Christmas trees linked to illnesses over the festive period, according to scientists
Christmas trees could be the reason behind you and your child’s illnesses this festive season, according to new research.
Breathing in spores found on mould growing on Christmas trees causes ‘Christmas tree syndrome.’ The condition has been linked with symptoms including wheezing, coughing, watery eyes, itchy noses, fatigue and sleeping problems by ... Continue reading
Call for change in penicillin guidelines comes as children are getting heavier
The fact that children in the UK are getting heavier means they may not be getting the right amount of medication to fight off bacterial infections, experts have said.
Penicillin dosages for children have stayed the same for 50 years and are based on children’s ages. But experts from King’s College London ... Continue reading
Jack Henderson has raised over £30,000 for the Edinburgh hospital that treated his younger brother - and now you can bid for one of his pictures!
Stuck for an original Christmas gift? What about an original Jack Henderson canvas!
The 7-year-old from East Lothian has raised over £30,000 for charity by drawing pictures in return for donations, and now Practical Parenting & Pregnancy are auctioning one of Jack's drawings for charity.
The eBay auction runs until Wednesday 21st December, and ... Continue reading
One child in three is leaving primary school either obese or overweight, according to official NHS data
Despite Jamie Oliver's best efforts to reform school dinners, new figures show that a third of kids are obese or overweight by the time they leave primary school.
The percentage of children aged 10 and 11 who are overweight or obese has risen from 31.6% in 2006/7 to 33.4% in 2010/11, according ... Continue reading
Parents in Birmingham spend the most on their kids, says poll
A new study has revealed the top 10 cities across the country where Father Christmas spends the most on gifts per child. The research found that kids in Birmingham receive gifts costing an average value of £314, the highest in the UK.
Coming in second is Southampton, where according to the study ... Continue reading
Half a million more children from disadvantaged backgrounds are set to benefit from Government help, the children's minister Sarah Teather is expected to announce later today.
The pupil premium, worth £488 per child, is given to schools on top of their main funding and Headteachers are free to spend the extra money ... Continue reading
Mum shocked to receive photoshopped nursery picture of her 2-year-old girl
A school photograph company had controversially airbrushed out a 2 year old girl’s birthmarks from her nursery portraits.
Mum Nikki Allen, 30, was devastated when she and husband Stuart, 30, received prints of her daughter Omnee’s nursery portrait that were clearly edited without their permission. Little Omnee has one birthmark near her ... Continue reading
Parents beat celebrities, sports stars, teachers, and even a duchess, to the top spot
It seems nobody can beat mum or dad when it comes to the most magical people in kids’ lives.
Mum topped the survey of 1,000 UK children aged between 4 and 16, followed by dad. X Factor stars scooped numerous spots, including judge Tulisa Contostavlos in third place and fellow judge Kelly ... Continue reading
By studying the sounds toddlers make during tantrums, researchers have found rhythms that they hope will help parents know when to step in
Think your child's tantrums are just wild screaming, kicking and shouting? Think again, as new research shows tantrums have a distinct pattern and rhythm.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota and the University of Connecticut recorded the sounds of over 100 tantrums using a special onesie suit worn by toddlers with a ... Continue reading
Jack Henderson has raised over £30,000 for the Edinburgh hospital that treated his younger brother - and landed an international book deal!
A 7-year-old from East Lothian has become an internet sensation, after raising over £30,000 for the hospital that treated his little brother. How? By drawing pictures in return for donations!
Jack Henderson wanted to raise money for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, which has looked after Noah, 2, who has bronchiolitis ... Continue reading
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