Win an Axkid Minikid Rear-Facing Car Seat

You may remember the last week I reviewed the Axkid Minikid rear-facing car seat. Well Axkid have kindly let me give one away to my readers. It’s a wonderful prize worth £349, and one I know you will love for your child. To enter to win a Minikid in the colour of your choice, please fill in the widget at the bottom of this post.

Axkid Minikid rear-facing car seat

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The Axkid New Minikid Rear Facing Car Seat Review

Your child’s safety is the utmost importance, so you want them to be as safe as possible while travelling in a car. You hear about so many traffic accidents nowadays that the road can be a scary place. It was in our local news recently that a lady unfortunately lost her life after colliding with a slow-moving tractor, but the baby in the back in a rear-facing car seat did not have a scratch on her. This goes to show how rear-facing child car seats are can be safer than forward facing.

I’m working alongside Axkid – a swedish rear-facing car seat manufacturer to share our thoughts on their Axkid New Minikid. A rear-facing car seat launched this year, that has been designed to provide the best possible safety and comfort for both small and large children. It enables your child to travel rear-facing for as long as possible. It can be used up until around 6 years of age or 25 kg.

The Axkid Minikid 2.0 Rear Facing Car Seat Review

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#SaveChildcareVouchers – Will Closing The Scheme Affect you?

Did you know that as of 4th October 2018 the Childcare Voucher Scheme will close to new entrants? Will this affect you? Many parents and of course future parents to be will lose out on vital childcare support. After this deadline, parents will be unable to join the Childcare Voucher Scheme, this will of course see working families receiving less support for childcare.

Did you know that as of 4th October 2018 the Childcare Voucher Scheme will close to new entrants? Will this affect you? Many parents and of course future parents to be will lose out on vital childcare support.

Being a working mum myself (on maternity leave) this decision could affect us as a family, so I’m joining the campaign to #SaveChildcareVouchers. If you want to help support this why not lobby your MP to keep the scheme open alongside Tax-Free Childcare. Meaning all working parents can choose the support that best suits their individual family needs.

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The Benefits of Messy Play For Children

Children love getting messy. Baby girl loves nothing more than jumping into muddy puddles. Or playing with her milk and Coco Pops. She loves to get her hands dirty. I love the benefits of messy play for children that it can bring to them. Messy play is also beneficial for babies as well, it can help with their cognitive development.

The benefits of messy play - The rise of messy play It is known that children have always enjoyed getting messy — from splashing in puddles to playing games in the mud, youngsters love getting their hands dirty!

Together with Infinite Playgrounds, designers of canopies for schools and advocates of sensory play, let’s take a closer look at messy play and how it can be implemented in schools and nurseries.

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CALPOL® discovers the next ‘Face of Fastmelts’ for Sixplus Fastmelts

CALPOL® was a lifesaver for us this past weekend when my baby had her 3rd set of immunisations. It’s a brand I trust, and my mum did when I was small. Since February CALPOL® have been searching for the ‘Face of Fastmelts’ for the CALPOL® SixPlus Fastmelts new packaging in store this Autumn.

The competition entailed parents and guardians around the country to share photos of their children doing what they love – everything from kicking a ball around in the garden, to practising their best karate moves, to getting creative whilst baking for charity.

All you had to do was to upload your photo onto the CALPOL®Facebook page. The competition was a huge success, with an incredible 21,000 entries! Then 100 entries were randomly selected and then whittled down to the top five. Each of those were awarded with a Merlin annual family pass, and invited to London for a professional photo shoot, as an opportunity to shine in front of the camera.

One entrant stood out from the rest and won the competition.

Here is the new ‘Face of Fastmelts’, introducing 7-year-old Indy from London. With her beautiful smile and on the go personality she is the perfect choice.

Indy the face of Calpol sixplus fastmelts

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Child Friendly Holiday Destinations For New Parents

The Summer holidays are now here so it’s the best chance to make the most of spending quality time together as a new family. Yet where to you go on holiday with babies and toddlers?

With the help of Babythingz — a leading UK supplier of cute cosytoes for prams and buggies — we’ve discovered the top child-friendly holiday destinations for you to choose from, as well as tips for travelling with young ones.

Cornwall

I would have to list my home county as the top child friendly destination of course, due to its beautiful coastline with peaceful and exciting spots to discover. With it still being within the UK it’s easier to cut down on travel time, especially if you have a fussy baby.

There are lots of secluded holiday cottages to let down here which are great for families with crying babies and boisterous loud toddlers. If you choose accommodation close to the beach it’s practically a free day out also. Cornwall has lots of places visit like Newquay Zoo and the Minack Theatre, which is based in Porthcurno and features comedy puppet shows for kids.

Child Friendly Holiday Destinations For New Parents - Perranporth Cornwall

You also have The Eden Project and Dairyland to explore and have fun. But for me the best place to visit in Cornwall is the beach. Cornwall has many beaches with different facilities at each. My favourite is Perranporth, not only is it just 10 minutes from my house but it’s very child-friendly as well. The car park is literally beside the beach so great with the kids. It’s a very sandy beach with a pub on the beach as well as a restaurant and a little bistro overlooking the sea. 

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