school PE fitness video hero Joe Wicks, while the name Joe – currently ranked 316th - could rise through the name charts again.
NAMES UP IN POPULARITY HERO NAMES Avery Bravery Florence Maverick Hero Wix or Wicks
VIRTUE NAMES Hope Faith Charity True Constance Patience Promise
HAPPINESS NAMES Bliss Blythe (means carefree) Felicity (means happiness at home) Joy Solomon or Sol (means peaceful) Pax (means peace)
SECURE NAMES Harbour Haven RAINBOW NAMES Iris Indigo Blue Red
POPULARITY NAMES Cora or Corah Coren Corina Corona Lochlan Lockie Rona Ronan Viola Violet Violette Vira
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Acupuncture ACUPUNCTURE CAN DOUBLE THE CHANCES OF GETTING PREGNANT THROUGH IVF By Colin Fernandez, Science Correspondent for The Daily Mail
Over 46 per cent of women undergoing acupuncture treatment conceived While only 21.7 per cent of the women became pregnant in the other group Treatment may be offered as a possible method of improving IVF outcome Expert says it may only work due to patient spending time with practitioner Acupuncture may double the chances of a woman conceiving with IVF, a study has found.
The needle technique was used before any eggs were retrieved from the woman’s body – and then again before and after the fertilised embryo was implanted.
Among couples undergoing the fertility treatment, the likelihood of pregnancy was greatly improved if the woman also had acupuncture.
The researchers, led by Karin Gillerman, said previous clinical trials have ‘precluded any firm conclusion’ about the treatment.
Scientists at Homerton University Hospital studied 127 women aged between 23 and 43, on their first or second cycle of IVF.
But they added: ‘The results of this study imply acupuncture may be offered as a possible method of improving IVF outcome.’
They were split into two groups – one having four sessions of acupuncture while undergoing IVF, and the other having none.
However, they warned that simply the act of paying more attention to the group who had acupuncture may have acted as a placebo effect.
Among the treatment group, 46.2 per cent conceived – more than twice as many as in the other group, where only 21.7 per cent of the women became pregnant.
In research presented at the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology, the authors wrote of the study’s limitations: ‘The additional attention paid to the acupuncture group as opposed to controls may have had a positive psychological influence.’
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The NHS advises on its Choices website that acupuncture is safe when practised with good hygiene by a qualified practitioner. The main risk to pregnant women having the treatment is from blood-borne diseases caused by unclean needles – similar to the risks from getting a tattoo or a body piercing – and the chance that these could infect the baby. Local authorities have bylaws that govern the cleanliness of acupuncture premises, their instruments and equipment. Mild side effects include pain, bleeding or bruising where the needles puncture the skin, drowsiness, and feeling sick or dizzy. Gynaecology consultant Stuart Lavery, who was not involved in the research, said there was strong patient demand and interest in acupuncture among many couples attending IVF clinics.
‘It is an area sadly lacking in the area of rigorous assessment,’ he said. ‘The study is interesting as it does seem to show a significant difference.’ But he added: ‘The most important thing is it doesn’t control for the placebo effect. One would like to see in the clinical trial a test of “sham acupuncture”.’
This attempt to eradicate any placebo effect would involve making the patient think they are undergoing acupuncture, when really the needles retract without piercing the skin. Alternatively, needles are placed randomly, rather than at the pressure points usually specified for the treatment. Mr Lavery said: ‘The placebo effect is very real and we see it in every branch of medicine.
Helping to Provide Support “Infertility Network UK offers hope, a listening ear, a hug and a smile when others don’t know what to say or do… At I N UK, we do!” Infertility Network UK is the leading national infertility charity, supporting everyone who finds they have difficulties conceiving. Whether you need emotional support to cope with the rollercoaster of the infertility journey, or practical support to help you access NHS funding, you will find it all on our website. Talking to someone who has been through infertility and knows just how you feel, lets you know that you don’t have to face infertility alone. You can call our Supportline, speak to one of our volunteer Helpliners or find a support group near you.
‘The power of the human mind to produce improvement is very real and everybody who works in medicine understands that.’
Our Supportline offers a unique and free service which provides support and information from our trained nurse.
He added that acupuncture may only be effective because it involves a practitioner spending time with the patient, and listening to them, something that is difficult in much of the NHS.
‘Patients are looking for someone who can give them that time and listen to what’s going on in their lives, and that may have some therapeutic benefits,’ Mr Lavery said.
Our Helpline members know exactly what you are going through and want to listen and help, talking to someone who understands can provide real support at a time when you most need it. Helpliners contact details can be found by logging into your account and accessing ‘Volunteer Services’.
SUPPORT GROUPS Support Groups offer the chance to meet up, chat and share experiences with others who are also struggling to conceive.
FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY Friends and family often want to help but simply don’t know what to do, or what to say. If you want to help someone close who is going through infertility, download the factsheet for friends and family.
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BABYZEN YO-YO+ This stroller folds and unfolds with just one hand and can be carried over the shoulder. The stroller grows with your child, use from either newborn (with the newborn pack) or 6 months+ (with the 6+ colour pack). Choose from a newborn pack or no newborn pack when buying.
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Weight: 22kgs Basket supports up to 5kg Lightweight frame 6.1kg (approx) Cabin baggage size (folded dimensions: 52 x 44 x 18 cm)*
DONâ€™T FORGET If you do opt for a compact stroller as your first, and possibly only, pushchair then bear in mind that babies under six months must lie flat when sleeping to avoid their airways becoming constricted.
SILVER CROSS JET JOOLZ - AER The Joolz Aer Pushchair in Delightful Grey makes travel as light and easy as possible, thanks to the weight of only 6.1 kg - featuring a shoulder strap, the Joolz Aer gives you hands free to carry your baby.
The ergonomic concept of the Joolz Aer is what makes it unique, the stroller offers great ventilation too. Weight: 6.1kg Max capacity pushchair: 18kg Unfolded: L83 x W45 x H105.5cm Folded: L53.5cm x W45 x H21.5cm Max capacity shopping
The Silver Cross Jet Pushchair in Sterling Silver is an ultra compact lightweight travel stroller, that folds so small it can be used as a piece of cabin baggage and stowed away in the overhead locker or it can be wheeled like a small suitcase. Jet also includes a handy cover to keep everything tidy whilst your on your travels. Suitable from birth up to 15kg, Jet has a soft padded lie-flat seat, multi-position recline and adjustable calf support to ensure your little one is comfortable whether a baby or toddler.
BUGABOO ANT Koochiâ€™s Litestar is a 2-in-1 travel companion that can be used both upright and in recline with either rear or forward facing options. The Litestar is suitable from birth up until 3 years (approx.) and has adjustable calf support for added comfort. It contains premium front and rear suspension, an extending UPF50+ hood for added sun protection and comes included with chassis and seat unit.
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for Exercise & walks CYBEX PRIAM The all terrain stroller for a comfy ride. All terrain wheels make for a smooth and comfortable ride on bumpy surfaces. The all terrain option boasts big, wide wheels with extra strong suspension which are perfect for cobbled streets and trips to the countryside. The stroller can be folded easily into a compact package with one hand and becomes freestanding with the handle in a carrying position at the top- making it ideal for storing.
URBAN GLIDE 2 The Urban Glide 2 Double Stroller from Thule is ideal for inner-city strolling and features a sleek, lightweight chassis with rear suspension designed for optimal urban mobility or jogging along your favourite path. The stroller features large 16 inch, high visibility wheels with rear suspension to provide optimal comfort and control for you while the multi-position canopy with side ventilation ensures comfort for your little one. The swivel front wheel enables easy manoeuvring around busy streets that can quickly be locked in place for jogging.
NUNA MIXX Flexibility means the freedom to go where you want. Together. Supermarket. Train. Playground. For quick trips out, weekends away, and everything in betweenâ€”the MIXX is the one. This versatile pushchair has plenty of space for essentials. Plus its smooth maneuverability allows you to push with one hand, for some fun spins along the way. Or for when you need to double back to pick up that dropped bear. Designed with all the little details in mind, so your adventures in parenthood can be that much easier.
