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Summer Safety For Children

Exposing your child to too much sun may increase their risk of skin cancer later in life.Sunburn can also cause considerable pain and discomfort in the short term.That’s why babies and children need to have their skin protected between March and October in the UK.

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Jump on board the Healthwatch Bus and help improve Kent’s health and social care services

The independent voice for patients and social care users, Healthwatch Kent, is touring around Kent in its vintage double decker Big Red Bus from 13 th to 19 th June.

They are inviting everyone to jump on board and share their experiences of local...

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Child Car Seats: The Law

Children must normally use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135cm tall, whichever comes first. Only EU-approved child car seats can be used in the UK. These have a label showing a capital ‘E’ in a circle.You can choose a child car seat based on your...

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Children’s Teeth

From brushing their first tooth to their first trip to the dentist, here’s how to take care of your children’s teeth.

A regular teeth-cleaning routine is essential for good dental health. Follow these tips and you can help keep your kids’...

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Ten Winter Illnesses

Colds

You can help prevent colds by washing your hands regularly. This destroys bugs that you may have picked up from touching surfaces used by other people, such as light switches and door handles.

It’s also important to keep the...

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Pilates In Pregnancy

Pilates trains your body to be strong, flexible and balanced. It involves a series of movements and positions that help to improve your strength and coordination. Deep breathing and relaxation are important in controlling how you do the exercises.

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Swim Your Way To A Happier 2016!

January is all about fresh starts, healthy eating and new fitness goals – we are spoilt for choice with so many options available to us. Swimming is often only something we do whilst on holiday or haven’t really thought about since swim club or school days. However,...

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Back Ache? The Problem May Not Be In Your Back

The gluteal muscles (commonly referred to as glutes) in the butt play an incredibly important role in our core stability. If these muscles are weak, this can contribute significantly to lower back pain. In order to understand why here’s a brief explanation of what these...

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Pilates is for Everyone:

Frequent exercise is one of the best remedies for stress and has many calming benefits. Pilates focuses on breathing – a deep, mindful pattern of breathing that instantly enhances feelings of calm and release in the body and mind. You will feel energized and invigorated,...

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Treatment for Burns and Scalds

Burns and scald accidents are more common than you think, and with Firework season soon upon us, many children will be indulging in some sparkler or bonfire fun.

Children have thinner skin than adults so can suffer severe burns at much lower...

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Treating Sunburn and Heat Exhaustion

If you have sunburn, you should avoid direct sunlight by covering up the affected areas of skin and staying in the shade until your sunburn has healed.

However, protecting your skin from the sun using sunscreen is better than treating it.

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Protecting Your Child From The Summer Sun

We all need some sun exposure — it’s the top source of vitamin D, which helps our bodies absorb calcium for stronger, healthier bones.

But it doesn’t take much time in the sun for most people to get the vitamin D they need. And repeated...

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What is a Birth Doula?

Doula is a Greek word meaning ‘woman servant or caregiver”. Nowadays it refers to a professional who is trained in childbirth and provides continuous support to a woman or couple before, during and after childbirth. A doula’s role is to help you have a safe, positive,...

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MS Fest at Godstone Farm

The event is called MS Fest and is taking place in the evening on the 3rd September 2016 at Godstone Farm. It is a family fun evening with lots of activities for children and live music. I have teamed up with the lovely people at the MS Society the event is to raise money...

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How To Spot Meningitis

That got your attention and rightly so, let’s be honest when we see a rash it’s the first thing we think of, it’s the most severe of all the rashes and should be the very first thing we check for, to hopefully rule out the condition. However not all rashes are...

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Paediatric First Aid

For Nannies, Childminders, Nursery Workers, Pre-School Teachers, Parents & Au Pairs.
Cost- 12 Hour course £75    6  Hour course £50

Please note, our course cost includes a certificate of attendance...

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First Aid for Families

This Family First Aid Course is suitable for anyone who has children or looks after them and wants to be sure that they can cope if an emergency arises. You will learn how to do CPR, treat a choking child, treat burns, bleeds and more. There will be a practical session and...

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How to Save Your Child From Choking

Christmas is upon us and as parents we have lovingly chosen gifts and wrapped them, laying them out enticingly under the tree. We watch with excitement as our children rip open the colourful packaging and eagerly grab their toy desperate to play with it straight away. What...

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Demelza House

Imagine not ever having a good night’s sleep because you have to get up in the night to tend to your sick child.

Imagine trailing tubes around your house and oxygen canisters stored in the family home.

Imagine...

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Get your kids off to the best start with Colgate's Kids Range

For mothers, children’s teeth are often a source of wonder and concern. With new teeth and different stages of development come new experiences as your children grow up into healthy adults.

Colgate, the No. 1 most trusted oral care...