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Bubbalicious is looking for 5 Young Parent Advisors!

Are you passionate that young parents receive the best support possible?Do you have the vision to work as part of a Young Parents Advisory board that will help the Lullaby Trust achieve its vision of working with younger parents and reducing sudden infant death?Do you want to help to create a positive perception of younger parents?If the answer to the above is ’yes!’ and you are a proactive young parent or professional that would like to work with us, please contact: CarlyB@lullabytrust.org.uk for more information!We aim to develop a supportive and exciting group that will enable us to make positive changes to t…

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Tommy’s Baby Charity looking for Young Mums and mum to be!

Tommy’s is keen to understand how it can better support young mums and mums-to-be!To do this, Tommy’s is inviting a small group of young mums and mums-to-be to offer their insights at a small group session in Central London on July 23rd. Travel expenses and £30 of high street vouchers are provided as a thank you.If you would like more information about taking part please contact Jacqui Clinton on 0207 398 3409 or via email jclinton@tommys.org

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Tommy’s Childcare Charity looking for Young Mums and mum to be!

Tommy’s is keen to understand how it can better support young mums and mums-to-be!To do this, Tommy’s is inviting a small group of young mums and mums-to-be to offer their insights at a small group session in Central London on July 23rd. Travel expenses and £30 of high street vouchers are provided as a thank you.If you would like more information about taking part please contact Jacqui Clinton on 0207 398 3409 or via email jclinton@tommys.org

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Introducing Carly

We know we have been a little quiet lately, but we are very pleased to welcome our new Bubbalicious Project Manager, Carly Binger. Carly started with us at the beginning of June and is excited to be taking forward the Bubbalicious Project for young parents.Carly is looking forward to helping Bubbalicious to reach and support more young parents with our safer sleep message through a new peer education project, which we will tell you more about soon.Carly’s background and experience has been developing children and young people’s projects for the last eleven years in educational, residential and clinical settings.…

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Eating for two?

Tommy’s the baby charity, and Sheffield Hallam Universityare working with young women to understand more about eating a healthy diet andsupplement in pregnancy.Ifyou are aged between 16 and 20 years old and are currently, or have recentlybeen pregnant we would like you to consider completing a short online surveyabout your eating habits and use of vitamin supplements during pregnancy.Weare keen to hear from you even if you haven’t made any changes to your eatinghabits and or haven’t taken any supplements, as we would still be interested inyour views.Thesurvey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete…

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Will your baby share it’s birthday with a future King or Queen?

Last week the Telegraph reported that every baby born with same birthday as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child will be presented with a limited edition ’lucky’ silver penny, teddy bear and a good luck card!The Royal Mint have fittingly decided to follow traditional British custom and cross the palm of every new born in the country with silver to honour the new royal arrival and make the, soon famous date a little more lucky!With Kate being admitted to hospital in the early hours of this morning the race is on to see who will be getting another little arrival on their special day…Could i…

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Missing MMR vaccination could see increase in birth defects

The UK is failing to recognise the role grandparents play in looking after children,astudyby UK charity,Grandparents Plus,claims. The report reveals that 1 in 3 grandparents provide childcare for their children. This free childcare is invaluable to many and the government needs to provide financial support for grandparents in this role the charity says. Do your parents help with childcare?Scientists havewarnedthat pregnant women who didn’t have the MMR could be more likely to have blind or hearing impaired babies. Young people that missed out on the MMR over a decade ago are more vulnerable to Measles, Mumps and Rubel…

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The Alice Charity: An introduction

We came across the amazing Alice Charity a few weeks ago. Today, Emily, from the charity talks about the work the do.So who is Alice?Alice is local charity supporting families in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme socially, emotionally and financially. Our charity is called Alice after the Nana of Stephanie Talbot (Alice’s Chief Executive) because she was a really inspirational lady who loved her family unconditionally and showed compassion to her community.Why do we help?Family life can be such a struggle these days, with redundancies on the increase and the cost of living sky high. We know that many local famil…

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Bed sharing and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

There has been a huge amount of discussion on the news today about bed sharing. It’s meant that there’s lots of conflicting information out there and it’s important that you have the right advice before making your decision as a parent. That’s why we put together the key pieces of safety advice below.Babies need a lot of sleep, and where they get that sleep is very important. The biggest message to remember is this:The safest place for your baby to sleep for the first six months is in a crib, Moses basket or cot in a room with you.It’s really dangerous to sleep together with a baby on a sofa or…