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Best For growing families
BUGABOO DONKEY Our side by side double stroller effortlessly adapts to life on the go with two young children. Ideal for getting around with your infant and toddler, the Bugaboo Donkey 3 Duo fits through most doors and features large wheels for a comfortable stroll whatever the terrain. If you’re heading out with one child, you can quickly and easily convert it to a single pushchair with extra storage.
JOOLZ GEO2 DUO Perfectly practical and beautifully stylish, the Joolz Geo2 will make every adventure with your little one as easy as possible. From birth, your newborn will be kept snug and protected in the carrycot and in the new higher position, you will feel closer than ever before. The hood has see through ventilation, which is great for the summer months, and the XL hood will ensure your baby is safe and protected. Whether your little one wants to interact with you or face the world. The 5 point harness features a new magnetic buckle and you can rest assured that your toddler is safe and secure in the ergonomic seat unit.
CYBEX, GAZELLE This is the ideal companion whether you’re visiting the weekly market or browsing stores in the city center. The stroller also grows with your family, supporting over 20 configurations of seat units, cots or any CYBEX infant car seats. Ready from birth, the stroller seat’s ergonomic lie-flat position makes the Gazelle S the ideal choice from
The chassis of the Joolz Geo2 has been streamlined for a sleek, sophisticated look and with the addition of EVA wheels; the Geo2 is puncture proof so you can take on every adventure without a worry!
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the very beginning of your family’s journey.
Best for Car owners
Take back the city with the Quinny LDN. With easy one-handed folding and a lightweight build it’s the freedom to hop on the subway, find a new shortcut or just go wherever the city moves you. Plus, the full size seat allows the Quinny LDN to keep on moving as they grow, offering comfort through the terrible two’s and beyond.
The egg stroller has been designed in the UK with the style conscious parent in mind. Soft touch fabrics create smooth curves and continuous lines to give the egg® a luxurious, stylish look. Outstanding engineering creates the perfect ride for baby and ultimate ease of use for parents. The egg® has been fitted with Tru-Ride® Technology tyres which have been engineered for comfort, superior handling and added durability.
DIDOFY COSMOS The Cosmos is a premium one-handed folding pushchair with an affordable price tag. Using the latest folding technology, this intelligent pushchair has been designed to make life as easy as possible for new parents, grandparents and carers. The intuitive one-handed, one-piece fold and upright standing storage system enables parents to focus on their baby rather than wrestling with their pushchair. It is so simple to fold it can be done whilst holding and cuddling baby. It offers everything a parent needs from birth to 22kg, without the hassle.
CYBEX BALLIOS The seat unit is quick and easy to adjust thanks to the memory buttons and can be both parent facing and world facing. It features an adjustable leg rest for your precious little one, allowing them to be comfortable both sitting or lying down. The recline can be adjusted with one hand. It is even comfortable for parents thanks to the adjustable handle bar offering 4 positions making it ideal for parents of all heights. The pushchair is a 3-in-1 system so can easily be converted in to a travel system with the addition of the carrycot and car seat (both available separately). Balios S is even perfectly aligned with typical table heights. With a quick and easy compact fold, it is freestanding when folded so can be stored away easily.
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Elvie Curve Women’s health and wellness brand Elvie, creator of the award-winning Elvie Pump, has launched two new breastfeeding products designed to catch every drop of breast milk; Elvie Curve and Elvie Catch. Elvie Curve (RRP £49.99) is a wearable, silicone breast pump that allows for gentle hands-free expression when feeding or pumping from the other breast – or to express full breasts. Elvie Curve is designed to be a simple way to express using natural suction and a valve that lets you control the suction strength, so you can comfortably express up to 4 oz of milk with next-to-no effort. In true Elvie style, Elvie Curve fits discreetly in a bra for a hands-free experience.
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PND Spot the signs Postnatal depression should not be confused with the ‘baby blues’. This is when you have less severe symptoms of feeling sad, irritable and touchy, crying, or having anxiety. These milder symptoms typically begin in the first week after you give birth, and usually go away after a couple of weeks. While having the baby blues can really get you feeling down, rest assured those feelings will soon pass. PND should also not be confused with a rare mood disorder called postpartum psychosis, which involves more severe symptoms, such as hallucinations. Postnatal Depression Signs and Symptoms The first step is to recognise whether you may have PND. The signs of postnatal depression include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Depressed mood Excessive crying Difficulty bonding with your baby Withdrawing from loved ones Loss of appetite Eating much more than usual Inability to sleep (insomnia) Feeling sleepy during the day Overwhelming fatigue or loss of energy Reduced interest and pleasure in activities you used to enjoy Intense irritability and anger Fear that you’re not a good mother Feelings of worthlessness, shame, guilt, or inadequacy Diminished ability to focus Decreased ability to handle everyday tasks Severe anxiety and panic attacks Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.
Only after speaking to your GP or your health visitor will you be able to answer the question: Do I have postnatal depression? But you may want to ask yourself (and then tell your doctor) whether you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, and whether:
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Any of these symptoms has lasted longer than two weeks Your symptoms are getting worse, not better You’re finding it hard to care for your baby You’re finding it challenging to complete everyday tasks.
How to Support a Loved One Who Has Postnatal Depression People with PND may not be able to tell that they’re depressed; they may not know the signs and symptoms. If you suspect a loved one has postnatal depression, help her seek medical advice right away. Keep in mind that as a partner, friend, or family member, you can’t ‘fix’ postnatal depression, but you can be there for the new mum. Here are some practical things you can try: • Reassure her that she will get better • Listen to and accept her feelings; understand that she cannot control any negative feelings • Offer to take care of the baby so she has space to do relaxing things like go for a walk or get a massage, guilt-free • Arrange for a family member, friend, or babysitter to care for the baby for a few hours, so she has a chance to sleep • Help out by doing basic errands, chores, or day-to-day tasks to take some of the responsibility off her plate. If you are the other parent of the newborn, keep in mind that there is such a thing as paternal and male postnatal depression. If your partner is depressed, it can also affect you, as your risk of depression is already higher during this time. If you find yourself feeling depressed, try the above-mentioned tools, and speak to your GP.
Postnatal depression is not your fault. Unfortunately, many women feel guilty or ashamed because they can’t find any reason to explain why they feel so unhappy. Some may even experience having their feelings dismissed or criticised by others. Remember, this is a medical condition that requires treatment, and it’s important not to suffer alone. There is support out there, and once the fog clears, you’ll be able to enjoy this time with your baby.
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Hello! The Baby Show is the UK’s largest and longest running baby and parenting event of its kind supporting over 100,000 new and expectant parents every year as they embark on their exciting journey. We have so missed seeing all those lovely bumps and babies at the NEC in Birmingham and Olympia in London, however, we have loved welcoming over 20,000 new Mummy’s and Daddy’s to our virtual series of events, The Baby Show Live @ Home with Lidl. Our first two virtual events held during lockdown were fantastic and allowed new and expectant parents to shop for all their baby essentials and get the expert advice they needed, from the safety of their homes, during
the height of the pandemic. We were delighted to receive some amazing feedback from attendees and our exhibitors. As organisers of live shows, these virtual events were a steep learning curve, but absolutely worth it!
We can’t wait to see you virtually very soon!
We’re so excited about our third virtual event because we’ve evolved and it’s going to be even bigger and better! Our next event will be held on a new purpose-built platform and app. It’s super easy to look for products, shop your favourite brands and we have an amazing line up of the UK’s leading experts to give you advice on everything from birth, to what to look out for when choosing a buggy. The platform allows you to plan your day so you don’t miss any of the live expert speaker talks, Q&As and demos, you can create wish lists, live chat with brand experts and book a video appointment with exhibitors to get one-on-one advice. The Baby Show Live @ Home with Lidl brings you all the benefits of the live events, from the safety and comfort of your sofa, at the touch of a button. So grab a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy!
Zoë Bonser Show Director The Baby Show Live @ Home with Lidl
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Buying for a baby can be expensive, so if you want to save money, The Baby Show Live @ Home with Lidl is a must attend. There will be hundreds of offers, available exclusively across the three days of the event. Make sure you enter code LAH20 at the checkout to make your baby budget stretch further. Here's a taster of what to expect..... BIBBILYBOO Bibbilyboo's award winning bibs block dribble & last the day! Shop 25% off bibs, blankets & bamboo cloths.
CUDDLEDRY 15% off their best selling collections, including the handsfree towel, bamboo toddler towels & limited edition CuddleElf!
HOTTEA MAMA 20% off all orders.
ICANDY iCandy is working alongside Baby Planet and will be offering exclusive show offers including amazing travel system deals, 10% off selected lines and a free Duopod with every iCandy Peach.
JOOLZ Joolz are excited to be part of The Baby Show virtual event along with Baby Planet. For the entire weekend they are offering a free Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix car seat, car seat adapters and a footmuff with any Day+ or Geo2 purchase; and if it’s an Aer stroller you are after then you will receive 10% off!
LINDEX 20% off all Baby and Kids clothing online.
MAMA BAMBOO Trial Pack Special – Pack of Mama Bamboo eco nappies and baby wipes including shipping £12.95. Buy 2 get 1 free when you subscribe to the Little Bundle – 3 packs of Mama Bamboo eco nappies and 3 packs of baby wipes for £25.90 including free shipping.
MY EXPERT MIDWIFE 15% off My Expert Midwife products.
NATAL ACTIVE Maternity activewear brand, Natal Active is offering 15% off all purchases for the duration of the event.
PATTIE & CO Get a whopping 25% off Pattie & Co.'s luxuriously super soft muslin comforters, squares and swaddles in a range of joyful rainbow designs.
PHILLY & FRIENDS 10% off all orders.
TOMMEE TIPPEE 20% off all Tommee Tippee including Perfect Prep, Breast Pumps, Infant Feeding Bundles & Sleep. 20% off the Tommee Tippee Complete Bottle Feeding Bundle, plus much more.
ZIPPY UP Free accessories with every purchase. ZIPPYUP are offering a free pack of 2 co-ordinating accessories RRP £6.00 (this includes all bows and hats) with every purchase.
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t c u d ro P Launches
Get your hands on the newest products designed to make your parenting journey just that little bit easier.
MAXI-COSI JOOLZ CAR SEAT
Suitable from birth due to the cushioned and adjustable headrest, this car seat is designed with impact absorbing, extra soft padding and fabrics to ensure all round protection and comfort of the side, back and neck of babies up to 75cm. The innovative car seat combines style with practicality, the height adjustable harness means the car seat grows with your baby and the easy to use clasp can be opened and adjusted with one hand in just one second. A sophisticated ISOFIX base ensures quick installation into either the car or your Joolz pushchair, and the adjustable carry handle can be arranged into 3 different positions for ultimate ease. Available from Baby Planet
CHRISTMAS TEA Baby It’s Cold Outside Christmas Tea £10 for 100g loose leaf. Mulled wine in a cup - without the wine! If you’re unable to drink this Christmas, this is the perfect festive tea. A caffeine free blend of grapes, hibiscus, rosehip and mulled wine spices - cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves and lemon peel, can truly warm your cockles and stop you missing out on the taste of Christmas! Pregnancy and breastfeeding safe. Available from Hottea Mama
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This is the ideal companion whether you’re visiting the weekly market or browsing stores in the city center. The stroller also grows with your family, supporting over 20 configurations of seat units, cots or any CYBEX infant car seats. Ready from birth, the stroller seat’s ergonomic lie-flat position makes the Gazelle S the ideal choice from the very beginning of your family’s journey. Available from Cybex
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The Ergobaby stroller that defies the limits and combines ultimate freedom with ergonomic comfort for baby. Light enough to go anywhere, the Metro 2020 includes a reinforced aluminum frame to support a higher max weight limit (22 kg), upgraded wheel bearings for a smoother push, and a more rugged sun canopy. From 6 months up to 22 kg, from birth with the Newborn kit, the stroller that defies the limits and combines ultimate freedom with ergonomic comfort for baby. Easy to use: one hand fold, weather cover included. Available from Ergobaby
SMART SOCK The Smart Sock is the first baby monitor to track your baby’s oxygen level and heart rate, the best indication of baby’s health, while they sleep. If your baby’s readings leave preset “safe” zones, you’ll receive a notification that lets you know your baby really needs you. Use the sleep history feature to see how long and how well your baby slept and use the data to create new routines as your baby grows. Available from Owlet
MADE FOR ME DOUBLE BREAST PUMP
Small, discreet and mighty quiet, this is the breast pump for busy mums who just want to get on with things. Simply charge it up, get comfortable and pump away using the 5 massage and 9 express modes to find the one that’s right for you. With massage tec cups, made of soft, cushioned silicone that’s gentle on your breasts, this pump provides a comfortable way to mimic your baby’s latch-on and stimulate milk flow. Available from Tommee Tippee
Universal to fit most strollers, pushchairs and buggy brands, the J-PROTECT Stroller Visor from JUNIORJONES is a revolutionary new product which is designed to offer protection for your baby against existing and new viruses when out and about in a stroller. Available from JuniorJones
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PERFORMANCE MATERNITY SUPPORT LEGGINGS
These leggings have been designed to help mums-to-be stay active throughout their pregnancies and beyond with a unique, adjustable support system. With structured support built in, you can adjust these leggings to get the feeling of support you need exactly where you need it; be it on your lower back, hips, or baby bump. Whether you are doing higher impact exercises like running, or everyday exercise such as walking the dog, these leggings have been designed to make your active pregnancy that extra bit more comfortable. Available from Natal Active
BABYCOOK® NEO Babycook® Neo is the new generation food maker from Beaba. Made with respect for the environment and the nutritional quality of food, it is an ecodesigned product using 48% less carbon dioxide and 50% less water and energy consumption than the Babycook® Solo mode. Available from Beaba
Designed for your baby’s very first day up until 12 years, the Group 0+/1/2/3 car seat is Chicco’s most versatile solution yet. In the Group 0+ position, the 360º swivel system allows you to rotate the car seat 90º so that it is facing you, making getting little one in and out of the car easier than ever. In Group 0+, you can install Chicco Seat4Fix using ISOFIX connectors and top tether. Designed with a special mini-reducer with a removable wedge, you can easily find the right angle to ensure your little one’s head and chest posture is correct. This rearward-facing set-up can be used for newborns up until your baby is 18kg or 4 years. Available from Chicco
Why should you struggle with a complex and heavy traditional stroller? The leclerc Magicfold™ strollers will relieve you from complex folding mechanisms and heavy frames. It’s light weight and has just one button. Available from Baby Planet.
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What you need for a
Newborn FOR BABY
Infant car seat (think isofix)
Buggy clips (for carrying extra bags)
Cot (for later) Body suits/Sleep suits/ hat/Scratch mittens
Steriliser Nappy bin Swaddles
Breast pump Breast pads Pram mittens (keep your hands warm in winter)
Snowsuit (for colder weather)
Nursing pillow/ Pregnancy pillow
Stretch mark creams/Oils
White noise toy
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ZELLIE Zellie are great for parents on the go, who like to stay organised, and know where everything is. Most of the changing bags have a fold down flap so you have a moving baby changing station and they all come with a mat and insulated bottle warmer.
The Itsy Blitz is the world’s only portable blender designed specifically for making baby food on the go, wherever your adventures take you. Available from Itsy
Available from Zellie
LILITH LOVES HENRY
Lilith Loves Henry has everything a teething baby needs. From teething toys, chewable jewellery, teething rings, Lilith Loves Henry strives to design gorgeous natural products that are funky, practical, unique and safe for little hands. Available from Lilith Loves Henry
HIPPYCHICK NURSING & MATERNITY PILLOW
The ergonomic structure of this pillow will adapt to the shape of the parent and ensure the ideal positioning during the feed. This pillow has two long ties which make it easy to secure the pillow in place around your waist, removing any gap between you and your baby. Available from Hippychick
l u f i t u a e B Shop Check out these independent small businesses at The Baby Show Live @ Home for products you won’t find on the high street. Here’s a small selection...
PATTIE & CO
Pattie & Co’s iconic new baby essential: an extra large, super soft, rainbow muslin swaddle that is so much more than a swaddle. Use as a burp cloth, pram shade, lightweight blanket, cot sheet, comforter or simply for a game of peek-aboo. 10% from the sale of this item is donated to Tommy’s charity, helping women to have healthy pregnancies and happy babies. Available from Pattie & Co
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Bibbilyboo waterproof bibs offer you a simple solution to keep your baby dry and minimise the dribble dramas! One bib will block dribble from passing through to clothes, cutting down your laundry and helping the environment by reducing waste water. Reduce the size of your going out bag and save yourself and your baby from the worries of skin irritations. Available from Bibbilyboo
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Your top 10
5. guide to The Baby Show 6. Live @ Home with Lidl
Create your very own product Wish List.
Browse, discover and bookmark new boutique brands.
1. Shop, Shop, Shop
Over 150 brands, all in one place, through The Baby Show App.
Book one-to-one video appointments with brands, so you feel 100% confident when making those important purchases.
View all the latest product launches in The Baby Show Shop.
Access 10 Virtual Stages full of exclusive Expert Advice, on demand, available for 48 hours after the show.
8. Find 100’s of exclusive
show offers. Use LAH20 when you checkout to make big savings! 9. Saturday & Sunday - Tune in for Live Talks from over 40 of the UK’s leading baby and parenting experts.
Use our Live Chat Function to speak to the experts and get your questions answered.
Create your own personalised timetable for the weekend, with notifications so you don’t miss a thing! project-baby.co.uk
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MAM MAM Feel Good Glass Bottles are naturally free from plastic and toxins – so no BPA, PVC or phthalates – and the ideal bottle for an easy switch between breast and bottle, thanks to the patented Silk teat which is silky soft and provides a familiar feel for babies. The MAM Feel Good Glass Bottle is made of temperature resistant glass - as a result, the bottle can be heated in the microwave or bottle warmer, cooled down quickly. Available from MAM
LINDEX A soft and comfy wrap bodysuit with an all over leo pattern. With their extended size solution, long foldable sleeve cuffs and two rows of push buttons at the crotch, your baby can grow one size and still keep the same garment. Made from organic cotton. Available from Lindex
100% plastic-free, biodegradable and toilet flushable baby wipes. When we say flushable, we mean it. Pura flushable wipes are officially accredited by Water UK as ‘Fine to Flush’ - they break down like loo roll when they are flushed. It’s the end of the Fatberg as we know it. Available from Pura
ECO-NAPPIES BY MAMA BAMBOO Mama Bamboo nappies are made from the softest luxury breathable bamboo fibre and chlorine free wood pulp. These nappies are free from perfume, alcohol, PVC, latex and Phthalates and benefit from the naturally antibacterial benefits of bamboo. They are the only company to use 100% compostable liners and packaging. Available from Mama Bamboo
BABY Doing your bit for the planet.....
ORGANIC BAMBOO LION BOWL AND SPOON SET 100% natural bamboo! Treat your little cubs to a hearty meal, fit for the King of the Jungle, with this allnatural Bamboo Baby Bowl with a food-grade silicone spoon. Strong and brave, like the lion, your little ones will enjoy trying a variety of new tastes and textures. Available from Bubbaboo
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These washable wipes from Cheeky Wipes are exactly what they appear, natural cloths that you can use with water to clean little bottoms. Made with premium zero twist organic cotton, they are super soft and absorbent and as they are pieces of cloth, you can add water (or whatever ingredients you like) to make them wet wipes. Available from Cheeky Wipes
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a Stokke Tripp Trapp with babyset worth £225
a Baby & Me washbag plus organic goodies from Childs Farm worth £50
Venicci Tinum Camo grey 2in1 worth £719
one of 5 x £100 prizes to spend at
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a Little Green Sheep moses basket and stand worth £100
12 months worth of their plastic free wipes
Either a Made for Me Electric Breast Pump, an Ollie the Owl Newborn Sleep Bundle, or a Complete Feeding Bundle
a Tula Explore Carrier worth £154.90
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Meet the Experts
Becoming a new parent is one of life’s most amazing journeys, but it can often feel daunting and overwhelming. The Baby Show Live @ Home with Lidl has an amazing line up of the UK’s top experts who will be sharing their top tips to support you on your journey.
Experts Live Streamed Straight Into Your Home Put your questions to the experts via the live chat as they live stream straight into your home on Saturday and Sunday!
On Demand! There will be a whole catalogue of exclusive, on-demand videos covering ten essential topics, including pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and first aid. Here’s just a few of the speakers who will be joining us:
Annabel Karmel, UK’s No.1 Children’s Cookery Author Professor Adam Fox, Professor of Paediatric Allergy, King’s College London Rhiannon Lambert, founder of Rhitrition, on pre and postnatal nutrition Heidi Skudder, The Parent Coach, on sleep and reflux Siobhan Miller, Positive Birth Company Beth Graham, Midwife and Lactation Consultant Elizabeth Davies, The Mummy Coach, on pre and postnatal fitness Lucy Wolfe, Paediatric Sleep Consultant
Make sure you plan your weekend by setting notifications for the experts you don’t want to miss. There’s loads to choose from, but The Baby Show Live @ Home with Lidl have designed it so that you can take it all in at your leisure.
Friday Streams 9.00
Buggy Buying Guide brought to you by MadeForMums
Newborn Essentials: What You Really Need To Buy For Your Newborn Tiffany Norris, The Mummy Concierge
Car Seat Buying Guide brought to you by Joie
What You Need To Buy For Your Nursery Natasha Hewett, Project Baby Magazine N.B Timetable correct at time of print.
Susie is Editorial Director of MadeForMums, the UK’s biggest parenting reviews site, and for premium parenting title Junior.
Damon Marriot is the Head of Production at Joie and has been working in the car seat sector for over 25 years.
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Alison Perry is an awardwinning blogger and host of Not Another Mummy Podcast.
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Founder of Natal Active, a range of activewear for pregnant women and breastfeeding mums.
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Lulu Adams is a postnatal fitness expert and mum of two. Lulu specialises in helping women manage tummy separation, pelvic floor weakness, pelvic girdle pain and weak joints post-pregnancy.
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Eve and Gem run Calm & Bright Sleep Support which provides thousands of families across the world with a love-led way to enable solid sleep.
Katie Hilton is the Consultant Midwife & Health Visitor for MAM UK. Katieâ€™s 20 year career started when she trained as a Registered Nurse, she then went on to become a Midwife.
Tiffany Jade is a blogger and children with disabilities activist. Her son has a very rare form of muscular dystrophy. Tiffany also coaches mothers on how to access help and support, how to balance motherhood whilst caring for a child with special needs.
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Dr. Amal Hassan is a Sport and Exercise Medical Doctor. She specialises in Women's Health and pre and postnatal recovery, and is a co-founder of Umi Health (@umihealth) which has recently launched. Umi Health is a digital education platform making pelvic health accessible to every woman, everywhere.
Kemi Akinwunmi is a registered midwife, specialist in community public health - health visiting, specialist in infant and maternal mental health experience and a mother. She is the founder of Professional Aunty, an expert and bespoke service to make postpartum easy.
Dr. Titzer is a world-famous infant researcher who has developed a fascinating method of teaching babies written language at the same time they are naturally learning to say and understand words.
Marley Hall aka Midwife Marley is a registered midwife, influencer, hypnobirthing teacher and birth educator known for her brilliant informative illustrations educating parents-to-be and new parents.
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Professor Amy Brown is an academic in Lactation, Infant Feeding and Translation as well as author of 7 parenting books including Let's talk about the first year of parenting
Izzy is the author of Dare to Dream and Mindfulness for Mums. She is also the host of the Letâ€™s Talk Fertility podcast.
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Louise is a Senior Registered Midwife, Mum of Two, founder of Let's Talk Birth and Baby and the honesty behind The Honest Midwife Instagram.
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Babies love to explore new objects with their mouths. Whether it is to examine new tastes or textures, or to help little teeth emerge, mouthing is a great experience for your baby, so ensure that any play objects are safe, unbreakable and are too big to fit inside the mouth. If you are weaning, you may find that your baby occasionally gags on even the most pureed food. The sensitive gag reflex allows the food to move forward into the mouth and it’s quite normal. If an object or food does get stuck in the throat and your baby is coughing, it is called ‘partial blockage.’ Remember, if your baby can cough then they can continue to cough until the blockage clears. You will know if your baby is choking if they are unable to cough, cry or breathe. In this case, you should quickly take the following steps. Sit down and lay baby face down along your thigh supporting their head. Give up to five sharp blows between their shoulder blades with the heel of your hand.
Check the mouth for the object. If you can confidently pick it out with your fingertips then do so, but take great care not to push it in further. If the back blows do not clear the blockage, give up to five chest thrusts: with your baby laid face up along the length of your thigh, put two fingers just below the centre of the chest and push inwards up to five times. Check their mouth regularly and remove the object if possible. If choking persists, repeat back blows and chest thrusts until you dislodge the object and they can breathe. Call for help as soon as possible.
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By 6 months old, you may discover your baby has a lot more energy to spare. This seat has a comfy little armchair for them to sit in that lets them safely play will be a great help. This easily inflatable floor seat is perfect for travels & comes in a plush fabric as soft as your baby’s little botty. It comes with stimulating toys, & a mirror on a detachable tray which lets them play & learn. It’s machine washable because we know raising a little one is messy business.
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4 Astonishing facts
We are often told about the amazing benefits of breastmilk so we thought it would be a good idea to get to the bottom of just how clever it is! We have been speaking to Sioned Hilton, Lactation Consultant at Medela to find out! She has been working with breastfeeding mums for more than 20 years and certainly knows her stuff! Breastmilk is the only natural food source, designed especially for babies she says. Health experts tell us it protects them from infections and diseases and we are also told that Breastfed babies not only have less chance of becoming obese and therefore developing type 2 diabetes, they are also less likely to develop eczema. Given it is also always the right temperature, on tap and free it is a no brainer really! Sioned is adamant that mums must know their breast size is not important! No matter what size you are, you’ll make enough milk for your baby – pretty clever really! She tells us that babies breastfeed until they’re full, not until they ‘empty’ your breast, on average babies remove 67% of the milk available. When your baby is born his stomach is the size of a marble explains Sioned. The colostrum you produce will be just the right amount to fill him so do not panic! Breastmilk works on a supply and demand system so when baby feeds your body knows to produce more ready for his next feed another one of nature’s miracles! One thing to be aware of is growth spurts – typically these will happen at about two to three weeks, six weeks and three months. It may be a busy few days, but continuing to feed on demand is key - this phase will pass and the balance between supply and demand will be restored. You newborn baby is your treasure, but remember you are important too. We know you won’t want to take your eyes off your bundle of joy for a fair few weeks, but if you have a social event or night out coming up there are options. Being a breastfeeding mum doesn’t mean you have to put the dampeners on, but be sensible and aware that what you drink does come through into the breastmilk. Alcohol levels in milk peaks about 30-90 mins; wait 2-3 hours after drinking before breastfeeding if you consume a moderate quantity. You may prefer not to breastfeed at all and you can express your milk and discard so that you remain comfortable.
YOU SHOULD ALSO KNOW… • The lactating breast is an organ. • When it is hot your baby may feed more often as they become thirstier. This is fine, but do ensure you keep your energy levels up and drink lots of water too! • Babies naturally nurse in 2 phases - Initially they suck fast and light then slower and deeper. • Breastfeeding burns an average of 500 calories a day.
1. It’s the ultimate all-in-one meal and, amazingly, your body cleverly adapts the nutrients and volume of milk as baby grows to meet your baby’s needs and developmental stage. 2. Recent research has shown that breastfeeding babies benefit from 415 individual proteins in breast milk. This is the ultimate high-protein diet. 3. It has been discovered that breast milk contains stem cells, which have the ability to become a load of different type of cells in the body. This discovery certainly tells us more about the significant role breastmilk has on infant growth and development.
• Breastfeeding doesn’t give you ‘saggy boobs’ - it’s the influence of progesterone on the smooth muscle during pregnancy to support the developing uterus in the pelvis if mums smoke before, during and after pregnancy the stretched muscles lose their tone and may retain their shape.
Now to the breastmilk itself – given how incredible this potent liquid gold is we thought we would give you the facts - 5 things about breastmilk you didn’t know!
4. Your breastmilk can educate your baby’s palate. What we eat is transferred to baby during a breastfeed and this supports the infant to learn about a great variety of tastes and flavours, great for when you start weaning! project-baby.co.uk
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Guide to your baby sleep pattern
8 Point plan to getting a goodnight sleep Having a newborn baby is exhausting, especially in those early days but there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Yes, in those first few weeks, sleepless nights will feel never-ending but trust us when we say that you will master sleep schedules somewhere along the way and you will be enjoying a full nights sleep every night again soon.
1. 0-6 WEEKS In the first few weeks, a newborn’s sleep schedule will be irregular and erratic. Think of this stage as the sleep-eat-poop cycle where the baby will sleep the majority of the time, only waking to eat and be cleaned up. Although the baby is asleep for many hours in this first stage, this is the usually the most exhausting stage for parents as they are unable to get more than a few hours of sleep themselves at a time.
Sleep tip: Avoid introducing bad habits at this stage such as feeding or rocking to sleep. These aren’t sustainable in the long run so the aim is to lay a solid foundation for healthy sleep patterns from the get-go. To do this, take note of your baby’s ‘sleepy’ cues so that you can put them down to sleep before they become overtired. Suggested schedule
Sleep tip: Avoid introducing sleep aids or associations if you can, but ultimately, just do what you need to do to make sure both you and your baby are getting enough rest.
Wake up: 6-6:30 AM Total time asleep: 14-16 hours Naps: 3-4 naps each lasting 30 minutes to 3 hours long Time awake between naps: 45 minutes to 2 hours Bed time: 8-10 PM
Longest stretch of sleep in night: typically 3-6 hours
Wake up: 7 AM Total time asleep: 15-18 hours Naps: 3-5 naps each lasting 15 minutes to 3 hours long Time awake between naps: 30 minutes to 1 hour Bed time: 9:30-11 PM Longest stretch of sleep in night: typically 2-4 hours
2. 2-3 MONTHS Once you have survived the first few weeks, you should start to see the resemblance of a sleep pattern emerging! By this time, you’ll still be exhausted from the first 6 weeks so you will be more than happy to be getting more sleep. Around the 2-3 month mark, your baby will be able to stay awake a little longer between sleeps and you’ll start to get an idea of the times that they tend to get sleepy.
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3. LET HIM SUCK “Babies with colic often get a lot of comfort from sucking, which is likely to be why they want to feed so often, to try to stretch the feeding time you could try to temporarily introduce a dummy. This will soothe and give him something to suck on while you’re trying to implement the new, more structured, feeding plan.
4. CALM CONSISTANT BEDTIMES “Evenings are typically the hardest time for babies with colic, and and they’re especially difficult when you’re trying to get your older children into a bath and bed. A calming evening routine will help the
HEALTH baby to wind down and feel soothed at his most difficult time of day, so begin to implement a soothing bedtime regime that coincides with the needs of your two older children, who go to bed around 7pm”
5. 4-6 MONTHS Just when you thought that you were getting a handle on your baby’s sleep patterns, they now may start to change. Around the 4-6 month mark is a time of transition for your baby, a transition that is different for each individual. Where some babies may be down to just 2 naps per day and sleeping all through the night, others may be experiencing a sleep regression or fighting to get their baby to sleep during nap-time. The good news is is that this transition is only temporary and a full nights sleep is on the cards very soon!
Sleep tip: Transitions are challenging. Some may be visible such as transitioning out of swaddling or moving from a bassinet to the crib but some you may not be able to see. By now, you know your baby and their needs so note any changes and adapt accordingly. Suggested schedule Wake up: 7-8 AM Total time asleep: 12-15 hours Naps: 3 naps each lasting 1 to 3 hours long Time awake between naps: 1.5 to 2.5 hours Bed time: 8:30-9:30 PM Longest stretch of sleep in night: typically 4-8 hours
6. 6-10 MONTHS At this stage of a baby’s first year, you should see a distinct sleeping pattern and, at some point, your baby should be reaching the ‘sleeping through the night’ milestone. If yours isn’t, however, try not to worry too much. Every baby is different and some take longer to progress than others – 70-80% of babies are sleeping through the night by 9 months old. Sleep tip: If you want to reach this milestone quicker, begin to implement a consistent bedtime routine, learn your baby’s sleepiness cues, and start breaking any sleep associations in the months previous. Suggested schedule Wake up: 7 AM Total time asleep: 11-15 hours Naps: 2-3 naps each lasting 1 to 3 hours long Time awake between naps: 2 to 3 hours Bed time: 8-9:30 PM Longest stretch of sleep in night: typically 5-10 hours
7. GIVE HER A BURP A crying baby can gulp down a lot of air. That can make her gassy and bloated -- and make her crying worse. Burp her with gentle thumps on her back. The classic position -- with the baby’s head over your shoulder -- works, but can leave a trail of spit-up down your back. Switch things around: Lay your baby face down across your lap, or sit her up. Support her chest and neck with one of your arms.
10-12 MONTH By the end of their first year, your baby should be starting to sleep through the night whilst spending much more of their day playing and exploring instead of sleeping (albeit a few day time naps). The biggest challenge now is any potential sleep setbacks. Although sleep regression usually happens at 8-10 months old, some babies can experience it at 12 months old. This can be caused by changes to their routine or environment, by separation anxiety or different milestones. Sleep tip: Avoid sleep setbacks by staying consistent in your routine. This minimises confusion and prevents sleep regression. Suggested schedule Wake up: 6-7:30 AM Total time asleep: 11-14 hours Naps: 1-2 naps each lasting 1 to 2 hours long Time awake between naps: 2.5 to 3.5 hours Bed time: 8-9 PM Longest stretch of sleep in night: typically 7-12 hours A few sleepy tips to remember! Your baby’s sleep schedule is incredibly important, so here are a few tips to remember to make getting them to sleep just that little bit easier. Pay attention to your baby’s sleepy cues so that they don’t become overtired. Overtired babies will become fussy and harder to settle for sleep. Learn your baby’s sleep cycle so that you can identify when anything changes. Always place your baby on their back to sleep. Remember the ABCs of safe sleep: Alone, on their Backs in an empty Crib or bassinet. Stay consistent with the feeding and sleep schedule, adapt to your baby’s changes and most importantly institute that consistent bedtime routine.
8. LOOK AFTER YOURSELF One of the most important pieces of advices we can give you, is to make time for yourself. Colic can be tough on mums as well as babies and it can be exhausting and stressful. Sleep when you can and accept all offers of help. Whatever you do - don’t blame yourself or feel you are not doing an amazing job. project-baby.co.uk
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HEALTH & FITNESS
Pregnancy Workout These simple pregnancy-friendly exercises don’t take very long to do and you can fit them into your everyday life, at work or at home. If you’re not very active, these exercises are a great way to get started. Try to do them for a total of 15 minutes at first and build up from there. Add in some walking, housework or swimming and you will really start to feel the benefits.
If you already exercise regularly, this workout is a good way to boost your activity levels and keep you flexible.
‘ZIPPING UP’ It’s very important to ‘zip up’ your tummy muscles before you start any exercise or strenuous movement. This could be sitting down, standing up, lifting, carrying and walking as well as more structured exercise. ‘Zipping up’ simply means tightening your core muscles to protect your back and tummy from injury. It’s easy to do: 1. 2. 3.
Imagine a thread attached to your belly button on the inside. When you zip up, you pull the thread towards your spine. If you put your finger on your belly button and tighten your tummy muscles up and inwards, you will feel your belly button move upwards slightly and the muscles around it will tighten. You should still be able to breathe normally. Now you are zipped up and protected.
LEG STRETCHES Try these while you’re doing the washing up or waiting for the kettle to boil.
These seated leg extensions are great for the muscles at the front of your thighs. You can do them at work or at home.
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Sit on a sturdy chair, feet hip-width apart and your toes, knees and hips facing forwards, with your knees over your feet. Keep your spine straight and rest your hands on your thighs. Put your shoulders back and zip up. Lift one knee to a comfortable height, keeping the leg bent. Keeping your thigh lifted, slowly get your leg as straight as possible, tightening your thigh muscles gently at the top. Then slowly return your leg back to the bent position while keeping your thigh lifted.
Do this eight to 12 times on one side and then swap to the other leg. This is a good activity to do if your work means you’re sitting at a desk all day.
THIGH TONERS 1. 2. 3. 4.
Stand with your feet a little wider than hip distance apart and your feet facing forwards. Raise your arms up in front of you to shoulder height, this will help you balance. Zip up, then slowly bend your knees as you push your bottom slightly backwards, keeping both feet flat on the floor. Try to come down until your thighs are parallel to the floor, but only come down as far as feels comfortable, and where you know you can get back up!
Repeat this 6 times. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your toes, knees and hips facing forwards. Zip up and slowly lift yourself up onto your toes, feeling the muscles in your lower legs working. You can lightly hold onto a worktop or the back of a chair to help you balance. Hold for a count of three and slowly lower yourself back down.
Repeat 15 to 20 times, rest for 30 seconds, and then do another 15 to 20.
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HEALTH & FITNESS As your bump grows you might want to place a sturdy chair in front or on either side of you to hold onto and help you balance. You can also do these leaning on a pregnancy or birthing ball placed behind your back and against a wall.
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ARM RAISES Try this in the kitchen where you have tins, bottles or bags you can lift. Or use light hand weights. The weights should be light enough for you to do around 15 repetitions at a time without your arms becoming too tired or shaky to carry on. Holding your two items in your hands, stand tall with your shoulders back and down and your arms by your side. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1. Zip up, and with your palms facing downwards and your arms straight, slowly lift both arms up to the side until your hands are at shoulder height. 2. Slowly lower them back down. 3. Then lift both arms to the front, again with the arms straight and just as far as shoulder height. 4. Slowly lower them back down. Repeat the side and front versions 6 to 10 times each, rest for 30 seconds and repeat.
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You can do this exercise in any trimester but avoid lying flat on your back after about 16 weeks.
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This beautiful, timeless changing table from Cam Cam Copenhagen is designed with Longevity in mind. Made with sustainably sourced pine wood in Europe the Harlequin changing table has a lifespan longer than the changing days, just remove the top and it becomes a side cabinet which will fit anywhere in your home. Price from: £549.00 www.scandiborn.co.uk
MEE-GO EPERNAY COT BED Skilfully crafted from solid New Zealand Pine, the Epernay Cot Bed from Mee-Go simply radiates style and class. It’s luxurious tufted end panels and carved wooden features look exquisite and also adds a degree of softness to the room it resides in. The Epernay has 3 base positions so that the cot bed can adapt to the growth of your child and also to help protect your back. It can be converted quickly and easily into a junior / toddler bed for use up to 5 years. Price: £348.00 www.online4baby.com
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Caring for your
TODDLER'S TEETH HOW CAN I HELP MY TODDLER TO HAVE STRONG TEETH? You can do a lot to ensure that your toddler’s teeth are strong and will resist decay both now and in the future. Much depends on what he eats, as well as how often he eats it. Try to keep sweets and other sugary snacks between meals to a minimum. This includes dried fruits such as raisins, which are high in sugar and can stick to teeth, as well as chocolate and cakes. When your child eats or drinks sugar, the bacteria in his mouth mix with the sugars to make a mild acid. This acid attacks
the hard outer layer of the teeth and over time can cause cavities. If your toddler has lots of sugary snacks, you are continually topping up the levels of acid in his mouth. Water and milk are the best drinks for your toddler between meals. Try not to give your toddler acidic, sugary or fizzy drinks between meals, or juice or squash in a bottle. If you give your toddler fruit juice, it should be well-diluted, and given only at mealtimes in a beaker or cup. Or you could encourage him to drink the juice through a straw, which is better for his teeth. To have healthy teeth your toddler should eat plenty of fruit and vegetables and include calcium and vitamin D in his diet. Vitamin D helps his body to absorb calcium, which he needs to grow strong bones and teeth. Dairy products such as
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cheese are good sources of calcium. And there’s vitamin D in milk, oily fish, eggs, and fortified foods such as margarine and breakfast cereals. If your toddler won’t drink much milk since being weaned from the breast or bottle, make sure he has dairy products such as yoghurt and cheese instead.
ARE THERE TREATMENTS THAT WILL PROTECT MY TODDLER’S TEETH? A vitamin supplement for young children which contains vitamin D may be worth considering. You can buy vitamin drops from NHS child health clinics.
Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and helps to resist decay. Some children are particularly prone to tooth decay, and dentists sometimes recommend fluoride supplements as well as fluoride toothpaste. Always ask your dentist for advice before giving your toddler fluoride supplements.
When there is an increased risk of decay, or early signs of decay, your dentist may consider a treatment of fluoride varnish. The dentist paints this varnish on to your child’s teeth to stop the process of decay, or at least delay potential fillings. Talk to your dentist to find out if your child would benefit from this treatment.
HOW CAN I MINIMISE THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY SWEETS? Preventive measures are always best. Take control of sweets before your toddler discovers them. If you don’t eat sweets, and your toddler’s friends don’t, he may not meet a sweet until his second birthday. If the rest of your child’s diet is healthy, even this period without sweets will help those first teeth to get a good start. If banning sweets is impossible, you can reduce how much damage is done to the enamel on your toddler’s teeth. The more times a day your toddler eats something sugary, and the longer the sugar stays in his mouth, the more likely it is that damage will occur. Try to restrict sweet food and drink to less than four times a day, as part of three meals and one snack. A small slice of cake or a piece of chocolate to finish off a meal is less harmful to his teeth than a lollipop that your toddler sucks all afternoon. Otherwise, encourage your toddler to eat all his sweets in one short session. Give him a small piece of cheese after he has finished any sweets to neutralise the sugars, and make sure that his next teeth-cleaning session is thorough.
and stay in the gaps until the next thorough brushing, or sometimes longer.
Cubes or slices of cheese Plain yoghurt Plain popcorn Breadsticks Plain rice cakes Fresh fruit or vegetables
HOW CAN I KEEP MY TODDLER'S TEETH CLEAN? Cleaning your toddler's teeth should be part of his daily routine, though you may need to be persistent. But you can gradually give him more responsibility for the brushing as time goes on. Clean your toddler's teeth twice a day, before breakfast, and after his last drink of the day. As you brush, clear all traces of food from on or between his teeth. Use a small toothbrush with soft, round-ended bristles of differing lengths, and a small, angled head. Change the brush at least every three months, or when the bristles start to spread out. Use a smear of fluoride toothpaste, or a pea-sized amount if your child is three years or older. Under-threes should use a low-fluoride toothpaste containing about 1,000ppm (parts per million) of fluoride. Brush using small circular movements. Don't saw from side-to-side, as this may damage his gums, and it won't scrub his teeth. Concentrate on one section of the teeth at a time, and don't forget the backs. If he's reluctant to have them cleaned, brush your teeth first and then let him try to copy you. Or see if he'd like to brush your teeth for you.
Cakes and other high-sugar foods, even if they’re homemade, can be just as damaging as sugary sweets.
Persuade, rather than force, your toddler to open his mouth, as he needs to learn to like the idea of brushing. Give him lots of praise and encouragement when he allows you to brush them. Letting him choose his own toothbrush may also make it more fun for him.
Raisins, dates and other dried fruits (whether loose or in bars) can cling to and harm teeth, even though they’re a healthier option than sweets. Your toddler should also eat these as part of a meal, rather than as a snack. Chewy sweets are worst of all, as they stick to the teeth
Supervise your child while he brushes his teeth until he is at least seven years old. By then he'll have the manual dexterity needed to clean his teeth thoroughly. When he feels ready to try, let him have a go. Show him how to brush in small circular movements, rather than from side-to-side.
Don’t wait until you see signs of tooth decay. When you go to the dentist for your own appointment, take your toddler with you.
MY TODDLER EATS TOOTHPASTE OUT OF THE TUBE. IS THIS A PROBLEM? If your toddler makes a habit of swallowing too much fluoride toothpaste while his teeth are forming, he may develop fluorosis. Fluorosis can give your toddler’s teeth a mottled look. So encourage your toddler to spit out toothpaste after brushing. Eating too much toothpaste in one go is more likely to cause a tummy ache than anything more serious. If you suspect your child has eaten a large amount of toothpaste, take your child to your doctor or to your nearest accident and emergency department. Make sure your toddler can’t get to the toothpaste tube without you knowing. He may be more likely to swallow toothpaste if it has a sweet or fruity flavour. So try a minty or neutral flavour instead.
WHEN DO WE NEED TO VISIT A DENTIST? Take your child to the dentist when he’s about a year old. Dentists can help to prevent, as well as cure teeth problems. So don’t wait until you see signs of tooth decay. When you go to the dentist for your own appointment, take your toddler with you. He’ll then get used to the sights, sounds and smells. Children’s health clinics make visits to the dentist fun for toddlers. If he is rewarded with stickers at the end of the appointment, it may make treatment later on more tolerable for him. These clinics also offer the opportunity for you to ask about anything you’re unsure of.
Don’t assume that you don’t need to take your toddler to the dentist because his first teeth are going to fall out anyway. A damaged baby tooth can cause pain and lead to a serious mouth infection. Most first teeth have nearly a decade of hard work in front of them. Good habits early on will lay the foundations for a lifetime of healthy teeth.
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Toddler Troubles HOW LONG SHOULD IT TAKE TO POTTY TRAIN?
HOW OFTEN SHOULD MY TODDLER POO? Some little ones have a bowel movement right after dinner or right before bed, like clockwork. Others’ poop habits are less predictable. Most of the time it’s not a problem. When to worry? If there are major changes, such as much more frequent pooping, painful stools, blood in the stools, or ongoing diarrhea, check with your doctor.
EVERY NIGHT IS A BATTLE AT BEDTIME WHAT SHOULD I DO? Many toddlers fight bedtime -- often they just want to be where you are. Don’t cut his nap to wear him out. Most kids this age still need an afternoon nap. Cutting it can make him cranky or too wired at bedtime because he’s overtired. Instead, stick with a consistent, relaxing bedtime routine every night. Give him a comfort object like a blanket or stuffed toy, and read him a book. Does he need extra reassurance? Try a night-light, or leave the door cracked.
Top Toddler Tips 1. PICK YOUR BATTLES “If you’re always saying, ‘No, no, no,’ your child will tune out the no and won’t understand your priorities,”
2. BE CONSISTENT If your child is ready to use the toilet, it usually takes about 6 weeks from first introducing the potty to the time she’s going on her own and staying dry most of the time. Even after your child is staying dry during the day, it can be months and even years before your child can make it through the night. Although potty training is a big milestone -- and one much anticipated by parents! -- you’ll want to be sure your toddler is ready. Forcing toilet training on a child who is really resisting can backfire. Instead, try to make potty time fun (read stories, sing songs). Offer nonfood rewards like stickers or trips to the park. And don’t make your child stay on the toilet if she doesn’t want to.
“If your reaction to a situation keeps changing one day you let your son throw a ball in the house and the next you don’t -- you’ll confuse him with mixed signals.”
3 GIVE TIME OUT Before imposing a time-out, give a warning in a stern tone of voice (“I’m counting to three, and if you don’t stop, you’re going to time-out. One, two, THREE!”). If she doesn’t listen, take her to the spot you’ve designated for time-outs, and set a timer.
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8 STEPS To Weaning
Must Have Weaning
1. Choose the appropriate
time. The success you have has much to do with when you decide to wean your baby from the bottle.
2. Introduce your child to a
beaker cup. This introduction can begin as early as 6 months of age.
3. Allow the baby to explore
the cup. He or she may even “play” with it rather than drink from it during the initial introduction. You will see him or her trying to use it as he or she becomes more familiar with it.
CHEWTENSILS Discovering you can feed yourself is fabulously exciting. Chewtensils help to make weaning and mealtimes even more of an adventure for your baby. The soft, textured silicone means they’re easy to grip and the back of the spoon in bumpy to stimulate tender little gums. Price: £15.00 www.kidly.com
4. Give the baby a beaker
during other feedings.
6. Replace your baby’s bottle at
other meals slowly until all meals are eaten with a beaker cup instead of a bottle.
Mealtime essentials for stylish babies. The soft silicone weaning bibs with curved neckline and adjustable sizing are perfect for feeding time, the “Catch all” food safe silicone bibs are practical and easy to wash. Price: £7.50 www.nibbling.com
FILL N SQUEEZE This clever designed soft silicone pouch topper is recommended for babies from weaning age to 2 years old. Simply insert a pouch topper over a Fill n Squeeze reusable pouch for ease of comfort for baby’s teeth and gums.
instead of a bottle during mealtime. Begin using the cup at one meal for a means of liquid once the child is familiar with the cup. This may occur at 8-to-10 months old.
5. Use the cup instead of a bottle
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7. Remain consistent during
the weaning process. Going back and forth between the bottle and beaker cup during meals will only confuse the child.
8. Offer your child a beaker cup instead of a bottle during other times of the day such as nap time, snack time and bedtime preparation. Most babies are ready to give up their bottles and formula at 12 months.
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so there aren’t any toxins to fret about. Bamboo is also naturally antibacterial, so germs and bacteria won’t get anywhere near your child at mealtime. It is also the fastest growing plant in the world, so there’s lots of it to go around and it’s completely biodegradable.
ing purees, but not so great when making chunkier, baby-led weaning dishes. Seeing your baby’s face as you introduce them to different solid foods is an exciting adventure. But it can also be a time-consuming mess. The Tommee Tippee Baby Food Steamer Blender promises to take the hassle out of weaning, making it as easy as possible.
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FOOD & DRINK
Healthy Homemade Pancakes METHOD: Place the rolled oats in a high power blender and pulse until the oats reach a fine, powdery consistency. Add the all purpose flour, coconut sugar, ground cinnamon, salt and baking powder and pulse to combine. Add the milk, egg, butter and vanilla extract and pulse until combined. If the batter is to thick, add more milk (1 tablespoon at a time) and pulse until it reaches the right consistency. Lightly grease a non stick skillet with melted butter or coconut oil. Heat the skillet over medium heat until hot. Drop 1/8 cup of batter for each pancake onto the hot skillet. Cook until small bubbles begin to form on the top. Carefully flip the pancakes and cook on the other side 60- 90 seconds or until cooked through. Serve warm with fresh berries.
3/4 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 tbsp coconut sugar ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tbsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 1 ¼ cups dairy or non-dairy milk or more as needed 1 large egg 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted, plus more for skillet (or substitute with coconut oil) 2 tsp vanilla extract
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FOOD & DRINK
Creamy Tomato& Mozzarella Quinoa Risotto 30
METHOD: 1. In a deep pan or skillet, saute garlic for a couple of minutes until fragrant. 2. Add the herbs, risotto rice and quinoa and continue to saute for a few more moments.
3. Add the tinned tomatoes and a cup of water. 4. Simmer, stirring regularly, until most of the liquid is absorbed. 5. Add more water, about a cup at a time, stirring regularly, until the rice and quinoa are cooked and the sauce is thick. 6. This should be 20-25 minutes total. 7. Add the frozen peas and stir in until defrosted. 8. Add the mascarpone and mozzarella, and keep over the heat until the mascarpone is mixed through and the mozzarella has melted. Garnish with basil if desired.
INGREDIENTS: 3 cloves garlic 1 Tbsp of mixed Italian herbs 3/4 cup of risotto rice 1/4 cup of quinoa 1 can (400g / 15oz) chopped tomatoes 3 cups water 2 cups frozen peas 2-3 heaping spoonfuls of mascarpone* 1 ball (125g / 4.4oz) of mozzarella
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FOOD & DRINK
Cottage Pie Sweet Potatoe Mash METHOD:
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Defrost shortcrust pastry.
Lightly spray your ramekins with cooking oil. Lay the pastry over each ramekin and gently press into the bottom and sides.
In a saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and fry the mince until brown. Then place it in a bowl and set aside.
Cut off the extra pastry.
Add together the remaining oil and vegetables (except for the frozen peas) into the pan and cook on a low heat until smooth, about 15 minutes.
Pop the ramekins or casserole dish into the oven for 10-15 minutes or until lightly golden. Take the pastry cases out of the oven and set aside.
Add the garlic, flour, and tomato paste. Then, increase the heat to medium and cook for a few minutes.
Cover the sweet potato with water and boil until tender in a medium saucepan.
Return the beef to the pan.
Drain and mash with extra butter.
Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 45 mins.
Spoon meat into the ramekins and pipe or spoon on the mash to cover.
By this time the gravy should have thickened - if itâ€™s still too liquidy then turn the heat up a little.Then pop in the frozen peas and stir to combine. Allow to cool.
Sprinkle on the grated cheese and cook for 25-30 mins, or until the topping is golden. Serve and Enjoy!
INGREDIENTS: 3 tbsp Olive Oil 1 Beef Stock 850 millilitre 1 Beef 1250 grams, minced 2 Onions finely chopped 3 Carrots chopped 2 Garlic Cloves finely chopped 3 tbsp Corn Flour 1 tbsp Tomato Paste 3 Thyme Sprigs 2 Bay Leaves 1/2 cup Peas frozen 3 Shortcrust Pastry 2 large Sweet Potatoes peeled and chopped 1 tsp Salt And Pepper to taste 1/2 cup Cheese 1 Butter 50 Gram
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The award winning Cuddledry Handsfree Baby Bath Towel takes the stress out of baby bathtime. Its innovative design gives you both hands free to safely bath, lift and wrap your baby, keeping baby warm and you dry. It has 2 large luxurious layers, and cosy hood to keep baby completely cocooned. No more stressful juggling act with standard towels and slippery babies! Cuddledry towelling is made of supersoft bamboo and cotton; absorbent and antibacterial. This towel’s simple, ingenious design makes life easier with a new baby, making it a must-have for new parents and ideal gift.
PATTIE & CO
Pattie & Co., selling super soft, organic muslin swaddles, comforters and blankets in distinctive rainbow designs, was founded by Londonbased mum Cat price in November 2018. They donate £5 from the sale of every organic muslin swaddle to Tommy’s, the baby charity because motherhood can be hard enough without having to face indescribable heartache on your journey there. www.pattieandco.com
THE BAMBOO BABY
The Bamboo Baby Company design and manufacture organic, eco-friendly baby blankets of exceptional quality; all made from naturally chemical-free bamboo, they are luxuriously soft, breathable and kind on delicate skin. www.thebamboobaby.com
THE PREGNANCY CALENDAR
Dearbump is somewhere you can go to find a range of products specific to pregnancy which have been tested and selected for your stage of pregnancy. Pregnancy is both exciting and worrying time, you want to give your baby the best start in life and ensure you do everything right, but it can be hard finding products which are safe for pregnancy. Each box contains 7-9 products tailored to your due date. Boxes are sent every month.
Premium stylish and practical baby changing backpacks are what we are all about. Contemporary unisex styles, with a wealth of functions to help make parenthood a ‘walk in the park’. Made from luxurious Vegan Leather, with wipe cleanable linings and chunky metal zips, our bags are cleverly designed multifunctional statements for the fashionconscious, modern parent.
This original gifting experience counts down the final 24 days of pregnancy. Inside the calendar there is a gift for either mum or baby. There are pregnancy and birth essentials for mama and baby bits for when their newborn arrives. The products that can be found inside the calendar range from tea and candles to milestone cards and teething rings. All products are specially selected with pregnancy in mind.
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MABEL & FOX
Weâ€™ve taken the traditional baby changing mat & combined it with some utterly gorgeous prints, based around interior trends so that they fit seamlessly into your home. Not only do they set the tone for a nursery space & inspire themes, they make incredible photo backdrops - our customers absolutely love taking pictures of their babies on our mats! We have designed the collection to ensure we offer a variety of size & mat styles to not only cater for different changing requirements but also to help make our product attainable for the mass. www.mabelandfox.com
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